Doris Wells McMillan
Shreveport, LA - Funeral services for Doris Wells McMillan, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013 in the sanctuary at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport. Officiating will be Rev. Ken Irby and Rev. Kathy Wafer. Interment will be at Longstreet Cemetery in Longstreet, LA. at 4:00 PM. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Marshall Street.
She was born October 12, 1926 near Longstreet, La. and passed away on October 31, 2013 at the Oaks Retirement Center. Doris graduated from Longstreet High School in 1944 and Louisiana Tech University in 1948. She moved to Shreveport and was employed by Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company where she met Mac. She was a school teacher
at Fair Park High School and later at Green Oaks High School where she taught business and typing for 19 years. During retirement, Doris and Mac enjoyed many cruises with their lifelong friends from Shreveport and Arkla Gas.
Doris's life was greatly enriched by many lifelong friends in her church circle at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, her book club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Philanthropic Educational Organization. Doris had an enduring faith, many cherished friends, new and old, and a very loving family. She was deeply devoted to her family, her children, nieces, nephews, and their children.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Leon McMillan, father, Robert Homer Wells; her mother Maidee Word Wells; her brother William Thomas Wells; and her sister Janie Estelle Wells Bass. She is survived by her son, Roger Leon McMillan and wife, Barbara of Oklahoma City, daughter, Edna Jane McMillan of Lawton, Oklahoma, and son Dr. Robert Word McMillan of Shreveport; and brother Holley Wells of Baytown, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Mr. William T. Murphy III of Shreveport, Dr. John Robert Bass, Dr. David Wells Bass, of Little Rock; Robert Holley Wells, Marcus Roy Bickham of Houston, Texas; and William Everett Berry Jr. of Midland, Texas.
The family would like to express our sincerest thanks and appreciation to caregiver Carla George, special friend Debra Bush, and the excellent staff at Live Oak Retirement Center. Special thanks also to Dr. Carla Trettin, Dr. Melissa Lynn and Northwest Nephrology, Dr. Gazi Zibari, and the nursing staff at Willis Knighton Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105.