Evelyn 'Joy' McMillan, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis McMillan and is survived by her three sons and daugher-in-law, Mark McMillan, Hilton Head Island, SC; Kirk McMillan, Lawrenceville, GA; Eric (Lara) McMillan, Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Jessica, Lucas, Kate, John, Adam and Alec; Sisters Jean Connerly, TX; Kay (John) Schmitt, Greenville, SC; Patricia (Harley) Corie, Baton Rouge, LA; and Brother Bill Presley, Baton Rouge. LA. Joy was born in Port Arthur, Texas on September 8, 1935 and graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She was an educator, teaching 2nd Grade students for over 30 years in Texas and Lawrenceville, spending most of her teaching career at JG Dyer Elementary in Gwinnett County. She was member of Lawrenceville's First United Methodist Church and the Wesley Sunday School class for several years. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, 395 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA. with the Rev. Sheri Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA. 770-277-4550. Flowers are accepted or you can make a donation in memory of Evelyn ‘Joy” McMillan to the American Cancer Society or The First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Online condolences can be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. Joy has been such a wonderful friend to our family for many years. Love and prayers to all of you.

  2. Dear family, Deloris and I were so sad to hear of the passing of Joy. She was a dear. She will be missed. All our love, Reid and Deloris Mullins.

  3. Joy, how thankful I am that Joy and other friends from LFUMC Wesley Class, came to our home in Gainesville last Spring. Joy was her sweet smiling self. That is how I will remember her.

  4. May God bless and comfort the McMillan family during this time of sorrow and loss.

    Joy truly was such a joy to know and be in her presence all these years! Before she became sick, she was a devoted member of our Sunday school class and a real blessing and friend to all of us! We have all missed Joy these past months as she was too weak to attend services, but she was always present in our hearts and prayers.

    She always had a smile that would light up a room. Each of us who’s life she touched will miss her dearly.

    Norris Garmon
    Wesley Sunday School Class
    Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church

  5. I was so sad to read this about Joy. She and Curt are part of my treasured memories of the Chacel Choir at FUMC. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  6. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, she was such a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Joy was our friend in the Wesley class and was such a delight to know. We will truly miss her sweet smiling face and kind spirit.
    Our sympathy and prayers go out to the McMillan family.
    Janis and Mike Stops

  8. Joy was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her. She was a blessing to all of our lives and we will miss her immensely. Our prayers for the Lord’s peace and comfort for Joy’s family during this time of their great loss and ours.
    dianne nau

  9. We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Joy. She was a wonderful Christian friend. We deeply treasure her friendship and the assurance that she is now at peace with God.

  10. Kirk, we are all thinking of you & your family during this sad time. What a lovely lady…..Amanda & Greg

  11. Prayers are with you all during this time of the loss of Joy, your special sweet mother. I remember all the times we used to celebrate at mom and dad’s home on New Hope Road, such fun memories. Her laugh was so contagious.

  12. Kirk and family-so very sorry to hear about your mom. Praying for God’s peace that passes all understanding to engulf all of you during this difficult time. Love and sympathy, Jenny

  13. On behalf of my mom, Lena Chavez, (sister of Curtis and sister-in-law to Joy), we want to express our sincere condolences to the entire family. Aunt Joy was just that, a joy! She was a quiet and gentle spirit and she and Uncle Curtis were a good influence on me growing up. May God comfort each heart. Amen.

  14. So sorry to hear about your mom & Nana prayers for all of you during this time. Mrs. Joy was a sweet lady. Will never forget her sweet smile! ?

  15. Kirk and family, I am so sorry to hear bout your mom passing away. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

  16. Joy. Larry and I are so thankful for the 39 years of friendship with your family. Many good memories and prayers shared. Your total honesty and integrity I so admired. If you ever had doubts/slight regrets for something, it was probably me who was the instigator… the yard sale I talked you into; you never had another one. When Curtis passed and I thought you needed color in your bedroom, we painted it blue. Did you wait a couple years before you went back to beige? We loved movies, but I know at least two that we walked out of due to not being up to your values. May your good values, and strong faith go forth in your sons and grand children. Our prayers will continue for them. Love and comfort, Toni and Larry

  17. Not many of us know anyone who lives out their name any more than Joy did as she had a true joy within her. She would be unashamed for others to know from whence that joy came – from her Lord Jesus! She had an unshakeable faith that inspired others. Joy loved her Curtis and her boys and was extremely proud of her grandchildren. We have fond memories of times with Curtis and Joy which will be remembered. We extend love and peace to Joy’s family at this time, particularly Kirk, Mark, and Eric who surely know their parents are finally reuniting!

  18. On behalf of Waymon and Elwanda McMillon and The Stieber family ZAunt Joy was as Al ssid a Joy. So sweet. Many memories growing up and spending. time with family. And getting in trouble with Mark! ( remember our golf cart incident?). You three were my brothers. I wish we could be there. My dads brother Curtis was my favorite and aunt Joy wss my mothers cousin and I loved her. God give you strength and comfort and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. I was so sad to hear that Ms. McMillan passed away. She was very much a part of my childhood. I am praying for peace and comfort for the family during this time.

  20. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Your mom was such a sweet and caring lady. Keeping you in my prayers.

  21. Mark, Kirk, and Eric. We haven’t seen each other in so long, but I too remember the days in Hornbeck with Granny and Paw Paw when all the cousins, aunts, and uncles were there. They are fond memories to be cherished. Your mom, my Aunt Joy, and your dad, my Uncle Curtis were always very sweet to me. So sorry for your loss.

  22. Kirk,
    I am sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, even though I did not know her well I know that she had a very kind nature which I see reflected in you. I know she is very proud of you and knew how much you loved her. God bless, your friend, Aaron.

  23. Sending my Sincere condolences to the Mcmillian family. From all the posts, I know that Ms. McMillan was a very loved woman. God too lost his son in death (John 3;16) so he completely understands how you are feeling. This is the very reason why God promises that he will put an end to all pain, suffering, death ( Revelation 21:4) and also resurrect or bring back to life our loved ones who have passed away.( Acts 24:15) I hope this brings much needed comfort.

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