Joyce Poe Mills, age 80, born in Hume Virginia December 24, 1937. Married to Carlin William Mills 59 years, having known each other their whole life. She was the youngest of 13 children belonging to Ollie and Eva Poe of Hume. She lived in Marshall raising her three children, John Wesley Mills, Sheryl Poe Mills, and Brett Alan Mills, through whom she also has nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and mother at home, and a teacher and administrator in Fauquier County schools. To many, she was known as a master-quilter and skilled seamstress. She hosted many family gatherings with a house full of loved ones and large pot of Grandma’s chicken and dumplins; she was an amazing cook. Having moved to Amissville at retirement she was very active in the local retired teachers’ association as well as her quilting group. She attended Warrenton Presbyterian Church but earlier in life was faithfully found at Hume and Marshall Baptist.
She went to be with our Lord May 31st after a very short, unpredictable battle with an unexplainable infection in her blood.
The family will receive friends Sunday June 10,2018 from 4 to 6 pm at Moser Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held Monday June 11,2018 at 11 am at Moser Funeral Home with inurnment to follow at Leeds Cemetery.
Memorial donations can made to: Hope for Appalachia (501c3 ministry) online https://hfavateam.com/donations/ or mail to POBox 135 Amissville, Va 20106
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