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Nicholas Anthony Mills, 30, of Traverse City, passed away Aug. 3, 2017. Nick was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to Laurie Greenman and George Mills on Nov. 29, 1986.
In 2004 Nicholas graduated from West Senior High. From the very beginning Nick was the trend setter, the friend maker and the social butterfly. He encouraged his friends and family to see the beauty in all things. He was the free spirit, the man with the personality, the magnet that we were all drawn to and the absolute fashionista. He was his mom's little brown-eyed boy and best pal.
His curiosities took him many places to live, but he always knew that home was where his momma was. Nicholas was exceptional in the hospitality field and notably became your best friend before you left after meeting him.
He enjoyed brisk walks with Woody and Thor, the family dogs, and all holidays, but coined Christmas as a favorite. The entire family was together, and Thanksgiving would not be complete if not for his mom's fruit salad. He would call the bowl before it even got served.
Nick was the light of the gathering and there will be a void in the hearts of all who knew him.
Nicholas is survived and missed dearly by his mom and step-dad, Todd; his father, George; his siblings, Chad, Samantha, Ashley and Brandon; his grandparents, Charles and Alice Wood; his aunts and uncles, Claudette (Steven), Andrew, Robert (Tamara), Paula (Daniel), James (Brenda), Kelly (Jeff), Vincent (Heather), John (Michelle), Ida (Dan), Craig (Anna), Lisa (Sid), Marc (Janet), Sabrina (Bryan) and Rodney (Tiffany); and nieces and nephews, Anthony, Jayden, Lillian, Sasha, Avaya and Abella. He is also survived and missed by several cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy and Claude Greenman; and his cousins, Holli and Travis Greenman and Victor Jr. Willams.
Visitation will take place Aug. 8, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place Aug. 9, 2017, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, also at the funeral home. Nicholas' final resting place will be Oakwood Cemetery.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may wish to do so in Nick's honor to his family, in care of the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your condolences and memories with Nick's family on his personal tribute page.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on August 7, 2017
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