The funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M., Sunday July 31, 2016 at Josh Gibson Center, Rogers St., Buena Vista, Georgia. The Reverend Tommy Terry, pastor of Hillard Chapel C.M.E. Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hillard Chapel C.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Brother Albert Milner, Sr. was born March 9, 1933 in Marion County, Georgia to the late John Milner, Sr. and the late Nellie Colbert Milner. He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Willie Milner, Roosevelt Milner, Vera Mack, Grady Milner, Rayford Milner, Sr., John Sanders Milner, and Ellis Mack Milner. He was united in holy matrimony to the late Mary Lee Radney on December 26, 1959; and to this union they were blessed with three children. One son, Albert Milner, Jr., preceded him in death.
Accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, he joined the band of Christian believers at the Hillard Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of the Brantley Community. He has served faithfully a Steward and chairperson. He has supported every facet of the church and district circuit for a number of untiring years. For some forty years, he was employed with the Marion County Board of Education as a bus driver.
The beauty of his spirit will long be remembered and cherished by his beloved family and friends which include the following: two children, Constance L. “Connie” Milner, Buena Vista, Georgia and Jarred A. Milner, Columbus, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Vivian Milner, Phoenix City, Alabama; six grandchildren, Rayburn Wallace, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Nijel L. Milner, Khadesie S. Milner-Moody (Ronald D.,II), Jasmine B. Milner. all of Buena Vista, Georgia, Joseph Williams, Jr., and Larissa N. Williams, Phoenix City, Alabama; three great grandchildren, Ronald D. Moody III, Buena Vista, Georgia, Kaleigh and Haliegh Gooden of Connecticut; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rosie Jackson and Arthur Radney (Ressa), all of Buena Vista, Georgia and John Ester Radney (Monica), Columbus, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.