Maggie McMillian (McFadden)
“When Peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul.”
On Tuesday night, July 3, 2018, Mother Maggie McMillian was glad to answer the Master’s call because it was well with her soul. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom she touched throughout her industrious and memorable life. Although she loved her natural family, friends and her church family, she was ready to move to her Heavenly Home.
Mother Maggie McMillian was born on March 22, 1927, in Sumter County, to the parents of Mr. Phillman and Mrs. Pauline Windom McFadden. She grew up in Sumter County and attended the public schools of Sumter County.
Mother Maggie McMillian was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Hampton McMillian, Sr. With much tender loving and caring, they were blessed to raise six children.
As a child, Mother Maggie McMillian’s spiritual experiences began at Joshua Baptist Church. Later, after marriage, she moved her membership to Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. She worked diligently in both churches until she decided to move her membership to St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1972. It was there, where she was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus and was filled with the Holy Ghost under the leadership of Pastor Susie R. Butler. She served faithfully in St. Paul under four pastors. Her activities in the church included membership in the Senior Choir, Usher Board, Pastor’s Aide, the Baptismal Committee, Missionary Board and Church Mother. She served very well in these capacities until her health started failing. We will never forget that she was an anointed singer. Her favorite songs were: “Lord You Made Me” and “If You Do Like My Lord says do, everything will be alright”. Our church was blessed so many times with her anointed singing and powerful testimonies.
Throughout her adult life, she was employed as a domestic worker. Her hobbies included: gardening, cooking and cleaning. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin and friend but most importantly a child of God. She always greeted you with a smile and will always be known as a sharing and praying woman of God.
Mother Maggie McMillian is survived by her husband, Hampton McMillian, Sr.; her children, Jimmy McMillian (Tammy Blanding), Hampton (Agnes) McMillian, Bobbie (Milton Lucious) Burns, and Gloria McMillian, all of Sumter, SC; one godson, Elder Barrington (Betty) Pierson; two goddaughters, Minister Viola Linton and Shalon (Anthony) McConico, all of Sumter SC; two daughter in laws, Margret McMillian and Lula McMillian, all of Sumter, SC; one granddaughter reared in the home, Tiffany Burns; one great grandson reared in the home, Preston Burns, all from Oakland California; five siblings, Emma Capers, Annette Abrams, Shirley McFadden, Gloria Peeles and George McFadden all of Newark, New Jersey; eighteen grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; one best friend and traveling partner, Missionary Irene Melton of Sumter, SC.
Mother Maggie McMillian was preceded in death by two sons; Robert McFadden and James Edward Jenkins; eight siblings, Verline Muldrow, Evangelist Rosa Wilson, Mary S. Thompson, Minister Martha Melton, Jennette Johnson, Johnny McFadden, Isaac McFadden and Tillman McFadden.
The family is receiving friends at 570 and 590 Browntown Road, Sumter, SC.