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The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel
Friday November 4th, 2022

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Robert James "Jimmy" Mills, Jr.

Robert James “Jimmy” Mills, Jr., age 77, of Laurens, and husband of 52 years to Deborah Lamb Mills, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Hospice of Laurens County Hospice House.


Jimmy was born in Laurens and was the son of the late Robert James Mills, Sr.  and Callie Yarborough Mills. He was a member of Bellview Baptist Church for 52 years and retired with 38 ½ years of service from Timken as a machinist.


In addition to his wife Deborah, he is survived by his daughters, Melisa Kay Blackwell (Tim) of Columbia and Leslie Denise Eubanks of Laurens; grandchildren, Jacob Shipman and Maylee Eubanks; great-grandson, Liam Shipman; and sisters, Trudy Manley (Charles) of Gray Court and Donna Earle of Clinton.


In addition to his parents, Jimmy was pre-deceased by a brother, Wayne Mills and sisters, Margaret Townsend, Shirley Bagwell, and Bobbie Owens. 


Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Darren Rood, will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 2:00 PM at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery, immediately following the service. 


The visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at The Kennedy Mortuary. 


The family will be at the home.


Memorials may be made to Bellview Baptist Church Building Fund, 757 Bellview Church Road, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com

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We are so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a good and humble man. Even when we went to school at Garlington, he was always friendly and kindhearted. May the memories you hold in your heart help to sustain you during the days ahead. From my heart to yours, Love Phyllis.

Steve and Phyllis Blackwell Nov 5 2022 5:44 PM

We knew Jimmy from Torrington Plant. Good man and hard worker. Prayers for family and friends.

Gretchen and Bobby Whiting Nov 4 2022 10:44 AM

I am so sorry to hear this.You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

joyce Padgett Nov 4 2022 10:20 AM

I have known Jimmy and his family since Our school years. Donna was my best friend during school. Jimmy and all of y’all and his family felt like my family. I’m praying God will give you all the peace that only he can give. I’m so heartbroken. I love you all.

Patsy Mabry Nov 3 2022 6:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Mills, Jr.

Amy Black Nov 3 2022 6:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Mills, Jr.

April Blackwell Nov 3 2022 5:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Mills, Jr.

Brenda Templeton Nov 3 2022 12:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Mills, Jr.

Barney & Lynn Harris Nov 3 2022 11:47 AM

Deb and family, So sorry you have to endure this. Jimmy was a man of God and devoted to his family. Many good memories you have to lean on and may GOD comfort you as only He can. Prayers always, Joyce & Larry

Brenda Elgin Nov 3 2022 10:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Mills, Jr.

Mary Samples Nov 3 2022 9:36 AM

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