Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Joanne (nee McKenzie) McMillan, age 84, of Tavernier, Fla., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 9, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Joanne was born and raised in Tavernier and graduated from St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West.

Joanne was very active in many service organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star, founding member of the Does Drove 117, BPOE 1872 Elks, and American Legion Auxiliary, among many others. She was a member of Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, where she played the organ for many years. She was also a member of San Pedro Catholic Church.

Joanne, along with her parents, H.S. and Hazel McKenzie, and her brothers John and Bobby, had many friends and many memories of life in the Upper Keys from the 1930s on. Joanne is survived by her husband, M.D. "Mac" McMillan; son, David Byrum, and his wife Loretta; grandchildren Dylan Byrum, Amy Pearson; great-grandchildren Cameron, Keagan, and Ian; and many nieces and nephews, including niece Susan DeLura Garrison, her caregiver and constant companion.

A celebration of life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Allen-Beyer Funeral Home, 101640 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fla. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, 93001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, with the burial to follow in Palms Woodlawn Cemetery, Homestead, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Upper Keys Humane Society in Key Largo.