December 7, 1935 ~ February 26, 2019

Born in: Gallatin, TN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Ms. Mary Frances Mills was born on December 7, 1935 to the late Melvin Mills and Catherine Luster of Gallatin, Tennessee.  She departed this life on February 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Mary professed her hope in Christ at an early age.
Mary was educated in the summer county public school system in Gallatin, Tennessee.  At the age of 14 she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to be with her aunts Arlene Thompson and Mildred Brown, where she attended and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School class of 1955.
Mary was devoted to her life long companion Franklin Ware (Tommy).
Mary was a homemaker most of her life.  She enjoyed caring for her 3 children.  She was a wonderful Mother.  She was a sports fanatic especially football (her favorite team was the Oakland Raiders).  Mary will be truly missed by all who loved her.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents Catherine Luster Odom, stepfather Jonah Odom and Father Melvin Mills, brothers Jonah Odom Jr, Herbert Odom, and John Ray Odom, sisters Lucille Rogan and Dorothy Humphrey.
She leaves to cherish her memories 3 children Sheila Macon (Cedric Sr) Staten, George Macon Jr, and Chester (Charlotte) Macon all of Indianapolis, Indiana, 3 brothers Charles (Chris) Odom of Indianapolis, IN, Leroy and James Odom of Gallatin, Tennessee, sister Barbara Odom of Nashville, Tennessee, a devoted aunt Hattie Mae Tunstill of Gallatin, Tennessee, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, 8 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  A special Thanks to Evelyn Whitlow, Annie Puckett, and Cathline Robinson.


Visitation: March 9, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals
5811 East 38th Street

Funeral Service: March 9, 2019 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals
5811 East 38th Street

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of the death of Mary. The passing away of a loved one is always with much sorrow. May we have faith and confidence in the Bible’s promise of a time when pain, sickness and death are a thing of the past (Revelation 21:3, 4). My condolences are with the family at this difficult time.

  2. We thank the Lord along with you, for the life of Mrs. Mary Mills.

    The sisters and brothers of Christine Odom

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