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Franklin Lebarron McMillan, Ph.D.

AGE: 81 • Avondale, PA

Frank Lebarron McMillian was born the ninth and youngest child to Walter and Roberta McMillion. At an early age, Frank attended El Bethel Primitive Baptist Church of Mobile, AL. He was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, DE.

Frank attended the public schools in Mobile, AL. He continued pursuing his education at Dilliard University of New Orleans, LA, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and then a Master of Science in Chemistry from Tuskegee Institute of Tuskegee Institute, AL. Shortly thereafter he taught at Fort Valley State College, North Carolina College at Durham and Norfolk State College. He then received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Kansas.

He met the love of his life, Ruby Curry, at Dillard University. From this union, two daughters were born: Franetta Leandrea and Kecia Louise.

Frank began working at duPont, but took a year's leave of absence to teach at his alma mater, Dillard University. He returned to duPont where he retired with 32 years of service. While at duPont, Frank was responsible for two patents related to his research on polymers.

Frank was a member of Omega Psi Phi Franternity, Inc. and the Beta Eta chapter of the Boule'.

His survivors are his loving wife of 57 years, Ruby Curry McMillian; two daughters Franetta Leandrea and Kecia Louise, both living in Avondale, PA; one brother James McMillian (Marileta) of Mobile, AL; two sisters-in-law, Katie McMillian of Columbia, SC. and Doris McMillian of Mobile, AL; as well as, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial Service 11am, Wed., Sept. 9th at Limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE. Family will receive friends from 10am-11am. There will be no public viewing. The family is grateful for memorials given to Limestone Presybterian Church.



Published in The News Journal from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2015
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