Donna Jean Harvey Milam
Donna Jean Milam was 69 years young and lived in DeRidder, Louisiana. She went to be with her Lord on July 28th in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was the wife of Keith Milam. They were married 30 years ago on October 10, 1987.
She was born on January 2, 1949 in Leesville, Louisiana and was the daughter of Donald William Harvey and Doris Howard Harvey. Donna was a realtor and Associate Broker for 32 years. She sold real estate in Leesville and DeRidder. She always got to know her clients in a personal way and was known for her sweet and kind spirit. She was also a kind and loving wife, mother, and Mimi. She would do anything for her family and friends and was always the life of a party. Her and Keith enjoyed many fond memories together but the time they enjoyed on their sailboat were some of the best. Donna was an awesome mom as well and would do anything for her son and daughter. She taught them to be a strong man and woman and modeled to them from a young age how to love their Lord. Her grandchildren were the loves of her life. Some of their favorites memories of Mimi are the fun times they spent with her in the pool. They will miss their Mimi dearly. Donna was a member of First Baptist Church of DeRidder.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald William Harvey and Doris Howard Harvey, her mother-in-law, Eva Milam, her brothers-in-law F. Clay Tillman Jr. and James Cook and sister Ginger Binion.
In addition to her husband, Keith Milam, Donna is survived by her son Donald Brandon Christy and wife Dena Christy of Leesville, and daughter Wendy Christy Lee and husband Benjamin Lee of Haughton; three grandchildren, Madilynn Christy, and Caleb and Caden Lee; two sisters Kathy Dale Tillman of Panola, TX and Dixie Cook of Shreveport, LA; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank for the compassionate care and attention provided to her at home over the last two years by Peggy Whittington, Jenny Hopkins, and Elaine Lewis.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Her life celebration service will be held at First Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM with visitation at 10:00 AM before the service. Brother George Lee Glass will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: First Baptist Church of DeRidder, 2030 Hwy 171, DeRidder, LA 70634.