Barbara Patterson Mills, age 89, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on November 19, 2022 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Asheboro.
Born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada, Barbara is the daughter of Charles and Grace Hodge Stewart-Patterson.
Mrs. Mills was a loving mother, grandmother, and a homemaker. She attended First Presbyterian Church, volunteered at Clapp’s Nursing Home assisting in Bingo games for the residents and enjoyed knitting prayer shawls for others. Barbara was an avid reader, enjoyed playing board games, especially Chinese Checkers and Pictionary with her grandchildren, and loved to dance. She really enjoyed walking outside exploring nature. The most important thing to her was spending time with her family and making them laugh. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lapsley Barron Mills, Jr and her sister, Ann Stewart-Patterson.
She is survived by her daughters: Ginny (Matt) Dunn of Asheboro, Kim (Lonnie) Whelchel of Midlothian, VA and Joni (Terry) Rosser of Hilton Head, SC; 7 grandchildren: Carly Moore, Dylan Rosser, Amanda Whelchel, Lindsey Dailey, Barbara Michelle Whelchel, Maggie Dunn and Susie Dunn; 5 great grandchildren: Ever Duke, Olive Dailey, Tillie Dailey, Louisa Grace Moore, and Hadley Moore; and many friends, all of whom will miss her daily.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church, 420 West Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC, 27203 with Rev. Brian K. Rummage officiating. The family will receive family and friends in the Westminister Hall immediately following the service.
Family request, in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Brookdale Assisted Living, 514 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 533 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC, 27203.