George A. Mills, Jr.
April 13, 1955 - July 11, 2023
George Alvin Mills, Jr., 68, of College Park, MD, passed away peacefully to go home to Jesus
surrounded by family and friends and with his loved one, Vickie, by his side on Tuesday, July
11, 2023, at Firethorn Court, Upper Marlboro, Md, after a long and courageous battle with
metastatic liver cancer.
George was born in Washington, DC, on April 13, 1955, to George A. and Elder Mills, Sr.
George was predeceased by his mother, Elder, his father, George Sr., his sister, Thelma, and his
George’s Journey: Born April 13, 1955, George was the fifth of eight children. George attended
Dunbar Senior High School. After school George, joined the United States Marine Corps, in
1973 and served until 1979. He did his basic training at Paris Island Station at Marine Corps
Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC. George’s duties as a Motor Transport Operator were to
service and operate vehicles for transporting troops and supplies. He was awarded a
Marksmanship Competition Badge for his Rifleman abilities. After the Marine Corps he kept the
discipline and structure he learned in the Marine Corps his entire life.
He was employed with The Government Printing Office for 15 years. After that he worked as a
car salesman at Sheehy Ford in Marlow Heights where he won “Salesman of the year”. Knowing
George, you knew he could sell anyone anything. George later moved to Memphis, TN after
accepting a position with the Amvets where he held the position as Regional Manager covering
several locations in the South. He later returned to his Washington DC roots and held the
position of Environmental Service Director for Health Care Services for 22 years serving the
District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia until his illness in year 2000.
“Gorgeous George” as he was sometimes known, enjoyed life to the fullness. He was the
sharpest dressed man in the room and the best dress man going to the 7-11. He also had the best
dance moves on the floor. He was a big sports fan of The Washington Commanders and
everything and anything that is Washington, DC. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing
football and basketball. George loved going to the casino and enjoyed gathering with family and
friends. George was a constant source of support and encouragement to his family and friends,
and he always challenged anyone to be their best and to do their best!
George was comforted by the love of his life Vickie, a strong constant source of strength and
support through some of his most recent challenging battles. George and Vickie had a bond that
could not be broken. She stayed by his side until The End! Endless Love!
He is survived by the loves of his life Vickie, Kevin, Lakeisha Dent, four sisters Ruth Wilson,
and Della Jackson, Cynthia Robinson, Lavonne Vickers. Special friends Tyrone Brody, Lamar
Jones, Edward Montgomery, Stan Brown, Melvin Middleton and Mike “Bicycle Man”. A host of
nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, George requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Amvets
and Goodwill organizations, organization’s George felt strongly about!
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