Mitchell Glen McMillen entered this world March 15, 1994 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta Georgia. Mitchell was the first and only son of Baron & Shannon McMillen of Snellville, Georgia. Mitchell returned to the Lord’s care on April 28, 2015. Mitchell was a true gift from God. He provided countless joy to his family and friends. He loved and was loved deeply by his parents, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and countless friends. His smile, laugh and kindness will remain forever in the hearts of those who loved him. Mitchell graduated high school from Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn in 2012. He was attending college at the time of his death. Mitchell had a passionate love of music, cooking and rescuing stray animals. Mitchell has been described by many as a respectful, polite gentle caring soul. Mitchell is survived by his parents;  sisters, Hope & Lily; and loving grandmother, Mildred McMillen. In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to be made to the Gwinnett County Humane Society, P.O. Box 750, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

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  1. My heart is breaking for you all! May you feel the strong arms of Jesus carrying you through this incredibly difficult time. Mitch was such a kind and loving young man. I have many fond memories of Mitch and I’m grateful I had the chance to watch him grow up in his early years. My prayers and love are with you!
    Love,
    Debbie Braswell

  2. My heart is broken for you folks. I remember sitting behind you folks in church when Mitch was a little boy. He was a sweetie. My prayers are with you.

  3. We are so sorry for this tremendous loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember the sweet little precious boy that played with Patrick. There are no words…

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet son Mitch. Lean on God-he will get your through this most difficult time. I am praying for your family.

  5. I am heartbroken to hear of the loss that you and the world have endured. I will always remember Mitch as a polite and gentle and funny 7th grader at PCA. My heart is heavy for all.

  6. My heart breaks for all of you. I pray that all your wonderful memories of Mitchell will help get you though this very difficult time. I know that God’s loving arms are wrapped tightly around you. Love you, Maria

  7. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers that God will bring a peace and healing.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. All of us at Starling Elementary wish to send our deepest condolences to an amazing, supportive, and loving family. The Starling Staff sends thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. I have no words. Please know that you all are in my constant prayers. I love you Shannon.

  10. I am thinking about all of the fond memories of how much Mitchell has been loved by his “Momma”. I know he has brought you all so much joy and he had such a sweet spirit. May God just wrap his big strong arms around your family unit. I love you Whirly!

  11. Our prayers are with the McMillen family. May God’s love bring healing and peace to your hearts. The loss of a child is “unnatural” and a painful road to walk. God’s grace is needed and sufficient. We were privileged to have Mitch as part of the Providence family. He is remembered for having a tender heart and was loved by all. He will be missed!

  12. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Wishing you peace, comfort, and strength in the days ahead, May you hold the sweet memories of Mitchell in your heart forever.

    Much love,
    Tonya Watson

  13. Thoughts and prayers with you and your sweet family-hold on to those sweet memories of Mitchell. Love you friend 🙂

  14. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Know that I am constantly sending you positive thoughts and strength. I hurt for you all and your tragic loss. Love you and your precious girls.

  15. Shannon and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know there are no words that can ease the heartfelt pain that you and your family are feeling now. Just lean into God’s arms and find comfort there. I love you Shannon. Trammell

  16. Constant thoughts and prayers for you all during this very difficult time. Love you and the girls so much.

  17. I love you Mitchell… You were an amazing and caring person. I just wish I had more time with you. Always thinking of you

    Shane Bharwani (David’s other friend)

  18. My heart is breaking for you and your family Shannon. Words cannot express how very, very sorry I am. . .

  19. Prayers for peace and strength during this time. My heart is aching for your family and your loss. Constant thoughts and prayers coming your way.

  20. Many prayers and much love. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    mary elizabeth frye – 1932

  21. There are no words that can express my sorrow for you. Please know I am praying for comfort and peace. Heaven has gained a sweet and gentle angel. (((Hugs)))

  22. My heart is aching for your loss. I hope you are able to hold on to those precious memories of Mitchell and find comfort in family and friends during this difficult time. Lots of love is being sent your way.

  23. Dear Brother,
    We will miss you so much! You were such a joy. You made us laugh when we were sad. You played with us, you rolled us in to a burrito. You had a warm kind heart and a kind loving person. You put us first before you. You were the dream brother we had. We are just going to say you are in college for a very long time even though your not here physically your here in spirit. We love you and adore you. We will be thinking about you forever. We miss you and we will see you really soon
    Love,
    Your sister and best friends 😀

  24. Dear Shannon & family, I am heart broken for you. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I pray that you find peace and strength as you go through this difficult time.

  25. You were our life, love, heart and soul. You were such a beautiful, caring, loving, gentle soul; a sweet boy. Your light warmed so many hearts and touched so many lives. We adored you and were always proud to call you our son. We thank the Lord that He gave you to us if only for a short time. Rest well in the arms of the Lord that saved you. We will try to live without you, lives that will honor you, but we will never stop missing you. We all will be together again in Heaven someday.

    Love you forever,

    Mom & Dad

  26. Shannon,
    It is beyond words. I grieve for your loss. Please know that you have so many friends and family praying for you.
    Love you sweet Shannon.

  27. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your precious son. Please know that I am praying that God would bring you, your husband and girls great comfort today and days to come.

  28. There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I have been praying for you, Baron and the girls, asking God to provide a strength that only He can, so that your hearts can endure this cutting, earthly pain. I have several special memories of Mitchell from when he was around 10. Sweet, sweet young man. He will be deeply missed. May comfort come in knowing that he is with our Lord and in safe waiting until you are reunited. I love you dearly Shannon. I am here for you and praying continuously. ♡

  29. Shannon & Barron,
    I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more;
    I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting;
    I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger;
    I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting;
    I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess;
    I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
    Pat Brannon

  30. I am so sorry for your loss. Mitch was such an amazing young man. He was a great friend to Matt and Amy. I am praying for the strong arms of Jesus to hold you and carry you at this difficult time.

  31. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers. I’m praying for God to give you all strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. I hope you can feel the love, prayers and support from your Starling friends.

  32. We are so sorry for your loss and prayers are going up for all. Your strong Faith will bring you through. Hugs.

  33. We are deeply sorrowed by your loss and do not have words that express our heart break. We know only the power of Jesus can heal your hearts over time. Praying for your family. In Christ’s compassion the Batson’s: Bryan Kathleen and India

  34. I have been trying to write something for several days. I don’t know what to type or say.
    There are no words.
    God’s plan is not our plan.

    Please remember all of your friends who have loved you all of your lives and are here to support you now. We just don’t know what to do or say. We are praying for you continually even though you can’t hear us.

    Mitch is most certainly with God, Glen, and Angie awaiting the rest of us.
    We are pilgrims, passing through this life, until we are called to be with Him.

    Sending love and prayers to the entire McMillen family,
    Pam and Rick Oshlo

  35. Shannon,
    I cannot imagine a greater pain. My heart breaks for you. My prayer is that you find peace in the loving arms of our Father. God Bless you and your family! Prayers up for you all.
    Much love,
    Dawn

  36. Shannon
    I don’t know what to say but I want you to know I care. I’m so sorry for this pain. I pray for God to be with you and give you peace. I’m on my knees for you and your family.

  37. Oh Shannon this breaks my heart. Praying and asking God to give you whatever it is you need to get through this. My heart is with you.

  38. My heart breaks for you, Baron and the girls. I am praying that your sweet memories of Mitchell will make you smile. I pray God wraps his arms around you and your family and gives you strength and peace. Love you sweet friend.

  39. Baron, Shannon,lily and Hope,
    As we look out on this sunny day filled with Spring flowers it reminds us that Mitchell is now in an eternity of Spring. We give thanks to God that He let Mitchell touch so many lives and we can only pray that you all will continue to feel Mitchell’s love for as long as you are here on earth. We have the assurance that you will see him in that most special of homes and in the meantime may God’s love sustain you when you think you can’t go on. You all are precious to so many and especially to us.
    With much love,
    Jim and Sue

  40. Shannon, My heart is breaking for you! Please know I am praying for a peace that passes all understanding for you and your sweet family! I’m so sorry.

  41. Oh Shannon, words are not nearly enough for your broken heart. Know that you and your precious family are in my thoughts and prayers. You have an awful, hard road ahead and have faith that God will be with you every step of the way. I’m sorry very sorry for you loss.

  42. Shannon,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We send our love your way.

  43. Shannon,
    I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m sending lots of love and hugs your way. Love you!

  44. There is nothing anyone can say to make this tragic loss better. People try. No greater loss then a loss of a child, speaking from experience, may I say, no set limit for grieving. Trust in God, he will get you through this, I promise. Your son was a beautiful boy, he is now sleeping with the angels. There are no answers for this tragic loss, but know that some day you will see him again.
    My sincere condolences. .

  45. We were deeply saddened by the news of your son. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy during this tragic time. Love,The Schmicks

  46. Shannon I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My deepest sympathy. Thinking of you and your family at this trying time.
    Joan Finley

  47. I remember Mitch fondly his senior year of high school as his teacher. He was kind and a good friend. You will be in my prayers.

  48. Baron and Shannon,

    There are no words. Austin feels like he has lost a brother. I will always cherish the memories of their sweet little faces in first grade. Mitch was a true friend who will never be forgotten.

    Love you so much

  49. I hope that you feel God’s presence as he holds you and your family in his arms. So many are praying that your sorrow will be replaced by peace knowing that Mitchell lives on filled with joy and love.

  50. Mitch was such a kind, gentle, thoughtful, polite young boy when we had contact with him and know he grew to be the same in a young man. Glad we had the opportunity to help turn your eyes toward The Lord. You will be missed immensely by your wonderful parents and loving sisters and all the people who crossed your short life! Rest in the arms of our heavenly Father!
    Baron & Shannon, our family has you in our prayers and wrap you in our love.

  51. Our hearts are heavy for you and your family. We will always remember Mitch as respectful and polite. So glad Mitch and Josh was together all the way through school.

  52. I remember your overwhelming joy when Mitch arrived in 1994, and am so very sorry you’re having to say goodbye for now to your beautiful boy. May the Lord’s strength carry you through each day. Shannon, I’m praying for you and your family, and sending many hugs and love. God bless you!

  53. Shannon – I am heartbroken for you and at a loss for words. My prayers are constant for you and your family. I know that God is close to the broken-hearted and He is able. Love you sweet friend.

  54. Shannon,
    Beth Gresham Harlin just told me about your loss. I am so extremely sorry and want to send my heartfelt condolences your way.
    I am hoping for God to give you and your family the comfort you need during this time.
    Susan Beckwith Smith

  55. Christopher and Mitchell had a chance to reconnect when Christopher began working at the Georgia Theater in the fall and transferred to UGA this past semester. Our family saw Mitchell as he was working in “The Place” as the sous chef. According to Chris, Mitch really loved his job and was at a happy place in his life. Christopher had finally found a friend in Athens who “spoke his language” as they shared the trials and tribulations of life. He will be sorely missed.

    As a parent, I have no humanly comforting words. I can only imagine the pain of the hole left behind in your family. As believers, we know the Truth and the promise of Heaven and for this I am gratefully reminded. May Mitchell rest in the arms of the One perfectly loving, forgiving God, our Creator. And may your family be comforted by the Word of God.
    Most sincerely, The Rogero Family

  56. Dear Shannon,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I am praying for you and your family. I know that the Lord will carry you and give you peace. Trust during this difficult time.
    Many prayers and much love,
    Becky smith

  57. Dear Shannon, Baron and sweet Lily and Hope,
    Remember that heaven now has a new angel watching over you all. I hope that you will remember all of the wonderful memories to help you through this most difficult time. You are in my prayers…
    Love, Rose Oprysko

  58. McMillen Family,

    Our hearts are truly broken for your family. We are praying that you will feel the Lord’s comfort during this difficult time.

  59. Mitchell was one of the kindest and gentle young man we knew. We know Heaven has picked up an incredible giving and caring soul.
    You are in are prayers.

  60. Our hearts break over Mitch’s passing. We all loved him. He was a kind young man with a infectious smile. He came back to PCA many times to visit in the last few years and we always got to enjoy a hug and catching up. I can’t even imagine the pain y’all are going through but my prayers are that our Lord will carry you and the family in His arms during this time and that you’ll feel His mighty presence.

  61. Dear Shannon and family, our hearts ache for you all at this time. We can’t even imagine what you must be going through. Is there anything we can do to help?

    Although we are in Nashville TN this weekend, helping David’s parents move, our spirits are crying out to our Lord to hold you in His everlasting arms. I’m also praying that God will make the words shared today be a celebration of the real Mitchell. David and I and Charlie agree that our lives have been blessed by knowing Mitchell.

    Shannon, if I can help in any way, please call or text me: 770-309-6900.
    Anita Roche

  62. Oh set me up with the spirit in the sky
    That’s where I’m gonna go when I die,
    When I die and they lay me to rest
    Gonna go to the place that’s the best,
    When I lay me down to die
    Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky

    Norman Greenbaum

  63. We are lifting the McMillen family in prayer and so deeply sorry for the loss of Mitchell.
    Love and prayers,
    The Liddell family

  64. I know He will take care of you during this difficult time. I am praying for you. Mitch was an awesome guy. Hugs and prayers for all of you. Love, Larinda Kim

  65. Shannon and Family,
    You all have been on my mind and in my heart since I heard of your son’s passing. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. May the memories, love and laughter you shared bring you comfort in the coming days!
    Love, Christa Fernandez

  66. Lord,
    Thank you for Mitchell, he is loved so very much. Thank you for blessing us with Mitchell here for awhile. Thank you for the peace and joy Mitchell has in your loving arms.
    Continue to comfort each one with your peace that goes beyond understanding, give strength for each moment, joy for the day and hope of seeing Mitchell.
    Amen
    Ever praying for each of you.
    Bill and Kathi (Chastain) Holloway

  67. “I will lift up my eyes onto the hills, for whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heavens and earth.” I know this is a difficult time for your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Have my sympathy!

  68. Hello

    Although I don’t know your family ..I had the pleasure of being a student of Baron …I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  69. Baron,

    My heart is heavy for your loss. I remember how fondly you spoke of your son during our time together at meetings and how proud you are of him. It’s unfair to lose a loved one. I can’t begin to imagine how much he will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and are very loved.

    Jeremy

  70. Shannon,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even begin to understand your pain but know that we have a promise of heaven and eternal life where you will be reunited again. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa Williams

  71. I was so sorry to hear of Mitch’s death. I have many wonderful memories of the short time I knew him. He joined the drama class I taught at PCA half way through the year, and he was such a wonderful addition to that class. He made us laugh every day. He was so clever, so quick, so delightful. We enjoyed him so much. He is remembered.

  72. To Shannon, Baron, Hope, Lilly – I pass by your house every day and see Mitchell waving and sharing a friendly smile while he is cutting the grass. I see him standing by the mailbox and on time waiting for me to pick him up for school. I will think of him and you all every time I drive by. Our hearts ache but we know he is sharing his smile with our Lord in heaven. We love you all and are here always. May God bless you all forever! Love. Tom and Skinner family