Alice Lee (Wells) Mills, 102, of Gatesville, died January 12, 2021. She was born November 8, 1918 in Poteet to J. E. and Eunice (Jordan) Wells.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 62 years Weldon T. Mills, in 2003, her daughter, Mary Alice “Sue” Stewart of Conroe in 2015, three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two sons Albert Weldon of Gatesville, Stanley Thomas and wife Nina of Belton, one sister Mardelle (Wells) Odom of Newton and son-in-law Al Stewart of Conroe.
She is also survived by six grandchildren Kathryn and Hayden Mills (Albert), Lindley Stewart, Amy Stewart Thompson, and Keith Mills Stewart (Mary Alice), and Matthew Mills (Tom), seven great-grandchildren Emilie Stewart, Joseph Ladd, Erich Jaeger, Katherine Jaeger, Lucas Thompson, Abigail Stewart and William Stewart, all of Conroe.
Alice Lee and Weldon took great pride in putting all three of their children through Baylor University in Waco. She was a fifth generation Texan and resided in several parts of the state, including Pearsall, where she spent her childhood and was named Miss Pearsall; La Feria, where she and Weldon raised their children; and finally, Gatesville, where she and Weldon retired. Having lived in South Texas for many years, Alice Lee learned and perfected too many recipes to count and could cook incomparable beef and cheese enchiladas, chocolate chip cookies and blondies.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at Pearsall City Cemetery in Pearsall.