Theresa Elaine Simmons McMillan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 24, 1929 to Margarette Catherine East. Theresa moved to her new address in her real home with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, February 7, 2019, in Bel Air, Maryland.
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Theresa was married to Richard Brown in 1947. This marriage subsequently ended in divorce. She later married Greer L. McMillan on October 31, 1962. Mr. McMillan died in December, 2016. She is survived by four children: Michael (Maryann) Brown, Christopher (Julie) Brown, Lance Brown, and Kellye Brown. Theresa has 3 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. Blessings of God.
She is also survived by her sister, Janice (Woodrow) Grant, and her three brothers, Timothy (Sharon) Moorehead, Thomas (Earnestine) Moorehead, and Jerald Johns.
Theresa graduated from the Havre de Grace Colored High School, in 1946; Cortez Peters Business School, and had received her pilot's license. After various jobs, she found her profession as a book binder, from which she retired in 1987. Her hobbies included, gardening, she rented land in Indiana, planted many vegetables also at home here in Aberdeen. Theresa was very active with the Senior Citizens' Club. Bingo was her favorite activity, often playing 20 cards at a time. She also enjoyed cooking and baking. She had a beautiful voice, played piano well, and entertained in churches and organizations. Theresa was also an expert seamstress. She was a great sister and friend who gave much wisdom.
Theresa enjoyed traveling. She has visited several Caribbean islands, Hawaii, several areas in California, with her sister, and toured throughout Western Europe.
Theresa was preceded in death by her infant son, David; her mother, Margarette Johns;, her husband, Greer McMillan; her brothers James Simmons and Kennith Moorehead; her sister Marquerite “Carol” Reliford, and many aunts, uncles, cousins.
She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by family and friends who will cherish her memory.