Betty Jean Milledge Fuller, 76, of 3055 Lucas St., Patterson, entered heaven’s gates Friday, December 14, 2018, in Harborview Pierce County Nursing Home.
She was born December 9, 1942, to the late Johnny Milledge Sr. and Minnie Milledge in Patterson. She was educated in the Pierce County School system.
In 1964, she moved to Philadelphia, PA where people’s children when they fell on hard times. She cared for them as though they were her own. She was blessed with many impeccable talents. She had a beautiful spirit and did not mind sharing what she had. If you were in need of a place to stay, her door was always open. She was the life of the party. Whether it is for the holidays or just to hang out, her house was the place to be. She was an awesome seamstress and was known for her cooking and baking skills. She had standard orders from friends and neighbors when she would host dinner parties. In 1986, she made the decision to return to Georgia. She eventually purchased her home and moved it next to her mother’s, where she started her life anew.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Otis “Doo-Da” Fuller Jr. who died in March 2018, Joe McLaine and Samuel Brazier; her parents, Johnny Milledge Sr. and Minnie Milledge and three siblings, David Milledge, Jim Jernigan and Virginia Green.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her two daughters, Jacqueline (Anthony) Grier, Philadelphia, PA and Alesia McLaine (James), Waynesboro; six grandchildren, Antoin McLaine, Neamiah Brown, Samuel Brown, Bianca Grier, Grier and Wesley Grier; three great-grandchildren, Bryce Poole, Samuel Brown and Neamiah Brown; a sister, Agnes Jenkins, Patterson; five brothers, Fleming (Vivian) Milledge, William (Lillian) Milledge and Franklin (Gloria) Milledge, all of Offerman, Johnny Milledge, Patterson and Herman (Janet) Milledge Mitchell, Ft. Washington, MD and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who love her and will miss her dearly.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fleming Milledge Sr., 6390 Offerman Loop, Offerman.
A Visitation will be held at 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Dec 21 at Alpha and Omega Holiness Church, Inc., Bishop Willie Carr, pastor at 537 Watson St, Blackshear.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Evergreen Church Ministry, 4100 Highway 32, Bristol, where the Rev. Nathaniel Anderson is the pastor and will bring words of comfort.
She will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of service Saturday.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Final and most sacred arrangements are entrusted to the professional care of Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc.