Bobbie Rae (Smith) Mills

October 19, 1928July 18, 2018

Bobbie Rae Smith Mills, 89, of Poplarville, Mississippi, went to be Home with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Blueberry Hill Personal Care Home, Poplarville.

Mrs. Mills was born on October 19, 1928 in Poplarville to Curtis Lawrence Smith and Annie Louise McKissack Smith. She was a retired history teacher with the Poplarville School District. She was a faithful member of Juniper Grove Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday School Teacher; WMU Director; Vacation Bible School Teacher; and choir member. Above all, the mission field was a ministry close to her heart - at age 75, she traveled to China to teach English as a Second Language.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Merrell Mills; and one brother, Billy Wayne Smith.

Family members include three children, Ricky (Nelda) Mills, Lois A. (Lance) Beach, Susan (Dionne) Williams; two brothers, Larry Smith, Joe Mack Smith; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at JUNIPER GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 289 Juniper Grove Road, Poplarville, MS, 39470 on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:00 am. Rev. Ken Rhodes will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and have visitation from 9:00 am until services, Monday at the church.

Pallbearers are Lanny Beach, Ryan Mills, Tony Williams, Tony Jenkins, Zack Blanchett, Kris Findley, and William Evans.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be given at for the Mills Family.

White Funeral Home, (601) 795-4982.


  • Visitation Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Burial Monday, July 23, 2018