Ronnie Wilbur Mills, 83, died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his home in Marquand. He was born September 5, 1937 in Marquand, a son of the Rev. James Hadley Mills and Lula Irene (Shrum) Mills.
On July 27, 1953 in Cornwall, Missouri, Mr. Mills married Bonnie Sue McDuffee who survives at the home.
Other survivors include his children Rodney Lee Mills of Marquand and Tammy (Bruce) Shoemake of Patton, Missouri; brothers James (Nina) Mills of Fredericktown, Ray “Frog” (Clara) Mills of Fredericktown, Jesse (Wilma) Mills of Patton and Melvin (Carolyn) Mills of Marquand; sisters Mavis (Clyde) Revelle of Patton and Helen Griffon of Fredericktown; grandchildren Kylee (Eric) Jones, Cierra (Jordan) Myers, Macy Mills and Paige Mills; and great grandchildren Ronni Mills and Brayden and Greyson Myers.
Mr. Mills was preceded in death by his parents; son Darren Gene Mills; sisters Melba Sharrock and Metta Matthews; one great grandbaby; and brothers Julius, Hubert, Donald and an infant Charles Mills.
Ronnie accepted Christ in 1974, answered the call to preach in 1976. He was ordained through the General Baptist Association and pastored and preached revivals. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a union carpenter and union operator and enjoyed working on his farm, horseback riding, hunting, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family.
Funeral services were Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Cook officiating. Interment was at Union Light Cemetery in Marquand.
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