David Lee Milam Jr. “Junior”
Formally known as David Lee Milam Jr., born September 19th, 2003. He is survived by his mother and father, Heather & David Milam, his sisters, Haylee Milam, Charlotte Vargas, & Hannah Milam, grandparents, Michael & Nina Wangler, and Jerry & Reesa Padgett, his aunts, Ashleigh Milam & Lindsay Butler, uncle, James Milam, and cousins, Keegan Butler & Braxton Milam. He is received in heaven by his late grandfather, Lawrence “Dale” Milam.
We gather in loving memory with somber hearts. There are no words that can ease the unexpected and untimely loss of such a young soul with such a bright future ahead of him. As we take the time to honor this life, we reflect on moments and memories that allow us to exemplify who this individual was. Junior was known as someone wise and stubborn beyond his years. He was always willing to lend an ear or a helping hand to those around him. He set the tone for what it meant to be a young man fighting odds. He was thorough and intentional when he put his mind to something, and these are qualities we all looked forward to watching him develop.
The way he regarded those he loved, especially his sister, Haylee, showed the deeply emotional and empathetic mind he tended. It is not often that he let these soft insides seep out to those around him, but if you were lucky enough to strike up a deep conversation with him, you were graced with the depths of someone aged well beyond his years. He may not have been able to see the village that surrounded him and the potential ahead of him, but in loving memory, we celebrate the life we were all gifted through him.
David, Heather, and Haylee would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to family and friends that have rallied around them during this very difficult time. Words cannot begin to express how the kindness of others has impacted them and kept them going. The family appreciates your patience and understanding as they seek to find a new sense of normalcy in a forever altered life.
Susan Elizabeth “Beth” McClure
Beth was a faithful member of NLBC. She loved watching our precious children in the nursery. We will miss you but look forward to seeing you again one day!
Robert (Bob) E. Johnson
Brother Bob was a faithful member of NLBC for 18 years. He served as head usher. He was dearly loved by all members and especially our children. We love and miss you, brother Bob. We look forward to seeing you again!