Johnny McMillan, affectionately known as "Big Mac," was born on Oct. 31, 1943, to the late Delia Johnson McMillan and James McMillan Sr. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
He was reared in St. Rest Holiness Church in Mayesville.
He was educated in the public schools of Lee County; later he went into the work field after graduation.
Johnny was employed with Georgia Pacific/ VB Williams for more than 30 years. He was a very good athlete and played with the St. Charles Demons, I.C.I Troopers and V.B. Williams Night League.
He leaves to cherish his memories: six daughters, Carmelita Cousar, Clarence McMillan, Ravonya McMillan, all of Cambridge, Maryland, Lakeiah Damon of Sumter, Tiffaney Shannon of Columbia and Kanisha Damon of Mayesville; two sons, Clarence (Desiree) McMillan of Dalzell and Terrell (Robin) McMillan of Sumter; one sister, Ruth Moses of Mayesville; one brother, Henry (Elaine) McMillan of Sumter; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Georgia Mae Damon; two other daughters whom he raised as his own, Walshea Damon Burgess and Janasia Burgess; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.
Mr. McMillan will be placed in the church on Thursday at noon for viewing until the hour of service.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Salem Chapel Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave.
Interment will follow in Mayesville Community Cemetery, Mayesville.
Family will be receiving friends at the home his son, 3100 Georgia St., Dalzell.
Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.
Online memorials may be sent to the family at email@example.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.