Donald Edward Mills

June 20, 1936 - September 13, 2012

06/20/1936 - 09/13/2012

Donald E. Mills

Donald Edward Mills, 76, died September 13, 2012. Mr. Mills was born in Danville, VA to the late Hugh E. and Ollie Mae Wilson Mills. He a veteran having served in the US Navy for 20 years. Mr. Mills was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing. He was predeceased by a son, Dennis E. Mills, and a sister, Lula M. Gauldin.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Olga A. Mills; children, Cindy Sue Jones of Virginia Beach, Daniel John Mills Melanie of Brussels, Belgium, and Sheila Marie Robino Mark of Chesapeake; siblings, Fred “Jimmy” Mills DeeDee, Rose “Susie” Gerrells, and Bonnie M. Hales Scott, all of Danville; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, VA Beach on Saturday from 7:00 until 8:30 pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 1:00 pm at Sharon Baptist Church in Danville with Pastor Charlie Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Mills family cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Patient Advocate Foundation at, Patient Advocate Foundation, 421 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Sam Zappia and Donna
7 years ago

Dear Olga and Cindy,

We were saddened to hear about the passing of Donald. You are in our prayers. We will be out of town for the next few days with Sam’s niece and will be unable to come to the viewing tonight. Sorry for your loss.


Sam and Donna

Linda & Dominick Carducci
7 years ago

Olga & family,

Our hearts are heavy with sadness for Joe’s passing. He loved well and was well loved. We wish you the peace of knowing he no longer suffers.

Dominick & Linda Carducci

7 years ago

Sheila and family:

I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope knowing your dad is now at peace will bring you all comfort. Our hearts never forget…