Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL


Julia Batey Mills

August 19, 1935June 23, 2020

Julia Batey Mills August 19, 1935 – June 23, 2020

A private funeral mass will be at St. James Catholic Church for Julia Ann Batey Mills, 84, Gadsden, who died, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The Rev. Jose B. Chacko will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is directing.

Mrs. Mills attend St. Bernard Catholic School in Nashville, TN. After graduating, she attended St. Thomas nursing school. She was a well-respected RN for many years before retiring in 2003.

She was a devout Catholic and was an active member of St. James Catholic Church. She was a member of the Gadsden Service Guild and a MANNA volunteer. She was an avid bridge player and loved spending time with her NYC Supper Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Joseph Batey Sr. and Florence Conyers Batey, husband William Hilliard Mills; brothers, Thomas Joseph Batey, Jr., James Timothy Batey, and James Michael Batey and Brantz Anthony Batey.

She is survived by children, Julie and David Abel, Allison and Rickey Leeth, Roger and Emily Mills; grandchildren Elizabeth and Levi Mixon, Sarah Kathryn and Mark Haller, Crosby Abel, Victoria Mills, Madeline Mills, and William Mills; great-grandchildren, Julia Ann and Kathryn Hilliard Haller, Batey Claire, Anna Mills, and John Henry Mixon; brother, Stephen Aloysius and Sharon Batey; sister, Barbara Batey; and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church or MANNA.


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Jackie Brown

June 26, 2020

What a beautiful lady! She certainly was a blessing to me. I enjoyed working with Judy at Dr Castillo’s office. I know she will leave a huge void for her family. She loved Jesus and showed His love to many people in her role as a nurse and mentor. So very sorry for your loss. May God’s presence bring comfort to you.

Ann Tucker Smith

June 26, 2020

Julie, I will be praying for you as you remember the happy times with your Mom. It’s hard through the tears but “Joy Comes In The Morning “ and your Mom is at peace.
Love you ❤️

Charlotte & Don Campbell

June 25, 2020

A beautiful reminder of the precious life of Julie, the mom and sister to Roger, the beautiful girls and all her family. A wonderful memory of her days at St. James, many pastors, time with the Lord, celebrations of friends and Family. May her family be blessed from the time Spent with this wonderful woman ❤️🎚❤️