Margaret DeForest Mills

September 26, 1925 - January 9, 2022
Margaret DeForest Mills

Margaret “Peggy” Edwards Mills, 96, of Hendersonville, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the Elizabeth House.  She was born in Hendersonville on September 26, 1925, to the late A.V. Edwards and Linda Bly Edwards.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ernest L. Mills Sr., her daughter Helen Victoria, and her son David Paul.

Peggy was a registered nurse her entire career.  She was employed at Pardee Hospital for many years and was the office nurse for Dr. Joseph Bailey for many years.  Nursing was her passion and she worked well into her seventies.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she also taught Sunday School.  Peggy was an avid hiker and loved reading and gardening.  She loved all nature and was outdoors whenever possible.

She is survived by her children, Linda M. Mills, Marcia Mills Kelso, Ernest L. Mills Jr., Judith Mills Vines, and Thomas A. Mills; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Marcia Orr of Ligonier, PA.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Four Seasons Foundations
215 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC  28792

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  • January 12, 2022
    Beverly Beard says:
    She was such a sweet lady. I would see her often going into Linda's apartment when I lived in that building. The family is my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

  • January 13, 2022
    Alton Connor says:
    Ernie and family,. My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your sweet Mother. I remember her well from Dr. Bailey's office. Losing your Mother is one of the most difficult losses to go thru. My Mother passed in August, 2019. May God's grace be sufficient in these days ahead.

  • January 18, 2022
    Peggy Huscusson says:
    Marcia and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.