January 7, 1943 ~ April 12, 2021
Born in: Bonham, Texas
Resided in: Cumming, GA
Thelmarie “Puddin” McMillen, 78, passed into glory on the morning of Monday, April 12th, 2021. She was born January 7, 1943 in Bonham, Texas to Reba Jones and Earl Shellenberger and was raised in Houston, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children Scott Stephens (Julie), Sean Dailey, and Shelley Jordan (Brent), her grandson Zach Stephens, sister Sharon Fitzgibbon (Jim), and many nieces and nephews.
In Puddin’s life journey, she lived in Texas, Colorado, Alabama and Georgia, gathering friends along the way with her infectious megawatt smile and her warm Southern charm.
Puddin was a loving Mother who ensured her home was filled with love and laughter. Spiritually grounded, she believed in Jesus as her Savior and was not shy about encouraging others with her faith.
She had an enviable instinct for fashion, and a knack for making her homes beautiful and “homey”. Her hospitality was second to none; perpetually welcoming to all who would visit from afar or just drop in.
She touched many lives in her 78 years and will be forever missed by those close to her.
An informal gathering to honor and celebrate Puddin’s life will be announced at a later date. Puddin loved several rescue dogs in her retirement years, and her family asks that if you are so moved, a donation to Angels Among Us Pet Rescue in her memory, would be humbly appreciated. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue – Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer-based organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in north Georgia. We operate through a network of foster homes in the north metro Atlanta area. (angelsrescue.org)