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Jamie Alice Milham

Tyler, Texas

Nov 5, 1932 – Sep 2, 2021 (Age 88)


November 5, 1932
September 2, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

A memorial service for Jamie Alice Sanders Milham, 88, of Tyler Texas, will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 11:00 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ben Wheeler officiating.

A private family burial will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler, Texas under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

Jamie passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at The Heights of Tyler.

Jamie was born on November 5, 1932 in Tyler to Elmer and Velma Sanders.

After graduating from Tyler High School, she married Glen Edwin Milham of Mena, Arkansas in 1950.  The marriage was followed by the birth of three children, Sharon, Eddie, and Kerry.  She was employed by Mother Francis Hospital where she worked in the administrative offices during that time, but later worked in the office of her church while the children were young.  Later she would begin work with a group of doctors who specialized in care of the eyes, eventually assisting the doctors in surgery.  Jamie and husband Glen faithfully attended and supported their church by teaching Sunday School, Adult Bible Study, VBS, and singing in the choir for fifty years.  They also served at a church camp in North Carolina for five years.  Jamie loved to travel and they spent time in their travel trailer camping and seeing new places.

She loved people and delighted in visiting with friends and going places with them.  She loved her family and them together, setting a wonderful Christian example by her life and influencing them through her service to others.  Many thought of her as their bonus mom or grandma and loved her as such.  Jamie impacted lives through her own.  She had a special love for her children and was a prayer warrior for them and others.  She was defined by her service, caring, and love. Most of all, she was defined by her love for her Savior, Jesus Christ.  

Jamie was preceded in death by her husband Glen Edwin Milham, Sr., daughter Sharon Carol Milham, parents Elmer and Velma Sanders, in-laws Ode and Della Milham, brothers Gerald Sanders, Leo Sanders, Derrell Sanders, Burhl Sanders, and Willy Sanders.

She is survived by her brother Billy Sanders of Arlington, sister Linda Steed of Tyler, sons and spouses Kerry and Karen Milham of Winona and Eddie and Mary Milham of Frankston, granddaughters and spouses Elizabeth Milham Thornton and David Thornton of Tyler, Margaret Milham Golembiewski of Lufkin and Johnathan Golembiewski, great grandchildren Lyla and Reed Thornton, niece and nephew John and Brenda Orbaugh of Tyler, a large number of other nieces and nephews along with their children, and her extended family from church including a host of church children who called her Grandma.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Milham, Kerry Milham, John Orbaugh, Phillip York, David York, and David Thornton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Sanders, Bret Sanders, Shane Sanders, Adam Sanders, Terry Milham, Tim Milham, Steve Bell, Wayman Bell, and Justin Williams.

A walk-through viewing is scheduled from 12:00-4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 8th at Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

If desired, memorials may be made to Redeemer Presbyterian Church Benevolence Fund, Tyler, Texas.

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Please accept our most sincere sympathy in the recent bereavement that you have suffered. Your Mom will be long remembered by many. She had a rare warmth of personality and character that left a lasting impression upon all those who met her. Time will heal the emptiness you feel now, but soon she will live so strong in your memory and will be the very joy that makes each and everyday worth living. Her memory will bring you the strength you need to do the many things that life will bring need...

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. She will be missed and remembered always, prayers to the family.

Oh my, how I am going to miss my sweet Jamie. My neighbor of 29 years. Glen and Jamie took me under their wing. You just can’t mention Jamie without mentioning Glen. They had a beautiful marriage built on their faith in God by serving Him and loving others. I just have to share a couple of meaningful moments that always make me smile about these two. Since neighbors are people who share your spot of the world you naturally observe your lives on a daily basis. I was blessed to know...