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Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel

1783 East Keating Ave, Muskegon, MI

OBITUARY

Anthony Joseph McMillan

June 5, 1985June 22, 2020

Anthony Joseph McMillan - Surrounded by his loving family peacefully went home to his Heavenly Father June 22, 2020. Anthony was born on June 5, 1985 in Muskegon Mi and was a 2004 graduate of Fruitport High School. To know Anthony was to be a friend of Anthony. He was known by his booming voice, bone crushing hugs, contagious smile and infectious laugh. He was his dad's "right hand man " working side by side for many years together at the Patio. Anthony was an excellent pool player, he loved Michigan football, the Big Reds and the Lions. Anthony had a child like innocence about him that reminded people not to take life too seriously. Anthony was generous with his time, receiving an award from Governor Granholm for volunteering to bring groceries to senior citizens. Anthony had the biggest heart and that continued in death as he was an organ donor. Anthony was a loyal and kind soul that will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Anthony is survived by his parents Mick and Sandy McMillan and his honorary parents Brian and Serena Orcutt, Grandma Sue Sidock. Brothers and sisters Tammy Beam (Earl), John Sanders (Nancy), Kelli McMillan, Mike McMillan (Rose), Shelly McMillan (Rodney), Mark McMillan (Amanda), Jason McMillan (Jamie), and Brandi McMillan. Aunts and Uncles Jackie Buck, Judy Swanson, Marge Truskowski (Roger), Jim McMillan (Norma), Don McMillan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins, and his very special teachers Mika McWilliams, Char Hanson and Terrance Anderson. A memorial service celebrating Anthony's life will be held Thursday July 2, 2020 at Evanston Ave. Baptist Church at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Evanston Ave Baptist Church 1198 Evanston Ave. Muskegon, Mi 49442 and Harbor of Grace- food truck 540 Houston Ave. Muskegon, Mi 49441.

Due to Covid -19 concerns, masks may be required by the church.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

Memories

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Guy Pelkey

July 2, 2020

Anthony was a very special person that you only see once in a great while. Filled with joy, energy, love for others friends and new people alike he was the epitomy of CARING FOR OTHERS. I watched him many many times on the bus we always road reach out in kindness to help people he never knew, to support a friend who was going through a hard time, to help people with their groceries find a place for them onthe bus or to just lend a hand or a smile or an ear to someone having a rough day. To friends he was gold. Always willing to cheer you up, argue about who was best Michigan or Michigan State and regardless of who might winthe argument or so others thought to him MICHIGAN was the team period ! Even when he didnt feel so great he always was willing to listen and cheer up another person or when he got off the bus to make a run tot he store he would be willing to pick up something for someone in a seconds notice. Sure like anyone he had days and those days he would sit quietly but they were few and far between. Most of the time he was laughing, joking, or enjoying others with a happy glint in his eyes and a quick wit about him that was infectious to all those around him. Always sharp about the time he kept track of it an when it was time for the bus to go he let us all know including the driver :) You could always count on him to keep us ON TIME and to those of us running behind we were greatful. I personally saw him do so many things to help others it was a blessing just watching him. That cheery attitude, ready cheery comment, and a good verbal coutenance he always broght joy to most around him. Anthony was a gift from God to us, shared for a period of time as God put him there to do and then when it was time for him to come home to heaven it leaves us with an empty place in our hearts. We ALL were blessed by having been lucky enough to have him in our lives for a period of time and i will never forget his great smile and hearty laugh. THANK YOU ANTHONY :)

Mike Milligan

July 2, 2020

Anthony was well known to the Muskegon Area Transit System family. He was one of the most likable young man who always had something nice to say to the people around him. Anthony will always be remembered for his cheerful disposition and constant smile. I will miss him.

Brandi Chesebro

June 29, 2020

Our condolences go out to the McMillian Family. AntMan was a joy to have with us and will be greatly missed.

Judy Coldiron

June 29, 2020

Sandy, Mick, and Family
Please accept my sincere condolences on the Home Going of Anthony. I didn't know him well, but always looked forward to Sunday worship, for an Anthony handshake, or a hug. His heart over flowed with love for everyone. See you again my brother in Christ.🙂🙂

Lenny Maitland

June 29, 2020

What a joy You were to so many!helping me clean the patio !great memories!Sure gonna miss ya anthony!Rest In Peace!

Helen Dobb

June 29, 2020

I remember one great conversation when Ant realized I did the polar plunge every year. He was so proud of his basketball medal and achievements with the special olympics! Ant was such a kind a giving soul. He will forever be missed.

Brian Orcutt

June 29, 2020

My condolences go out to the McMillian family our thoughts and prayers are with ya’s
Ant man was a big part of our family as well and he’s gonna be missed dearly I know he’s in a better place and will be an Angel for us all

Les and Martha Webb

June 29, 2020

Dear family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Anthony. What a blessing he has been to many people. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeremy and Karen Francis

June 29, 2020

Anthony always had a handshake and smile or bear hug for us. We pray that God's peace will be with his family.

James (Pie) Vetter

June 28, 2020

Thoughts and PRAYERS for the Family. R.I.P. Anthony. You will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY