Mr. Jennis Conrad Millsaps, 77, of Millersville Road, Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Valley Nursing Center following a period of declining health.
Mr. Millsaps was born November 26, 1940 in Alexander County, the son of the late Burgess Millsaps and Nell Campbell Millsaps.
He was a faithful member of White Plains Baptist Church, where he served as choir director and was long-time deacon of 41 years. He was a long-time member of the Lee Lodge 253, where he had at once held the title of Master Mason.
He loved fishing, watching Sunday races, Sunday afternoon naps and listening to gospel and bluegrass music. Before declining in health, Jennis was an avid runner, where he completed 5K and 10K races. After retiring from Alexvale Furniture, where he was a supervisor, he began his retirement by traveling the United States in an RV with his two cousins, Wayne Windsor and the late Jerry Windsor. Jennis was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great-grandfather.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: an infant sister.
Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife, Louise Earp Millsaps; his daughters, Anita Davis and husband, Bruce of Taylorsville, Gina Fox and husband, Tracy, of Hatteras; three grandchildren, Garrison Davis, Sarah Davis, Katelyn Ellis; two great-grandchildren, Dixon Davis, Maxton Davis; his brothers, Bobby Millsaps of Hiddenite, Billy Millsaps of Taylorsville, Larry Millsaps of Hiddenite; his sisters, Emogene Barnette, Lorene Wallace both of Taylorsville.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at White Plains Baptist Church. Rev. Tony Daniels will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 – 3:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Pallbearers include: Paul Stikeleather, Roger Kerley, Roger Adams, Junior Little, John Johnson, Kirt Pennell and Jeffrey Carrigan.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Valley Nursing Center and Hospice of Iredell County for the kindness you had shown to our family during his time of illness.
Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is honored to be serving the Millsaps Family.