William J. “Bill” Mills was born on August 10, 1942 to Abraham B. and Lena Mills (both predeceased). He went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2021. He had an older brother, Abe (predeceased) and an older sister, Frances J. Spivey, now residing in a nursing home.
Bill had to quit school at the age of 15 to work at a filling station to help the family pay their bills. He worked several years at different filling station companies; each time raising his position and pay scale. He went to work in the Maintenance Department at the University of Florida for 40 years until retirement.
He was an outdoor man. He grafted, planted, and nurtured our many gardens that we would store in our freezer to enjoy later as needed. He was a good provider and a frugal saver as the Bible instructs us to be.
Bill loved and served the Lord faithfully. He started each day reading the Bible and praying with the lord. He witnessed every chance he got and held my hand at every opportunity. This was to protect his “Little Bonnie” and show me how much he loved me.
He disciplined his life around putting God in our lives first. We were both caregivers at heart and through our 51 years of blessed marriage we helped each other care-give for our parents, relatives, and friends on both sides. Physically we may be separated, but we’ll be together forever in our hearts and eventually in Heaven. He promised to wait for me at the Gate!