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Jane (Metts) Mills

May 16, 1925 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Jane Mills Obituary

Jane Metts Mills, 98, of Trenton, NC passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mills; her father Levy Metts; mother, Orpha Metts; eight brothers, Jake, Jeff, Jim, Jasper, Joe, Jete, John, and JB; two sisters, Jeraldine Lee and Jennie Craft; two daughters, Wanda Lairson and Janice Person; two sons-in-law, Lew Person and Jim Lairson; and one grandchild, Shaun Thomas.

Jane was born on May 16, 1925 in Jones County where she resided her whole life. She married William Mills, the love of her life, on December 30, 1946. They settled on their farm on Alonza Mills Road, where they welcomed and raised their four children, Janice, Wanda, Nina, and Billy. Together they worked hard on the farm, but their best accomplishment was the family that they grew. Jane loved and nurtured her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking meals daily for her family. Many meals were eaten around her table where she would share words of wisdom or family stories. Her door was always open to anyone, and you never left hungry. She enjoyed sharing her delicious meals and humble spirit with all those who visited. She was a devoted member of Tuckahoe Christian Church. Jane enjoyed spending time in the garden growing her own vegetables, traveling with family and friends, fishing, and spending time at the beach with family.

She is survived by her daughter, Nina Whaley (Buddy) of Richlands; son, Billy Mills (Brenda) of Trenton; grandchildren, Kelly Koonce (Levon) of Colorado Springs, CO, Russ Pate (Renae) of Richlands, Pam Thomas (Jeff) of La Grange, Nikki Eason (Joey) of Newton Grove, Billie Jo Barsanti (Chris) of Greenville, Starkey Mills (Tracie) of Trenton, and Donnie Sparkey Mills (Christian) of Chinquapin; 24 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, brother, Jack Metts (Carol) of Garner, along with many other close family members and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to health aids, LaPortia Kornegay, Terry Braxton, Cathy Hines, Ann Cox, Patricia Foye, Janet Hill; 3HC, especially nurse Brittiny, and Willie Mae Davis.

A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Mills Family Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
January 22, 2024

6:00 PM
Howard-Carter Funeral Home
1608 W. Vernon Ave
Kinston, NC 28504

Graveside Service
January 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Alonza Mills Road, Mills Family Cemetery, Trenton


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