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James L McMillian Sr
Jun 18, 1926 to Dec 12, 2015


James Leroy McMillian, Sr., 89, son of the late Samuel Capers, Sr. and Everlenia Reames McMillian, departed this earthly life on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at his home. Born June 18, 1926, in Lee County, where he attended the Public Schools. James accepted the Lord as his Savior at an early age and was a faithful dedicated servant at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church until his health failed. James served the church in many capacities: such as Trustee Chairperson, offering steward leader, finance committee member, member of the United Methodist Men and church custodian. He was also very active in the community, serving with the Council of Aging “Meals on Wheels’, crime stoppers and as the neighborhood handyman. He was a devoted employee of Campbell Soup Company and retired after 25 years of service. He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Estelle Melton McMillian, and their eight children, Barbara (Eugene) Spann-Kennedy of Delaware, Eileen Martin of New York, James Leroy (Judith) McMillian, Jr., Kenneth (Shirley) McMillian, Abraham McMillian and Daniel (Margaret) McMillian of South Carolina, Richard Eric (Angela) McMillian of Nebraska, Marvin (Ingrid) McMillian of Texas and adopted son, Danny Prescott; nineteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Thursday, December 17, 2015 from the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 184 Lake Ashwood Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Ronnie L. Jeffcoat, pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Carter, eulogist. The family is receiving friends at the home, 1866 Rembert Church Road, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 10:30 a m. Floral bearers will be friends of the family. Pall bearers will be grandsons. Burial will be in the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
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