Ora D. McPherson
"From labor to reward. You have fought the good fight. Rest now."
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On Monday, August 9, 2021, Ora Deloise Millender McPherson left her earthly home and transitioned to a Heavenly Mansion. “Ora Dee”, as she was affectionately called, was born on January 20, 1951, to John Henry, Sr. and Deloise A. Millender in Monroeville, AL. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and united with the Monroe Beulah Baptist Church. She attended Thurgood Marshall High School in Evergreen, AL.
Ora Dee was a former resident of New Orleans, LA, Pensacola, FL and finally settled in Dallas, GA to be closer to her youngest daughter. She held many jobs: Homemaker, Seamstress, Housekeeper, Cook and Patient Care Supervisor. But her most rewarding job of all was Motherhood.
She enjoyed going to the Casino and BINGO. That was her outing when she wasn’t spending time with her family. She especially loved watching her New Orleans Saints during football season.
Ora Dee was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: James L. Millender and John Henry Millender, Jr.
Ora Dee leaves to celebrate her memory, her loving and devoted children: Orlanda (Jeffery) Washington, Sr. of New Orleans, LA, Melvin (Iveth) Millender of Marrero, LA, Theresa (Lorenzo) Allen of Oklahoma City, OK, Felicia (Rodney) Wallace of Pensacola, FL and Sonya (Chad) Bates, Sr. of Dallas, GA; three devoted step children: William (Eva) McPherson of Talladega, AL, Santonia (Kimberly) McPherson of Baton Rouge, LA, and Tammie McPherson of Biloxi, MS; Loving Siblings: Dorothy Knight of Pensacola, FL, Hazel Hands, Melvina Brown, Charlzine (Dr. Alzo) Preyear all of Repton, AL, Mattie (Eddie) Northern of Mexia, AL and Phyllis (Jerome) Anderson of Saraland, AL, Emmanuel Millender of Repton, AL, Aaron Millender of Monroeville, AL, Earnest (Marlo) Millender of Douglasville, GA, and Ron Millender of Pensacola, FL. Her loving grandchildren: Jeffery Jr., and Jamal Washington, Dominique Smith, Melvin Millender, Amber Usher, Bria and Azely Allen, Antonio Mitchell Jr., A’Dajah, A’Darius and Ah’Riyah Wallace; Chad Jr., Jasmin and Darrian Bates, Kandice, Paul and Joshua McPherson, Santonia Jr. and Sydney McPherson, Terrell and Jarvis Brown.
Great grandmother to: Ian Washington, Dash and Daxx Smith, Je’rnee Carter; A’marii and A’Nylah Wallace, Ariah Jackson, Santonia McPherson, III, Kennedy, Kali and Karon McPherson.
A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loved relatives and friends who will forever cherish her memories.
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