Ada Faye Rush Mills departed this life on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She was born December 18, 1926 in Burkburnett, Texas to Edward Rush and Florence Thornton Rush. Ada was the eldest of 6 children.
Ada grew up in the community of Blue, Oklahoma and attended school there. Ada accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age and attended faithfully Robinson Baptist Church near her family home in rural Blue, Oklahoma.
In November 1943, Ada married Jack Mills in Denison, Texas. From their wedding ceremony, they left for their honeymoon to go pull cotton in Lelia Lake, Texas. Jack must have been a smooth talker to make that happen. After the cotton patch, they moved to Bennington, Oklahoma where their first child was born. After Jack served in the Army, they moved to Lamar, Oklahoma where they lived and raised three other children.
Ada was the oldest living member of Lamar Baptist Church and served in many different capacities during her time as a devoted member, and she continued to attend church until her last few months at home. Ada was a homemaker until her children were grown then went to work at Charles Komar Co and worked there over 20 years before retiring.
Preceding Ada in death are her parents; husband Jack Mills; son Robert Mills; grandson David Mills; daughter-in-law Carol Mills; and one sibling Charles Dewaine Rush.
She is survived by four siblings, Bill Rush, June Vaughn, Shirley Vaughn, and Patsy Downing; three children Leroy Mills, Jackie Mills (Shirley), and Anita Schmitt (Mike); grandchildren Rene Mills Cherry, Tammy Mills Quick, Jennifer Butts, Abby Babb, Brandi Mills Dunkleberger, and Brandon Mills; ten great-grandchildren; and fifteen great-great-grandchildren. Ada is also survived by a host of other family members and special friends.
Graveside service was 10:00 am Monday, July 27 th , at Lamar Cemetery with Pastor Mark Milligan officiating.
Pallbearers were Brandon Mills, Kelly Dunkleberger, Jeff Cherry, Kelly Babb, Derek Beck, Robert Rush and Marvin Mills. Honorary pallbearers were Raul Leal, Roger Pickett, Dennis Pickett, Dale Milam, Charles Gann and Donnie Freeman.
Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma.