In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville


8th, April, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California, Gainesville, Texas.

Funeral Service

9th, April, 2019, 10:00 am at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California, Gainesville, Texas.


Fairview Cemetery, 710 Fair Avenue, Gainesville, Texas

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Mary E. Millikan Roye went home to her Lord on April 5, 2019.  She was born March 28, 1936, in Eldorado, Illinois to Ottis A. Millikan and Mona Bryan Millikan.  As a young girl she played the accordion and sang with her sister Venita on the radio in Harrisburg, Illinois.  On November 14, 1951, she married the love of her life John N. Roye, Jr. in Rio Vista, Texas.  They were blessed with three children.  While they were growing up she worked in the home to care for them.  In 1979 she went to work at First Texas Saving in Gainesville, the bank changed names several times until she retired in 1999.  Her favorite pass time was to shop for her children and grandkids.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was generous to a fault, always wanting to help her family any way that she could.  She is survived by her husband John, children Debbie and Bob Miller, Randy and Darlene Roye and Lisa Foree.  Grandchildren Jennifer Kniss and Josh Campbell, Molly and Brooks Turbeville, Jana and Bart Beck, Gina and Shelby Bezner, J.D. and Ashley Roye, Christopher Miller and Kylie, Peyton Roye and Jenny.  Sixteen great-grandchildren. Sister, Kay and J.P. Caldwell. Numerous Nieces and Nephews who adored her.  And her very special caregiver Laura Silmon.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Delbert, Dallas, and Bryan Millikan.  Sisters, Delma Wilson, Norma O’Neal, Venita O’Neal and son-in-law Tom Foree.  Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Meador Funeral Home, Gainesville, Texas.  A visitation is planned from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, April 8, 2019.