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Thelma Louise Mills, 89, formerly of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Fairplay, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late Ralph W. Metz and Annalee (Jones) Metz.

Thelma was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy “Junior” Mills, in 2006.

She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Boonsboro, Maryland.

Thelma enjoyed sewing, canning, and spending time with her family.

Thelma is survived by son, Roy Jay Mills and wife, Betty, of Paragould, Arkansas; two daughters, Debbie Gray and husband, Earl Jr., of Crownsville, Maryland, and Kathy McIntire and husband, Errol, of Clarington; sister, Dorothy Peterson, of William-sport; brother, Wilbur Metz, of Hagerstown; sister-in-law, Fumiko Metz, of Dover, Delaware; three grandchildren, Saylor and wife, Cindy, Shellee and husband, Larry, and Earl III; five great-grandchildren, Mia, Nora, Eli, Mallory and Reese; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Thelma was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Metz and Eugene Metz.

Services were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, Maryland. The Rev. Edward Wade and Rev. Earl Gray Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at Little Rose Hill Cemetery, Clear Spring, Maryland.

The family received friends at the funeral home Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church, c/o Mission Projects, 8014 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.

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