Teresa Milliken

Obituary of Teresa Milliken

Teresa Gay Smith was born on December 16, 1959 in Eustis, Florida. She was one of three children born from the union of the late Robert Roscoe Smith and the late Julie Ann (Collins) Smith. She received her education from Jefferson High School and graduated with the class of 1978. To further her education, she attended some college courses at Monroe County Community College.

Teresa married the love of her life, Jonathan Raymond Milliken on April 10, 1989 at Epworth Methodist in Toledo Ohio. To support her family, she worked at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital for 30 years where she recently worked as a Purchasing Agent. It was there that she acquired many new friends, as she was loved by her patients and co-workers.

In Teresa’s spare time she enjoyed hosting family parties including birthdays, graduation parties, and a lot of times just a casual family dinner. She loved to cook and was an excellent entertainer and host. She loved to spend time with family, especially her nieces and nephews and her beloved canine companion; Oliver.

Teresa stayed active outdoors while fishing, Morell mushroom hunting, and any kind of shopping. She loved to travel and visit many places, however, her favorite place to go was always Mexico.

Teresa Gay Milliken, age 58 of Monroe, passed away at her home on April 17, 2018. Her passing is preceded in death by her parents.

To cherish her memory, she leaves her beloved husband: Jonathan Milliken; her children: Jacqueline Milliken of Monroe and Hannah Taylor of Monroe; a sister: Vonda Taylor of Monroe; a brother: Gregory (Rhoda) Smith of Newport and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family wishes that services remain private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185. Online guests may leave words of comfort and inspiration, share a photo or send a floral arrangement by visiting www.merklefs.com.