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Weems honors Mills on golden anniversary

This time it was Lillie Mills’ turn to have a cake baked for her.

At a surprise party thrown last week as part of National Hospital Week, longtime Weems employee Lillie Mills was honored on the occasion of her marking 50 years working at the hospital.

“I appreciate everybody at Weems and everyone for thinking of me,” said Mills, who at age 71 is the mother of three sons, 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Starting at age 21, in 1972, Mills has worked a variety of jobs, in housekeeping and admissions and her latest, in dietary, “I love working at Weems and I love the people of Franklin County,” she said. 

Mills is known for doing unto others, including baking birthday cakes for friends and fellow workers, and making sure to visit the sick in Apalachicola.

In addition to a plaque and other gifts presented to her by Weems CEO David Walker and Chief Financial Officer Susan Daniels, Mills received congratulatory gifts from Pat Williams, the pastor’s wife at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where Mills worships, and from Myrtis Wynn, secretary of Weems governing board of directors.

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