Mary Frances Mills, 80, of Bauxite, formerly of Mayflower, went to be with the Lord Aug. 5, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mary was born in Russellville on Dec. 31, 1931, and lived there until she married and moved to Little Rock. Her husband served with the U.S. Army and during her marriage she had the opportunity to see many parts of the United States.
Mary was a compassionate and loving mother, grandmother, and friend. Mary had an enormous love for her family, a wonderful sense of humor, and a zest for life. She was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Mary was the kind of person that never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone. She always gave words of encouragement and her faith in God never wavered. She was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Maumelle.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Joe T. Meek and Evelyn Bradshaw Meek; her husband, David C. Mills; her brother, Joe Thomas Meek; a sister Virginia Estes; and an infant granddaughter, Angel Mills.
Left to treasure her memory are her sons, Bobby Mills of Benton, Paul Mills and wife, Jo Ann of Bauxite, and Scott Mills and wife Nicci of Benton; grandchildren, David Mills and wife Amanda, Tyler Mills, Dylan Mills, Ali Clark, Maya Mills, and Kristian Mills; a sister, Pam Bolding of Searcy; several nieces and nephews; her special friend, Bill Bowen; and her beloved dog, Sheba.
Funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home in Little Rock. Burial will follow at National Cemetery in Little Rock.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard 
Family comments: The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the UAMS Women’s Oncology Center, Dr. Alexander Burnett, Susan “Buffy” Miller APN, and staff, UAMS and CARTI, which contributed in providing three more good years with our beloved Mary. The family also would like to thank Arkansas Hospice for helping make the end of life transition more comfortable for her and her family.