Alice Marie Bauer McMillion
Alice Marie Bauer McMillion peacefully passed away at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Carpenter’s (Hospice) House in River Ridge, La., at the age of 91.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1928, the daughter of Stella Tomlinson and Roy R. Bauer of Jonesboro.
On Jan. 8, 1950, she married Harold Raymond McMillion in Jonesboro. They were blessed to have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past January.
During their 70 years of marriage they had three children, Donna Jean McMillion of Harahan, La., Scotty Ray McMillion of Ponchatoula, La., and Tina Marie Rosselot (Andre) of Slidell, La.
The family moved from Illinois to Louisiana in late 1956. In 1958, Harold started his own construction company, McMillion Dozer Service, and Alice became the secretary and bookkeeper for the company and remained an employee until the company began to shut down and they retired in January 2009 after 50 years.
Even as the company grew and her work increased, she was always a very hands on Mom, making sure all of her children got the attention and care we needed growing up.
Besides raising three children and working full time, she was very active in church work. Over the years she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, worked in the women’s group and occasionally played the piano at the church Services.
Mrs. McMillion was a member of the Kenner United Methodist Church for over 50 years. For the last four years she had been a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Metairie, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy R. and Stella Bauer; and her brothers, Roy L. Bauer and Gerald Bauer of Jonesboro.
Besides being survived by her husband and three children, she also leaves five grandchildren, Edward Raymond McMillion, MaryAnn McMillion (Hoyt Johnson) of Springfield, Suzanne Hannah (Joe) of Maurepas, Jessica Rosselot Krumm (Justin) of Slidell and Brian Rosselot (Jasmine), currently on duty with the Coast Guard in Alaska; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She will not only be missed by her two brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews whom she loved, but also by the many people she knew.
Funeral services will be held at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie, La., on Friday, June 5, 2020. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon. The funeral service will be at noon with Rev. Darryl Tate, officiating.
Private interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum for immediate family only.
Flowers can be sent to Alice’s funeral or memorial contributions can be made in her name to St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 6017 Camphor St., Metairie, La. 70003.
An online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.