Obituary of Sharon P Mills
OBITUARY – Sharon P. Mills – West Columbia – A Celebration of Life service for Sharon P. Mills, 75, of West Columbia, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Boyce Chapel of First Baptist Church of Columbia. Pastors Wes Church and Richard Humphries will officiate. The family will greet friends from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM at Boyce Chapel prior to the service. Woodridge Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the family.
Sharon Mills passed away October 31, 2019. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she was a daughter of the late Henry Otis Polk and Lily Bell Osborne Polk. Sharon graduated from Bob Jones University where she met her husband and many life-long friends. She taught elementary school for several years in both Greenville and Columbia. After raising two children, she later worked at the South Carolina Supreme Court and most recently volunteered in Radiology and served on the Auxiliary Board at Lexington Medical Center. Sharon loved spending time with family and friends, reading books about people and places, traveling to unique locations and spending time in her garden. She also volunteered with Finish the Wall to build churches in impoverished countries. Sharon was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Columbia, where she was a member of the “Joy of Living” Sunday school class.
Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Dr. Rollin W. “Bill” Mills; son, Jason A. Mills (Rebecca) of Lexington; grandchildren, Bailey Mills, Eliza Mills, Sam Mills, Kate Mills; brother, Billie Polk; sister, Wanda Plyer. In addition to her parents, Sharon was predeceased by her son, Brent A. Mills; 9 siblings, and her stepfather, Ray McKillop.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Missions Outreach with First Baptist Church of Columbia. The family would like to thank the staffs of Lexington Medical Center Intensive Care Unit and Volunteer Auxiliary for their wonderful care and concern. In addition, the Mills family would like to thank the congregation and ministerial staff of First Baptist Church of Columbia for their loving support during this difficult time.
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