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Loronia Annette "Redd" Millner Funeral this afternoon - 23
04/10/10     Lynn Pritchett  (1978)      lynnpritchett@comcast.net
Loronia's funeral will be today this Saturday afternoon at 1 pm.

When I saw the picture of Loronia and her granddaughter Tiarra on the front of the newspaper, I felt a sense of sadness. Both died in a fire that started late Monday at her home at 118 Pony Place in Martinsville. The inspection made at the home gives a bit of comfort that perhaps they simply died in their sleep, never being awakened as the unattended pot of food left on the stove seemed to be the cause of the fire.

It was a bit of comfort to read some of the thoughts of "Redd"s sister, Patty Millner Niblett, who was Tiarra's mom. You can read them in this newspaper report www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm

This is the obituary that was in the newspaper. It finally occurred to me that if I get this posted, perhaps some of you might be able to come to the funeral.

Loronia A. Millner
Died Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Apr 9, 2010

The funeral for Loronia Annette “Redd� Millner, 50, who died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at her home at 118 Pony Place, Martinsville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Galilean House of Worship with Elder Robert Denzell Kellam officiating. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the church for a half-hour before the service Saturday and other times at the home of her sister, Patty Niblett, 116 S. Beaver St., Martinsville, and at the home of Kellam, 1031 Mulberry Road, Martinsville.

She was born March 3, 1960, in Martinsville to David Draper of New Jersey and Martha “Bunch� Millner. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Lucille P. Millner.

She had worked for Quality Catering for 15 years.

Surviving, in addition to her father, are a daughter, April I. Millner of Martinsville; four sisters, Patty M. Niblett of Martinsville, Sharon Harper of Charlotte, N.C., and Shirley A. Millner and Jacqueline Millner, both of Martinsville; and two brothers, Isaiah T. Millner and Ricky Millner.

Memorials may be made in the name of April I. Millner at BB&T Bank.

Hines Funeral Services in Martinsville is in charge of arrangementments.
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