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Celebration of Life

Poteet Park
Sunday September 25th, 2022
12:30pm - 3:30pm

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Judy Lynn Mills

Judy Mills, age 72, of Sylva died unexpectedly Sunday, March 13, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade and Reva Mills, and son, Kevin Waldroop. She is survived by her brother, Jimmy Mills and sister Dottie Gray, both of Nashville,TN, and sister Linda Mills of Greensboro, and several nieces and nephews.

An avid lover of the arts and an extremely talented interior designer, Judy traveled the world rendering her talent.   She helped design and decorate the homes of many prominent families in the Atlanta area.  She completed her career by teaching and sharing her knowledge of interior design before returning back to Jackson County.  Once back home, Judy reconnected with old friends and made many new, lifelong friendships.   She shared her heart and life experiences with so many people in their journey through grief, sickness and/or addiction.   She was a beacon for so many!  Judy recently began investigating the genealogy of generations of ancestors from Jackson County.

A celebration of Judy’s amazing life will be held 12:30-3:30pm, remarks will start at 2:00 pm,  on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Poteet Park Pavilion in Sylva, NC.   In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donating to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, ARF (Humane Society of Jackson County) or CatMan2  in remembrance of her love for animals, especially her loyal companion Milo and other precious pets.


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Was so fortunate to have the pleasure of calling Judy friend!! My heart is saddened to hear this news. She was a ray of light to all who had the pleasure of meeting her!

Kimberly Gregory Apr 9 2022 5:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Mills

Kimberly Gregory Apr 9 2022 5:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Mills

Jeannette Hannah Mar 31 2022 4:25 PM

I am sorry to hear of Judy death I was shocked and truly sorry.

Martha Carpenter Mar 30 2022 11:37 AM

Sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Memories go back to Scotts Creek Elementary School & present. Enjoyed being around Judy. Will miss her smiling face. Praying for peace that surpasses all understanding for her family.

Evelyn Greer Mar 23 2022 10:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Mills

Evelyn Greer Mar 23 2022 10:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Mills

Gail Melton Mar 22 2022 2:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Mills

Alice Cope Elliott Mar 22 2022 12:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Mills

Carleen and Charles Mar 21 2022 9:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Mills

Teresa Bryant Mar 20 2022 11:14 AM

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