Mrs. Pauline Mills Colvert, daughter of the late James Edward Mills Sr. and Lillian Farrar Mills, was born in Iredell County on June 1, 1953. She departed this life on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at her home following an extended illness.

She attended Dunbar High School in Mooresville, N.C., and was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church in Taylorsville, N.C. She loved fishing, gospel music, watching Family Feud, Lifetime Television, playing games on her phone and her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Ben Mills, John Mills, Roger Mills and James Mills Jr., and a granddaughter, Tey’Honnah Lynette Dye.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life her husband, Marvin D. Colvert; three children, Delisa Michelle (Curtis Trapp) Caldwell of the home, Nikki Nicole (William Sherrill) Caldwell and Marvin (Tamika Smyre) Caldwell, both of Statesville; one brother, Willis (Geneva) Mills of Mooresville; one sister, Georgiana Berryman of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Curtis Trapp Jr.,Ciera (Sean) Tutt, Alexander Trapp, Jared Murell, Terrance Murrell, Ty’keira Swift, Tey’kian Daniels, Tylonda Smyre and Tyrone Dye; great grandchildren, Harmony Murell, Anais Trapp, Quenton Carruth, Jr., Amiya Smyre, Serenity Carruth, Te’yaila Knotts, Tay’lyn Daniels and Ty’hon Dye; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

As long as life and memory last …
We will remember you!!

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, September 4, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home in Statesville, N.C. Reverend Elliott Boston will officiate and burial will follow in the Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville, N. C.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Pauline Colvert at

There will be no public visitation. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, has been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. You can only enter the funeral with a pass, which will be given to the family.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family.

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