McPeters Funeral Directors

1951 East Third Street, Corinth, MS


Nita Mills Elliott

December 16, 1926August 17, 2019

Nita Mills Elliott

Nita Mills Elliott died on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Dogwood Plantation in Corinth, MS., surrounded by her family and friends. Born December 16, 1926 in Corinth, MS., to the late Jim and Jesse (Johnson) Mills. She was owner of Playtime Nursery from 1970 to 1982 and to many children she will always be known as Ms. Nita. She later worked as a hostee for the Holiday Inn, Country Kitchen and The Hitching Post.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John Grady Elliott; a daughter Kimberly Ann Elliott; and her parents.

She is survived her son, Zane Elliott (Robin) of Corinth, MS.; a daughter, Beth Crane (Alan) of Columbus, MS.; sister Joan Phillips of Corinth, MS.; her grandchildren, Chad Cornelius (Allison), Mitchell Crane (Ashley), Briley Elliott and Drew Crane (Lena); four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Also her many dedicated caregivers throughout the years and as she would always say, her Dogwood girls.

Family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 at McPeters Inc. Funeral Home. The family will hold a private graveside service the following day at Henry Cemetery.

Bro. Warren Jones will be officiating the service and her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nita's memory may be made to AMEN Food Pantry.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Elliott family.

Arrangements are under the care of McPetes Inc. Funeral Home


  • AMEN Food Pantry


  • Family and Friends Gathering Monday, August 19, 2019


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Barbara Elam

August 20, 2019

I remember these two beautiful ladies Nita and Joanne. I loved both. Prayers for the family.