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Letty Mae Mills

August 15, 1926 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 95)


Letty Mae (Neely) Mills

August 15, 1926 ~ June 4, 2022


Letty Mae Mills, 95, of Crab Orchard gained her Angel Wings and entered her Heavenly home on June 4, 2022 at her home following a long illness.

            Letty Mae was born at Lanark, WV, to the late Lonnie Burton and Lummie (Cloud) Neely. She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey A. Mills after 50 years of marriage, brothers, Golden Neely, James Russell Neely, and John Lewis Neely, sister-in-laws, Florence (Russell) Neely  and Laura (John) Neely.

            Left to cherish her precious memories are nieces; Peggy (Paul) Cook of Beckley, Connie (Robert) Snuffer of Cool Ridge, Mary Lisa Persinger of Ghent and nephews; James R. Neely, Jr. of Little Rivers, SC,  David Neely of Marlington WV, and Johnny (Betty) Neely of Surveyor; great-nieces; Kristen Shrewsbury, Ciara Persinger, Andrea Akers, Kacie Argabright and Haley Clark; great-nephews, Brandon Cook, Chad Persinger, Britt Neely, and 13 great-great nieces and nephews.

            Letty Mae and Okey A. Mills were married on April 4, 1951 by the late Rev. Shirley Donnally at his home in Oak Hill, WV.  Letty was the proud wife of man who was known by the community and the state of WV as being the only Raleigh County Sheriff serving Raleigh County for five terms and she was a life long member of The Crab Orchard Baptist Church and Friendship Sunday School Class. She and Okey  were also active members of several political, veterans and civic organizations, such as the Senior Friends and VFW Auxiliary 4469 for many years.

            Letty Mae had pleasure and enjoyment in traveling with her husband to Berlin, London, Hawaii as well as many places across the US. She cherished the moments that she spent with her great-great nieces and nephews whom she adored and loved very much.  She loved going to church, shopping, and enjoying life in itself. Family and friends knew Letty as a being a very sweet, kind-hearted, loving, beautiful and most important patient woman and we are honored to have had her in our lives for so many years and will be terribly missed.

            The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the Caregivers, Carolyn Page, Yvonne Gordon, and Latia Wilson who professionally, willfully and lovingly cared for Letty throughout her sickness.  Also, Letty acknowledged how very thankful and blessed she was for her great-niece Kristen Shrewsbury who helped and stayed with her for months after the passing of her husband in 2001, and for niece, Peggy Neely Cook for her attentive, love, care and help during her years of her sickness after 2011.

            The family will have visitation on June 8, 2022 from 4-5 pm and visitation from friends from 5-9 pm. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm. with the Rev. Dewey Lowe officiating at the Chapel of Melton Mortuary. Entombment service will  follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.  Friends and family members will serve as pallbearers.

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24 Hour Viewing
June 8, 2022

4:00 PM
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV

June 9, 2022

1:00 PM to TBD
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV

June 9, 2022

Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
5250 Robert C. Byrd Drive
Beckley, WV 25801

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