May 15, 1932 ~ August 2, 2020

Born in: Tyler, AL
Resided in: Altadena, CA

Millie Brooks Carter McCord passed away on August 2, 2020 at Jasmine Terrace Rest Home in Pasadena, California. Family members had been by her side, so she left us knowing she was loved.

She was born May 15, 1932 in Tyler, Alabama as Nancy Carter, but eight days later the family changed her name to Millie Brooks Davis Carter. Millie grew up in Selma, Alabama and attended public schools. She lived on a farm with her cousin Amelia Bell, whom she used to call “Pretty Girl” and her husband, Harry. This is where she said she learned to drive a tractor.

She married Roosevelt McCord in 1949. Their daughters Betty Mae and Dottie T. were born in Alabama. In 1952 they left for California and settled in Los Angeles, in the neighborhood of City Terrace. There she had seven more children. She was a stay at home mother, while Roosevelt worked at the post office. She later worked at the Broadway Department Stores.

Millie got to see Alabama again when she and her eldest son Roosevelt Jr. visited her cousin’s farm in 1974. The famous Edmund Pettus Bridge that led to Montgomery, was located near the farm.

Millie was such a special woman. She always made sure there was delicious food to eat. She was so busy in the kitchen; she often would say, “Stay out of the kitchen!” She made so many favorites from corn bread and chili mac to peach cobbler, banana pudding and sweet potato pie. It’s a shame that we never got any of her recipes.

Millie was a strong woman who commanded respect. She was dependable and consistent as well as nurturing. Such as when she would take Dottie to the library every week to check out books and then buy her treats.

She is survived by her nine children, Betty, Dottie, Roosevelt, Russell, Donald, Randy, Julie, Ralph and Gary. As well as her sister Freddie Mae Carter Powell, Daughter in-law Mary Jo, daughter in-law Melissa, son-in law Frank, daughter in law Jaquetta and soon to be son in-law Tim. She also has eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Millie McCord’s viewing will be on Monday August 17, 2020 at Lighthouse Memorial in Inglewood, California. We are grateful for Deidric Brown and his staff for helping us with accommodations during these challenging Covid-19 times.

Millie’s final resting place will be at Inglewood Park Cemetery in the Garden of Chimes (Crypt 20, Tier 7) located at 720 E. Florence Avenue, Inglewood California on August 18, 2020.


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    • candle 7Ms. Millie—may you rest peacefully! You are a great loss to us.
      Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
      their lives change but do not end.
      I pray in hope for my family,
      relatives and all Our beloved friends. 😘. With ❤️ Gary, Melissa, Gary Jr. and Paige Torres

  1. candle 2My sincerest condolences to the family of Milie McCord. I pray for your strength during this difficult time of grief. May you have comfort in knowing your memories will sustain you. Rest in Heaven, Milie.

  2. candle 2Thank you for being the foundation of a beautiful family. Your light lives on in your childern and grandchildren. I know they will cary you in their hearts and your love will always be remembered.

  3. candle 6“Joey, Joey, Joey!” (shaking your head in disbelief and laughing). That’s the image I’ll carry w/me forever. May you now be at peace Millie and thanks for the great sweet potato pie, chili mac, the best turkey giblet gravy but most of all for the love. Wish I’d gotten your recipes. Love and until we meet again 🙏🏽

  4. candle 7Millie your are a remarkable woman. Your children and grandchildren are a reminder of this. I am so happy that you shared your son with our family. Thank you!!!

  5. candle 6Roosevelt McCord jr mom ,I’m going to miss taking you out of the home for lunch and ice cream at 31 flavors ,I’m also going to miss you telling me “don’t drop me got damm it” while putting you in the car, you were funny when you wanted to be,I love you and may you Rest In Peace ❤️❤️

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