|Interment Location||Visited||Sequence in Graves I Have Visited|
|Tinton Falls, NJ||October 10, 2023||24th Pro Football Hall Enshrinee visited|
The mortal remains of football player and coach Sam Mills are buried at Monmouth Memorial Park in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. In August 2022, his widow Melanie stood on the stage erected in Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio, and declared of her husband, “There can be no better place for him to rest than in the Hall of Fame.” And still Mills’s legacy lives on, with his motivating quotation “keep pounding” serving as the mantra of the Carolina Panthers squad.
Lisa from the cemetery office looked up Mills’s plot location for me: Block 3, Lot 442. Burt the cat was not stirred from his slumber atop the counter. As I exited the building, I thanked Lisa and Burt for their assistance.
Born: June 3, 1959 in Neptune City, New Jersey
Spouse: Melanie Mills (m. -2005)
Primary Team: New Orleans Saints (1986-1994)
Pro Football Hall of Fame: Class of 2022 (posthumous)
Died: April 18, 2005 in Charlotte, North Carolina
Cause of Death: Intestinal Cancer
Interment: Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
"I always want to be the first person to know how bad I am, and the last person to know how good I am. And as long as I can live by that, I will continue to strive to be better."
- Sam Mills