Evelyn White Milligan
SHREVEPORT, LA- Evelyn White Milligan, age 93, died peacefully on April 14, 2014 in Shreveport, LA. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the funeral home. Officiating will be Dr. Tom Harrison. Interment with graveside services will be Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Nockenut (Ecleto Creek) Cemetery in Wilson County, Texas.
Evelyn was born on February 6, 1921, in Wilson County, Texas, the second of four children. Her parents were Tom Carson and Flora Frances Smith White. Her ancestors were colonists and early settlers of Texas. She was a Christian from early childhood. She had lived in Shreveport, since 1955. Evelyn devoted her life to her family, home, and church. She especially loved the Hannah Sunday School Class of Broadmoor Baptist Church. Her favorite activities included sewing, gardening, and observing nature. She was an avid reader of history, especially the history of Texas, the Cherokee nation, Ireland, Scotland and Central Asia.
Evelyn Milligan was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Arlen E. Milligan her son, Terrell A. Milligan; and her brothers T.C. White, Raymond White, and Reginald White. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Shawn and Mary Ann Milligan of Shreveport, her grandchildren Stephen Milligan and wife, Marie of Brooklyn, NY, Laura Milligan Puente and husband, David of Houston, TX, and her great-grandson, Gregory Milligan of Brooklyn, NY. Other survivors are sisters-in-law Dora White Wooten and Jackie White, niece, Ginger Collins White, nephews John White and Claude Harding, three great-nephews, two great-nieces, and one great-great-niece. Memorials may be made to Shreve Memorial Library, Shreveport, LA.
"After a dark and dangerous journey I rested on a rocky shore, tired and with a dirty face. When I woke, I was on the opposite sandy shore where everything was clean and bright, my face as white as snow, It was then I saw Jesus. He held out his hand and said 'Come unto Me, my precious child'" -- composed by Evelyn Milligan after waking from a beautiful dream, November 5, 2013.
Rose Neath Funeral Homes Inc. - Southside Chapel
2500 Southside Drive Shreveport, LA 71118
Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 15, 2014