Barbara A. Mills, 80

Barbara A. Mills, 80, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at the Seaford Center in Seaford, Del. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on May 24 1937, daughter of the late Andrew Thier and Veronica (Mitroka) Thier.

Mills was a homemaker, and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #9 in Georgetown, Del., and was a past member of the Elks and the Indian River Yacht Club. She enjoyed making and selling ceramics, playing cards, traveling and playing the slot machines at the local casinos.

In addition to her parents, Mills was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph W. Mills Sr., in 1993 and a granddaughter, Amber Ray. She is survived by two children, Joseph W. Mills Jr. and his fiancée, Jewell Carpenter, of Frederica, Del., and Karen A. Taylor and her husband, Michael, of Ocean View, Del.; three grandchildren, Michael Ray, Andrew Mills and Meghan Mills; two great-granddaughters, Alexis Ray and Mia Snyder; and her two best friends, Pat White and Barbara Watson.

Services were scheduled for Nov. 30, 2017, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services near Millsboro, Del., with interment at Conley’s Chapel Cemetery, Angola, Del. Flowers were welcomed, as are memorial donations to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at