Henry Millsaps

Georgia

Sr.ROME Henry Lamar Millsaps Sr., 85, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in a Rome hospital.Mr. Millsaps was born in Harrison, on June 5, 1928, the son of the late John Henry Millsaps and Virginia Haney Millsaps. He was a 1940 graduate of Baylor School in Chattanooga, and attended the University of Tennessee. Mr. Millsaps retired from Motors Insurance Co. He served as a volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity, Star House, Good Neighbors Ministries, Meals on Wheels, and Carpenters for Christ. Mr. Millsaps was a past nominee for the Heart of the Community Service Award. He was a member of North Broad Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Millsaps served in the Army National Guard.Survivors include his devoted wife of 63 years, Mina Pickett Millsaps, of Rome; a son and daughter-in-law, Henry Lamar Millsaps Jr. and Vickie Millsaps, of Cohutta, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lydia Diane Millsaps Miller and Kenneth Miller of New York City, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Henry Seth Millsaps, Jordon Ellis Henry Millsaps, and Andrew Carnegie Miller; and a cousin, Patricia Reese, of Indianapolis, Ind.A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at 3 p.m. in the North Broad Baptist Church with Dr. Hugh C. Peacock, Rev. Micah Pritchett, and Mr. John Dyer officiating. Mr. Millsaps will lie-in-state at the church from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today in the Heritage Chapel of the Miller & Richards Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request memorial contributions to Good Neighbors Ministries, 208 East Second Avenue, Rome, GA 30161, Habitat for Humanity 10 Central Plaza, Rome, GA 30161-3234, or North Broad Baptist Church 1309 North Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161.The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as pallbearers and are requested to meet at North Broad Baptist Church on Thursday by 2:30 p.m.: Roy Echols, Phil Carter, J.D. Nolan, Jordan Millsaps, Larry Meeks and Haskell Perry. The honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of the North Broad Baptist Church. Also, the volunteers for Good Neighbors Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Star House, and the Sam Smith Sunday School Class.Please join Mr. Millsaps family in honoring his life by visiting www.milleandrichardsfuneralhome.com to post tributes and share memories.The Miller & Richards Funeral Home and Cremation Services Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Henry Lamar Millsaps Sr.

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