Frances Christine Mays Millinor died peacefully in her Madison home on Dec. 10 at the age of 98. Christine was born Oct. 25, 1917 in Monticello and was the daughter of Dannitte Hill Mays and Francis Garwood Mays, both of whom were from Jefferson County Pioneer families. After completing her studies at Florida State College for woman in Tallahassee, Christine moved to Madison County to become a schoolteacher at Cherry Lake. There, she met James Patrick Millinor and they were married in 1938. After World War II, Pat returned to Madison and served as tax collector until 1980. Christine was a homemaker for most of each year, raising their two children and participating in her garden club and other civic activities, but she became a business-woman during tax season as she offered her expertise to the running of the county office. Christine Millinor was a very loyal and enthusiastic supporter of Florida State University, most especially its football team. Pat and Christine attended every home game as long as their health allowed and Christine was a subject of several Tallahassee Democrat articles regarding fan loyalty. Christine is survived by a son, Rick Millinor and his wife, Joanna of Wimberly, Tx.; a daughter, Francine Millinor Allee and her husband, Galt Allee of Tallahassee. She leaves behind grandchildren, Nicole Melton and her husband, Kevin; Peyton Millinor; Kirsten Thomas and her husband Ian; Christopher Krebs and his wife, Christina. Her great-grandchildren are Ema and Avery Melton; Darian and Tamsin Thomson and Anna and Jonah Krebs. She is also survived by her sister, Louisa Mays Searcy of Tallahassee. Christine’s husband, Pat Millinor, died in 2010 and her brother, George Glover Mays, died in 2013. The family wants to express its deepest thanks to the loving caregivers who helped so much to make Christine’s recent years happier and healthier. They appreciate the wonderful support of Twanna Holden and the members of her team. Those wishing to honor Christine’s memory can make contributions to Big Bend Hospice of Madison, located at 225 Southwest St. in Madison, Fl. www.BigBendHospice.org, or to Madison Youth Ranch/The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Children’s Way, in Enterprise Fl. www.allchildrenfirst.org. A memorial reception will be held at The Mays House, Monticello, at a later date.
Frances Christine Mays Millinor