Naomi Millender
1945 - 2018
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Naomi E. Millender was born April 24, 1945 to Dharathula H. Millender & Justyn L. Millender in Terre Haute, IN. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1963. Naomi held a Bachelors and Masters Degree and was also a Pre-Doctoral Candidate. She was initiated into Alpha Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Naomi was confirmed into the Lutheran Church early in life and continued in the faith throughout her lifetime. She was a champion of education and held many positions in the field. Naomi was a Musician, Author & Playwright, respectively. On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Naomi exchanged Time for Eternity. She was preceded in Death by her Parents, Four Uncles, Two Aunts, & One Brother in Law. Naomi leaves to cherish her memory, her Loving Sister, Justine F. Preston; Niece/Goddaughter, Christine Preston; Nephew, Isaac Preston, III; Aunt, Estelle Anderson and a host of cousins & friends. Visitation Sunday November 11, 2018 from 12 noon to 8:00p.m. with family hours 6-8:00 p.m. Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony at 7:00p.m. all at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral services Monday November 12, 2018 at 11:00a.m. at the Genesis Center. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Nov. 9, 2018.
Funeral service
11:00 AM
Genesis Center.
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August 30, 2020
Naomi was an Indiana State University Alum and an amazing person. Forever BLUE!! She is part of the great history of ISU. She left a great footprint there.
Dr. Crystal Mikell Reynolds
November 14, 2018
My heart goes out to the family she was such a wonderful person and so talented we talked just a couple of months ago at the library and she was gracious as usual. She often shared her knowledge with me to help me this was who she was always helping someone who needed it and her support for people and her city was overwhelming. My heart is hurting right now and I am tearing up now just talking about her, missing her forever, see you on the other side Queen.

Brian A. Record
Brian Record
November 13, 2018
Will Hargrove
November 13, 2018
Phenomenal woman Knowing that you are missing her, let bring you comfort.John 11:24
November 12, 2018
Naomi was an exceptional woman who excelled at whatever endeavor she chose. She and her talents will be sadly missed by the Gary community. May the family find comfort in knowing that others care. I extend condolences to the entire family.
Ms Evelyn H Reaves
November 12, 2018
One of my favorite celloist.
Always enjoyed her performance in the "Seven Last Words of Christ" during Easter time.
Will miss you much.
Barbara Gayle Stroder
Gary Mizpah 7th-Day Adventist Church
November 12, 2018
To the Family of Naomi ,

Our prayers and condolences to you as you endure the loss of your sister, sister-in-love, aunt, and friend. Naomi leaves a legacy which was preceded and motivated by her mother's DIVINE WORKS on earth. She proudly continued the course of taking charge to continue the programs, civic duties, and scholarship endeavors of her mother, Dolly. Naomi is now a PROUD HEAVENLY ANGEL who stands by her mother's side as two of GOD'S DUTIFUL SERVANTS. And by GOD'S GRACE AND MERCY, we pray for your continued support from each other and our HEAVENLY FATHER as you go forth knowing that there is JOY IN THE MORNING.

Gregory and Aurelia Weaver❤
November 11, 2018
Justine Preston and Family,

You have my heartfelt condolences in the transition of your Beloved Sister, Naomi. May the fond memories help sustain you in the months to come.

Your Sister in Christ
Class of 1963 Gary Roosevelt High School
Daisy Curtis
November 11, 2018
Naomi was a talented woman and I'll not forget the last time I saw her. I opened the door, and there she was, and that picture, surreal, has stayed in my head. She was a remarkable woman, for me, awe inspiring.
Naomi was a gift to all of Gary, young and old alike. Her death has left a great big empty space which none can fill. We mourn with her family, for we all have lost a treasure.
Dorothy Nevils
November 10, 2018
Sorry to hear of your lost. GOD is still good all the time. We will be praying for the family. Gwen Newby Hemphill R.H.S.Lady Panthers & Supporters 1963
November 10, 2018
Condolences to her Detroit family Nick and Steve Hood. My prayers are with you.
Sharon Owens
November 9, 2018
November 9, 2018
To the family of Naomi. My prayers are with you as she was an extremely strong, outgoing person. Her love for music and education was outstanding. I pray for Gods healing and comforting during this time.
Mary Jo (Walker) Jones
November 9, 2018
I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Naomi. Sending prayers and condolences to the family.
Twilla Lewis
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