MILLS – Violet Lillian (Lilly) (née Sherwell)

Born on June 18, 1928. Passed away November 23, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at Latrobe Regional Hospital on the 23rd of November 2021,

aged 93 years.

Loved wife of Ken (Dec.). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Julie and Barry (Dec.), Steven, Geoff and Jenny, Cheryl (Dec.) and David, Lindsay and Gail, Kerrie and Rick, Ken and Sandra.

Loved Nan of her 72 Grand, Great Grand and  Great Great Grandchildren

In our hearts you will always be remembered.


Dearly loved and respected mother and mother-in-law to Julie and Barry Ryan (Dec.) and friend to Steven.  Nan to John and Trudy, Les and Nicole, Chris and Fleur, David and Eva, Jennifer and Brett, Suzanne and Tate.  Nana Mills to 26 Great grandchildren and 3 Great great grandchildren.


Mum, our hearts are filled with sadness on your sudden passing.  We are grateful however; we will always have our memories.  Thank you for giving us your unconditional and outpouring love, guidance and support throughout your lifetime.  You were our Rock and pillar of strength.  Our precious times together are now wrapped around our hearts with love and will be remembered and cherished forever.  We admired your determination and commitment to live life right to the very end, your way.  You achieved this mum and I hope you can rest now peacefully in God’s Garden knowing you are also now reunited with Dad, Cheryl and Barry.  Forever you will remain in our hearts, loved and remembered always.


Loved Mum and Mother-in-law of Geoff & Jennifer.  Nan of Stephen & Naomi, Tim & Hannah, James & Brooke, Sam & Claire, Maree & Michael Ellen.  Love Great nan.  We have a heavy heart but a smile on our face for a life well lived.  Mum, you were a superstar.


Close to our hearts you will always stay.  Loved and remembered every day.  You are with Mum now Nana.  Cheryl (Dec.) David, Kane & Georgia.  Sharna & George.


Mum you will be so sadly missed, you were a kind, gentle and remarkable Mum and Nan.  A big hole has now been left in the Mills family.  Reunited with Dad and Cheryl.  Much loved Mum of Lindsay & Gail.  Loving Nan to Brendan & Chantal, Matthew & Julieanne, Abbie & Asha.  Loving Great Nan.


My beautiful Mum, a beautiful soul.  My friend like no other.  Mum, you were the most amazing lady to have known.  Special to so many.  You were so right in saying it’s a bugger to get old.  Your mind was brilliant, your body worn out.  We will cherish all our times we shared.  No more shopping days: we would sit and watch the society of our world go by and shared a few laughs.  Nothing I did was ever a chore for me, I did it because I loved you.  I am so proud to have had a Mum like you.  To reach 93 years and be independent in your own home until the end, (Amazing).  How better would the world be with more like you.  You can now rest with Dad as you wanted.  Give Cheryl the biggest hug.  I miss you already, you will stay close to my heart forever.  Your loving daughter Kerrie and Rick.  Michelle and Adam, Adele, Evelyn, Elsie, Simone & Lauren.



You were our Queen Mother of our family so many precious and cherished memories we will never forget and will treasure forever.  Loved Mother to Ken and Sandra adored Nana to Hayley, Adian, Nicholas and Emily.

Rest in Peace Mum.



Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Morwell Chapel 437A Princes Drive, MorwellView Map
The Funeral of Mrs. Violet Lillian Mills (Lilly) will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 437A Princes Drive, Morwell on WEDNESDAY (December 01, 2021) commencing at 2.00 pm

At the conclusion of the Service the Funeral will leave for the Hazelwood Cemetery.

Lilly’s service will also be live streamed.

To view the service, please click here.

Please ensure that your double vaccination status is current and available for inspection if attending the service.
  1. Deepest sympathy on the passing of Stan’s dear auntie Lillie. She will be missed but has left some beautiful memories. My condolences to all of the Mills family at this sad time.

    Pauline, Vanessa and Kara

    Pauline Morgan November 24, 2021
  2. Deepest condolences to the Mills Family on the passing Auntie Lil. Loved and always remembered R.I.P Gary, Margo and Family

    Gary and Margo Mills November 25, 2021
  3. Deepest sympathy to the Mills family. Barb Derham and family

    Barb Derham November 26, 2021
  4. Our thoughts are with all the Mills family

    The Hewitt family

    Linda Napier November 26, 2021
  5. Our condolences to family and friends
    John and Christa Capaldo

    John Capaldo November 27, 2021
  6. Condolences to you all on the passing of your dear Mum. and Nan. Our thoughts are with you all RiP.
    From Edna May and family

    Helen Mareska November 27, 2021
  7. Dearest Lilly,

    Loving special memories of our 71 year friendship

    Betty Low

    Betty Low November 28, 2021
  8. Our deepest sympathy to all the family on the passing of Aunty Lily. A truly lovely lady. Always remembered. Love from Carol, Paul and family xxx

    Carol Darby November 28, 2021
  9. My thoughts are with all the Mills family on the passing of Auntie Lilly RIP always remembered
    Melanie Inglis (Harris) and family xoxo

    Melanie Inglis November 28, 2021
  10. To an amazing lady who will always be my second mum I will treasure the memories Rest In Peace Mum Mills ❤️❤️🌹

    Pam DeVries November 29, 2021
  11. Deepest condolences 💐 to all the Mills family Thank you auntie Lily for all the wonderful memories that you have left us with we will treasure them always Pam and Tim Harris

    Pamela Harris November 29, 2021
  12. Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you all at this sad , difficult time .Wherever a beautiful soul has been …there is a trail of beautiful memories for you all to cherish.
    With Love and friendship,
    The Blaney family.x

    Anna Blaney November 29, 2021
  13. So sorry to hear of your loss, friend of the knox family for a lifetime, our thoughts are with you all xx

    Vi knox & family

    Jan knox November 30, 2021
  14. Deepest condolences to the Mills family. Our dear neighbor of comans st, always with a smile and open house. A truly great lady.
    Pauline Highton ( Guthrie ) 💐

    Pauline Highton November 30, 2021
  15. Deepest condolences to Mills family on passing of a beautiful lady. It was pleasure visiting you haveing a cupa, hearing about the next wedding, and another new baby on the way, how proud of all her children .

    Miss your smile Rip, Sue

    Suzanne Deely November 30, 2021
  16. My deepest condolences to all the Mills family and specially to my Aunty Kerry on the passing of your beautiful mum. Mrs Mills was a beautiful lady and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My heart goes out to you Aunty Kerry and please know I’m thinking of you all.

    Love always

    Libby xx

    Libby Luka December 1, 2021
  17. What a credit you all are to your lovely Mum and Nan etc., Your eulogy was beautiful and you all made her so proud. Such a lovely lady who I have very fond memories of from when I was a child. She may be gone physically but will always be in your hearts. Condolences to you all.

    MARLENE BLACKBURN December 1, 2021
  18. Deepest sympathy to the Mills family. Many fond memories of Mrs Mills when growing up in Comans Street. There were morning teas with my mum and Mrs Rippon and cooking meals for my brother and I when our parents were overseas. Her smile, laugh and warm nature will always be remembered.

    Sharon Rodgers (Haines)

    Sharon Rodgers December 1, 2021
  19. Dear Ken, Sandra, Hayley, Nicholas and Emily,
    Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time. Thinking of you all.
    Love Donna, Kev and Jared ❤️xo

    Donna Baldacchino December 2, 2021