Obituary: Ellen May Milton

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  • | 11:08 a.m. March 4, 2015
Obituaries 10.22.15
Obituaries 10.22.15
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Ellen May Milton, 93, passed away Feb. 21, 2015, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on April 4, 1921, in London, England, Ellen was a master at everything she undertook to do, whether it be creating beautiful knitted sweaters or making delicious breads, pickles and marmalade. She was a master gardener who grew an abundance of vegetables and flowers, and preferred being out of doors to inside. Ellen reverenced nature and especially appreciated the beauty of the sky. In her lovely, lilting voice, she often sang songs from her English childhood and could recall poems learned in her youth. She had a wise saying for every situation. Ellen lived a life of purpose, dignity and hard work, and did her best to pass on to her children the virtues she valued so highly. She will be sadly missed.

Ellen is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, David W. Milton; five children, Laurin (Mindy) Milton and Nancy (Don) Draughon, of Durham, North Carolina,  Elizabeth (Robert) Solomon, of Evans, Georgia, and Jennifer (Glenn) Hawkins and George (Joye) Milton, of Ocoee, Florida; a brother, George Parker, of Crawley, England; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Charles; her sister, Florrie; and brother, Les.  


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