Kathleen McMillan Lane
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Kathleen McMillan Lane
  • May 19, 1919 - October 13, 2017
  • Jackson, Tennessee

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Kathleen Thomas McMillan Lane, 98, died October 13, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare Facility of Jackson. She was born to Claude Bethel and Irma Bledsoe Thomas on May 19, 1919, and was their last surviving child. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, her first husband of fifty years, William Leon McMillan, Sr., and her second husband, Marion Lane. She was also preceded in death by her two older sons, William L. McMillan, Jr. (Buster) and John Bradley McMillan. She is survived by her youngest son, the Very Reverend Bruce D. McMillan, of Holly Springs, Mississippi, three grandchildren, Patrick (Stephanie), Catherine, and Christopher McMillan, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren and innumerable friends.
Kathleen was born at home on East Main Street in Jackson. Her paternal ancestors, Major Benjamin Boone and his wife, Anna Winston, were among the first settlers of Jackson. She was a graduate of Jackson High School, Class of 1938, and made a run at a college degree at Lambuth College before she met and married Leon McMillan in 1939. She was a homemaker all her life and was the bookkeeper and office Manager for McMillan Electric Co. for forty years. A member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian in Jackson, she played the piano for Sunday School and worship there for over sixty years.
Funeral services will be held at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1730 HWY- 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN, on October 17, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend Terry Hunley and Father Bruce McMillan officiating.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Sidney McMillan, Larry J. Smith, Jimmy Mann Evans, Jr., Jimmy Mann Evans, Ill, Benjamin Thomas Evans, Roger H. Smith, Hugh S. S. Mallory, and Tommy Hassell. George A. Smith and Sons are in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday, October 16, 2017,from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons, 2812 North Highland Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Jackson or Christ Episcopal Church. POB 596, Holly Springs, MS 38635