Harold Raymond McMillion
Harold Raymond McMillion peacefully passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Oak Park Village in Slidell, La., at the age of 92.
Harold was born on Sept. 7, 1928, the son of Emma (Roach) and Clyde Raymond McMillion of Anna, Illinois.
On Jan. 8, 1950, he married the love of his life and his best friend, Alice Marie Bauer in Jonesboro, Illinois. They were blessed to have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past January.
During their 70 year 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.”
His wife became the secretary and bookkeeper for the company and remained as an employee until the company began to shut down and they retired in January 2009 after 50 years.
Over the 50 years his company was in business, they worked on some well known projects around the city and neighboring parishes.
Their first major project was clearing the land for the creation of the Terrytown Community. Later they worked on such projects around the city as the Superdome and Canal Place.
They had several different projects around City Park and Audubon Park and Zoo (i.e. the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit) and the Moonwalk at the river to name a few.
He was a member at the Kenner United Methodist Church for over 50 years. The last four years he had been a member of St. Matthew’s UMC in Metairie.
Harold was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years, Alice (on 5/29/2020); his parents, Emma and Clyde R. McMillion; a sister, Elizabeth Dillow of Anna, Ill.; and a brother, Leroy C. McMillion of Springfield, La.
Besides being survived by his three children, he also leaves behind five grandchildren, Edward Raymond McMillion, MaryAnn McMillion (Hoyt Johnson) of Springfield, Suzanne Hanna (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.
He is also survived by his two brothers, Donald McMillion of St. Rose, La., and Howard McMillion of Harahan, La.; two sisters, Betty Perkins of Murphysboro, Ill, and Jane Peek (Don King) of Crosshills, S.C.; one sister-in-law, Helen McMillion of Springfield, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harold leaves many people he knew through his business and church work and who, throughout time, became like family to him.
He never met a stranger, and he was always willing to talk to others about his faith and to help someone out if he knew they needed help. Even if it meant that he literally took the shirt off his back to give someone else who needed it worse.
He believed in Helping His Neighbor. He always was willing to give of himself and he taught his children about his Faith not by words but by his example.
The funeral services will be at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., in Metairie on Friday, Oct. 30. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service with Rev. Darryl Tate officiating.
Interment will be at Lake Lawn Mausoleum for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice. Send donations to: Passages Hospice Attn: Uriel Durr, 617 Dublin St., New Orleans, La. 70118. Donations should specify: In Memory of Harold McMillion.
The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.