Lera "Tine" Ernestine (Mills) Burns

December 18, 1946 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 75)


Lera Ernestine “Tine” Mills, age 75, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022.  The native of Okeechobee FL lived most of her life in Florida before moving to Georgia in 2008.  She was a homemaker and was devoted to her family.  Of all the joy in her life, spending time with her grandkids was the greatest blessing.  In her free time, she loved to travel.  Even though she kept an active life, she always was devoted to her Lord and served him faithfully at Cedar Crossing Baptist Church.  She was an active member of her church group, the “Dixie Dumplings”.   A vibrant and loving person, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  She is preceded in death by her parents, George Mills and Betty Inez Altman Mills and a sister, Cheryl Woodson.

Left to cherish memories of a life well lived are her three children, Juanita (David) Parham of NC, Tina (Billy) Williams of Bellville, and Bill (Georgia) Kirkland of Florida; four siblings, Marge Chandler, Marty Mills, Buddy (Jess) Mills, and Kent (Sharon) Mills all of Florida; eight grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Basinger Cemetery in Okeechobee Florida.

Low Country Cremation & Burial is serving the Mills family.

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Graveside Service
July 27, 2022

10:00 AM
Basinger Cemetery
NW 178th St.
Okeechobee, FL 31534

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