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Mary Mills

March 25, 1950 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 70)

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"PLEASE AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED" AND WEARING A MASK IS MANDATORY

On the morning of March 9th, 2021 Our lord and Savior called another one of his children home …. Mrs. Mary E. Mills known to her family as “ SISTA”.

Mary was born on March 25, 1950 to the union of Willie and Edith Felder in Far Rockaway, New York. Mary received her formal education in New York City. Although her senior year she came to Ocala Florida where she graduated from Fessenden High School Class of 1968. She furthered her education attending FAMU receiving a bachelor’s in education class of 1973. After college returning to New York, she started her teaching career in Brooklyn, NY Middle School System for approx. five years. Mary then moved to Ohio where she meet and married David Mills who preceded her in death.

While living on Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary and Dave ran a small catering business, also employed at Internal Revenue Service for seven years. Mary then began teaching at Crest Hill Junior High School for fifteen years before returning to Ocala, Florida.

Mary was also employed as a Supervisor with the Department of Children and Families for 11 years. As always during her employment and in her everyday life she went above and beyond to assist. While helping some of her families sometimes even using her own finances. Pursing her love for teaching she then retired from Marion County School District as a Special Education Teacher at Dunnellon Middle School for nine years. Once she retired, she started Nana’s cab service where she would faithfully get her grand children to and from different activities and school. During her breaks she loved her shopping outings with her co-pilot Wilhelmina. Almost daily during the week while she was on break from Nan’s Cab; her and Wilhelmina would go shopping. It could have been a yard sale or shoe store or the grocery store, picking up items from Market Place or Walmart they were out and about. Mary enjoyed old school music and could name that tune in seconds. She was a strong role model for her family and friends. She was always there and willing to lend a helping hand or offer a word of encouragement.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Davis Mills and eldest son Morani Felder.

She leaves to cherish he memories two loving and devoted children Malaika and Marques Mills both of Ocala Florida. Four grandchildren: Devin and Morani Hopkins, Kimani Felder, and her Boop-pa-doop Ka’Miya Hopkins; two nephews: Bruce Sills (Monique) of Ocala, Florida, Donald Felder of Jamaica, NY; two nieces: Monica Felder of Ocala, Florida, Monique Lewis-Felder Jamaica, NY; her god children: Amiyah, Jeremiyah, Elijah, and Ajua all residing in Ocala, Florida, a host of great nieces and nephews, and friends.

She will deeply be missed by all who’s life she had touched. Rest well “Sista”  Momma, Nana, and friend until we meet again.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday March 19, 2021 at Summers Funeral Home, 2238 NW 10th St. Ocala, FL. 34475.

Eulogist, Rev. Jason Sims 

"PLEASE AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED" AND WEARING A MASK IS MANDATORY

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Services

Memorial Service
Friday
March 19, 2021

6:00 PM
Summers Funeral Home Chapel
2238 NW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34475

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