Harry J Will Funeral Homes

25450 Plymouth Rd, Redford, MI


Ellen K. Mills

July 16, 1950March 9, 2020

Ellen K. Mills, age 69, of Redford, went to be with her Savior, Jesus, on Monday, March 9, 2020. She was born on July 16, 1950 in Adrian, Michigan, to the late Andrew Baker and Beth Bower. She was baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. She confessed her baptismal faith in the rite of Confirmation in 1965. She was joined together in holy matrimony to Paul I. Mills, Jr. on July 8, 1972. Ellen was a member at Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church in Redford for 24 years. Since her retirement in 2016 from teaching Kindergarten at Concordia Lutheran School, she enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers, going for walks with Paul, and she loved to quilt and blessed others with her talents. Ellen loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.

Ellen is survived by Paul Mills, her loving husband of over 47 years, her children: Jonathan Mills of South Lyon, Christopher Mills of Canton, and Carrie B. Mills of Midland; grandchild: Emma Morad; siblings: John (Carol) Baker and Paul (Jennifer) Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Redford, Michigan, on Friday, March 13, 2020. In state visitation at Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:00am till start of service. The funeral service will follow at 10:00am at Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church in Redford with Rev. Roger Mackie officiating. Internment service and burial will take place immediately following funeral service at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park in Livonia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church.


  • Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Funeral In State Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 14, 2020


Ellen K. Mills

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Leo Lemery

March 19, 2020

Hi Paul and Family,
Kathy and I have fond memories of the band party a couple of years ago at Larry J's house-talking with you and Ellen about her going to Concordia in Ann Arbor and she and I sharing the same organ teacher! We are so sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. I hope you can sense that Jesus is there with you always...
God Bless you and your family..
with love and prayers,
Leo and Kathy Lemery

Lillian Harmon

March 13, 2020

I am sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Mills. She was a very kind soul. Loving and caring. My prayers are with The Mills Family and friends. May God comfort you all in this most difficult time. You are all in my prayers.
Lilli Harmon,
former secretary,

Julie Boprie

March 12, 2020

My husband and myself have always been thankful for the early childhood education Ellen provided to our 2 children at Trinity, Reed City. Ellen offered myself wonderful support as a young mother that did not have a good roll model. She introduced me to Focus on the Family, shared advice and was always helpful. Her love for the Lord was expressed in her actions and others benefited and we give thanks for her faithful service to our Lord and Savior!

Rev. Martin Moehring

March 11, 2020

The comfort and power of our Crucified and Risen Savior be with all of you, according to His Promise: "Because I live, you shall live also!"

Roman Lizak

March 10, 2020

Paul and family,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of Ellen. She was a very sweet person who made me happy just talking with her. She made me feel very welcomed when I first started at Hosanna-Tabor

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord
and let eternal light shine upon her
May the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace

With sympathy,

Roman Lizak