Rev. Robert Glenn Millis Sr., 69, used teaching skills to encourage, motivate others

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Rev. Robert Glenn Millis Sr.
Rev. Robert Glenn Millis Sr.

Rev. Robert Glenn Millis Sr., of Wilmington, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 69.

He was born Jan. 21, 1946, in Wilmington, son of the late William J. Millis Sr. and Annie Mae Teachey Millis.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Faye Connelly Millis; daughter, Vivian Ann “Vickie” McKinney (Scott), of Lumberton; son, Robert Glenn Millis Jr., of Snellville, Georgia; sister, Betty M. Sherman (H.F.), of Castle Hayne; brother, William J. Millis Jr. (Judy), of Cartersville, Georgia; and grandchildren, Laura, Nathan, William and Lydia McKinney.

After graduation from Wilmington College in 1968, Robert taught school. His teaching skills were used throughout his life to encourage and motivate others. In 1974, he became minister of youth at Masonboro Baptist Church in Wilmington where he was ordained as a southern Baptist minister. He attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest and received a Master of Divinity in 1978.

He pastored Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Ante, Virginia, Long Creek Baptist Church in Currie, Richland Baptist Church in Owenton, Kentucky, Willard Baptist Church in Willard, Ogden Baptist Church in Wilmington and Hollywood Baptist Church in Appomattox, Virginia. At the time of his death, he was interim pastor of Penderlea Baptist Church in Willard.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Those wishing to honor Robert’s memory are welcomed to send flowers or make donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or Gideon International.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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