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Mattie Sue Cole Mills

Mrs. Mattie Sue Cole Mills of Halifax died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital. 

She was born in Halifax County on Nov. 4, 1935 and was 78 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Mayfield Cole and Rosetta Griffin Cole and is survived by her husband, William D. Mills Jr.

Mrs. Mills was a member of Falling River Baptist Church where she was a member of the W.M.U., a devoted minister’s wife, and she thrived at directing live dramas in churches in which she served.

In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Wanda Mills Anderson, and husband Jimmy; two sons, W. D. Mills III of Halifax and Warren Rydel Mills and wife Bonnie of Gretna; eight grandchildren, Melissa Anderson, Kari Poole and husband Brad, Jamie Anderson, Jennifer Mills, Brandon Mills, Nichole Mills, Joshua Mills and Brianna Mills; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Gene Cole, and wife Linda of South Boston; one sister, Faye Horton, of Hurdle Mills, N.C.

One grandson, Scott Mills, one granddaughter, Promise Mills, one great-granddaughter, Madelyn Scott Owen, and one brother, Clark Cole, also preceded Mrs. Mills in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Hunting Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn Marstin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service and other times at her home, 2233 Clays Mill Road, Halifax.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.