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4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA

OBITUARY

Bryan Taylor Mills

July 4, 1970April 28, 2020

On Tuesday Bryan passed away unexpectedly leaving his parents, John M. and Marion Parke “Mare” Mills and siblings, Jean Parke Wahl (Rob) and John Duhring Mills (Jen). He was a loving Uncle to Ashlyn Kallbreier, Borden Parke and Colin Mills Wahl, JohnHenry Parke and Emily Jean Mills.

Bryan was a graduate of Milton High School 1988 where he was Most Valuable soccer player. Bryan played for Spacewall (Liver Pool Reds), coached by David Chadwick. The team won many tournaments. Bryan attended Clemson University on a soccer scholarship and was the starting goalkeeper his freshman year. He then attended Clayton College on a scholarship where he was an All American. Post college, Bryan found his passion for coaching and led many teams to State Champions. The last six years Bryan was a manager of the Seafood Department at Publix.

Due to Covid-19, Bryan will be interred privately at St. Martin in the Fields. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bryan’s name to the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, 1762 Clifton Rd NE Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA 30322, winshipcancer.emory.edu.

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Everett Webb

May 8, 2020

Bryan was a wonderful soccer player and a great guy to be around, I had the pleasure of playing with him both in high school (milton) and in club at ASA (he played for gene o'brien and i for danny hay). Many years later, I ran into Bryan as I was coaching at Concorde Fire and he at RYSA. I Will miss him and I am sorry to his family for his loss.

Sincerely,

Everett Webb

Tom &Margie Reilly

May 8, 2020

Dear Mare and John,
Words cannot express what we feel for the loss of your beloved son.,Bryan. It is not right for a child to go before his parents. We pray and hope you will find comfort in remembering the good years and wonderful times you had with Bryan. God bless you and your family during this difficult time!..Love, Margie & Tom Reilly

Bob Ooten

May 6, 2020

Dear John and Marion, Just read the sad news on Delta's PCN. Brenda and I extend to both you and your family our sincere sympathies and condolences. I actually met Bryan in Germany as he was kind enough to join a club youth soccer team tour of the Baverian region which I had the good fortune to chaperon in mid-80's. Very talented player! Our prayers are with you!

David " Chaddy " Chadwick

May 6, 2020

Dear John and Marion, on behalf of our whole Chadwick family, we wanted to extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. We just can't imagine what you are going through right now but we just wanted to let you know that you are richly loved by us.
Bryan was such a great guy and goalkeeper. He should have played for the US National Team as he had certainly all of the tools. Tall, brave, fearless and a wonderful lithe body for such a big man. He reminds me so much of Arnie Mausser, our former National Team goalkeeper who I coached in the North American Soccer League with the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 1978. So similar in so many ways..
We hope and pray that God will grant you peace in the days to come and we just can't wait to give you a hug ! Love you so much !
Dave and Judy and family

Andrew Fleming

May 4, 2020

I met 'Millsy' as a youth coach in Greenville, SC. He was a lot of fun to be around and had an unmatched passion for coaching the kids. Any time he spoke about the teams he was coaching, or told stories of the weekend's games; you knew that his voice was going to raise, his eyes were going to widen, and you could literally see and hear how much he was invested.

Charlie Morgan

May 3, 2020

I knew Bryan when he was at Clemson and the reconnected when he was working at RYSA. He was a kind soul, a pleasure to be around and his commitment to coach was a joy to witness. He will be missed!!
Charlie Morgan
Captain. 1984 Clemson Soccer Team
Assistant Coach at Clemson

Billy Viger

May 3, 2020

I coached Brian with GA ODP I was his GK coach He was one of the best gk I have ever coached Brian was a great young man gentle quiet and very intelligent He will be sadly missed God Bless him and his family Love Coach Billy Viger

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FROM THE FAMILY

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