January 19, 2022

Mary Bettye Barnhill Mills

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Mary Bettye Barnhill Mills of Slidell, LA, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Lewis Travis “Ted” Mills. Bettye was born August 11, 1924 in Louisville, MS. Daughter of the late James Elmer Barnhill and Mary Alice Eaves Barnhill. Sister of the late Hubert E. Barnhill, Cyrus Lamar Barnhill, Mildred Rebecca Lombardo, Peggy Louise Green, William Henry Barnhill, and a half brother, Jim Holmes. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Bettye and Ted were married on February 5, 1942 in Laurel, MS, and in 1969 they moved to Slidell. She was a graduate of Comptometer School in New Orleans. She retired after 29 years from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp in Chalmette, and was a member of the Kaiser Aluminum Salaried Retirees Association and First Baptist Church of Slidell. Bettye was initiated into the Order of the Eastern Star in 1955, served as Grand Adah, 1970 to 1971, Grand Marshal 1976 to 1977, and as an officer of Lakeshore Chapter in Slidell. She was initiated September 13, 1962 into “Daughters of the Nile,” Immanuel Temple, helping children receive critical lifesaving care at Shriner’s Hospitals. Relatives and friends of the family attended the visitation and funeral service at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. W. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell, LA, on Monday, January 3, 2022. Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Louisville, MS. Donations to First Baptist Church, Slidell, preferred, in lieu of flowers.

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