Billie Frances (Milam) Ridley McMillan, 93, of Dripping Springs, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 16, 2022.
Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, September 23, at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris, Texas. A graveside service to follow at noon with Rev. Tom O’neal officiating at the Woodland Cemetery in Woodland, Texas.
Billie was born January 15, 1929 to Frederick Earl and Frances Irene (Patterson) Milam at home in the Midway, Texas community. On May 14, 1949, she was united in marriage to Lucian Grover Ridley. Billie was widowed at age 32 a week after giving birth to her daughter, Roxanne, and later married Robert M. McMillan, Jr. on May 24, 1967.
Billie, a lifelong Democrat, was a member of First Baptist Church Euless, Texas, for 50 years and a member of Eastern Star of Bogata,Texas, for over 50 years. Her first job was a telephone operator in Red River County while still in high school. She was later employed by Community Public Service in Detroit, Texas, Howard Brothers Construction Company, and First National Bank in Paris, Texas. Billie retired from the Tarrant County Tax office in 2001 after nearly 20 years of service. Her favorite job, however, was being a mother and a provider for Roxanne.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands Lucian Grover Ridley and Robert M. McMillan, Jr.; brothers Theron Earl Milam and wife Sadie Electra (Flippo) Milam, Glendon Duane Milam and wife Joyce Dell (Sims) Milam; and her sister Eva Dell (Milam) Lee and husband Robert E. Lee.
Billie is survived by her daughter Roxanne Ridley McMillan Rasberry and husband Edward Rasberry of Dripping Springs, Texas, as well as many nieces and nephews from the Milam, Patterson, Ridley, and McMillan families. She was loved by everyone who knew her.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Seton Ascension Compassus Hospice of Austin and Central Texas for the excellent care provided to our mother and to us as well; specifically Janelle, Annalynn, Chaplin Rob and staff. We are also grateful for Mika and Lori from Home Instead.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the McMillan family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com