Helen Walters Mills
October 4, 1920 – January 9, 2020
Helen Walters Mills passed away on January 9, 2020 into the loving arms of Jesus. She was born on October 4, 1920 in Waxhaw, North Carolina to James Spurgeon Walters and Margaret Loula Godfrey Walters.
After her marriage in 1940 to Hubert Pierce Mills, she moved to Charlotte where she raised five daughters. She was a longtime member of Oakhurst Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.
She is survived by her daughters: Jean Stewart (Norman) of Charleston, SC, Carol Troy Schmitt (Ed) of Lancaster, SC, Susan Wilson (Ron) of Matthews, NC, Donna Lewis of Johns Island, SC, and Margaret Rice (John) of Weddington, NC. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and one great grandson. She was predeceased by her husband of forty-seven years, her parents, three siblings, and a great great grandson.
Arrangements for the service are with McEwen Funeral Service. Funeral is planned for Monday, January 13 at 2:00PM at Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC, followed by a reception and visitation.
Burial at Sharon Memorial Park will be private.
Memorials can be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.
Hospice & Community Care
PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731
- Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020
- Visitation and Reception to follow.
Helen Walters Mills
January 15, 2020
My mom loved to read. When she was no longer able to get out much because of difficulty walking, she discovered new worlds and new adventures through books. She lost her vision about two months before her death and could no longer read. She became depressed and her health began to fail. It was the beginning of her downward spiral. I would tell Mom not to tell me the plot about a book because I might read it too, but she couldn't help herself. She would unintentionally give away the ending. I'm glad books gave her so much joy.
January 11, 2020
My Mom was a very loving mother. She sacrificed so much for her five daughters. I remember all the clothes she made for us over the years. Some of the dishes she made, we can't seem to duplicate. Mom's cooking was the best. I will always have all the fond memories of our time with her.