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Affectionately known as "Butch," John Nixon Mills was born in Kinston, North Carolina to Beulah May Everett and John N. Mills. Butch's time in his hometown was cut short after he and his brother Melvin were sent to California when they were still in grade school. They took a bus cross country to Los Angeles with only $5.00 in their pockets and a box of fried chicken. Little did they know it would be the start of a new life and the last time they'd ever call Kinston home. John graduated from Manuel Arts High School in 1964 and immediately enlisted into the Marine Corps. He proudly served two tours in Vietnam receiving several metals and honors. Upon being honorably discharged John secured employment with Hills Pet Products where he remained employed 42 years. John retired in 2011 and lived the rest of his days enjoying life, spending time with his friends, daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. John is survived by his daughter: Latoya Mills-Dennis; grand children: Rodney Dennis Jr., Rodnesha Dennis, Gregory Woods Jr., Davante Dennis, Dijon Dennis, Megan Dennis and Great-grandchild Sariyah Dennis; siblings: Melvin Mills, Donald Ray Mills, Patricia Wilburn and a host of Nieces, Nephews, family and friends. John was known as a kind, loving, and giving man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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  1. To the mills family,please accept my sincere condolences and prayers and may you find comfort and strength in knowing that our Heavenly Father feels for you in your pain that’s why He wants you to throw all your burdens on him.May you find comfort in knowing that you will see your love one again by means of a resurrection which is a promise from our Heavenly Father Jehovah God (John 5:28,29)to live right here on a paradise earth where death will be no more.(revelations 21:3,4).if the family would like to know more about the resurrection hope of those sleeping in death please go to jw.org

  2. Dearest family of Mr. John “Butch” Mills: We join along so many others who knew John by offering our heart-felt sympathy of his passing. And during his home going celebration may you find Peace and Comfort in knowing his loss is felt by all who loved him. Rest In Peace John.

  3. LaToya where do I start? Let me start at the ninth grade when we befriended each other and we both had a love for the music industry I remember the first time when we all met. I remember meeting you and Carson when K DAY did a show and we were all out there. After I got off the stage you approach me and we start talking I invited you to come join us with I fresh and you said you would. When you came down it was like you belong there then the next day you went with me to K DAY a practice in again it’s like you belong there. The next day is when I met your dad over at your house and we talked about having a group together wrapping going over writing you want to me to hear a piece you wrote and I did and we just flowed with it. I remember your dad sitting in the living room shaking his head saying yeah yeah that sounds good yeah sound good together and from that day on we have became sisters and formed a group called twyce is fresh. Your dad had became my dad because he was there from the very beginning he never missed a Shows,and less he was at work. He made a lot of Shows, and was there for a lot of our practice as we practice at the house he let us know when we sound good when we needed to improve always supportive. I remember we opened up and we were nervous and you said dad I really want you to come to World On Wheels when we had to open up The queen Latifah. Your dad took off of work to make sure he was there because you said you were nervous and we were happy when he walked in yet although he was still a little nervous we were so excited to see him both of us. Latoya I’m not gonna lie to you and tell you this is going to be easy in time you and I have talked on the phone and I explain to you when my dad moved into his mansion just like yours did. God wants the very best and we are striving to get our mansion one day. I will tell you that God has help me get through some tough times when I think about my dad I would feel a hug or someone kissing my cheek sometimes our walk and smell the cologne that my dad wore I’m seeing all these things Toya because you’re going to experience the same. Your dad will come to you and dreams there’s going to be some days that’s going to be very difficult because are you going to want to do is hear his voice just know he’s right there next to you or you can close your eyes and open them and I promise you it’s like you could hear him talking back to you. I’m telling you this because when it happens I don’t want you to freak out. But I do want to talk to God I did it I cry my heart out and ask him why you know I’m a daddy’s girl and then I would turn around and say Lord forgive me. I know you want the best and my dad was the best so Toya will you get sad it’s OK to be angry and God that you’re mad. God will have a piece news that will come over you just because you’re telling him how he feels and you are a child of God. I love you from infinity and beyond your dad supported us in every aspect he supported you and all your dreams. We have so many memories of your dad and you have even more hold onto all of them and think of the good memories when you get down think of how funny he with us at times how he made you laugh and think of the good times. So as I come to a close I do send my sincere condolences to you and the whole family he was a great man and will always be in all of our hearts anyone that ever have met him. I am always here for you laToya. I love you I love you I love you and we will always be sisters. Money T, and MC LUV. Love alway Stacie Barnett

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