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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On July 27, 2018 @ 3:11 pm In Obituary | 7 Comments

Michael Mills e1532729458257

Michael David Mills, 57, died on Monday, July 23, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. Mike spent the majority of his life in Glendale, Arizona. He had a passion for cooking, loved fishing and enjoyed football. He is reunited in Heaven with his mother Florence, father RJ and son Michael. He is survived by his four adult children; Matthew Mills, Michelle Thompson, Amanda Wilson, Phillip Mills and 13 grandchildren. He will be missed by a large extended family, including his second wife JoAnne and his step-children Teri, Jessie and Steve, along with his siblings Rodney, Terry, Steve, Sandy and Shelly. A Visitation will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A celebration of Michael’s life will begin at 4:00 P.M. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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Condolence from SONIA GARCIA-TILLSON on July 27th, 2018 5:00 pm

My sincere condolences to Vickie and his Beautiful family. It’s my pleasure to have him as a friend, my Honor to take care of his Funeral Services. We will miss you dearly Michael. SGT

Condolence from Michelle Thompson on July 28th, 2018 9:14 am

Dad I love you and miss you dearly. I know I’ll see your smiling face again. Rest in peace! No more worry or heartache. Your daughter, Michelle

Condolence from Meg Mills on July 28th, 2018 11:53 am

Mike we’ve been thinking of you and how you liked to play games…hahaha. A game of Risk lasted for a week. A game of cards lasted all night. If you weren’t playing games late into the night hours you were talking and cooking. Good family times with the kids running around being mischievous. You always shared your knowledge in politics, we couldn’t get you to be quiet. 🙂 You always offered your skills and we called if we needed to have the house painted. You were the best! You were friendly, talented, inquisitive and most of all, loved. We will miss you forever and ever, until we see you again. Say hi to all up in Heaven with you. <3

Condolence from Nora (Escobedo) James on July 29th, 2018 5:46 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Mike. God bless you all. With my love. Nora

Condolence from Shelly Mills on July 29th, 2018 6:58 pm

My brother and friend, we shared a life of ups and downs, good and bad, and heartache and love. There’s so much I’m going to miss about you, and so much I have learned from you . Your wisdom was beyond your years, your advice was well received, your heart was always kind and so easily given, your soul was one of a kind.
Thank you for being you and sharing your life with so many.

I miss and love you Mike!


Condolence from Jess on August 1st, 2018 10:30 am

Thank you for all you have done for me. You are my dad and always will be. I love you so much!!! I am so sorry I couldn’t come to see you before you left us and now. I have all your messages and I read them a lot now. I miss you so much too! The girls miss you so much! Because of you I am doing good! I would be doing great but you left me! You were always there for me no matter what. My heart will be broken until I see you again. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Condolence from Teri McAllister on August 4th, 2018 12:58 am


I could never bring myself to call you dad, for fear that you might one day leave us too. But, you were always my dad, and you never left us, no matter what. I will miss being able to just pick up the phone and tell you happy birthday, to hear your silly laugh, to receive those awkward half (but heartfelt) hugs, to debate politics with you, to celebrate our birthdays together, and to bbq on the grill with you. I wish Malia had more opportunities to get to know you. I’m so thankful that you were there for us kids and you took care of our mom and loved us all. I loved you so much, and I’m so heartbroken that you’re gone. I will never forget you. Each year on our birthday I will light a candle for you, my loving Dad.

Your daughter,


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