Bonnie Bell Winkler Mills, age 98, of Sneedville, went to be with her Lord & Savior on April 17, 2020. She was saved at a very young age at Yellow Branch Baptist Church and was a member of War Creek Baptist Church. She lived her life as a good Christian and set a very good Godly example for her family. She taught school briefly in her younger days and spent the majority of her life working on the farm, gardening, canning and helping to provide for the family. She went on to work a public job at Morrill Electric, where she was one of the first employees to be hired at the company and spent 25 – 30 years there and went on to retire from the company. She talked frequently about how much she loved her job and the people she worked with. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland & Dora Winkler; brother, Elliot Winkler; sisters, Ilene Johnson & Lucille Brewer; husband, Clyde E. Mills; beloved daughter, Scarlett Etheridge and beloved son, Russell Mills.
Bonnie will be greatly missed by her loved ones. Rest high on that mountain, we will see you again one day.
She is survived by;
Daughters; Janice Jones of Sneedville and Shelia Mountain (Eddie) of Dandridge
Grandchildren; Teresa Osborn of Cohutta, Ga., Lorie Seal of Sneedville, Rusty Mills of Bulls Gap, Chad Mountain of Tampa, Fla., Nathan Mountain of Dandridge & Kelley Mills of Rogersville
Eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters
Several nieces & nephews
The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Monday, April 20, 2020 at the McNeil Funeral Home
A private funeral service for the family will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, April 20, 2020 at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel
Rev. Tony Collins officiating
Interment will follow in the Mills Cemetery
Serving as pallbearers will be Zane Mills, Wayne Mills, Chad Mountain, Jacob Seal, Nathan Mountain & Rusty Mills
In accordance to current state guidelines due to the Covid-19 pandemic and for the safety of the family, visitors & staff, McNeil Funeral Home will adhere to the 10 person limit inside the funeral home at one time. For your protection, funeral home staff will assist in maintaining this number during the visitation hours.
Online condolences can be made at www.mcneilfuneralhome.com
McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements
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