OBITUARY: Marcie Lynn Mills


With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Marcie Lynn Mills, age 65, a cherished mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend, who departed on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024, leaving a profound void in our lives.

Her radiant smile illuminated every room, offering comfort and warmth to all fortunate enough to know her. Despite her petite stature, Marcie’s presence was larger than life, leaving an indelible mark on everything she touched.

Her intellect, drive, and unwavering dedication to her career were matched only by her passion for activism and her mastery of gardening and culinary arts. Alongside her beloved husband, John, she found joy in simple pleasures like watching shows and nurturing her cherished gardens.

Marcie’s legacy of love, kindness, and boundless generosity will continue to inspire us all. Though she may have left this world, her spirit will forever reside in the hearts of those she touched. Rest peacefully, dear Marcie, knowing your light will continue to shine brightly through the lives you’ve enriched.

Mrs. Mills was born February 27, 1959 in Dallas, TX, to the late Wayne Gail Reece and Judith Ann Sharp Reece.

She was a Paralegal for the State of Tennessee for many years.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her stepmother, Jo Bentley Reece.

She is survived by her husband, John Mills; son, Jonathan Jennings; daughters, Heather Pruitt and husband Marty, Jillian Jennings (Ryan), and Jessica Jennings (Rhett); stepson, Daniel Mills; 7 grandchildren, Hailey, Hannah, Kyler, Livy, J.R., Jack, and Penny; sisters, Angela Reece Pierce, Kirsten Goodnight and husband Adrian, and Kendra Gray and husband David; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Thursday, May 16th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, with David Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield.

The family will receive friends from 12 pm until time of the service at 2 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.



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