Longtime Richwood Place resident, Ralph Mills

Former neighbor Ralph Mills died on Friday at the VA Hospital. Ralph and his wife Louise lived at 1850 Norfolk and most recently had been residing in a assisted living facility in Pasadena. Ralph was the unofficial “Mayor” of Richwood Place, always a security watchman walking the neighborhood replacing trash containers, tossing the newpaper closer to the front doors and many other unknown acts of kindness. He and Louise have been sorely missed. An obituary will appear in tomorrow’s Sunday Houston Chronicle. Arrangements are with Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home with visitation tomorrow from 4 -6 in the afternoon and the service will be Monday morning at South Main Baptist Church.