Thomas Ray Milligan

Born: Sun., Nov. 4, 1945
Died: Mon., May 4, 2020

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Thomas Ray Milligan, 74, of Equality, Illinois, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.  The son of the late Cecil and Mildred I. (Mahan) Milligan, he was born in Equality on November 4, 1945.  He enlisted in the Army when he turned eighteen and served for twenty-one years.  Tom retired as a master sergeant.  Also he was a Church of God ordained minister.  On December 12, 1967 he married the former Mary Jane Cole and she preceded in death on April 1, 2006.   His second marriage began on November 7, 2012  with Katherine Ruth Rogers and she passed away on January 28, 2015.   Tom was a member of to the McLain-Glover American Post #595 in Equality.  He is survived by his son Thomas Ray Jr. and Melissa Milligan of LaFayette, Georgia; three daughters, Karen Collins of Hephzibah, Georgia, Betsy McCreary of Benton, Louisiana, Ginnie Burnett of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Iris and Bruce Gowan of Equality, Connie Fay Williams of Equality; nine grandchildren, Rebekah Marie Milligan, Zachary Thomas Milligan, Caitlin Nichole Collins,  Cailie Collins, Steven Brock, Steva McCreary, Savanna McCreary, Chris Perking, and Johnathon Burnett; his great grandson, Lucas Milligan and nine step great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; two brothers, Cecil “Mus” Milligan Jr. and Ronnie Milligan.  He will be buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta, Georgia.  Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality in charge of arrangements.

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Ginnie Burnett
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
Pops you are dearly loved and will be missed. You offered so much to everyone you ever knew or met.

Regina Williamson
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Karen and Thomas I can not express enough to you both how very sorry I am for all of you. Our family has certainly felt the pain of losing the people that we love so much. All of us have shared so many amazing wonderful times and Holidays together. We were all so blessed to live next door to each other for so many years. We have shared so much in life and in death together. Our deepest sympathy and greatest love go out to you both in the loss of your dad. I know you mom is rejoicing and is so excited to once again have your dad in heaven with her. He was truly the love of her life. From the beginning he was the only one for her. They had many wonderful years together. I will always be here for you both. I love all of you.

JoAn Price
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
So sorry for your loss. May the Angels wrap him in Glory. Pray peace to the bereaved. From JoAn Lackey Price.

Cheryl Mitchell
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
Please accept my condolences. He was my Sunday School teacher years ago. He and his wife Mary held a special place in my heart and helped with my recommitment to the Lord. I have been and always will be forever grateful. I am a better person because of him. What a great man of God.

Sandra Morris Hall
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Love and prayers for this dear family.

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