She was born March 7, 1944 to Elizabeth Lott and Walter Franklin in Goliad. She was raised by Willie and Otha Lee Bess.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Carl McMillan, of Goliad; two children, Carmen Elise English of Justin and Cam Jared McMillan (Ellen) of Lancaster; one grandchild, Cam Jared "Sonny" McMillan II; mother, Elizabeth Lott of Victoria; one sister, Margaret Fillmore of Victoria; nine brothers, Stanley Franklin of Victoria, William Franklin (Debbie) of Victoria, Carl Franklin of San Antonio, Kerry Donovan Franklin of Victoria, Dwayne Franklin (Tommie) of Victoria, Marvin Franklin (Pat) of Victoria, Mike Franklin of San Antonio, Gerald Franklin of Victoria and John Franklin of Victoria; and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by Willie and Otha Lee Bess and a brother, Steve "Bubba" Franklin.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnehulla Baptist Church, 3572 U.S. Highway 59 in Goliad.
Funeral service will be Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at Minnehulla Baptist Church in Goliad with burial immediately following at Sapenter Cemetery with Dr. Ira Antoine Jr. officiating.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.