January 30, 2022, 58, Goldsboro –
Danny Keith Mills passed away on Sunday at Duke Hospital. He was born in Wayne County to the late Marvin and Mary Mills and was married to Lillian Yvonne Mills. He began logging at an early age with his father. Being outdoors with his dad started a love for the outdoors. He loved being in the woods and cutting down trees. Eventually, he went to work in construction and then with CSX railroad for many years. He could work any type of equipment large or small. Danny loved family, especially his grandkids. He spoiled them one and all. He loved to take them on vacation to the beach or mountains. He did everything with them. He also enjoyed cooking, especially grilling steaks or barbecuing a pig. He also loved crab legs and could eat them faster than anyone. Always ready to help others, he would drop whatever he was doing to go help someone else. Usually, at the end of the day, he was tired and could be caught napping in his chair. He was a stubborn man when he believed in something, and could debate you on his beliefs. He was a believer in God and the power of prayer.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. at Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Doug Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 until 3:00 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, he is survived by his children, Kristina Mills-Gregory(Chris) of Goldsboro, Miranda Mills Torrella(Cory) of Charlotte, Candace Mills Daughtry(Joseph) of Goldsboro, and Charlie Mills(Hayden) of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Avery Gregory, Sophia Gregory, Callie Gregory, Bailey Gregory, Canyon Torrella, Everest Torrella, Meadow Torrella, Landon Daughtry, Danny-Lynn Daughtry, and Ashton Daughtry; brother, Jerry Mills(Jennifer) of Goldsboro; mother-in-law, Bonnie Lassiter of Seven Springs; and several other family members he loved.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert Lassiter.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Mills family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.