Althea McPherson went home to Jesus on June 26, 2020, at the age of 75.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Oakes Church and Cemetery in rural Limestone County with Chaplain Jon Honea officiating. Honoring her wishes, she was cremated and will be interred in Oakes Cemetery.
She was born to parents F.O. Little Jr. and Grace Maude Hall Little December 21, 1944, in Jersey City, New Jersey. As a young girl, she excelled in 4-H, volleyball & basketball.
Althea met her husband Jerry J. Milligan in 1962 and they married December 24, 1962. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1963. They went on to have 3 children Deborah Annette, Jason Lloyd, and Heather Marie. In December of 1969, they moved their family to Dallas, Texas, and during this time she worked at JC Penny and Sears & Roebuck. They divorced in 1977. Althea began her 30-year career at Frito Lay in September of 1977 and retired in 2007.
In addition to being a dedicated Mother, a Grandmother & Great Grandmother she also loved sewing, baking, bowling, making jewelry, dancing, gospel & country music.
She was a dedicated member of Pleasant Oaks Baptist Church for the last 10 years of her life.
Althea is predeceased by her parents F.O. Little Jr. and Grace Maude Hall Little. She is survived by her ex-husband Jerry J. Milligan and their children Deborah, Jason & Heather. Her siblings; Glenn Little, Joyce Berry, David Little, Bruce Little and Dolores Little, Grandchildren; Tamara, Amber, David, Shelby, and Carisa. Great-Grandchildren; Mitchell, Angel, Samantha, Raelynn, Wyatt, Braelyn, and Elijah.
Flowers can be delivered to Groesbeck Funeral Home 1215 E. Yeagua for delivery to the service.
Psalm 23:4 - “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me: Your rod & your staff they comfort me.”
Psalm 91:11 - “For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.”
Exodus 23:20 - “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way to bring you to the place I have prepared.”
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