Anthony Mills

Anthony Mills

Friday, September 8th, 1944 - Saturday, November 14th, 2020
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Anthony B. Mills, Sr.

Anthony Benjamin Mills was born on September 8, 1944 at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was the only child born in love to the union of Jesse Earl Mills and Adele Duplessis Mills. As a baby, Anthony was baptized into the Catholic Church, professed the Catholic faith, and served many years as an Altar Boy. Anthony's Catholic faith was transitioned to the Episcopalian faith in 1980 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL and later St.Thomas Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL.

Anthony graduated from Englewood High School in 1962, worked as an office Keypunch Supervisor until he was inducted into the Army forces in 1965. Anthony was honorably discharged from the Army with a Purple Heart Geneva Convention Award in 1967 and two-year college, Reserve status.

Anthony pursued an Administrative/Business focus for a life's work. In 1975, Anthony opened a successful photography studio and became a Family and Commercial Photographer, as well as teacher at Kennedy King College. In 1980, Anthony opened Mills Insurance Agency and Educational Institute, the only Black-owned, Licensed, 5-line Insurance school for Illinois Department of Insurance Pre-license Training Programs where Licensure in Auto. Health, Fire. Property and Life Insurance was offered. Programs also included Correspondence Insurance Education for Licensure. Anthony graduated from Control Data Institute for Computer Programming and Operations in 1985. Anthony provided Driver Education Training for Chicago High School youth through Ward's Driver Training Program; he retired from Computer Programming in 1996 and assumed the computer as a hobby. In 1980,Anthony was blessed to marry the love of his life, Laverne H. Davis, a Registered Nurse (RN) Educator. Anthony spent many years of his retirement assisting his wife, Laverne (LV) with Charitable Fundraising and touring America's 50 great states. There were no children born of this union. Anthony and LV devoted their lives to each other as well as humanitarian work and lifestyles. Anthony and Laverne have enjoyed 38 wonderful years of marriage on life's superhighway together.

Anthony is preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Estrella Dupleissis; his parents and adopted brother, Joseph. Anthony transitioned to his "Heavenly Realm" on November 14, 2020 and will be missed dearly. Anthony will be missed and his memories cherished by his wife, Laverne H. Mills; son Anthony Mills Jr.; daughters Nicole Bradley and MarshaAshoff; brother John Gajewski (Aljean), and a host of other relatives and devoted friends.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 30th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, November 30th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Cage Memorial Chapel
    7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60649
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, November 30th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, November 30th, 2020 12:00pm
    Cage Memorial Chapel
    7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60649
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Andre Hussey Sr.

Posted at 11:27am
Aunt Laverne, we wish you comfort and blessings for the loss of Uncle Tony. May God grant you with peace. We love you. Andre, Tracie and family.

Earnestine Jefferson

Posted at 03:25pm

Earnestine Jefferson Posted at 03:29pm

Laverne, Stay strong and always keep focused on God. He will bring you peace and will not let you endure more than you can bear. Love you!!

Rhonda Davis-Polk

Posted at 02:09pm
I would like to extend my condolences to the Mills Family on their lost. My love goes out to you Aunt Laverne and I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless.


Audrey Brownlee

Posted at 02:04pm
Aunt LaVerne,

Travis Sr., Ericka, Erin, Travis Jr. and I send our most heartfelt condolences to you during this time of bereavement. We will cherish the moments shared with Uncle Tony and pray that you rest in the comfort of knowing he lived a full and accomplished life.

Love you Always,

Audrey H. Brownlee and Family

Adrian Hussey Posted at 03:12pm

Aunt LaVerne, Rhonda, Jasmine, Kylan, Jamicah, Jheremy, Jaron and I want to send our condolences to you during this time. We know that he is in a better place beside God’s loving arms. The times that we had with Uncle Tony will be cherished because of his energy to live life to the fullest. His accomplishments will never be forgotten or go unnoticed. Love you Adrian R. Hussey and family

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