OBITUARY

Queenie "Tootsie" Mills

September 26, 1934November 20, 2019
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Mrs. Queenie “Tootsie” Mills (85) beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at her residence.

Born September 26, 1934 in Broken Arrow, OK and raised in Charlotte, Tootsie was the youngest child to the late Wade and Frances Lucille Sisco. Tootsie married her childhood sweetheart, Fred Melvin Mills in 1951 and enjoyed 63 wonderful years together until his death in 2014.

Tootsie was a long-time member of Woodlawn Baptist Church; where she had many friends and especially enjoyed Sunday lunches with her special friends, Reba and Peggy. There are so many things she enjoyed; painting intricate, ceramic dolls with her sister, Mary Ruth, word search puzzles, shopping with Lillie but most of all, she cherished the time spent with family and friends.

Tootsie is survived by her daughter, Janice Slawter of Charlotte; son, David Mills of Hartsville; grandsons, Wesley Avant and wife Shena of Charlotte, Kevin Avant and wife Lindsey of Charlotte; granddaughter Stacy Mills Chisholm and husband Chuck of Patrick; great granddaughters, Haley and Hannah Avant of Charlotte; great grandson Ryder Mills of Walterboro and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Tootsie is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Melvin Mills; sisters, Mary Ruth Plott and Dorothy Jean Smith; a brother, L.D. Sisco; daughter-in-law Linda Faulkner Mills and a grandson, Jason Wayne Mills.

Although we will miss her immensely, she is exactly where she wants to be; with the love of her life, in the arms of Jesus.

Funeral services for Tootsie will be held Monday, November 25, 2019 at McEwen Funeral Service located at 5716 Monroe Road in Charlotte, NC. with a visitation at 11:00 am and service at 12:00 pm, followed by interment at Sharon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Levine Children’s Hospital 1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 25, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

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Queenie "Tootsie" Mills

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Darlene Ray

November 28, 2019

Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with you, David and the entire family.

I loved Tootsie. She was always lots of fun to be around. What a sense of humor!

I so enjoyed all of you friendships, on special occasions and just drop by visits. There was always a big smile and warm welcome for me when I came over to her and Melvin’s house. I loved Melvin too. They were a perfect match.

You are right...she is where she wants to be.

Love,
Darlene

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