Marie E. Milling entered into this life on October 17, 1927 in Greensboro, North Carolina to the late Robert and Hattie Tate and to this union six children were birthed. She entered into eternal rest on June 16, 2021 with her loved ones by her side.
Marie moved to Columbus, Ohio in the 1970’s and became employed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) for over 25 plus years until her retirement.
She later joined the Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Jerome H. Ross, Sr. She was a member of the Nurse’s Ministry and a faithful member of the Voices of Triedstone until she could no longer stand for long periods of time but always supported them in any way that she could. She loved her Bishop, church and choir. She served as the choir treasurer for over 25 years. No one could keep track of money like she could. She was a second soprano and would argue with you that their section was the best past of the choir. Part of that section was a group of 5 ladies who called themselves “The Golden Girls” (Betty Hairston, Marie Milling, Fern Moore, Jacqueline Moncrief and Ella Peguese. They would get together occasionally and go out to eat, take trips, play Pokeno, bid whist and other various activities.
She always looked forward to going to North Carolina for 2 weeks during the Christmas holidays. She had a love for singing in the choir, pineapples, smoked jowl and tortilla soup. Marie loved to line dance and was very good at it. Although she didn’t have any family in Ohio, she became close to a lot of families in Columbus with whom she took pleasure in being with on different occasions.
As her health began to fail, she moved back to North Carolina under the care of her brother and sister-in-law, Bishop Lawrence (Lady Brenda) Tate in 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert and Hattie Tate; Brother: Robert Tate and Sisters: Addie Mae Williams and Betty Jean McMurray.
She leaves to cherish her memory, Sister: Elder Barbara Ann Wiley of Greensboro, NC and Brothers: Bishop Charles A. Tate of Greensboro, NC. and Bishop Lawrence (Lady Brenda) Tate of Kernersville, NC; many nieces and nephews; God-Children: Lady Tammie Tucker, Ebone’ Whatley, Rayven Butler, Christopher Whatley and Khalil Rahman all of Columbus, OH and a host of cousins and friends.
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