Lisa Holewa Contributor
Chester Mills was supposed to bury his wife in Indiana earlier this week.
But while two of his children were driving from Georgia to attend their stepmother's funeral, their car spun out on a snowy highway and was broadsided by an oncoming tractor-trailer. The crash killed them and a friend who was driving the car.
Now Mills is left dealing with more impossible loss.
"It's a difficult day," Rev. Rodney Coffman told AOL News during a brief telephone interview, as he traveled this morning from the funeral to the cemetery where Amber Mills was being buried.
Mills, 43, died at her home in Waveland Monday morning after a battle with lung cancer. Her funeral, scheduled to be held Thursday -- the day of the accident -- was postponed until today, Coffman said.
Logan Mills, 21, and Amanda Mills, 25, died in the crash along with Anthony Suggs, 25, of Ruskin, Fla. Suggs apparently lost control of the car on the snow-covered road, causing it to spin into the northbound lane of State Road 47 into the path of the truck. The car tumbled into a ravine and the truck landing on top of it.
All three were pronounced dead at the scene, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department said. The truck driver was not injured. The road was closed for hours as crews cleaned up the wreckage.
Word of the accident quickly reached the funeral home, just a few miles away, where Amber Mills' services were scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.
"It was such a shock that there was no reaction at first, but then it started to become real," Larry Servies, the director of Machledt and Servies Funeral Home, told local television station WISH.
"There are not enough words to explain the type of grief this man's enduring at this time. All I can think of is, in the words of Job, how he endured. He never cursed God," Coffman told the local Fox News affiliate, WXIN.
"Job lost all of his family, and this man is experiencing something so close to that."