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Wednesday February 16th, 2022
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Martin Elliot "Ricky" Milan, Sr.

Cleveland--Martin Elliott "Ricky" Milan, Sr. age 72, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, TN.
   Visitation for Ricky will be Wednesday, February 16, 2022,  from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Dr. Joe Young will officiate the services.
  Ricky was born on July 18, 1949, in Shaw, MS to Robert Lee Milan and Vesta Louise Herald Milan. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1968. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1969 and served time in Vietnam War. Ricky married Grace Ann Morris on May 3, 1973. He worked at West Implement for a short time before he and his brother Bobby began co-ownership of Milan Tractor Service, Ricky was known as one of the best tractor repairmen in the area. He helped build Calvary Chapel in Parchman, MS. He also had pastored West Drew Baptist Church for the past 13 years. Ricky enjoyed working with rental properties and was a jack of all trades. Ricky loved the Lord and enjoyed his time shepherding his people at West Drew Baptist Church.
    Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Milan and Vestal Louise Herald Milan; 2 sisters, Ruth Perry and Martha Hamilton.
   Ricky is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Grace Ann Morris Milan; Daughter, Kim (Craig) Milan Roberts of Cleveland, MS; 2 Sons, Martin (Mandy) Milan, Jr. of Merigold, MS; Joe Bradley (Julie) Milan, of Cleveland, MS; Grandchildren, Kaleb Milan, Logan Milan, Will Roberts, Kensley Roberts, Nathan Milan, Jensen Milan; Great-grandson, Samuel Milan; Sister, Syble (H.S.) Greer of Cleveland, MS; Brothers, Doyle Milan of Cleveland, MS and Bobby (Phyllis) Milan of Cleveland, MS. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews to mourn his passing.
   Pallbearers will be Frankie Hamilton, Greg Hamilton, Stanley Perry, Jamie Perry, Stacey Hamilton, and Travis Greer. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of West Drew Baptist Church.
   Memorials may be made to West Drew Baptist Church, 139 Lombardy Rd, Drew, MS 38737.
   Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Grace Ann And Family-Do know that you are love and prayed for. So many good memories of Rick. He was always ready to work to help..a true servant of our Lord. He is missed.

Bobby & Cynthia Douglas Feb 16 2022 5:43 PM

Please accept our condolences. May the God of all comfort, extend His great comfort to the entire family. Rick played a role in my life when I lived in Cleveland and we attended church together.

Erik Brewer Feb 16 2022 3:06 PM

Sorry for your loss !! Prayers for you all 🙏🙏🙏

Sammie Lewis Feb 16 2022 2:54 PM

Thinking of family at this time ..God Bless You

Brenda Bassie Feb 16 2022 12:38 AM

Syble n Bobby n family so sorry for your loss praying for strength to go through this time

Brenda Bassie Feb 16 2022 12:36 AM

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family . I only had the pleasure of meeting him one time but over the years heard so much about him that I felt I knew him forever. I know he will be sadly missed by many. My family and I will always be grateful for all the help he was to our sister Norma.

John E. Watzke Feb 15 2022 10:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martin Milan, Sr.

AmyRobinson Feb 15 2022 9:07 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss, Brother Ricky was an amazing man of God, and I feel honored to have had a chance to get to know him. I am so grateful for all he did to help my sister, Nonnie Watzke, he was a true Pastor with a loving heart and I know Our Lord welcomed him with open arms. Cling to the beautiful memories he left behind and may God wrap His arms around you and your family.

Diane B Leto Feb 15 2022 5:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martin Milan, Sr.

Diane B Leto Feb 15 2022 5:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martin Milan, Sr.

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