Doris Coffey Mills (Sign Guestbook)

Doris Coffey Mills of Morristown, age 75, passed away June 1st at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by husband, Wayne Mills; parents, Fox and Dosha Marshall; and siblings, Duane Marshall, Lorraine Brown, and Jean King. She is survived by sister, Phyllis Susong; children, Michael Coffey and Jana (Jay) Grose; grandchildren, Sara (Patrick) Harris and Braden Taylor; and great-granddaughter, Lena Harris. Doris worked for many years as a nurse and then as a substitute teacher. She also managed a gymnastics center and several restaurants. She loved yellow roses, driving her Mustang, trips to the beach, cooking and maintaining her home, feeding the birds and squirrels, and especially loved her grandchildren. Arrangements for a memorial service honoring both Doris and Wayne Mills will be announced at a later date. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Mills family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

7 guestbook entries for “Doris Coffey Mills”:

  1. Michael Coffey says:

    THank you mom, for everything to did to care for us, raise, us, and tried to make us into good human beings. You are missed and loved.


  2. Beverly Trent Quillen says:

    Doris was a beautiful lady with a quiet beautiful spirit. Prayers of comfort for her loving family.

  3. Carolyn Winn says:

    Will pray for your family

  4. Sam Shepherd says:

    Michael and Jana, so sad for your loss. I always looked forward to her substituting because we always had pleasant conversations. She was a good friend. God bless you and give you peace.

  5. Jeff Gardner says:

    Michael and Jana, prayers for you both. We had many good times with your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Bless you both.


  6. Angela Walton says:

    Jana, we will keep you and your family in our prayers!

  7. Sarah says:

    I’ve waited a while to post here. Mrs. Mills was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed caring for her. She spent several nights in the nurses station with me telling me stories. She always kept me on my toes. I was saddened to hear she had passed. She will forever be one of my favorite little ladies and I miss her dearly. I loved her as if she was my own family. Jana, I hope you all are doing well. I appreciate all the support you offered your mom. She was a special lady.

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  • Birth: June 15, 1943
  • Death: June 1, 2019