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Josie (Anderson) McMillian

October 21, 1940 ~ July 24, 2019 (age 78)
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Ms. Josie Anderson McMillian was born October 21, 1940 in Verbena, Alabama to the late Robert and Earline Anderson.
In 2009, she acknowledge Jesus Christ as her Savior at Pleasant Valley Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was a member and vice president of Local Church Missionary. Member of the Region Educational Program.  She was the first woman to hold the position as President of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, the largest local in the American Postal Workers Union, with membership of over 21,000 employees.

Also she was a board member of New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and N.Y.C. United Way, lifetime member of N.A.A.C.P., recipient of the world’s, “Who’s Who of Women” and “Who’s who of Black Women”.  She was a honorary member of Alabama, Chicago, and Kentucky Postal Workers Union.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earline Anderson and Robert Anderson; one sister, Betty (Roy) Porter; one grandson, Christopher McMillian.

 Ms. Anderson departed this walk of life on July 24, 2019 at her residence, Childersburg, AL.

She leaves to cherish and honor her loving memories, a devoted son, Willie (Sharon) McMillian of Childersburg, AL; two devoted daughters, Theresa McMillian and Freda McMillian both of Childersburg, AL; five grandchildren, Christyna Thompson, Vanessa King, Raven McMillian, Lisa McMillian and Wali McMillian; nine great grandchildren, Tyshawn, Ronnell, Jaquan, Autavia McMillian, Brielle Winston, Nia, Nila, Nya and Cheyenne McMillian; six sisters, Clara Gardner, Barbara (David) Bethea, Nona Cunningham, Ruth (Kenneth) Swain, Magdalene Cowlin, and Patricia (Ulysses) Jones; four brothers, James Anderson,  Robert Anderson, Larry (Tammy) Anderson, Percy (Johnnie Faye) Anderson, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Josie's motivation and inspiration quotes, 

"In unity there is strengh"

"If God is for you who can be against you"

"Keep God in your life for God is good"


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