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Virgil Grant Mills, 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
A graveside service will be held Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Virgil was born and raised in the Black Jack Community and he married Barbara Cannon, the love of his life, in 1958. He spent most of his life working at Eveready Battery Manufacturing Company where he retired at the young age of 55. During his free time, he loved to work on small engines, tend to his goats, and work in his large garden. He was very active even on the day of his stroke where he was mowing grass earlier that day.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cannon Mills, of the home: sons Virgil T. Mills (Amy), Stewart G. Mills: daughter, Jessie M. Whitfield; brothers, Jay Mills (Mina) and Harry Mills (Brenda); sister, Rebecca Baggs; grandchildren, Brandon Mills, Bailey and Allie Kate Whitfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased in death by; his parents W. Luke and Allie Mills; 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Black Jack Original Free Will Baptist Building Fund, 2972 Black Jack-Simpson Rd., Greenville, NC 27858.
Arrangements by Winterville Cremation & Funeral Services.
Online condolences at www.wintervillefuneralcare.com.
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