Mary H. Mills age 87, formerly of Bimble, passed away at the home of her daughter, Shiela Mills, and other family members by her side in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Cephas and Edith Cobb Holley, born to them on January 22, 1932 in West Virginia. Mary was a retired production worker of American Greeting. In the year of 1952, she united in marriage to Nathaniel Mills and to this union two daughters and a son were born. Along with her parents, her husband, Nathaniel, a brother, Harold Cephas Holly and a great great grandson, Shawn Caleb Smith all preceded Mary in death. Mary enjoyed watching Sister, Margaret on WLJC, and she cherished her beloved cat "Baby". Mary passed her appreciation of life and the love for others to her family. She called everyone "Honey".
Mary is survived by her children; Debra (Mills) Smith and husband, Harold Gene of Bimble; Harold Mills and wife, Lilly, of London, Kentucky and Shiela Ann Mills of Frankfort, Kentucky; four grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren and one great, great, great grandchild. Mary was immensely proud of her family and leaves nothing behind but beautiful memories. As her health declined, she often repeated, When I pass I don't want my family and friends to cry for me to long, but I want them to be happy! Because I'm with my lord!
Funeral Services for Mary H. Mills will be conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Douglas Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Barbourville Cemetery with Shawn Smith, Matthew Smith, Ralph Smith, Nathan Smith and other family members of the Smith Family. Friends will be received at the Hopper Funeral Home Wednesday, 6 to 9pm and after 10:00 am Thursday until the funeral hour at 1:00 pm. Hopper Funeral Home will be in charge of all arrangements.