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Ann Milburn

March 12, 1943 — January 31, 2017

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Ann Thompson Milburn

Stapleton, GA  –         Ann Thompson Milburn, 73, loving wife of 55 years to Hiram W. Milburn, entered into her eternal rest Tuesday evening, January 31, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 PM Friday afternoon, February 3, 2017, with Rev. Jason Burton officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Church of God Cemetery on Campground Road, Matthews GA.

One of three girls born to the late Eva Kitchens Thompson and the late Eddie Lee Thompson, Ann was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and attended Wrens High School. She loved her Lord and Savior, serving Him at Wrens Church of God until her health declined. Ann retired as a bus driver for Jefferson County Board of Education with 29 years of service. She enjoyed fishing, working in her flowers, going to yard sales, consignment shops and antique stores, and riding her golf cart around Stapleton visiting with friends and neighbors.  Ann had a fierce determination and strong will but was always available to lend a helping hand. A devoted wife and loving mother, her goal was to provide a safe, comfortable home for her family who she loved unconditionally.

Ann was also preceded in death by her son, Steve Milburn; and her sister, Frances Huff.  Other survivors include her children, Angie Wiley (Sport) and Jason M. Milburn; sister, June T. Milburn (Durham); five grandchildren, Kevin Kitchens, Tyler Wiley, Tori Wiley, Tanna Wiley and Ansley Grace Milburn; and nieces, nephews and many friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Huff, Mike Huff, Justin Russell, Justin Usry, Coty Wood and Trey Wood.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday evening, February 2, 2017.


Letting Go

The angels gathered near your bed
So very close to you
For they knew the pain and suffering
That you were going through.
I thought about so many things
As I held tightly to your hand.
Oh, how I wished that you were strong
And healthy once again.
But your eyes were looking homeward
To that place beyond the sky
Where Jesus held his outstretched arms
It was time to say “Good-bye”.
I struggled with my selfish thoughts
For I wanted you to stay
So we could walk and talk again
Like we did just yesterday.
But Jesus knew the answer
And I know He loved you so.
So, I gave to you the greatest gift—
The gift of letting go.
Now my heart will carry memories
Of the love you gave to me
Until we meet again in heaven
Where the best is yet to be.

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