September 14, 1918 - January 9, 2013
Greta Delores McKinney Mills Bishop, 94, of Advance, NC formerly of Barkers Ridge, WV passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the residence of her daughter, Peggy Joyner following a long illness. Born September 14, 1918 at Beartown, she was the daughter of the late Leonard McKinney and Rebecca Church McKinney. Greta was a member of the Mullens Family Worship Center. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, but most of all she was a Godly woman who would take people in and take care of them, and she will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Oliver Mills and Jessie James Bishop; five sons, Johnny Mills, Eugene Mills, Otis Mills, James Hubert Mills, and Melvin Mills; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Shrewsberry; three grandsons, Brian Keith O'Neal, Eddie Dean Shrewsberry, and Kenneth Ray Bishop; two great-grandsons, Dewey Shrewsberry, Jr. and Dustin Shrewsberry; two great- granddaughters, Amber Massey and Ashley Coe; and several brothers and sisters. Those left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Helsie O'Neal and her husband, William, of Allen Junction, Phyllis Mills and her husband, Billy, of Basin, Drema Shrewsbury and her husband, Alvin, of Barkers Ridge, and Peggy Joyner and her husband, Eddie, of Advance, NC; thirty grandchildren; seventy-five great-grandchildren; fifty great-great-grandchildren; one brother; three sisters; and a very special friend, Jeff Shrewsberry, of NC. The family would like to thank Peggy Joyner (our sister) for the wonderful loving care she gave our Mother. God will bless you for this. Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Mullens Family Worship Center with Rev. Chuck Morgan and Pastor John Rogers. Burial will follow in the John H. McKinney Cemetery at Basin. Friends may call Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Greta Delores McKinney Mills Bishop, 94, of Advance, NC formerly of Barkers Ridge, WV passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the residence of her daughter, Peggy Joyner following a long illness. Born September 14, 1918 at Beartown, she... View Obituary & Service Information
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