Marguaree Riley Milton was born on October 29, 1940 in Lithroe, Louisiana.  She was the seventh of twelve children of Joe Lee Riley, Sr. and Lucinda Smedley Riley. In 1956 she was summoned by her older brother Floyd Riley to Washington State to help him and his wife care for their young children.  She graduated from Lincoln High School.
Marguaree retired from the Tacoma School District after 25 years of service. She worked at Stewart Elementary, and Truman (Skyline) Elementary. She also worked twenty years part-time with Kleiner Group Home. She was a superb cook and loved to entertain family and friends.  She was a true virtuous woman.
Marguaree was called home to be with the Lord on August 13, 2019 at 7:24 pm. She is preceded in death by her father Joseph Lee Riley, Sr., mother, Lucinda Smedley Riley, brothers; Floyd Riley, Andrew Riley, Booker T. Riley, and Joseph Riley, Jr., Sisters; Buelah (Riley) Haile, Knether (Riley) Lee, Lizzie Riley and Emma (Riley) Lewis.
Left to cherish her memories are her sisters; Ella V. (Riley) Goodman, and Eugenia (Riley) Goodman, brother Clement Riley, children; Stephanie Millton-Berry, Gary Milton (Pricilla), Sherry (Milton) Flores, Maurice Milton (Monica), Christopher Milton (Tonya), Pamela Milton and Antionette (Milton) Ussery. And a host of  grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends who will miss her dearly.
 Funeral services
11am August 22, 2019 MOVED to Bethlehem Baptist Church 4818 E Portland Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404
  1. DOTHA A. EVANS says:

    My deepest condolences from Missionary Dotha Evans and family to the Milton family. We have nothing but pleasant memories of Sister Milton. May God continue to comfort and strengthen each of you.

  2. Carinne Woodfolk says:

    I pray that God will comfort your heart at this time. I hurt with you as you mourn the loss of Mother Milton. I rejoice with you knowing that we will see her again in Glory! May you find Joy inside your tears as you reminisce on all of the wonderful memories and love she brought to your lives. Mother Milton lives on and that is Great Joy!!!

  3. Evangelical. Sondra Mercadal (Brewer) says:

    Mom will be greatly missed with her beautiful smile and her love for the Lord. Love you family

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