A private graveside service for Gilbert Alvin McMillin, Jr., 70, of Monterey, La will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Lismore Baptist Church, Jonesville, La conducted by Bro. Ken Gilmore and under the direction of Church Funeral Services in Baton Rouge, La. Mr. Gilbert McMillin passed from this life to his eternal home on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Jonesville, La. on April 14, 1949.
He was a beloved husband, father & pop to his family. He was loved by his church family and his community.
Gilbert was an active member of Lismore Baptist Church for 49 years where he served as deacon since 1974. He retired from Rowan Drilling Co. after 30 years.
He loved everything sports, but most of all, LSU football and baseball and the Monterey Wolves, especially if Harlie and Rylie were playing. He also loved telling Bible stories to Emmory and Kamrie.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin & Myra McMillin, and parents-in-law, Bro. Red & Brownie Shirley. Survivors left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Linda McMillin; daughter Anita Murray and husband Curtis of Monterey, LA; son Jason McMillin of Jonesville, LA; and daughter Crystal Strebeck and husband Layton of Monterey, LA. His precious granddaughters include Harlie, Rylie, Emmory & Kamrie.
He leaves a sister, Geraldine Lawrence of Jonesville, LA; a sister, Vickie Brooks and husband Billy of Pineville, LA; brother, Donald McMillin, of Jonesville, LA; brother-in-law, David Shirley of Baton Rouge, LA; brother-in-law James Shirley and wife Terri Ann of Winnsboro, LA and brother-in-law, Terry Shirley and wife Sheila of Winnsboro, LA. He is also survived by a “special sister and brother-in-law”, Crystal & Reggie Lisemby of Chattanooga, TN, and their children, Jacob, Faith, and Judah and grandchild, Gideon.
He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends who were honored to call him Uncle Gil, Uncle Gilbert, Pop, or just simply Mr. Gilbert.
Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Boyd, Billy Brooks, David Shirley, James Shirley, Terry Lynn Shirley, Buster Sanson, David Powell, Randy Cassels, Bro. C.D. Beard, Rayford Buckles and Wayne Russell. Honorary pallbearers also include the deacons of Lismore Baptist Church – Ervin White, Roger Ainsworth, Brad Mount, George Book, and the mowing crew of Lismore Baptist Church – Bubba Ames, Jack Mount, Pete Wheeler, Jeff Paul.
The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful, compassionate employees of All Saints Hospice, Mansura, La and Scott’s Pharmacy for their excellent care of our loved one.
Memorials may be made to the building fund of Lismore Baptist Church, 3512 Boggy Bayou Rd., Jonesville, LA 71343.
Condolences can be mailed to Linda McMillin, 269 McMillin Rd., Monterey, LA 71354.
Arrangements by Church Funeral Services, Baton Rouge 225-293-4174.