"Peacefully sleeping and resting at last, the world's weary troubles and trials are past; in silence she suffered, in patience she bore, til God called her home to suffer no more."
Mrs. Annie Mae Hall Mills was born on March 8, 1938 in Irmo, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Moses Hall, Sr. and the late Eva Richardson Hall. She entered into eternal rest on July 15, 2020.
Annie Mae was educated in the public schools of Lexington and Richland counties of South Carolina. She attended Irmo Parochial School and continued her studies at Booker T. Washington High School. She worked as a sales associate at J. C. Penny for 7 years. She also worked for First National Bank, Wachovia Bank and Wells Fargo Bank in account services, and the IRA and CD department, as a file clerk, for a total of 25 years. She retired in 1999, to care for her husband until his passing, October 4, 2012.
On April 2, 1955, Annie Mae married her one true love, Alfred Westly Mills. To this union, three children were born, Lorenzo, Kenneth and Pamela. Annie Mae was faithful, loving and devoted wife and mother. She loved her husband and family, always making others feel welcome and happy to be in her home.
Annie Mae was a member of Saint John Baptist Church and Mount Zion Baptist Church. She sang on the choir and was a dedicated Deaconess alongside her husband for many years. She attended Saint Paul A.M.E. Church as a young lady with her mother. She rejoined St. Paul A.M.E. Church in 2013. She enjoyed her fellowship with Saint Paul A.M.E. Church until she went to Lexington Medical Extended Care in Lexington, South Carolina, February 1, 2019.
Her husband, Alfred Westly Mills; hers son, Kenneth Alfred Mills; sisters, Ellen H. Mills, Estelle H Davis and brothers, Moses Hall, Jr. and James Hall preceded her to Heaven.
Those who cherish loving and precious memories include her loving and devoted daughter, Pamela Denise Mills of the home; one son, Lorenzo A. Mills, (Evelyn) of Columbia, SC; four granddaughters, Yolanda Mills, Christina D. Cruel, Kimberly S. Cruel of Columbia, SC and Octavia D. Cruel of Arlington, Texas; one great grandson, Cameron O. Richmond; one sister, Louise Burton (Jessie); two brothers, Izell Hall (Margaret), Jasper Hall of Irmo, SC; a daughter-in-law, Regina Mills of Columbia, SC; two brothers-in-law, Arthur Mills, Jr. (Marjorie) of Columbia, SC and Carl E. Mills (Inez) of Irmo, SC; five sisters-in-law, Zenobia M. Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mildred Edgeworth (Jesse) of Pageland, SC, Hester Berry (Charles) of Columbia, SC, Ruthie Mae Mills of Irmo, SC and Rondalyn Mills of Jacksonville, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service will be held 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Chapin, SC. Due to current health concerns, the family asks that you wear a mask and observe social distancing requirements.
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