of Clinton, AR
August 18, 1936 - December 14, 2020
Gerelene ''Jeri'' Mills, 84, of Clinton, Arkansas was born on August 18, 1936 to the late Mac and Lona (Wagers) Wade in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and passed from this life on December 14, 2020 in Marshall. Jeri was a well loved and highly respected member of our community. She was an accountant at Bone's Thriftway for 35 years. In addition to her professional life, she was a foster mother and lifeline to more than forty children through out the years. Jeri is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Bill Mills, one sister, Delilah Kinkaid, one brother-in-law, Larry Thompson and one grandson, Race Weldon Barnhouse.Left to cherish her memory are her children; Melissa Tyler (Chad) of Marshall, Arkansas, Michael Mann of Newton, Kansas, Treasa Swartz of Russellville, Arkansas, Marie Fain of Newton, Kansas, her grandchildren; Ciara Evans (Tyler) of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Emily Barnhouse (David) of Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, Dylan Treece of Vilonia, Arkansas, Charlie Tyler of Marshall, Arkansas, Kaleb Tyler, of Marshall, Arkansas, Dusty Swartz of Russellville, Arkansas, Makayla Mann of Newton, Kansas, Michael Mann, Jr. of Newton, Kansas, Tonya Aramburo of Clinton, Arkansas, Matthew Robinson of Searcy, Arkansas, her great grandchildren; Robbie, Azariah, Tyona, Maddie, Bella, GiGi, two sisters; Mollie Jack Thompson (Larry, deceased) of Newton, Kansas, Orilla Maddox (Art) of Nixa, Missouri, her favorite niece, Jeanie (Wayne) of Clinton, Arkansas, and an honorable mention is extended to best friend of over 50 years, Mary Lou Lee of Clinton, Arkansas, along with other relatives and many friends.The family would like to express special gratitude to family and staff of Indian Rock Village in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas and to the family and staff of Highland Court in Marshall, Arkansas.A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Quattlebaum Cemetery in Clinton, Arkansas with Pastor Gordon Lemings officiating. The family respectfully requests that each attendee provide and wear their own face covering and maintain social distancing.To express online condolences please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
Jeri was such a sweet person; I am saddened to read of her passing. Prayers to the family
So many things I should have made right, said, and wish I did differently and been by your side. You made a life for me that will always be remembered. I kept you and your toes and put you through it all but not once did you turn away and you shown me that unconditional love. Forgive me Mom. Love you always your son Michael Mills
I'll always miss you and the life you live will always be cherished. I hope I'm half the woman you were. It's so beautiful to know where you are now and all the family members you have dearly missed. I'll never forget what you taught me about family and I promise I wont let you down! With all my love Your Granddaughter Tonya.
I love you mama. Goodnight for now.
My prayers to the family of Jeri. She was a special person who sparkled when she talked about something she loved. She loved her children in fact, she loved all children. I remember her as a very good friend and always willing to help. She will be missed.
Just want to Say Thank You for being their for me when my own family did not... I know I have told you before, but you taught me a lot and I Thank you for the love and support you showed me. I love you more than you know. You will be missed Dearly.. Go Fly High on That Mountain.. I love you always..
Melissa, I worked at Indian Rock Village and took care of Jeri I enjoyed every minute of every day that I got to spend with her. She always kept us laughing. If I was having a bad day Jeri would always brighten it up!! I also remember her from Thriftway. Iâ€™m sorry for your loss!!
Ian so sorry to hear about â€œJeriâ€™sâ€passing I worked with this lovely lady at thriftway several years. So was loved by all and will certainly be missed - Rest In Peace.
Melissa and Family, I am so sorry to here of Geri's passing. I would see her when my Aunt was at Indian Rock. I would always talk to her and she would smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time . May God provide you peace and comfort in the days to come. She will be greatly missed.
I am sorry to here about Jerri I worked with Bones Thriftway she was a very sweet lady i loved working with here she is resting in peace god bless her family my prayers are with yâ€™all during this time
I thought Jerri was a beautiful person. I distinctly remember the first time that I ever saw her. She had just married Bill Mills and they went fishing at the same pond that my family was fishing at. So sorry for the loss to the family.
Sweet Jerri , I remember when I first moved to Clinton I had so many to mistake me for her . I thought I need to meet this woman. And when I did I was honored to be mistaken for her. She was a sweet friend all these years. And all of the children that she loved told you what a wonderful woman she was. Rest in peace ðŸ•Šï¸ ðŸ™â™¥ï¸!!
Geri was loved and will be missed by all. Prayers and hugs and loving thoughts are being sent to the family.
My sister Jerri was one of the most colorful people Iâ€™ve ever known . She was noted by residence at the care home as Popular! And that she was! She was lots of fun, and happy if possible at all. As her baby sister, I can say she stood up for me, my entire Life. Whether I was right or wrong. She always had my back! Loved her then love her now will love her for ever â¤ï¸
So sorry for the family . Jerri was a wonderful friend to me when I was a teenager. She helped a lot of kids growing up. I cleaned house for her and did ironing.
Melissa I always enjoyed your mom when we went to the nursing home she always had a beautiful smile. Love you lots