Mary Nell Mills

August 19, 1936February 11, 2021

Mary Nell Mills, age 84, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Mary was born on August 19, 1936 in Nashville, and she resided there for her entire life.

Preceding Mary in death are her parents, Susie and Molten Simpkins; sisters, Zanie L. Taylor, Jean S. Rogers, and Frankie Sue Crouch; and brother, William J. Simpkins.

Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Tyler C. Mills; sons, William Mills, Tim (wife, Rhonda) Mills, and Micky (wife, Melissa) Mills; grandchildren, Jennifer (husband, Chris) Fagan and Michael Mills; great-grandchildren, Rhys and Abigail Fagan; sister, Jane Simpkins; and brother, John M. Simpkins.

Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved country music, dancing, and the color blue. A great baker, Mary made and decorated many cakes for all occasions.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at two o’clock in the afternoon in Dignity Hall at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from twelve o’clock until the time of service on Tuesday. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s honor to the Scottsboro United Methodist Church, 5034 Old Hydes Ferry Pike Nashville, TN 37218.

The following gentleman have been requested to serve as active pallbearers: Tim Mills, Micky Mills, Willie Mills, and Samuel Simpkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Mills, Chris Fagan, and Jamie Mills.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021


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Lisa Hall

February 13, 2021

I have had the privilege to do Miss Mary hair for over 20 years. She became a very dear friend to me. We shared everything together. When I had my son( he is 18 now) she treated him a a grandson. Mary wasn't a client she was one of my best friend. I will miss our 10:00 every Friday morning visit in my chair. I loved her like a mom. I know she is looking down on us with no pain. Good bye for now,Love Lisa Hall