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Joyce Jay Mills

April 14, 1947 ~ January 16, 2023

Joyce Jay Teague Mills of Vero Beach, Florida, entered into the presence of the Lord on January 16th, 2023.

The daughter of the late Bura Vaughn Teague and Eula Dee Henderson, Joyce was born on April 14th, 1947, in  Ft. Pierce, Florida. She attended Vero Beach High School.

She married Richard Charles Mills, Sr. in 1965. During their 57 years of marriage, Richard and Joyce lived in Alaska and Vero Beach.

Joyce was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Her family will remember her as their light, so much fun, creative, passionate, fierce, loving, and tender. She showed everyone around her who God is in so many ways. Richard and Joyce established a faithful legacy that will live on in their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Joyce was an accomplished gardener who loved hummingbirds, butterflies, and orchids. She was a member of Central Assembly, where she served for decades as the nursery coordinator, caring for numerous infants and children. She was also a faithful intercessor and small group leader. Joyce was known for her hospitality and godly wisdom.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard, and her children:

Kathleen S. Earle of Safety Harbor; Richard Charles Mills, Jr. (Dorothea) of Vero Beach; Joseph Edward Mills (Jennifer) of Cardington, Ohio;  and Kellie Renee Tipton (Paul) of Vero Beach.

Mrs. Mills is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers Ed Teague (Ann); Buddy Teague (Linda); Tobby Teague (Jenni); and sister-in-law Kathie Teague. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Teague.

The Celebration of Life will be at Central Assembly in Vero Beach.

All memorial gifts may be made to Central Assembly towards the Foundation for the Future – Children’s Ministry Center.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at





January 20, 2023, 3:30 pm

The Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 11:00am at Central Assembly in Vero Beach.

Kathleen Lair

January 23, 2023, 1:17 am

can still remember when you and your family moved into your house down the street from our house. It is hard to imagine that was more than 40 years ago. you truly be missed.

David Ballou

January 24, 2023, 4:12 am

Joyce was one of the nicest, most pleasant person to be around always. I never even heard her raise her voice. My condolences to the Teague and Mills families, Joyce will be dearly missed by all.

Bob Warriner

January 24, 2023, 12:04 pm

I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Joyce. I am one of the brothers of her daughter-in-law Dorothea. I know how much Joyce meant to her. I care very much for Rick and Noel. I pray God’s comfort and strength for all.

David and Mary Ann Warriner (Ontario)

January 28, 2023, 6:36 pm

“We were saddened to hear of Joyce’s passing from our sister, Dorothea Mills. Joyce was mentioned often in our conversations and it was apparent to us that she was an incredible person. Our thoughts are with Richard, Rick, Noel, Dorothea and the entire family. Our hope is that you feel peace, be comforted, find strength and lots of love at this time.

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