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Doris J. Mills
September 8, 1940 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. until time of service at Upper Room Church of God, 478 Kelton Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205. Interment: Northlawn Memory Gardens.
Doris J. Mills was born September 8, 1940, in Belton, South Carolina to John Agnew and Earline Boseman, who preceded her in death. They moved to Columbus, Ohio when Doris was a child. She attended Columbus Public Schools and was a graduate of Central High School. After graduation, Doris pursued employment and worked as a Phlebotomist until her retirement.
Doris married the love of her life, Harold (Fats) Mills on May 1, 1965 and together they raised 3 children, Patrice, Cynthia and Curtis. Doris was an active person. In school she took dance classes and was active in drama. She stayed fit and would workout with her mother at the YMCA, swimming, exercising and skating. On the weekends she could be found either at the bowling alley or on the fishing bank with her husband. In 1984 Doris was recognized as the first woman to bowl a perfect game of 300 in the city of Columbus. She was recognized in the Columbus Dispatch for this great achievement.
In 1974, Doris accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized on November 21, 1976 at Upper Room Church of God under Pastor Marian Wooden. She loved to serve the Lord and was very active in the church. She served on the nurses board, was a Sunday School teacher and the Drama director. Doris was inspired and gifted to write plays. She was able to minister to many people through this gift. Some of the titles are: “The Judgement”, “Were You There”, “God’s Way”, Roadside Christmas” and many more. She was a trailblazer in bringing the arts to the church. Not only did she direct but she would choreograph dances for others to learn.
In 1994, Doris became a member of Abundant Faith Church of God and she served faithfully until the time of her departure. She served on the praise team, and again was the drama director. Many lives were touched through and by her ministry.
Doris will be greatly missed by many who remain to cherish the many memories. Doris was predeceased by her parents, Husband, Harold, sister, Mildred Agnew and grand-daughter Cashera Dawson. She is survived by her daughters, Patrice, Cynthia; son, Curtis (Christi); grandchildren, Mandel, Elijah, Hadassah, Tashaya, Rashawn, Tyleia, Jayvon, Tariq; brothers-in-law, Rudolph Wilson and Maurice Mills, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family of Doris J. Mills would like to extend a word of thanks to our family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones for every flower, card, food item, call, text and prayer. We are eternally grateful for every act of kindness shown during our time of loss. Whatever you did to console our heart, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH. WHATEVER THE PART. We extend a special thanks to Wexner Zusman Hospice for the care and love they provided during her short stay.