|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1796|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1885|
Mrs. Elizabeth D. Milner -- Truly a mother in Israel has fallen asleep in Jesus. The subject of this memorial notice was the daughter of George and Susan Willis, and sister of Col. Richard Willis, of Greene county, and James Willis, of Wilkes county.
She was born in Wilkes county, Ga., August 18th, 1796, was married to Rev. John H. Milner April 4th, 1814 and died (at the old "homestead," in Pike county, Ga., now owned by her eldest son, George W. Milner) June 24th, 1885, aged nearly 89 years.
She survived her lamented husband a little over 28 years. She had been a Baptist 45 years, having enjoyed a hope in Christ many years before she ventured to unite with God's people. She was the mother of eleven children all of whom lived to be grown and married, and nine of them are still living.
The writer has known her from his boyhood and has been blessed with her presence in his family for nine years, during her widowhood, and a better woman he has never known. She was eminently domestic, industrious, quiet, modest and pious. She was not demonstrative, religiously, but constant and devoted to Christ and his cause -- liberal in her contributions to missions and to the poor. She spent the last years of her life with her son, and finally fell asleep in Jesus without a struggle, without a groan.
It appears remarkable that for days before she died she spoke of her parents, would call them, and seem to be expecting them to come to see her. What does this mean? that a saint of 89 years should still feel as a little child in relation to her parents! An honored Christian woman, widow of an honored minister, has passed away. Will her children and her descendants meet her in the land of rest--the blessed home of the redeemed? "To sleep in Jesus! rapturous thought, To close in peace our mortal days,
Safe to the heavenly Cau?an brought, To join the anthems angels raise!
To sleep in Jesus what delight!
Increasing still, and ever new.
To mingle with the saints in light,
And be as pure and happy too!"
These obituaries are glued into a Bible that belonged to Leola Putnam Porter
Children not linked below:
Eliza Penelope (Milner) Wood (1826 – 1908)
George Willis (1754 - 1827)
Susannah Baker Willis (1757 - 1843)
John Holmes Milner (1792 - 1857)
Susan Willis Milner Putnam (1815 - 1883)*
George Willis Milner (1817 - 1900)*
Pitt Milner (1819 - 1893)*
Apsilla Ann Milner Beckham (1822 - 1902)*
Elizabeth Sims Eppinger Milner McLeod (1824 - 1910)*
Martha Rowena Milner Ravens (1829 - ____)*
Jonathan James Milner (1831 - 1910)*
Richard Willis Milner (1833 - 1862)*
Mary Elenor Jane Milner Reid (1835 - 1909)*
Rebecca Amaretta Milner Harris (1837 - 1907)*
Richard Jefferson Willis (1789 - 1866)*
Richard J Willis (1789 - ____)*
James Dabney Willis (1793 - 1861)*
Elizabeth Dabney Willis Milner (1796 - 1885)
Maintained by: TAYLOR
Originally Created by: Laura Plummer Ranville
Record added: Mar 03, 2010
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