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Celebrating the life of

Tanya Denise Evans (Mills)

December 07, 1957 - December 25, 2019

Tanya Denise Evans (Mills)

Tanya Denise Evans (Mills), also affectionately known as “Gigi”, peacefully went home to her Lord and Savior on December 25, 2019.

A faithful, spiritual, fun, and selfless woman; Gigi lived a life devoted to her three children. This continued in the role she cherished most recently as “Gigi” to her five grandchildren, whom she constantly chased with a promise to “get her shuga”. She spent her childhood on Talahi and Tybee Islands where she was known as a “Mills girl” which was a synonym for “fun, vivacious, and independent”. Never known to be on time, she was also devoted to all those she met and would spend innumerable hours with anyone in need.

Gigi was born in Savannah on December 7, 1957. She received a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL. She was one of the blessed who found her calling in life caring for the ill and injured. She served her patients as she would her own family in every setting, from their homes to the ICU to rehab centers. Her children recall countless stories of patients and their families proclaiming her “as the best nurse in the world – a true angel from above.”

Gigi is survived by her mother, Sondra Perry; sister, Wendy Mills; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Christa Lewis; daughters Sarah Lewis and Hannah Evans; grandchildren, Emsley, Lily, Paisley, August, and Mathias; nephew, Dustin Bunker; great niece, Ava Bunker; and countless uncles, aunts, cousins and friends from Florida to Georgia. She is predeceased by her father, Billy Mills and step-father, Bill Perry.

Her children feel they can never do her life justice with the words here, as she was all they could’ve asked for in a mother and friend. She will be deeply missed until they all come together again in the presence of God. To Him be the glory!

A memorial service is scheduled for family and friends at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel (4605 Hwy 80 East, Savannah, Georgia 31410).

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for donations to His Love Ministries, Inc. (hisloveministries.net).

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Tanya was a wonderful person to work with. We were ICU nurses together . She was not only a great nurse but a great teacher and friend. She will be missed. So sorry to hear that she has passed away but she will definitely be the life of the party in her new heavenly home.

- Wanda Horne, savannah, Ga


My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

- Caroline Warner , Savannah, GA


Oh Tanya, you will be missed so very much. Tanya was the shining light that drew others to her. She always made time to reach out and help everyone who needed her. Being a Nurse she also touched the lives of strangers everyday. Tanya's love of God and of her family & friends made her inspirational and cherished. Tanya took the time to listen, to really listen, and care about others. Her healing, good advice was given with great love. She was so very kind to my son Dominic. He called you "Mom" and he loved you with all of his heart. Tanya strenthened his faith by bringing him closer to God. She made a great difference in his life and he treasured her. I loved the gift of her friendship...her laughter. Tanya offered love, support and compassion to all. She prayed with you and for you. Being so spiritual made her a person that was truly unforgetable. I believed that she taught her family and friends everything except how to one day live without her . How to survive the pain of saying Goodbye. I will treasure the memories that we shared together. I will be forever grateful for the love she always showed to my son. I share the tears of all who loved Tanya. I pray for her children and grandchildren that have to live without her sweetness. " Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith, Grief is the price we pay for love." Hannah, Dominic and I send prayers of comfort for you and your family now at this sad time. Standing by you always. With love, Kasey

- kasey L Cardinelli, SAVANNAH, GA


Oh the good times we all shared. Fireworks, picnic's, cookout's our kids playing..... You were always sure a dear and loving person. You will be missed by all. Our hearts are with you and your family as they grieve over the lost of such a wonderful person. RIP until we meet again.

- Ruth and Frank Whaley, statesboro, ga


Dear Sondra and family my heart goes out to you.May the Lord hold on to you with all his love as we will be holding to you.A special love to Tinsley and Paisley.All my prayers and sympathy be with you and your family God Bless.

- WilmaWoodard, Savannah, Ga


Sorry that she had to leave, it is very sad and we will miss her. No words to describe the way our hearts ache. My pastor and his wife lost their little boy and he said that they had no relief from the pain until they started praising God. I believe that is true for me also. I believe the 23rd ps. I just wanted to tell Wendy so sad for her loss. And im lifting you up in prayer. And we all say, come Lord Jesus , come Amen

- Genie graves, Savannah, Ga


Prayers for the family.

- James Woods, Savannah, GA


Our love and deepest sympathy to Sondra, Bryan, Sarah, Hannah & Family. We are so very sorry for your loss of Tanya, so dear. As Christians, we know that to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. May God bless and comfort you all with precious memories; and you will remain in our hearts, thoughts and pryers in the days ahead. Skip & Nancy Watson

- Nancy & Skip Watson, North Augusta, S.C.


Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Danny & Cindy Colson, Savannah, GA


Bryan, Christa, and Family, It is with sincere prayers and condolences in the passing of your Mother, whose legacy will forever live on in your hearts. “...Blessed are the dead which die in THE LORD from henceforth... Rev 14:13 KJV God Bless, Your Neighbors from Washington DC Carolyn Brew Gwendolyn Thompson

- Carolyn Brew and Gwendolyn Thompson , Washington , DC


We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words that will make this time any easier, however we pray you find some comfort knowing Tanya is resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord. Sarah, Ems and Pais...we are here for y'all. Mamoo, I cannot imagine your pain losing a child. Our prayers are with you. We are so sorry! Hannah and Brian, may you find peace in this time of grief. Our hearts are breaking for you guys! Emsley and Paisley, please know Grammy and Papa are here for y'all and we love you both so very much. Call us if you need anything! Rest in peace, Tanya!

- Farrow, Savannah, GA


Brian, Sarah, and Hannah. I am praying for you all. Tanya was an awesome lady. There are a lot of good memories from when all of us were younger. She was always caring and had a great love for God. And I know she loved y'all. She will be missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for y'all. —Ashley Norris, Savannah, GA

- Ashley Norris, Savannah, GA


Tanya was a wonderful person to work with. We were ICU nurses together . She was not only a great nurse but a great teacher and friend. She will be missed. So sorry to hear that she has passed away but she will definitely be the life of the party in her new heavenly home.

- Wanda Horne, savannah, Ga


My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

- Caroline Warner , Savannah, GA


Oh Tanya, you will be missed so very much. Tanya was the shining light that drew others to her. She always made time to reach out and help everyone who needed her. Being a Nurse she also touched the lives of strangers everyday. Tanya's love of God and of her family & friends made her inspirational and cherished. Tanya took the time to listen, to really listen, and care about others. Her healing, good advice was given with great love. She was so very kind to my son Dominic. He called you "Mom" and he loved you with all of his heart. Tanya strenthened his faith by bringing him closer to God. She made a great difference in his life and he treasured her. I loved the gift of her friendship...her laughter. Tanya offered love, support and compassion to all. She prayed with you and for you. Being so spiritual made her a person that was truly unforgetable. I believed that she taught her family and friends everything except how to one day live without her . How to survive the pain of saying Goodbye. I will treasure the memories that we shared together. I will be forever grateful for the love she always showed to my son. I share the tears of all who loved Tanya. I pray for her children and grandchildren that have to live without her sweetness. " Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith, Grief is the price we pay for love." Hannah, Dominic and I send prayers of comfort for you and your family now at this sad time. Standing by you always. With love, Kasey

- kasey L Cardinelli, SAVANNAH, GA


Oh the good times we all shared. Fireworks, picnic's, cookout's our kids playing..... You were always sure a dear and loving person. You will be missed by all. Our hearts are with you and your family as they grieve over the lost of such a wonderful person. RIP until we meet again.

- Ruth and Frank Whaley, statesboro, ga


Dear Sondra and family my heart goes out to you.May the Lord hold on to you with all his love as we will be holding to you.A special love to Tinsley and Paisley.All my prayers and sympathy be with you and your family God Bless.

- WilmaWoodard, Savannah, Ga


Sorry that she had to leave, it is very sad and we will miss her. No words to describe the way our hearts ache. My pastor and his wife lost their little boy and he said that they had no relief from the pain until they started praising God. I believe that is true for me also. I believe the 23rd ps. I just wanted to tell Wendy so sad for her loss. And im lifting you up in prayer. And we all say, come Lord Jesus , come Amen

- Genie graves, Savannah, Ga


Prayers for the family.

- James Woods, Savannah, GA


Our love and deepest sympathy to Sondra, Bryan, Sarah, Hannah & Family. We are so very sorry for your loss of Tanya, so dear. As Christians, we know that to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. May God bless and comfort you all with precious memories; and you will remain in our hearts, thoughts and pryers in the days ahead. Skip & Nancy Watson

- Nancy & Skip Watson, North Augusta, S.C.


Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Danny & Cindy Colson, Savannah, GA


Bryan, Christa, and Family, It is with sincere prayers and condolences in the passing of your Mother, whose legacy will forever live on in your hearts. “...Blessed are the dead which die in THE LORD from henceforth... Rev 14:13 KJV God Bless, Your Neighbors from Washington DC Carolyn Brew Gwendolyn Thompson

- Carolyn Brew and Gwendolyn Thompson , Washington , DC


We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words that will make this time any easier, however we pray you find some comfort knowing Tanya is resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord. Sarah, Ems and Pais...we are here for y'all. Mamoo, I cannot imagine your pain losing a child. Our prayers are with you. We are so sorry! Hannah and Brian, may you find peace in this time of grief. Our hearts are breaking for you guys! Emsley and Paisley, please know Grammy and Papa are here for y'all and we love you both so very much. Call us if you need anything! Rest in peace, Tanya!

- Farrow, Savannah, GA


Brian, Sarah, and Hannah. I am praying for you all. Tanya was an awesome lady. There are a lot of good memories from when all of us were younger. She was always caring and had a great love for God. And I know she loved y'all. She will be missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for y'all. —Ashley Norris, Savannah, GA

- Ashley Norris, Savannah, GA


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900