Irene Mills

July 23, 1926 - December 15, 2021
Irene Mills

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Irene Susan Vereen Mills, age 95 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

She was born in Marion, SC on July 23, 1926, to Herbert M. Vereen and  Ada Turbeville Vereen. Irene was the widow of Jodie Mills who passed away on April 23, 2004.

Irene was a resident of the Monkey Junction Community on Carolina Beach Road since 1952.  She worked at the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier for many years until her retirement, where she enjoyed meeting and helping many people and their families, visiting Carolina Beach and the fishing pier. She made many lifelong friends there. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. She was a great cook and hosted many meals at her home for her family.

Irene is survived by her loving and devoted children, Betty Turlington (Jimmy), Rebecca “Becky” Chilcote (Robert), and Vickie Hammonds; three grandchildren, Jimmy Turlington (Kristi), Jr., Angie White, and Jodi Chilcote; five great-grandchildren, Casey, Christopher, and  Carson Turlington,  Avery and Harper White.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday, December 20, 2021, at the graveside in Oleander Memorial Gardens on Bradley Dr., Wilmington beside her beloved husband Jodie.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.



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  • December 18, 2021
    The Horne’s says:
    What a special lady. We will always remember her sweet tea.

  • December 18, 2021
    Tommy and Barbara Chilcote says:
    Please except our deepest condolences in your time of sorrow and your heavy affiction in the loss of Irene. Don't think of her as gone-away her journey's just begun, think of her as living in the hearts of those she has touched. You were blessed with a wonderful mother. I'm sure she was and always will be in your heart forever.

  • December 20, 2021
    KATHY ROGERS says:
    Rest in peace to the sweetest lady ever. I will always have the memory of you working in Center Pier for so many years. You always had that smile on your face.

  • January 03, 2022
    Teresa Jones says:
    Your mama was a good hearted person I had many of her delicious suppers when growing up ( breakfast to) she helped me out in many ways. May peace be with you all at this time of sorrow, I know she will be missed. Sincerely,