Jerry Nell Milton

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Jerry Nell Miles Milton, 74, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights.

She was born June 30, 1942 in Urania to the union of her parents, Frayne and Jewel Weaver Miles.

Jerry Nell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Olla. She loved her Sunday school class and worship music there.

Mrs. Milton’s greatest delight was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always a part of her grandchildren’s lives including all their activities. She loved cooking for her family and others.

She was a graduate of LaSalle High School where she earned the John Phillip Sousa Award as a clarinet player in the LHS band. She went on to earn an Associate’s Degree in Business at Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe where she later worked to handle news releases for the college.

Jerry Nell was married for 54 years to her husband, Donal and they had three children. She worked at several jobs including as a business manager for several family oil and gas ventures. Jerry faithfully took care of her grandchildren and cared for her mother-in-law, Nell Milton, for five years until her passing.

Services were held at 6 p.m., Monday, April 17, at Riser Funeral Home Chapel in Olla with Winnfield Latter-day Saints Church Branch President Justin Hardy delivering the eulogy, and at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, at First Baptist Church in Olla with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiatng.

Interment followed in the Chickasaw Cemetery, east of Olla, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her parents and younger brother, Perry Miles.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Donal Andrew Milton of Olla; daughters, Donna Nethery and husband Mike of Denham Springs, and Mary Thompson of Olla; son, John Milton and wife Ana of Redmond, WA; extended family, Dave and Wendy Green of San Antonio, TX, brother, David Miles and wife Efralin of Olla; sister, Carolyn Miles and wife Mary Jane of Palestine, TX; sister, Marilyn Miles Loftus and husband Lynn; grandchildren, Tiffany Nethery Ross and husband Jeremy, Kathleen Thompson Deanda and husband Juan, Michael Nethery, Jeromy Thompson and wife Taylor, Gijhanny Linkemer, and Isabella Milton; great-grandchildren, Gavin Ross, Mason Ross, Sawyer Thompson, Lilah Thompson, Tucker Thompson, twin Deanda’s on the way and many friends.

Pallbearers were Johnny Fryar, Michael Gough, Michael Nethery, Jeromy Thompson, Gavin Ross, Robert Weaver, Jr., Bryce Stott and Dave Green.

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