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Gary Lee Mills, Jr.

October 12, 1978 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 45) 45 Years Old
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Gary Mills, Jr. Obituary

Mr. Gary Lee Mills, Jr., passed away on January 7, 2024. Gary was born on October 12, 1978, in Jacksonville, FL to Mr. Gary Lee Mills Sr.(deceased) and Mrs. Genell Moore Mills. He received CHRIST at an early age, was a Born-Again Believer and enjoyed worshipping with his family at the Potter's House International Ministries.

He was educated in the Duval County Public Schools and a Graduate of Nathan Bedford Forrest Senior High School in 1997. During high school, Gary was a very active student, Leader. He participated in the Sweetwater Athletic Association, middle and high school football, basketball, and other student activities. He worked every summer as a youth counselor with Project SOCK (Saving Our Community & Kids) at the National Guard Armory and Mary Lena Gibbs Community Center. Upon high school Graduation, Gary continued his education by becoming a Florida A & M University "Rattler" where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation, Gary was employed at SOS Academy as an Assistant Principal and as a clerk for the City of Jacksonville.

Gary has always had an Innovative Spirit. Even as a child he constantly created little businesses with his friends to raise money to build something. That spirit of Innovation led him to become a self-employed businessman and diversified in several areas. His love for cars led him to create "Phat Boi Slim Custom Designs" and he was the owner of "60 Grit Services, LLC." Gary had a generous heart and was of the Belief, that no man stood taller than when he was bending to help another.

Gary was a proud and devoted son, brother, friend, husband, and father of seven. Family meant everything to him, and he'd do anything within his power to make sure he provided for and protected his loved ones. Gary supported and donated to many community-based organizations such as: Project S.O.C.K. (Saving Our Community & Kids), SWAA (Sweetwater Athletic Association); and SOS Academy.

The Legacy of his life will be cherished by his children, Gary Lee Mills III & Geordin Lynn Mills (LaShonda Black Mills-mother); Austee'n Lee Mills(Quanetta Farmer-mother); Amariah Ann Mills (Terri Collier-mother); Jada Lynn Mills, Jack Lee Mills & bonus son, Rashad Brown (Sabrina Hadnot-mother); his mother, Ms. Genell Moore Mills; brothers, Gary Anthony Caldwell (Titecia) and Guyron Levan Mills; Sister, Genay Letece Mills; Cousins raised as sisters, Christina Wright (Karey) and Kimberly Green (Mike); Great Aunt & Godmother; Ruby George; Childhood friend, Mike Jennings and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at The Potter's House International Ministries, 5119 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32205.

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Celebration of Life
Saturday
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
The Potter's House International Ministries
5119 NORMANDY BLVD.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

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