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Meredith Anne Mills

September 18, 1935December 31, 2019

Meredith “Merry” Chambers Mills passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019 at her home in Murfressboro, Tennessee after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 18, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio to Victor Brent Chambers and Lucyette Welch Chambers. She attended Richmond Polytech Institute (Virginia Commonwealth University) where she majored in Art Education and met the love of her life, Peter D. Mills. Merry was an accomplished artist, well known for her watercolors and oil paintings. She and Peter married on September 7, 1957 and loved to play bridge, were in a bowling league and adored their dogs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Peter D. Mills, Jr., She is survived by her sister, Joan Jones, and brother, Doug Chambers (Martha), sister-in-law Ginny Mills, brother-in-law, Dr. Phillip Mills, her children, Gayle Mills-Russell (Gary), Lucy Mills Friton (Warren) and Joan Mills Dobbs (Eric). Her grandchildren; Lucy and Mason Ann Russell, Casey Norris, Hanna and Molly Dobbs and Johnathan (Christine) Taylor. Great grandchildren Logan Norris and Jasmine Taylor.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.


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Lou Markwith

January 7, 2020

My first memory of Merry is being at Dick and Ginny’s wedding in Culpepper. She was pregnant with Gale. She was radiant that day.

Alice Cudlipp

January 6, 2020

Dearest Merry, we will miss you dreadfully on this side...and look forward to seeing you at the great family reunion in heaven.

Michelle Kelly

January 6, 2020

You and your family were there for me when I was lost in the world. Thank you for all your love and care when I needed it most. I will always remember your kind smile.
Love ,

Debby Hallcom

January 6, 2020

Lucy and family....I can only imagine the grief that is flooding your heart and mind during this new beginning of life on earth without your dear Mom! However, in the brief time I met your Mom while she lived in RVA I remember her as a fun-loving woman that always supported you in EVERYTHING! So thankful that she produced 3 beautiful daughters that will carry on her legacy of love, laughter, and joy, and that we are forever friends to laugh together until we meet our parents again! love you!
Debby N. Hallcom

Lucy Friton

January 6, 2020

You were the very best mom! I love you so very much! See you in heaven!

Joanie Dobbs

January 6, 2020

The best Mother in the world. I love you & I will miss you. Life at home will not be the same without your laugh, jokes, smiles, and hugs. You will never be forgotten.

Love, Jo-Jo
(picture of Peter D Mills, Meredith Mills and Molly & Hanna Dobbs)