Franklin Nathaniel Mills, 64, Vero Beach

Franklin Nathaniel Mills, 64, died April 6, 2011, at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.

He was born in St. Kitts, West Indies, and lived in Vero Beach for 30 years, coming from St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

He was a cook and chef for several private clubs, including John’s Island, Windsor and Hurricane Harbor.

He also managed Wendy’s and KFC.

He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Vero Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Philis; sons, Franklin Mills Jr. and Michael Mills, both of Orlando, Fitzroy Mills, of St. Croix and Tyrone Mills, Kyle Mills, Troy Mills and Joseph Mills, all of Vero Beach; mother, Pearline Mills, of St. Kitts; nine brothers; 11 sisters; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2126 Eighth St., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Visitation will be from 11 to 1 p.m. April 16 at the Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach with a memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Elder Tom Jansen of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Vero Beach as celebrant.

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