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Missouri (Jewel) Milam

September 29, 1938 ~ January 24, 2018 (age 79)

Missouri "Jewel" Milam was born to Gabe and Lydia Carroll Pickering on September 29, 1938 in Pitkin, Louisiana and released her spirit to heaven with her beloved family by her side on January 24, 2018. Jewel as she was affectionately known  was a dedicated employee of Texas Instruments for 28 years. She was a 50 year member of Greater Apostolic Tabernacle in Balch Springs. Mrs. Milam loved to crochet, listen to southern Gospel music, travelling and most of all her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eddie Eugene Milam, brothers Mitchell Ingalls, Latel Pickering and Aubrey Pickering. Jewel is survived by sons Eddie Milam, Sr. and Reggie Milam, daughter Sheena Riggen and husband Hugh, daughter Joy McCasland and husband Eugene, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, sister Bertie Fowler and husband Monroe and numerous nieces and nephews.

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