Frances Marie McMillan

Frances Marie McMillan
Frances Marie McMillan

Frances Marie McMillan, 89, of Amarillo, TX passed away on April 14, 2021.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Lance Herrington officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Frances was born May 9, 1931, in Gorman, TX to John and Bessie Lou Claitor.

Mother was the “cable t.v.” lady in Perryton, TX in the 60’s and 70’s.  If you paid in person, you visited with her.  Our parents were involved in the Campers on Mission throughout the state of Texas.  For several years, they built campgrounds for youth attending church camp.

Frances loved to teach Sunday school at her church, Paramount Baptist.  She taught the senior ladies’ class for many years.  Frances was a true prayer warrior in the greatest sense.  She prayed daily for her family and those in need.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eldon “Corky” McMillan; her little brother, Stanley Joe Claitor; and her infant grandson, Weston Miles Hopper.

Survivors include her brother, John Howard Claitor of Falls Church, VA; a sister, Louise Fitzgerald of Broken Arrow, OK; two sons, Lee McMillan and wife Kayla of Midland, TX, and Wes McMillan of Amarillo, TX; a daughter, Becky Hopper of Amarillo, TX; granddaughters, Shelby McMillan of Midland, TX, and Addison and Grayson Hopper, of Amarillo, TX; nieces, Lynn Marshall of Broken Arrow, OK, and Elaine Eason of Amarillo, TX; and nephews, Ronnie and Brent Fitzgerald of Louisiana.

5 Replies to “Frances Marie McMillan”

  1. Almost fifty years ago we met your family at Key Heights Baptist Church when we moved to Perryton. During the years that we lived there we developed a deep and loving relationship with your family. We spent many Sunday nights sharing and praying with them as part of a wonderful “Share Group”. Francis had a joyful manner that always lifted our spirits. We haven’t had many friendships that we treasured as much as the one with your family. We will be praying for you as you go through this time of loss and mourning. Love you all.

    1. Buddy & Carolyn,
      Thanks so much for your extremely kind words and I’m sorry I didn’t contact you before but I didn’t have the contact information. Mom and Dad loved the both of you and your precious family immensely. Mom continued to pray for you as special friends, and always shared pictures of your kids as they grew up. As I’ve become an adult I’ve realized there is no greater job or responsibility than that of a Teacher and/or Coach. You “touch” the future each day you go to work. I know that you “touched” mine. You can’t do much better than that!


  2. Becky,
    you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May the memories you have bring you much comfort. Love Renea

  3. My condolences to you children that she loved with all her heart. I feel like I lost a member of my own family. Corky and Frances and Jerry and I had a special bond that meant so much to us. Our travels in our campers were such special times wherever we went, and we went to many places. I talked to Frances for a long time in January and was just thinking I needed to call her again. We love you, Lee, Becky and Wesley.

    1. Peggy,
      Thanks so much for the kind words. Mom and Dad loved you guys and treasured your camping trips together. Some of my best years was growing up in the “Key Heights” family with the youth group that you and Jerry so faithfully served in. May God bless you!

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