AMerican Veteran 11

Derek Mills

January 7, 2021


Derek Lamont Mills, 60,  of Asheville, NC passed away January 7, 2021. He was born May 27, 1960 to Janet Mills and the late William H. Mills, Jr.

Derek was a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School and served in the Unites States Army.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by brother, Curtis Mills and niece, Sierra Marie Allen.

Left to cherish his memory include his mother, Janet Mills; sister, Tamara Mills Cooper; nephews, Derek Allen, San Diego, CA and Janick Allen, Asheville, NC; nieces, Brandi A. Cooper,  Asheville, NC, Claire and Margot Mills, Bronx, NY; sister-in-law, Johanne Mills, Bronx, NY; great-nieces, Sara Allen, Boston, MA, Ariah Williams, Asheville, NC; great-nephew, Jaiden Williams, Asheville, NC; special friends, Eslinda Webster, Bridget Kemp, Quay Robinson; other relatives and friends.

 A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Urn burial will follow at 12:00 pm at the WC State Veterans Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be limited to 50. Attendees must wear a face covering, sanitize hands and social distance.

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Memorial Service
January 19, 2021

10:30 AM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Video is available for this event

Urn Burial
January 19, 2021

12:00 PM
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old U S 70 Hwy
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711

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