Edward Lee Milbourne, Mountaire retiree

May 18, 2020

Edward Lee Milbourne, affectionately known as Ed, made his heavenly transition Monday, May 11, 2020, at Atlantic General Hospital after a short illness. Edward, son of the late Goldsboro and Amanda Milbourne, was born Jan. 5, 1944, in Snow Hill, Md.

As a child, Edward attended Church of God in Christ and Hutt’s Memorial United Methodist Church in Snow Hill. Later in life, he attended St. John 2nd Baptist Church in Millsboro under the leadership of Pastor Annie Custis.

Edward received his education in Worcester County schools. He enlisted in the Army after high school. He was honorably discharged from the Army after four years of service.

Edward was employed by Campbell Soup for over 20 years. After Campbell Soup’s closing, he started a new career with Mountaire Farms Inc. in Selbyville for 37 years until he retired.

Ed enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking and eating, playing cards and dominos, watching westerns, and taking care of his grandsons, Corey and Kaymann.

He leaves cherished memories with his wife of 18 years, Joan; his daughters, Gail Milbourne Nolton of Paterson, N.J., and Titania (Isaac Sr.) Whaley of Lincoln; son, Calvin Suggs of Felton; granddaughters, Nicole Milbourne and Kayla Milbourne, both of Paterson, and Tanesha Suggs of Frankford; grandsons, Shawn Godwin of Frankford, Chance Godwin of Federalsburg, Md., Kaymann Jacquet  and Corey Simms, both of Frankford, Bryan Suggs of Texas, Isaac Whaley Jr. of Mayport, Fla.; brothers, Randolph Milbourne of Pocomoke City, Md., and Joe (Dorothy) Deshields of Ocean City, Md.; sisters, Grace Drummond of Wilmington, Elsie Milbourne of Snow Hill, Shirley Beckett of Salisbury, Md., Joyce Hitchens of Laurel, and Barbara (Jerry) Jenkins of Salisbury; mother-in-law Laura Hopkins; sisters-in-law Jacqueline (Ivory) Williams and Stephanie (Keith) Hopkins, all of Millsboro.

He also leaves loving memories with his special aunt Frances Tull of Fayetteville, N.C.; and three other aunts, Gertrude Shockley of Snow Hill, Dorothy Shockley of Berlin, Md., and Leola Shockley of Salisbury. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Also preceding him in death were his sons, Terrence Lamont Milbourne and Myron DeAngelo Suggs.

Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m. Family and friends may visit two hours prior to the service at St. John 2nd Baptist Church, 26602 Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro.

To offer words of comfort or sign the guestbook, visit Professional services entrusted to Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Millsboro.


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