July 10, 1958 ~ December 22, 2019

Born in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Norcross, Georgia

Keith Mills was born in 1957 in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Clearwater, FL a year later. In Florida, the family had many friends, mainly the Stafford girls (aka “Skull Sisters”) and loved the orange grove near the house and the beach. The Mills family moved to Stone Mountain, GA in 1967 and spent many fun times at the Fellsridge pool and hanging out at numerous houses in the neighborhood. Keith graduated from Stone Mountain High School in 1976 and then received a business degree from Florida State University in 1980, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He worked in the financial services industry for many years with jobs at Decatur Federal Savings and Loan, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the Office of Thrift Supervision. Keith played baseball and softball throughout high school and after college, was a fanatic for the FSU Seminoles football team, and an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Keith’s greatest joy was his two children, Talley and Andrew. He spent many hours on the sidelines cheering them on in their sports or filming them at various school and church performances throughout their childhood. He treasured anything and everything associated with his kids. Keith is survived by Talley Mills (daughter) Andrew Mills (son), Deborah Durrett (sister), Bruce Mills (brother), and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Marie Mills. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 am at Wages and Son Funeral Home in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Instead of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to a charity of your choice.


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  1. We shared quite a few wins and losses together along with laughter and smiles.
    Sleep in heavenly peace. Keith
    Sleep in heavenly peace.
    Teammates for life

  2. So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Although we had not been in touch for many years, I have only fond memories of him and value the time we had together. Peace and comfort to his family and friends.
    David Todd

  3. One of the kindest men I have had the pleasure of knowing. See you again one day my friend but in our fathers house next time.

  4. I am so saddened and shocked to hear this news. I, too, spent many hours at the Fellsridge pool with both brothers. Bruce, if you can hear me….I am so very sorry! Sending prayers for comfort for the entire family.

  5. I loved Keith! We worked together at Stone Mountain Ford and always had a good time. Later we ran into each other on Marta traveling to work downtown. My heart is sad for the loss of this kind soul. Rest In Peace Keith!

  6. CandleImageThe brother I never had, and the friend I’ll never forget. Your were loved by so many, and everyone knew of your love for them. You will be missed more than you know. I will continue to always support your Seminoles and will know that you will always cheer them on with us in spirit. GO NOLES!! Your children and your family will remain a part of my life forever. The memories will always remain in my heart.
    Rest In Peace, Keith. I love you.
    Cindi Stafford Wall (aka, skull sister, also aka “Bush”)

  7. CandleImageKeith (The Keister)so fortunate that our parents became friends in Clearwater and you are with them now. The memories from childhood to adulthood will last a lifetime. From our hurricane party’s talent shows to a priceless Halloween parties not to mention 4th of July’s and when you arrived in Clearwater from Atlanta to audit when I was also worked in banking. You and Bruce are the brothers the Stafford girls never had but you will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Keith I love you Nancy Stafford McElroy

  8. CandleImageKeith was such a great man and the big brother I never had. I’ll always remember your great laugh and going to the FSU games. Not to mention a certain Halloween party. Great memories and we will never forget you. Rest in piece my brother from another mother.
    Julie Stafford Littrell

  9. CandleImageI am so saddened to hear of this. Keith was a big brother to me at FSU, when I was a new guy at Kappa Sigma. I wish we had stayed in touch over the years. I only found out about this when doing a search tonight.

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