ALEXANDER “KATT” MILLS was born on April 21, 1973, at Portsmouth General Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was one of the four children of Clifton G. and Elsie Mae Mills. He departed this earthly life on Friday, November 11, 2016, in Gary, Indiana.
Alexander, affectionately known as “Alex” or “Katt” by close relatives and friends, was a bright light in the lives of others and captivated the hearts of everyone with whom he became acquainted. He was hardworking, loyal, loving, compassionate, fiercely protective, and a dedicated father. Funny is not the word to describe him. He could very well have been a stand – up comedian, but instead, he found diligent work in welding, handling heavy machinery, and driving big rigs across the country.
Alexander received his formal education in the public school system in Portsmouth, Virginia, and graduated from I. C. Norcom High School. He held numerous certifications and awards from countless institutions and programs such as “Daughtry Equipment Company” and “American Occupational Trades of the U.S. Forestry Service”.
Those left to forever treasure the precious memory of his life and share the legacy of his love are his daughter, Breonna Mills of Portsmouth, VA; his son, Syunn Mills of Chesterfield, VA; two sisters: his guardian, Leola V. Mills of Dumfries, VA, and Patricia L. Mills of Manassas, VA; his brother, Leonard Daniel of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his niece, Portia P. Mills-Clark of Dumfries, VA; his nephew, Malcom J.M. Mills of Alexandria, VA; two aunts: Leola V. Somerville and Lillian Ellis; his uncle, Henry Goins of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his stepfather, Robert Lee; his stepmother, Mary “Belle” Watson; and a host of other relatives, including great-nieces and nephews, extended brothers, sisters, cousins, and a significant other in Richmond, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at the Roanoke Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Timothy Edwards, will eulogize, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.