Tennis Mae Friend

June 26, 1926October 20, 2021

Tennis Mae Friend, 95 of Sophia passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Born June 26, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Mullens. Tennis was a founding member of Corner Stone Baptist Church and a member of the Senior Friends. She was employed with Meadows Oil as a secretary. Tennis is preceded in death by her sisters, Florence, Marie, Edith and Virginia; brothers, Joseph, Covey, Tieche, Austin and Billy. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Gary Mills and wife, Jean; grandchildren, Gary Michael Mills, II, Renae Mills, Brian Daniel Mills, Kenneth Powers and Ricky Dean Powers; great-grandchildren, Travis Michael Mills, Christopher Aaron Mills, Katelyn Powers, Michael Powers, Rachelle Powers and Blake Powers. Plus ten great-great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at Corner Stone Baptist Church, Crab Orchard, WV. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Raleigh County Humane Society, 325 Grey Flats Road, Beckley, WV 25801. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr. Beckley, WV.


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Birchfield Cathy

October 29, 2021

Very sorry for the loss of Tennis Friend. I met her at my work. She was such a precious soul, sweet, and loving kind Lady. I'm glad to have met her and to be her friend. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Burnett Linda

October 25, 2021

Tennis will certainly be missed. My mom will be there to greet her on the other side. I'm so sorry for your loss. She certainly was a good woman.