Posted: Mon 9:28 AM, Oct 01, 2012
Funeral Home: Croley Funeral Home
February 27, 1954 – September 27, 2012
Gloria (Hancock) Mills, 58 years old, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan, Texas. Gloria was the second-born child to Darriell and Joyce (Laningham) Hancock on February 27, 1954 in Gilmer, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Jerry Hancock and David Hancock.
Gloria was a lifelong resident of Gladewater and graduated from Gladewater High School. She married her high school sweetheart, James "Sandy" Mills. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gladewater, Texas. As the matriarch of her family, Gloria was a strong and spiritual woman, and her proudest accomplishment was raising her son. She was a people person and always had a smile on her face. Gloria enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, attending Gladewater football games, being a substitute teacher and had a great passion for shopping.
She is survived by her loving son, Craig Mills and wife Sharon; grandchildren, Shannon Morrison and Dereck Mills; great-granddaughter, Amaya Morrison, all of Bryan; sisters Debra Livingston and husband, Marty, of Antioch, Ca, Pam Latus and husband, Jon, of Forney, Texas; brothers, Ronald Hancock and wife, Sonya, of Hemet, Ca, Darriell Hancock of Gladewater, Texas; and several nephews, nieces and relatives.
Family and friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 30, at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater, Texas. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Gladewater at 10 a.m. Monday, October 1, with the Reverend Ellis Hayden, Reverend Weldon Jones, and Larry W. Osborne officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Spring Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all of Gloria's loving and tender caregivers from Hospice Brazos Valley and the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility.