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Clinton, LA 70722
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Gilbert Mills

Gilbert Collins Mills Sr.

Monday, January 4th, 1926 - Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
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Obituary

Gilbert C. Mills died on February 16, 2021, at his lifelong home, the Wilderness Plantation, in the Plains Community of Zachary, LA. He was the last of the family to be born and the last to die in the Mills family home. He was born on January 4, 1926, and was 95 years old at his death. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His life was devoted to his family and the church. He was a longstanding member of the Plains Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Youth Group leader, and Ruling Elder. He served his country for 2 years active duty in the 601st Tactical Control Squadron as a radio/radar repairman in the Army Air Force during WWII in France & Germany and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He served in the Air Force Reserve for another 16 years attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Gilbert grew up farming and returned to it upon the conclusion of his active duty service by opening a dairy farm operation supplying milk to Kleinpeter’s Creamery for over 40 years. He was co-founder and organizer of the Tri-Parish Co-Op in Slaughter, LA and served on the board for 59 years; 56 of which were spent as President-- which represents the longest tenure served to-date by any board member. He was also a member of the Guernsey Cattlemen’s Association and served on the Board of Directors of the East Baton Rouge Parish Farm Bureau. Gilbert was also involved in the Prison Ministry at the Angola State Penitentiary and the Jetson Reform School where he shared the Good News of the Gospel with the inmates and residents for over 10 years.
Visitation will be held at the Plains Presbyterian Church, located at 22929 Hwy 964, in Zachary, LA on Monday, February 22nd from 5-7PM and Tuesday, February 23rd from 9-11AM with a service conducted by Rev. Campbell Silman at 11AM. A graveside service immediately following at Young Family Cemetery on Plains Port Hudson Rd. He is survived by his sister, Jane Burk; son, Gilbert C. Mills, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Patricia Mills; daughter, Beryl M. Beier, and son-in-law Daniel A. Beier, Sr.; grandchildren, Brooke K. Mills, Ty R. Hallmark, Michael B. Croft, Ashley Croft Luker, Laura Anne Beier Staggs, Daniel A. Beier, Jr., and Elise Beier Von Rosenberg; and great-grandchildren, Austin, Ethan, Anne, Jacob, Chase, Maddie, Levi and Luke.
Pallbearers will be: Daniel A. Beier, Sr., Daniel A. Beier, Jr., David P. Mills, Michael B. Croft, and Gabriel Von Rosenberg, and Neil Stone. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Wilmer R. Mills, Shannon ‘Bud’ Mills, Jr., Robert ‘Bob’ Mills, William ‘Jack’ Burk and Brandon Macchia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Plains Presbyterian Church, Young Family Cemetery, or Hospice of Baton Rouge. The family gratefully acknowledges the care given by Emily Hampton and Yvonne Matthews. .
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Plains Presbyterian Church
    Address
    22929 Old Scenic Hwy
    ZACHARY, LA 70791
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Plains Presbyterian Church
    Address
    22929 Old Scenic Hwy
    ZACHARY, LA 70791
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Plains Presbyterian Church
    Address
    22929 Old Scenic Hwy
    ZACHARY, LA 70791
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  • Interment

    Location
    Young Family Cemetery
    Address
    1370 Plains Port Hudson Road
    ZACHARY, LA 70791
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Sean Fitzsimmons

Posted at 02:27pm
Beryl, Dib, and Family,
The essence of your extraordinary family member who you have given back to his heavenly beginnings, most definitely lives on in the lives of all he touched. His integrity, kindness, and genuine, special interest in everyone will long be remembered. Truly, the world is permanently richer for his time here.
We join you in celebrating and memorializing such an exceptional life.
Neysa, Jordan, Sean Michael and Selina Fitzsimmons and Irene Bourg
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Sean Fitzsimmons

Posted at 01:09pm
Dib, Beryl and Family,
When I was young I enjoyed spending time with your family. It was always interesting when Uncle Gilbert would break out the airboat (for various reasons ie. blowing the leaves off the ground so we could find the pecans) I also remembered him blowing up weather balloons with some type of gas(i think from his welding tanks) that he would put a fuse in and then set if off with a very loud BANG. I enjoyed my hunting trips for rabbit and dove and when we would make homemade ice cream and have to sit on the ice cream maker while someone turned the handle and then exchange places. Such great and fond memories of a very special person and Uncle.

He will be missed by all who knew him .

Sean

Anna Marie Smith

Posted at 11:34am
I am so sorry to hear of this. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Anna Marie Boutte Smith

Anna Marie Smith

Posted at 11:34am
I am so sorry to hear of this. All of your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Anna Marie Boutte Smith
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Posted at 05:20pm
With deepest sympathy, Sent with love and remembrance, The Slaughters James, Pam, Jake and Shannon
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