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Celebrating the life of
Alma Billac Mills
Passed away on March 15, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. - Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00 p.m. - Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Interment
  • - Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Alma prepared my taxes for many years. Steve and I started at Southern Bell at the same time. Steve and I attended the.same climbing school and worked on the same line truck for over a year. May Alma Rest In Eternal Peace. God Bless

Roy S. Banks, Jr., Flowery Branch, Ga

To all of Alma's Precious Family, As I visited last night to pay my respects, to my classmate and friend Alma, the one thing that I brought home with me was not the expected sadness. But instead, I brought home many wonderful memories of a mama, grandmother, and friend. Alma "truely" meant a lot to many people and I hope this brings yawl comfort and peace as yawl try to get through the days ahead.

Beverly F. Simmons, Friend and Classmate , Richmond Hill, Ga

To all of Alma's Precious Family, As I visited last night to pay my respects, to my classmate and friend Alma, the one thing that I brought home with me was not the expected sadness. But instead, I brought home many wonderful memories of a mama, grandmother, and friend. Alma "truely" meant a lot to many people and I hope this brings yawl comfort and peace as yawl try to get through the days ahead.

Beverly F. Simmons, Friend and Classmate , Richmond Hill, Ga

So sorry for the passing of Alma. I new her from my freshman year at BC. She was a great girl from a great family. I never was around her that she didn't have a smile on her face. She will be missed? My prayers and thoughts go out to her entire family.

Steve Richardson, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family of Alma. A kind and giving person may she be welcomed into the kingdom of heaven.

Kathleen Kenney Brown, Savannah , Ga

I am very sorry for your loss, Alma was a ray of sunshine and I'll miss her big smile and chuckle at 5588

Ronnie I. Rogers, Garden City, Georgia

Stephanie, John, and family. We r so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We will b thinking about y’all tonight and tomorrow unfortunately it’s tax season and we won’t be able to attend. May she Rest In Peace Jane Caldwell and Mary Sullivan

Jane Caldwell and Mary Sullivan, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts and prayers to Alma’s family.

Richard Byrd, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to hear of Alma's passing. She was a unique and spirited lady. Peace and love to her family. Jo Ann Scott Blackwood.

Jo Blackwood, Saint Pauls, NC

So sorry to hear about alma sending my condolences to you and your family. Knew her a long time

Janice Strickland aiken , Springfield, Georgia

Jimmy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Brenda Harn, Longwood, FL

Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers.

Jimmy and Connie Deal, Savannah, Georgia

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Rest In Peace Alma.

Anna Jones, Savannah , GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness.

Joe and Debbie Rossiter , Jefferson , Ga

Dear Stephanie and family, We are so very sorry for your loss of Alma. She was a wonderful person. We send our sincere condolences and much love to you all.

Johnny, Jeana and Lauren Crawford, Savannah, GEORGIA

Johnny and Stephanie my prayers are with all of you and Alma. She was a great friend to my mother who loves Alma dearly. We will all miss her. May God Bless.

Carey Canales, Savannah, Ga

Stephanie, John, Patty and Jimmy I am so sorry to hear about Alma. It seems our circle of cousins is getting smaller all the time. My prayers are with all of you.

Ebbie and Susan Thigpen, Daphne, Al

Stephanie, John, Patty and Jimmy, I want to express my sincere condolences to all of you. I felt like Alma was like a sister. We grew up together. Even after leaving Savannah we kept in touch over the years. She use to skip church sometimes and hang out with my sister, Judy, who still lived there at the time. They would drink tea and smoke cigarettes. I always had to have my Alma fix when I came home to visit. She was always so much fun. The year my brother died and Judy and I came home for the funeral. Stephanie and Johnny were gracious enough to invite us over Christmas eve because we had no where to go. Actually Alma invited us. I'm pretty sure without asking you Stephanie and Johnny. You guys were so kind to us in our sorrow. You all brought a little light in our hearts that night. We had fun and laughed so much that night, that Judy and I still keep talk about it. We had a lot of history and many fond memories. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers and I will always carry Alma in my heart forever.

Leah Conti (Bunton), Stockton, CA

Jimmy and Patty I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Remember Alma from early childhood until early adulthood but then Uncle Sam took me on a journey and I very seldom came back to the Island. She was always a sweet person and I'm sure she carried that into middle and late age. Know that ya'll will miss her but just letting you know that ya'll will be in my thoughts and prayers. Another loss for the Isle whether she still lived there or not.

thom@hendrixproduce.com, Metter, Ga

Prayers from cousins in New Orleans

Burst, New Orleans, LA

Jimmy, Deepest sympathy on the death of your sister. May she rest in peace.

Marie Green Bryant, Savannah, GA

Miss Alma, what can we say? You were a dear friend and a second mother to Cecelia and the friends who were close to John during those growing up years and beyond. You gave us love and were there for us when our family suffered losses and were quick with a smile, a hug and laughs in the good times, too. "Let's go see Miss Alma!" was a must on St. Patrick's Day as you would be in your favored spot on Abercorn Street overlooking Oglethorpe Square. How you loved that day! That little spot along the parade route is forever yours, and you'll be remembered each time we drive or walk past it. Now you're in God's house where a seat has been prepared for you; He has wrapped you in his arms forever. Our hearts reach out to your family in this sad season of loss. Light up Heaven as only you can.

Julia and Charles Williams, Savannah , Georgia

Stephanie, John, Patty, Jimmy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Many memories of Alma as the little girl next door to now. May she Rest In Peace.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, GA

John and Stephanie, we are so sorry to hear the news of Alma. Alma was one of a kind. She definitely was a fireball. There are so many memories we have of her. Everyone loved her.she will be missed!!!!!

Randy and Terri Thran, Savannah, GA

We are so saddened by the news of Miss Alma's passing. My son Travis and her son John, as well as several other boys, met and became best friends in Elementary school. They all called her Miss Alma so that's how she was known around our house. As parents of boys who spent all their free time together, and considered themselves brothers, she and my husband and I shared many conversations about the boys and would run into her out and about in Savannah. She always had a way of making us laugh and I always wished I had gotten to know her better. I know by the wonderful man John turned out to be that she was a wonderful mother. She was loved very much by all who knew her, and will be forever missed.

Patti and John Walters, Murrayville, GA

My condolences to the family. May she Rest In Peace Jane and Gene Caldwell

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We are so sorry for your loss.

Chris and Kaye Johnson, Statesboro, Ga

Heaven has another Angel.

David E. Mills, Rogers, Arkansas

We love all of you so much, and we'll be there through it all for anything you need. We will miss her terribly.

Jenny, Shawn, James and Bailey , Savannah , Ga

So very sorry for your loss. Alma was one of a kind. Sending love and prayers in this most difficult time. We share your sorrow. May God continue to hold you in the palm of his hand.God gives us the wonderful gift of memories. Always remember and cherish your “Alma stories”

Farr Family, Savannah, GA

I share the sorrow at your loss . You are in my prayers

Thomas J Wells jr, savannah , ga

So sorry for the loss of Alma. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jane Gruber Aiken,S.C.

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Sympathy and prayers to your families. Alma will be greatly missed.

Tina Burns and Family, Richmond Hill , GA

Alma Billac Mills, 70, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on March 15, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, GA.  She was born on September 10, 1948 in Savannah to the late Philip and Margaret Paxton Billac of Isle of Hope, GA.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Steve Mills.

A lifelong resident, she attended Catholic schools and graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1966.  She was part owner of Bowie Jackson Tax Services, where she worked for more than 20 years.  Alma retired from Coastal Air Conditioning after 20 years of service.

Alma loved to volunteer her time at Sacred Heart School, where he daughter Stephanie attended K-8th grade.  She also loved driving her son John to all of his baseball games and tournaments when he was young.  She also enjoyed yelling at an umpire or two.  Alma was very proud of her 3 grandchildren Hannah, Brandon, and Samantha.  She loved going to family gatherings and never met a blue crab she didn’t like and could always appreciate a medium rare steak.  Alma was an avid sports fan, she adored her Georgia Bulldogs and traveled with her husband Steve to the 1980 Sugar Bowl to help the Dawgs bring home a National Championship.

She is survived by her children, Stephanie Wells (Johnny) and John Mills (Shelley), both of Savannah; a sister Patty Troxwell (Bob) of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, and brother Jimmy Billac (Nancy) of Savannah.  Her grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Wells, Brandon Patrick Wells, and Samantha Renee Mills, all of Savannah.  She is also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

Interment immediately following at Bonaventure Cemetery.

 

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Candle tribute lit by Roy S. Banks, Jr. — Georgia

Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Alma prepared my taxes for many years. Steve and I started at Southern Bell at the same time. Steve and I attended the.same climbing school and worked on the same line truck for over a year. May Alma Rest In Eternal Peace. God Bless

Roy S. Banks, Jr., Flowery Branch, Ga

Candle tribute lit by McNamara, Adams & Walker Families — Georgia

To all of Alma's Precious Family, As I visited last night to pay my respects, to my classmate and friend Alma, the one thing that I brought home with me was not the expected sadness. But instead, I brought home many wonderful memories of a mama, grandmother, and friend. Alma "truely" meant a lot to many people and I hope this brings yawl comfort and peace as yawl try to get through the days ahead.

Beverly F. Simmons, Friend and Classmate , Richmond Hill, Ga

To all of Alma's Precious Family, As I visited last night to pay my respects, to my classmate and friend Alma, the one thing that I brought home with me was not the expected sadness. But instead, I brought home many wonderful memories of a mama, grandmother, and friend. Alma "truely" meant a lot to many people and I hope this brings yawl comfort and peace as yawl try to get through the days ahead.

Beverly F. Simmons, Friend and Classmate , Richmond Hill, Ga

So sorry for the passing of Alma. I new her from my freshman year at BC. She was a great girl from a great family. I never was around her that she didn't have a smile on her face. She will be missed? My prayers and thoughts go out to her entire family.

Steve Richardson, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family of Alma. A kind and giving person may she be welcomed into the kingdom of heaven.

Kathleen Kenney Brown, Savannah , Ga

I am very sorry for your loss, Alma was a ray of sunshine and I'll miss her big smile and chuckle at 5588

Ronnie I. Rogers, Garden City, Georgia

Stephanie, John, and family. We r so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We will b thinking about y’all tonight and tomorrow unfortunately it’s tax season and we won’t be able to attend. May she Rest In Peace Jane Caldwell and Mary Sullivan

Jane Caldwell and Mary Sullivan, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Ronnie I. Rogers — Georgia

My thoughts and prayers to Alma’s family.

Richard Byrd, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to hear of Alma's passing. She was a unique and spirited lady. Peace and love to her family. Jo Ann Scott Blackwood.

Jo Blackwood, Saint Pauls, NC

So sorry to hear about alma sending my condolences to you and your family. Knew her a long time

Janice Strickland aiken , Springfield, Georgia

Jimmy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Brenda Harn, Longwood, FL

Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers.

Jimmy and Connie Deal, Savannah, Georgia

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Rest In Peace Alma.

Anna Jones, Savannah , GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness.

Joe and Debbie Rossiter , Jefferson , Ga

Dear Stephanie and family, We are so very sorry for your loss of Alma. She was a wonderful person. We send our sincere condolences and much love to you all.

Johnny, Jeana and Lauren Crawford, Savannah, GEORGIA

Johnny and Stephanie my prayers are with all of you and Alma. She was a great friend to my mother who loves Alma dearly. We will all miss her. May God Bless.

Carey Canales, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Leslie Davidson — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Linda Chapman Norris — Florida

Stephanie, John, Patty and Jimmy I am so sorry to hear about Alma. It seems our circle of cousins is getting smaller all the time. My prayers are with all of you.

Ebbie and Susan Thigpen, Daphne, Al

Stephanie, John, Patty and Jimmy, I want to express my sincere condolences to all of you. I felt like Alma was like a sister. We grew up together. Even after leaving Savannah we kept in touch over the years. She use to skip church sometimes and hang out with my sister, Judy, who still lived there at the time. They would drink tea and smoke cigarettes. I always had to have my Alma fix when I came home to visit. She was always so much fun. The year my brother died and Judy and I came home for the funeral. Stephanie and Johnny were gracious enough to invite us over Christmas eve because we had no where to go. Actually Alma invited us. I'm pretty sure without asking you Stephanie and Johnny. You guys were so kind to us in our sorrow. You all brought a little light in our hearts that night. We had fun and laughed so much that night, that Judy and I still keep talk about it. We had a lot of history and many fond memories. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers and I will always carry Alma in my heart forever.

Leah Conti (Bunton), Stockton, CA

Jimmy and Patty I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Remember Alma from early childhood until early adulthood but then Uncle Sam took me on a journey and I very seldom came back to the Island. She was always a sweet person and I'm sure she carried that into middle and late age. Know that ya'll will miss her but just letting you know that ya'll will be in my thoughts and prayers. Another loss for the Isle whether she still lived there or not.

thom@hendrixproduce.com, Metter, Ga

Prayers from cousins in New Orleans

Burst, New Orleans, LA

Candle tribute lit by The Drysdales — Georgia

Jimmy, Deepest sympathy on the death of your sister. May she rest in peace.

Marie Green Bryant, Savannah, GA

Miss Alma, what can we say? You were a dear friend and a second mother to Cecelia and the friends who were close to John during those growing up years and beyond. You gave us love and were there for us when our family suffered losses and were quick with a smile, a hug and laughs in the good times, too. "Let's go see Miss Alma!" was a must on St. Patrick's Day as you would be in your favored spot on Abercorn Street overlooking Oglethorpe Square. How you loved that day! That little spot along the parade route is forever yours, and you'll be remembered each time we drive or walk past it. Now you're in God's house where a seat has been prepared for you; He has wrapped you in his arms forever. Our hearts reach out to your family in this sad season of loss. Light up Heaven as only you can.

Julia and Charles Williams, Savannah , Georgia

Stephanie, John, Patty, Jimmy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Many memories of Alma as the little girl next door to now. May she Rest In Peace.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, GA

John and Stephanie, we are so sorry to hear the news of Alma. Alma was one of a kind. She definitely was a fireball. There are so many memories we have of her. Everyone loved her.she will be missed!!!!!

Randy and Terri Thran, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Jane Arnsdorff Beasley — Georgia

We are so saddened by the news of Miss Alma's passing. My son Travis and her son John, as well as several other boys, met and became best friends in Elementary school. They all called her Miss Alma so that's how she was known around our house. As parents of boys who spent all their free time together, and considered themselves brothers, she and my husband and I shared many conversations about the boys and would run into her out and about in Savannah. She always had a way of making us laugh and I always wished I had gotten to know her better. I know by the wonderful man John turned out to be that she was a wonderful mother. She was loved very much by all who knew her, and will be forever missed.

Patti and John Walters, Murrayville, GA

Candle tribute lit by Patti and John Walters — Georgia

My condolences to the family. May she Rest In Peace Jane and Gene Caldwell

, ,

Candle tribute lit by Amy Allen — Georgia

We are so sorry for your loss.

Chris and Kaye Johnson, Statesboro, Ga

Heaven has another Angel.

David E. Mills, Rogers, Arkansas

We love all of you so much, and we'll be there through it all for anything you need. We will miss her terribly.

Jenny, Shawn, James and Bailey , Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Jenny Fitsemons — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Jane Lefever-Troxell — Pennsylvania

So very sorry for your loss. Alma was one of a kind. Sending love and prayers in this most difficult time. We share your sorrow. May God continue to hold you in the palm of his hand.God gives us the wonderful gift of memories. Always remember and cherish your “Alma stories”

Farr Family, Savannah, GA

I share the sorrow at your loss . You are in my prayers

Thomas J Wells jr, savannah , ga

So sorry for the loss of Alma. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jane Gruber Aiken,S.C.

, ,

Sympathy and prayers to your families. Alma will be greatly missed.

Tina Burns and Family, Richmond Hill , GA


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