Terry Lee Mills
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Terry Lee Mills , Age: 66
May 07, 1952 -- August 03, 2018

Terry Lee (Thompson) Mills, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away on August 3rd, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. Born on May 7, 1952, in Kansas City, KS, to Betty and Bill Thompson, Terry graduated from Washington High School and married Mark "Tony" Mills in 1970. A strong believer in credit unions, Terry worked for several local credit unions during her career before retiring in 2018. Most important to Terry was her faith, her family, and her friends. For that reason, banking was not just about business for Terry. It provided an opportunity for her to share her real passion, her love for the saving power of Jesus Christ, with her co-workers and members of the community in which she worked. Many times people would come into her place of business to pray with Terry, or to listen to her share her love of the hope of Christ. Terry always cherished opportunities to be involved in the mission work happening in the country of South Sudan, and to minister to her Sudanese family. She made two trips to that mission field and had never lost the passion for the people there. Terry's family was always a focal point of her life. She loved celebrating the holidays with family and friends, especially the Christmas season. Terry and Tony loved to cruise, and one of the highlights of Terry's recent years were a pair of family cruises, one with her children and grandchildren, and another with Tony's siblings. She is preceded in death by her parents Betty and Bill Thompson, her brother Mike Thompson, and her aunt Lois Long. She is survived by her husband Tony, son Patrick (Marni), daughter Heather Little (Mike), grandchildren Samantha Mills, Amanda Little, Jacob Little, and Josh Little, sisters-in-law Rhonda Thompson, Clarene Rosas, Jody Manchion (Ed), and Candy Mills, brother-in-law Mike Mills (Paula), as well as many other family and friends. Special thanks is extended to the staff and caregivers at Providence Place, and to a dear friend Georgia Jenkins. A memorial visitation service will be held on Monday, August 6th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lenexa Baptist Church located at 15320 W. 87th Street in Lenexa, KS. A celebration of her life will follow on Tuesday, August 7th, at 11:00AM at the same location. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Empower One Ministries, serving the people of South Sudan (https://empower-one.org)

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Lenexa Baptist Church
Address: 15320 W. 87th St.
City: Lenexa
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66219
Date: August 06, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
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Additional Service: Funeral Service
Location: Lenexa Baptist Church
Address: 15320 W. 87th St.
City: Lenexa
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66219
Date: August 07, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
Google Map: Click Here to see Location on Map.

Ken and Reinhardt August 06, 2018

Friends Lenexa , Kansas

I shared a love for the people of South Sudan with Terry and her husband Tony and was blessed to be able to take a trip there with them. On that trip I learned what a tender-hearted and compassionate woman Terry was. I saw her love for Jesus very clearly and there will be many in heaven because of the way she lived her life and the way she shared her faith. I'll always be thankful for knowing her and regret not knowing her even deeper. My husband Ken and I send our condolences to the family and pray that you experience God's comfort and peace during the coming days.

Frances K Windscheffel August 04, 2018

Friend Kansas City , Kansas

Walt and I will miss you so much. You were a born encourager and so loving. Jesus shined through. So glad you are not in pain anymore and we will see you again some day. So sorry to Tony and the family.

Jason, Heather and Drew Tucker August 04, 2018

Friend Olathe , Kansas

We are so sorry for your loss. Ms Terry was a very special person to everyone. She will be greatly missed by all. We are lifting you up in our prayers.

Peggy and Gary Selig August 04, 2018

Sunday School friends Overland Park , Kansas

Terry was a kind and beautiful soul. She is rejoicing now with her Lord. Our prayers for your family as you grieve your great loss.

Todd and Debby Norvell August 04, 2018

friend St. Cloud , Florida

Apart from the body, present with the Lord, this is what brings hope when I think of the loss of wife, mother, grandma, friend. Praying for you, Tony, Heather and family, Patrick and family.

Cheryl D. Clayton August 05, 2018

Friend Olathe , Kansas

Tony, Walter and I are praying for you and your family. We are so sorry. She will be missed very much by so many here and in South Sudan. We were so priviledged to have known her. Let the Lord comfort you in the way only He can do.

Linda Belden August 05, 2018

Friend Lenexa , Kansas

We will greatly miss Terry. She had a smile on her face, no matter what she was going through. We are praying for your family. We rejoice that she is in heaven and that several are going there because of her, but we know that you feel a special loss. May God comfort you and may you feel his presence in a special way.

Dana and Janice Lewis August 05, 2018

Friends Merriam , Kansas

We know that Terry is in the arms of Jesus. In times like these we are praying for your loss but know it is God's gain. May His love wrap your hearts with peace and know that your Christian family is here for you.

Oscar and Leonora Feldman August 05, 2018

friends of the family Shawnee , Kansas

We are so very sorry to hear of Terry's passing. We are praying for your family at this time.

Dan & Diana Griffin August 05, 2018

Friend Overland Park , Kansas

We were blessed to know and fellowship with Terry at Lenexa Baptist Church. We enjoyed her happy, loving attitude in Sunday School. She always showed her care and love for South Sudan and kept us up on the wonderful Christians there. Tony and family are in our prayers at this time.