Mrs. Virginia Mills passed away Monday, September 2, 2013, in a local nursing facility. She was 94.
Virginia, a native of Skipperville, AL, was the daughter of the late Christopher C. Baker and Lillie L. Baker. Also predeceasing her were step-mothers, Kate K. Baker and Jennie W. Baker, sisters, Mabel Baker, Lois Morton, and Olive Baker, and brothers, Pearson Baker and Douglas Baker. She is survived by her son, Ernest F. (Juliana) Mills of Birmingham and daughter, Nancy Robbins of Andalusia, grandchildren, Natalie Moore of Mobile, Oliver Mills of Birmingham, Bethany (Billy) Polk of Prattville, and Kirk (Suzanne) Mills of Birmingham, nieces, Jann Nance of Asheville, NC, and Marlo (Bill) Bixby of Skipperville, nephews, Oliver (Cindy) Morton of Silver Springs, MD, Larry Baker and Bill Baker of Skipperville, and six great grandchildren.
Virginia was a 56 year member of the First United Methodist Church of Andalusia. She was a graduate of Auburn University and earned a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Tennessee. She taught school for several years at Skipperville Junior High School. She worked as a social worker with the Alabama Department of Human Resources for over 40 years, 27 of them as the Director of the Covington County office.
During Virginia’s retirement she enjoyed participating in church activities, volunteering at Andalusia Regional Hospital for 10 years, playing bridge, and visiting family and friends.
Her interment will be a private family service at Skipperville Community Cemetery with Rev. Tim Trent and Rev. Freddie McCain officiating. Pallbearers will be Oliver Mills, Kirk Mills, Larry Baker, Bill Baker, William Polk, and Walter Polk.
A Celebration of Virginia’s Life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday Sept. 7, 2013 in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary with ministers Tim Trent and Freddie McCain officiating. Visitation will begin at10 AM in the church Fellowship Hall.
Virginia requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the following: The Covington County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1034, Andalusia, AL 36420, The First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1066, Andalusia, AL 36420, The Skipperville Community Cemetery, c/o Faye Huey, Chairperson, 3489 County Road 50, Ozark, AL, 36360, or the charity of one’s choice.
Those unable to attend the Celebration of Life service may sign the guest registry online at foremanfuneralhome.com.