Dot Jett Mills, Well Known Democrat Party Leader for 25 Years, Dies After Extended Illness

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | October 03, 2017
Dorothy “Dot” Rose Mills, 82, of Nutter Fort, WV passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at United Hospital Center after an extended illness. 

Dot was born December 13, 1934, in Nutter Fort, WV; youngest daughter of Thomas Paul and Allie Cox Jett. She graduated from Roosevelt-Wilson High School in 1953. Two years later, on April 16, 1955, she married Robert Lee Mills who was the last surviving male of the founding Mills family of Nutter Fort.

Dorothy is survived by brothers, Larry Jett of Lakewood, California, David Jett of Clarksburg, WV; sister, Betty Moccia of Margate, FL; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob in 1992; brothers, Harry and William “Bill” Jett; sister, Wilma Ruth Jett.

Tough, Strong, inquisitive and loyal, Dorothy loved the social interaction with many friends, neighbors and passers-by. She had been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lucinda Rose VFW Auxiliary, Elks Club, Harrison County Historical Society and the Women’s Club of Clarksburg, WV. She retired from the Harrison County Corrections System after 25 years of service. 

As a proud Democrat, Dorothy served on the Harrison County Democratic Executive Committee for more than 25 years. Through her illness, Dorothy, was sustained by faith and support from her niece, Lisa Vincent, cousin, Sandra Seders, friend, Alan Johnson and special friend, Gloria Mazzei. She had been a member of Vincent Memorial Methodist Church for 70 years.

Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr, Clarksburg, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 2:00pm until the time of service at 7:00pm with Reverend Tom Horne. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Vincent Memorial Methodist Church, 401 Indiana Ave, Nutter Fort, WV 26301

Online condolences may be sent to DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Mills family.

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