Roy Edward McMillion, son of William A. and Ida Belle (Bennett) McMillion was born December 28, 1945 in Clinton, NC; the fourth of twelve children. He took his wings on April 27, 2021.
Roy received his formal education from Baltimore City Public Schools. In 1967, he enlisted in the United States Army, giving the best of his service to his country. After being honorably discharged, Roy was employed by the City of Baltimore until his retirement in 2008.
Roy was well known throughout East Baltimore and referred to as Uncle Roy by everyone. He was passionate about football and played defensive tackle for the semi-pro Baltimore Rams/Chargers football team. He also loved coaching youth football and enjoyed fishing, dancing, joking, Oldies but Goodies music, FLIRTING and riding his motorcycle. It was not uncommon for Uncle Roy to give you a special nickname or to tease you. Every woman he interacted with was “Honey”. He always wanted to know what you were cooking or if you could cook. He would always say his future wife needed “two jobs and a resume”; and if need be, he would threaten to “whip you up”. He never met a stranger, he would carry on a conversation with anyone. Every woman was his girlfriend, even if she was married. He was always the life of the party. The real fun began when Uncle Roy stepped in the place.
Roy was a true character, a fun-loving spirit, a generous soul and a special presence. He was a phenomenal father, a wonderful grandfather, a great brother, fabulous uncle, and a dedicated friend.
Roy was preceded in death by two brothers (William A. and Walter Thomas) four sisters (Delphine Pearl, Ella Delores, Valarie Pauline and Wanda Grace), his favorite niece Shonte’ “Mi-Mi” Ellis and his granddaughter, D’Neajah Braxton.
Roy leaves to cherish his memory: daughters; Pamela and Andrea. four grandsons; Nicholas, Nasaun, Noah and Corey Jr.; a granddaughter, Najah; two sisters, Brenda Ann and Linda Pearl; three brothers; David Adam, Ernest Daniel and Rodney. His best friend and confidant Theresa “Bront” Gainer and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends.
Graveside Service: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Sandhill Cemetery, Clinton, NC at 12:00 pm.
Public Walk Through: Saturday, May 8, 2021 Butler & Son Funeral Services, Clinton, NC 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
Masks are required for public walk through and graveside service. Graveside service will be live-streamed at the time of service on Butler & Son Funeral Home Facebook Page.
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