Helen D. Million, 77, of Pontoon Beach, Ill., born Dec. 27, 1938, in Desoto, Ill., passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill., surrounded by her family.
Helen was a life long homemaker and a mom. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of Cedar View Baptist Church and Johnson Road Baptist Church. Most of all she was a loving wife and mom who loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Lucille, nee Hood, Prater; her stepfather, Elmer Dickerson; and two sisters, Elizabeth Barnes and Sarah Prater.
Helen is survived by and will be missed by her husband, Willard D. Million, whom she married on August 20, 1955; her children, Delores and (Kenny) Lynch of Pontoon Beach, Steven Million of Granite City, Connie and (Ricky) Lynch of Pontoon Beach, Sarah Lorene and (Barry) Hull of Pontoon Beach, John and (Marla) Million of Granite City; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lilly Prather; and brothers, Eddie Prater, Clyde Prater Jr., Glenn Prater.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: In celebration of her life, services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Dickerman and Pastor Randy Vollmar officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 25, 2016