December 21, 1953 - July 20, 2020
James Melvin Mills, affectionately known as "Doc," son of the late Willie James Mills and the late Marie Tucker Mills, was born Monday, December 21, 1953, in Statesville, North Carolina. James’ educational accomplishments included graduation from North Iredell High School, Mitchell Community College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Livingstone College. He was employed by Catholic Charities. As a member of DaySpring Ministries, James served with the Men’s Discipleship and the Youth Ministry. On Monday, July 20, 2020, at sixty-six years of age, James passed from labor to reward joining in eternal life his parents, one sister, Dorothy Pollard; two brothers, Arthur Tucker, Herman Tucker; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Jones and Deborah Keaton; and brother-in-law, Clinton Mills. James leaves to cherish irreplaceable memories and honor his legacy: his wife, Cynthia D. Mills of Harrisburg, PA; two daughters, Tonja Sadler of Statesville, NC, Porscha (Anthony) Bruner of Harrisburg; one son, Brian (Jocelyn) Summers of Washington, DC; two brothers, Robert Tucker of CA, Leon (Faye) Garner of Statesville; one sister, Phyllis D. Mills of Statesville; five grandchildren, Broche` Bagley of Statesville, Aaliyah Bagley of Greensboro, NC, Christian (Alicia) Sawyers of Columbus, OH, Ashlee Bruner of GA, Preston Bruner of Harrisburg; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Zion Bagley; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Charles) Neal, Cora Mills, all of Statesville; brothers-in-law, Larry (Valarie) Keaton, Johnnie C. Jones, all of Statesville; host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLICK ON THE SHARE A MEMORY TAB TO POST VIDEOS, SHARE MEMORIES, CONDOLENCES, REFLECTIONS OR SIMPLY YOUR NAME ALLOWING THE FAMILY TO KNOW YOU ARE THINKING OF THEM. ON-LINE STREAMING OF SERVICE; CLICK ON THE PHOTOS & VIDEOS TAB OR MEDIA TAB (MOBILE), AND TRIBUTE WEBCAST TO VIEW.
James Melvin Mills, affectionately known as "Doc," son of the late Willie James Mills and the late Marie Tucker Mills, was born Monday, December 21, 1953, in Statesville, North Carolina. James’ educational accomplishments included graduation... View Obituary & Service Information
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