Delores M. McMillan

  • Born: February 3, 1928
  • Died: July 5, 2020
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family

Delores M. McMillan, wife of the late Daniel Boone McMillan, Jr. of Charleston, SC died at home Sunday, July 5. The immediate family will have a private graveside service in the James McMillan Cemetery, Ehrhardt, SC. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel.

Delores was born February 3, 1928 in Meridian, Mississippi, son of the late Cecil Dean McMillan and Claudie Moseley McMillan. Her family moved to Charleston during WWII where she met the love of her life, Bo. Their life began with a blind date arranged by their mothers. They were married for 66 years at his passing.

She was an honor graduate of Chicora High School. After graduation, she chose a career over college. She began working for the Social Security Office in the Peoples Building which at the time had four employees. Delores left her career to be a homemaker in which she was the consummate southern cook and flower lady. Intermittently, she served as the secretary for Beech Island Baptist Church and Northbridge Baptist Church.

She was the president of several neighborhood garden clubs and eventually The Garden Club of Charleston. She persevered with that role even after being diagnosed with macular degeneration. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Charleston and The Ladies' Benevolent Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela McMillan McKinney (Pat) of Charleston, SC and Peggy McMillan Infinger (Paul) of Beaufort, SC; three granddaughters, Amy McKinney Luff (Matt), Sally McKinney Hall (Taylor) and Megan Chandler Lee (Parker); four great-grandsons, Boone McMillan Luff, Houston McKinney Hall, Basil Sullivan Luff, Robert Patrick (Bo) Hall, step-granddaughter Kelley McKinney Stovall (Jeff), step-grandchildren Kameron and Khloe Stovall, and loved nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to James McMillan Cemetery Fund, Enterprise Bank of South Carolina, Attention: Faye Polk, PO Box 8, Ehrhardt, SC 29081.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Pam & Peggy, Gary & I were sorry to hear about the death of your mom. I always remember her smile and kind way of talking. Know that our prayers are with you and your family.
Cheryl & Gary Leonard

Posted by Cheryl Leonard - Charleston, SC - Family Friend   August 02, 2020

Please accept my condolences. I'm sorry about the passing of your mother. She was such a sweet person when I cared for her. She will be deeply missed.

Posted by Barbara Chatman - Moncks Corner, SC   July 08, 2020

Many fond memories of Sunday dinners with the McMillan family. And Delores' caramel cake was was an artistic and culinary masterpiece! It is an honor to have known the McMillan family.

Posted by Conrad Smith - North Charleston, SC - Family Friend   July 08, 2020

Dear Pam,
Delores was such a charming woman. I remember fondly our days together in The Garden Club of Charleston. You and your family are in my prayers.
Love, Judy Bleecker

Posted by Judy Bleecker - Charleston, SC - Friend   July 08, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family of the wonderful lady.

Posted by Joanne Campbell - Charleston, SC - Friend   July 08, 2020

I have such warm memories of your Mom from our Huntington Woods days. God Bless.
Kathleen Fletcher Appleby, Wolverhampton, England

Posted by Kathleen Fletcher Appleby - Neighbor   July 08, 2020

Family Album

Aunt Delores with her brother Cecil when they came to Texas to celebrate Cecil and Becky's 50th anniversary

Life Stories

I met Aunt Delores on our wedding day in 1983. I will always remember the hat that signified " The South has arrived " . There were invites to their 2nd home on Kiawah Island where I learned to Make Frogmore, red rice and the famous chocolate pie! We celebrate every 4th of July with Frogmore with friends here in Texas. She was a remarkable woman and I treasure the times spent with he and Uncle Bo.