of Batesville, AR
September 1, 1926 - May 10, 2022
Marian Phillips Milum, of Batesville, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022. She was born on September 1, 1926 in Wynne, Arkansas to Ralph Waldo Phillips and Lena Rivers Boone Phillips. Marian was a member of First Baptist Church for 81 years where she dedicated her life to service of the church. She was devoted to her family and known by many as "Mam Mam". Marian was a truly selfless person, loving and kind to everyone she met, and always willing to help. She was the first one to arrive and the last one to leave and could always be counted on as a volunteer for any need. Marian was a great cook and loved the outdoors. She loved playing bridge and watching the Razorbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, and tennis. She was very artistic and created memorable experiences for every family and church gathering. Survivors include her three sons, Johnny Milum (Margaret) of Jonesboro, William Milum of Jonesboro, and James Milum (Mae) of Batesville; one daughter, Rebecca Richman (Steve) of Batesville; five grandchildren, Maribeth Henderson, Jamie Pool, Katie Covington, Chris Milum and Pamela Milum; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John C. Milum Sr. and four brothers. Services will be private. Arrangements were made by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Memorials may be made in her honor to First Baptist Church, 610 E Main St, Batesville, AR 72501.
Thank you everyone for your kind and loving remarks about our Mama. You were very special to her. With great full appreciation…
I loved Mrs. Milum. She was a special lady indeed.
Dear Family,I am saddened to learn of the recent passing of your dear mother, Marian. We graduated from Batesville High School together. She was a dear, dear friend and it was a honor to call Marian and John friends for so many, many years. And all the memories we shared with all of our children growing up together in Batesville. Sending my love and prayers to each of you.Sincerely, Robert Ford, Jr and Family (Ronald Ford and Becky Ford Doster)
We are sorry for your loss.
Condolences to all the family. Mrs Milum was a sweet lady many good memories of her.
Marian not only volunteered at Old Independence Regional Museum some years ago, but also provided valuable information about the Masonic Home and photos. She was a great source of historical stories. And, I also loved her at First Baptist Church. She was always ready to help with food. Even in her very late years, with her sight mostly gone, she would be sweating her drive and walk at times when I drove by.
Memories go back to when she was a Cub Scout Den Mother and I was her Boy Scout Den Chief. What a good time we had. Sympathy to the whole family.
Prayers for you families.
Becky, Johnny, James and Bill - We are thinking of you and send sincere sympathy. Marian was a wonderful woman and will be missed not only by her family, but also so many friends.
So sorry to hear of your great loss. God be with you.
James and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember her from fondly from grade school. She was a sweet lady. Sending condolences and prayers.
So sorry for your loss Rebecca. Your mother was a sweet and special lady. Billy has fond memories of spending time at your house with Bill. Many prayers for you and your family.
In my thoughts and prayers
She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. I babysat for many years for her children and I always admired everything she did.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mam-Mam will be missed by many.
James and Rebecca, I am so sorry to hear if your mother's passing. Prayers for you and the whole family.
She was a great lady. Our own neighborhood taxi. All of us including James and Bill would load up and she would ferry us off to baseball games, to deliver the Guard, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She even loaded up that Suburban once and hauled us all to hear the Chaplain of Bourbon Street, Bob Harrington. The Milum’s were great neighbors. A very large part of my childhood memories. May the Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort, comfort you all.
Mrs. Milan was a wonderful person and a wonderful neighbor. There should be more like her. Prayers.
MamMam was a great lady. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Condolences from the entire Conner family.
So sorry for your loss. I still remember so well when Marian, Alverna and my mom, Betty played bridge all the time. She was loved by everyone that would meet her.
Mam-Mam was a special person admired and respected by all who were fortunate to have known her. She graciously used her myriad talents and gifts to help others whenever she could which made the get-together and event days so much brighter.We pray God’s healing touch comforts and sustains you during this time.
Sorry to see that Aunt Marian has passed away. She was so soft spoken and sweet. I have many fond memories of her. My prayers and best wishes go out to the family! God bless you all!
I can't remember when I did not know Marian Milum. From my earlliest age at First Baptist, she was an influence in my life. Johnny, Becky, Bill, and James, she was a great lady and I'm proud to have known her.
James, Becky, Bill and Johnny - I'm sorry to hear of your sweet Mom's passing, but what a great and long life she lived. I'll never forget visiting ya'lls hone many, many times as a kid and your Mom treating me like one of the family. My condolences to you and all your family members. All the best, Greg
Becky I knew something was wrong when you came in signature. I’m so sorry. Your mother was always so kind and friendly to me. A true lady. My condolences to you
Such a lovely lady..many wonderful memories at your family home. Condolences to you all
Bill, James and Johnny so sorry for your loss. Mam-Mam was a very special lady. She had so much kindness for everyone.
We are praying for the family.