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Jeanne Sweeney Mills
August 11, 1928 -
February 5, 2024

Visitation

February 10, 2024
12pm to 2pm

Service 

February 10, 2024
2pm

Interment

February 10, 2024
Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanne Sweeney Mills, age 95, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Higgins Funeral Home with Reverend Ron Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 12pm until 2pm on Saturday at Higgins.

Mrs. Mills was born August 11, 1928, to the late James Roy and Odelle Wolaver Sweeney. She worked for Serbin Fashions, Inc. in Fayetteville for over 25 years and in 1980 she became the vice president and chief operations officer in Fayetteville. Mrs. Mills had an exemplary career and led the company with to her willingness to work hard and her sound business abilities. Her intelligence, independence and resilient nature were shown not only in her work life, but in her personal life as well. Even at the age of 95 she lived in her own home and took care of herself until just recently. Mrs. Mills also had a servant’s heart and she cared deeply for her family and others. She was a member of Fayetteville Church of God and studied her Bible daily, doing her best to live her life for the Lord. Mrs. Mills passed away February 5, 2024, at Huntsville Hospital with her family by her side.

Survivors include her son, Benny Mills and wife Lori of Smyrna; grandchildren, Ben Mills III and wife Stacia, Callie Mills, Cade Mills and wife Anna; great-grandchildren, Hazel Mills and Jack Mills; dear niece and nephew who were more like children, Pam Corder and husband Jimmy, and Danny Shelton and wife Kim. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Douglas Mills, Sr.; and sisters, Thelma Monks, and Dean Shelton.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Jeanne Sweeney Mills.

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9 Comments

  1. Robin Lindsay Kimbrough

    I am so sorry! She was a great lady and a great boss! She was always very sweet to me! I loved her and Dean so much! Sorry I didn’t get to the funeral home! Praying for you all! I know how hard it is to lose a parent! Much love to everyone! ❤️

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  2. Tammy Moore

    Just saw Mrs Jeanne less than 2 weeks ago as Pam had brought her into Sissy’s Antiques. Pam was always so good to bring her in from time to time. I will always remember her and her sister Mrs Dean being together throughout the years. Such beautiful and loving ladies that graced our town. Prayers for all of the family. It’s so hard to lose a Mom and a friend..

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  3. Jan Mills Zielinski

    Jeanne came into our family when I was a child so she seems more like a sister than a sister-in-law. Always dependable, loving, fair and her love for my brother was amazing. She said when she first saw him she told her friends, “I’m going to marry that guy,” then she’d say, “and I did.” They were a loving couple and were always there when needed.
    My parents and family were blessed to have had her in our lives! RIP, big sister!

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  4. Cynthia Duke. (Rudolph)

    Benny, so sorry for your loss. We met your parents at Harmony Hill Church of God. She helped my mom get a job at Serbin. Such a sweet couple. We shall pray for you all. Their Christian light showed thru!

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  5. Alice Pack

    So sorry for your loss. Jeanne was a special lady. I met her through my aunt Opal Mills.

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  6. Carolyn Ellis

    Sister Jeanne was the most loved and most loving, Godly, precious Lady I have ever known. I loved her dearly and will miss her forever as will the whole congregation of the Fayetteville Church of God. I’m happy for Sister Jeanne as I know she was welcomed by our Lord Jesus and the whole host of heaven! I’m praying Peace on her family and friends.

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  7. Callie Mills

    My grandmother was incredibly kind and unfailingly faithful. Her quiet strength was evident to everyone who knew her. She called me her “only-est granddaughter” even into my adulthood. She signed all of my birthday cards with “Love you bunches! More than you’ll ever know.” She loved us well and we will miss her so much. Knowing she is with “her sweetheart” again brings us comfort. I cherish the memories I have with her: Spending weekends at her house and asking her to tell me stories of when she was little, going to Gerald’s and buying all the candy I could eat, Christmas Eve sleepovers, so many delicious meals. I am proud to be her granddaughter and I smile any time I’m called “bullheaded” because she was known to be a little stubborn and fiercely independent, too. We would laugh about having that in common. If I had my way, she would still be here but I know she is exactly where she wants to be: in heaven with her loved ones and her savior, and that brings me comfort and joy.

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  8. Karen Gilliam

    I have such fond memories of working with Jean back when I first started working. She was so sweet to me, and I learned a lot from her. My sincere sympathy to her family.

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  9. Jim and Sue Stephenson

    Sister Jean was a precious and dear friend. Sister Jean always was a sweet Godly person, and she would let her love for everyone glow. The Lord took an angel home!

    Reply

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Memories

9 Comments

  1. Robin Lindsay Kimbrough

    I am so sorry! She was a great lady and a great boss! She was always very sweet to me! I loved her and Dean so much! Sorry I didn’t get to the funeral home! Praying for you all! I know how hard it is to lose a parent! Much love to everyone! ❤️

    Reply
  2. Tammy Moore

    Just saw Mrs Jeanne less than 2 weeks ago as Pam had brought her into Sissy’s Antiques. Pam was always so good to bring her in from time to time. I will always remember her and her sister Mrs Dean being together throughout the years. Such beautiful and loving ladies that graced our town. Prayers for all of the family. It’s so hard to lose a Mom and a friend..

    Reply
  3. Jan Mills Zielinski

    Jeanne came into our family when I was a child so she seems more like a sister than a sister-in-law. Always dependable, loving, fair and her love for my brother was amazing. She said when she first saw him she told her friends, “I’m going to marry that guy,” then she’d say, “and I did.” They were a loving couple and were always there when needed.
    My parents and family were blessed to have had her in our lives! RIP, big sister!

    Reply
  4. Cynthia Duke. (Rudolph)

    Benny, so sorry for your loss. We met your parents at Harmony Hill Church of God. She helped my mom get a job at Serbin. Such a sweet couple. We shall pray for you all. Their Christian light showed thru!

    Reply
  5. Alice Pack

    So sorry for your loss. Jeanne was a special lady. I met her through my aunt Opal Mills.

    Reply
  6. Carolyn Ellis

    Sister Jeanne was the most loved and most loving, Godly, precious Lady I have ever known. I loved her dearly and will miss her forever as will the whole congregation of the Fayetteville Church of God. I’m happy for Sister Jeanne as I know she was welcomed by our Lord Jesus and the whole host of heaven! I’m praying Peace on her family and friends.

    Reply
  7. Callie Mills

    My grandmother was incredibly kind and unfailingly faithful. Her quiet strength was evident to everyone who knew her. She called me her “only-est granddaughter” even into my adulthood. She signed all of my birthday cards with “Love you bunches! More than you’ll ever know.” She loved us well and we will miss her so much. Knowing she is with “her sweetheart” again brings us comfort. I cherish the memories I have with her: Spending weekends at her house and asking her to tell me stories of when she was little, going to Gerald’s and buying all the candy I could eat, Christmas Eve sleepovers, so many delicious meals. I am proud to be her granddaughter and I smile any time I’m called “bullheaded” because she was known to be a little stubborn and fiercely independent, too. We would laugh about having that in common. If I had my way, she would still be here but I know she is exactly where she wants to be: in heaven with her loved ones and her savior, and that brings me comfort and joy.

    Reply
  8. Karen Gilliam

    I have such fond memories of working with Jean back when I first started working. She was so sweet to me, and I learned a lot from her. My sincere sympathy to her family.

    Reply
  9. Jim and Sue Stephenson

    Sister Jean was a precious and dear friend. Sister Jean always was a sweet Godly person, and she would let her love for everyone glow. The Lord took an angel home!

    Reply

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