Helen Carol Byrd Mills

Augusta, GA – Helen Carol Byrd Mills, wife of the late Baxter Gordon Mills, Jr, entered into rest in Austin, Texas, at the Christopher House on January 12, 2011.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 3:00 PM with the Reverends Billy Atkins and Jerry Wilson officiating.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Mills, daughter of the late Harmon Harrison and Elizabeth Rainwater Byrd, was born on April 19, 1922. She retired from Gracewood State School and Hospital and was a faithful member of Fleming Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas Byrd, Jack Byrd, and Harmon Byrd; and sisters, Mary Byrd, Katherine Moon, and Velma Summerall; and grandson Jason Mills.

Mrs. Mills is survived by her sons, John G. Mills and his wife Joan, Richard J. Mills and his wife Margaret, and James E. Mills and his wife Leslie;  grandchildren, Michael Mills, Lonnie Mills, John Herman Mills, Kimberly Mills Womack, Michael McKneely, and Harrison Mills;  great grandchildren Kaitlyn Mills, Hayden Mills, Noah Mills, Cora Mills, Emma Lee Womack, Jack Womack, Justin Mills; great great grandchild Michael Williams; and brother W.C. Byrd, and sister-in-law, Betty Byrd.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Avery, Hugh Avery, Richard Byrd, Jimmy Agerton, Johnny Rodriguez, and Jonathon Rodriguez.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Fleming Baptist Church Home Bound Ministry, 3027 Peach Orchard Rd, Augusta, GA 30906.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Saturday, from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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2 responses to “Helen Carol Byrd Mills”

  1. Your mother is the sweetest lady Ive ever known. I enjoyed sharing her recipes and wise advice most of all having her as a friend. SHE will deeply missed.

    Donna Reid

  2. Richard and Margaret, Jimmy and Leslie, Johnny and Joan. There has never been a more loving, gentle and caring person than Helen. I always looked forward to going to her house for lunch, spending time with her talking about Jesus and her church. I will never ever forget her for making me feel so much like a part of her family.

    I know this is a difficult time for you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you but most of all, I am rejoicing in knowing that she’s with her Lord and Saviour, her mama, daddy, brothers, and Gordon. I bet Mama and Daddy and she and Gordon are having a ball. Gordon and Helen are the main reason Mom and Dad were married. I know I am rambling, but so many great memories and thoughts of her are going through my head. I am so very, SO VERY sorry I couldn’t be there. There is no place today at noon I had rather be than there with you all.

    We love y’all,


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