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Ellis W. Mills, Jr.

July 28, 1960 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Ellis W. Mills, Jr. Obituary

Ellis Wayne Mills, Jr. 63, of Hebert, LA formerly of Streamwood, IL was born on July 28, 1960 and passed away from this life to his Heavenly Home on January 10, 2024, with his family by his side.

Ellis, formerly known as Wayne, was a certified welder and enjoyed making different types of metal art. He had a “Golden Arm”, as many would say. He was a jack of all trades, there wasn’t a job too big or small, he could do them all. Wayne was considered to be a perfectionist, down to the last centimeter. Wayne owned his own trucking business where he employed a handful of people for many years. He worked for a pipeline company where he mastered heavy operations.

Ellis worked as a road deputy for the Richland Parish Sheriff Department for many years, then as a Lieutenant at the Richland Parish Detention Center, where he later retired as an Emergency Dispatcher. Ellis really enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was always joking around, he loved to make people laugh until his last breath. He was a devoted husband, father, and Bop-Bop.

Ellis was an avid hunter and fisherman; he spent endless hours catching fish with his family. He loved playing poker; he was known as a shark. He could really read people when others couldn’t. Ellis’s cooking and grilling abilities were out of this world. He was also known as a BBQ Pitmaster. Everyone loved his excellent cooking abilities.

Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, whom he loved dearly with all his heart, Teresa Fife Mills of Hebert, LA; son, Brad Mills of Waverly, LA; daughter, Jenna Mills and fiancé, Randy Romero of Marshall, AR; 2-grandchildren, Kayden and Brayden Mills of Marshall, AR; sister, Wendy Emmons and husband, Danny of Hebert, LA; brother, Paul Mills and wife, Tissy of Shreveport, LA.

Ellis is proceeded in death by his parents, Ellis Wayne Mills, Sr, and Carolyn Forkell Mills; sister, Vickie Mills; grandparents, Emmial and Pauline Mills; step-grandfather, Norman Vining; Paul and Verna Forkell.

A private memorial will be held at a later date, any donations will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers; can be made thru the Go Fund Me account, or given to Teresa Mills directly.

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