Joyce Maxine Mills

Birth Date: July 24, 1934

Death Date: March 16, 2017

Visitation Date: 3-20-2017 Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Visitation Place : Heritage Funeral Home

Service Date: 3-21-2017 Time: 12:00 PM
Service Place : New Haven Baptist Church

Cemetery Date: 3-21-2017 Time: 1:00 PM
Cemetery Place : New Haven Baptist Church

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Obituaries » Joyce Maxine Mills

Joyce Maxine Mills, 82, of Moss Point, MS, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Pascagoula, MS. Maxine was born on July 24, 1934 in Choctaw County, MS to the late Hester Earl and Vera Lavenia Dean. In high school, Maxine was the captain of her basketball team.  She enjoyed working in her yard, especially her flower gardens, and drinking coffee with her friends and neighbors.

In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Mills, brother, Warren Glendale Dean, and sister-in-law, Alice Adele Mills.

She is survived by her daughter, Penny Kaye (Mark Anthony) Vargas;sister, Dorothy Jean Ray; brother, James Earl (Jonea) Dean; brother-in-law, Glenn Mills; great-aunt, Katherine Jane Dean; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The visitation will be Monday, March 20, 2017 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, Moss Point, Ms. Funeral will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:00- 1:00 p.m. at New Haven Baptist Church, 6690 Stewart Weir Rd., Weir, MS 39772.

Heritage Funeral Home locally owned and operated in Moss Point/Escatawpa, Ms. is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for Maxine Mills at