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Michael W. Mills

Died: August 6, 2018

Michael W. Mills, 67, of Winchester, Virginia passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Michael was born in 1951 in Queens, New York, the son of Maj. William F. Mills (USMC, Retired) and the late Elizabeth Mills. He was a graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virgin…read more

Michael W. Mills, 67, of Winchester, Virginia passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Michael was born in 1951 in Queens, New York, the son of Maj. William F. Mills (USMC, Retired) and the late Elizabeth Mills. He was a graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia and George Mason University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Michael was a counselor with Crossroads Counseling Center, where he embraced helping troubled teens. He was also a teacher’s assistant with Winchester Public School system. Michael was a non-denominational minister and was one of the founding members of Unity of the Shenandoah in Stephens City, Virginia. He was a member of the Beloved Community, a lay Franciscan, and a member of the Kiwanis. Michael was an avid fan of the Beatles, John Lennon, the Redskins, WWE (where he always yelled at the bad guys but liked the Undertaker, John Cena, and Hulk Hogan), and had a passion for Native American culture. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, hiking, camping, reading, focusing on the ecology and wanting to save the world. His greatest loves were his grandchildren and his dogs. Playing with the grandchildren and spending time with them was priceless, something he always looked forward to. A most kind soul to family, friends, and God’s earth that is missed.

He married Susan Stone on February 11, 2006 at Unity of the Shenandoah in Stephens City, Virginia.

Surviving with his wife is a stepdaughter, Mary Aley of Winchester, Virginia; son, Morgan West Mills (Jessica) of Winchester, Virginia and stepson, Mark Aley of Middletown, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Pixie Lintner, Maddox Kurz, Deryk Mills, Trevor Mills, and Ciara Mills all of Winchester, Virginia; sister, Krista Mills of Louisville, Kentucky; brother, Kevin Mills (Laura) of Martinsburg, West Virginia; nieces and nephews, Jacob, Jordan, Olivia, and Christian Mills all of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel. There will also be a gathering prior to the service from 1 pm to 2 pm at the funeral home.

A celebration of life will be at 2 pm on Saturday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel with Pastor Andy Brock officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to www.gofundme.com/michael-mills-healthcare-fund

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, August 10, 2018

Time: 06:00 pm

End Time: 08:00 pm

Amherst Chapel

Address:

1600 Amherst Street
Winchester,VA 22601

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time: 01:00 pm

End Time: 02:00 pm

Amherst Chapel

Address:

1600 Amherst Street
Winchester,VA 22601

Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time: 02:00 pm

Amherst Chapel

Address:

1600 Amherst Street
Winchester,VA 22601

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

www.gofundme.com/michael-mills-healthcare-fund


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