Died: Wed., Oct. 6, 2021

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Oct. 16, 2021
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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Gregory Anthony Mills, 59, was born in Plattsburgh, New York on February 14, 1962, to TSgt Warner and Shirley Mills, the fifth of six children.  They loved him dearly.  His father was also his coach during his early years in sports.  His mother cheered him on from the bleachers and provided spiritual guidance throughout his life.

Gregory spent his early years in Madrid, Spain before moving to Indiana where he attended grade school through college. Gregory was a star athlete while attending Kokomo High school where he was nicknamed “The General” and was a two time recipient of the “Gold Helmet” award. He attended Indiana Central College (now Uindy) on a football scholarship. His  athletic abilities spanned several additional sports including baseball, basketball, track and later in life, golf.  Gregory was a sports connoisseur as his favorite football team was the Pittsburg Steelers and his favorite baseball team was the Chicago Cubs. Later in life, he was on a mission to visit every professional baseball park in America.

In addition to sports, Gregory enjoyed playing cards with his siblings…especially when he was winning and, yes, the competition was ferocious! In recent years, he really enjoyed the annual Mills Siblings’ Retreat in Savannah, GA

He received his undergraduate degree and MBA from University of Indianapolis.  Gregory was a salesman for many Indianapolis businesses throughout his working career.

Gregory married Shelley Ziliak September 16, 1989 and from that union came his pride and joy daughters Ashlee Briana and Gabriella Marie.  The girls and Shelley encircled Gregory with love during his life and through several health challenges encouraging him in hope, strength, and perseverance.

Despite several health setbacks, Gregory was a faithful attendee to Ashlee’s many choir concerts, state solo competitions, theater performances and Gabriella’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball games as a true and steadfast booster and supporter. He additionally coached his daughter Gabriella in basketball for a season, just like his father coached him! His children meant the world to him, and they were with him to the very end, even until his last breath.

Gregory enjoyed coaching football at New Augusta North Middle School, live music concerts, ballroom dancing, singing, going to the beach, hanging out with his lifelong friends, joking around, and traveling. His most cherished travel adventures were with his beloved daughters and former wife, Shelley, to Sanibel Island, FL and Disney World.

Gregory was predeceased by his father TSgt Warner Mills. Left to cherish his memories are his mother Shirley Mills; and daughters Ashlee Mills-Liller (Cory) and Gabriella Mills (fiancé Matthew); his ex-wife and dear friend Shelley Ziliak-Mills; his siblings Carol Dockett-Hood (Felton), Michael Mills (Reesa); Shelley Mills-Brinkley (Ray); Alan Mills (Sally); Robin Cox; his beloved 1st cousin James Mills (Roby); a special uncle, Talmadge Rhodes and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins.

The family wishes to thank the Doctors and caregivers of IU Medical Center, Eskanazi Hospital, Ascera Care Hospice and Little Red Door and ask that all donations be directed to these organizations.

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Alethea Brinkley
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021

Extra Large Schefflera Arbicola was sent by Johnny, Shirley, and Yolanda Brinkley .

With deepest sympathy. Johnny, Shirley, and Yolanda Brinkley

Robin Cox
   Posted Wed October 13, 2021

Grand Oasis - good was sent by Robin Mills-Cox and Aaron Cox.

In loving memory of my precious dear brother and wonderful uncle Gregory. With all our love Robin Mills-Cox and Aaron Cox

Shelley Mills-Brinkley
   Posted Wed October 13, 2021

White Rose and Calla Fireside Basket was sent by Shirley Mills.

For My Son, Love Mom

Shelley Mills-Brinkley
   Posted Wed October 13, 2021

Jade Garden was sent by Shelley Mills-Brinkley .

For our beloved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. Love Shelley, Ray, Bug, and Shawn

Sally Mills
   Posted Wed October 13, 2021

Angelic Wings Garden was sent by Alan and Sally Mills.

For our beloved brother, brother in law and uncle, As you rest in eternal peace with the Lord, you will be missed, but never forgotten. Love, Alan, Sally, Alexis, Dustin, Adam, and Allyson

Stephanie Bower
   Posted Wed October 13, 2021
I’ll never forget Greg. He will be missed. I’m so sorry Shelley.

Felton Hood
   Posted Thu October 14, 2021

Azalea Tree was sent by Carol Dockett-Hood and Felton Hood.

Mary Brinkley
   Posted Thu October 14, 2021

Angelic Wings Garden was sent by Karen Brinkley .

Sending our love and heartfelt condolences to the Mills Family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories you have with Gregory be a comfort to you. Love, The Brinkley Family

Herbert T. Walker, III, MBA
   Posted Thu October 14, 2021
I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Mills. My heartfelt condolences to Ashley Mills Liller and her entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Herbert T. Walker III
Walker Funeral Homes
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Stephanie Piggee
   Posted Fri October 15, 2021
To Shelley, Ashlee & Gabby,

I was sad to hear that Greg or Mr Greg according to Kendra & Aaron had passed away. We remembered him to be a soft spoken kind man who enjoyed being around his children and their friends as well. I am sure that this is a very difficult time for each of you. Just remember, to be absent for the body is to be present with the Lord. May he rest in paradise. Our condolences.

Shirlene, Joel, and Aysia Amoah
   Posted Sat October 16, 2021
To Robin and the Mills family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please take solace in the words found at Psalms 34:18 that says "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Sincerely, The Amoah family

Andrea Iger Duarte
   Posted Mon October 18, 2021
Dear Robin and family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss of Gregory. I hope you find comfort in your fond memories of him now and always.
With deep sympathy,

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