Bigg Bill being a US Army veteran mistakenly thought the VA would pay for everything in the case of death. The VA does pay for burial in a National cemetery however they do not pay for other arrangements. When we were informed expenses would reach nearly $10,000 we were confused and devastated all over again.
Cremation was considered however his body was already embalmed and at this point the cost would have been about the same. Furthermore over the last few days many have reached out expressing their desire to pay respects and see him one last time face to face....
This entire process has been difficult but the love and support has been comforting. As my dad was, so am I resistant to asking for assistance however here we are... Any contribution ($5.00) is appreciated. Thanks again for all who have given and thank you in advance to all who will.
May God continue to bless and keep us all in the center of His will. ❤️ Love y’all and thanks.
William James Milbourne Jr. was the eldest son born on October 31, 1958 to the late Rev. William J. Milbourne, Sr. and the late Alice Mae (Pinder) Milbourne. William was affectionately called Billy, Bigg Bill, Bill, Daddy, Pops, and Pop-pop. Billy left this life and entered eternal rest on October 3, 2018. Billy was raised in the United Methodist faith and accepted Christ at an early age. He participated in Sunday School, Youth Choir, and Ushers Ministry. Billy enjoyed singing and was a member of the community choir, Voices of Joy. Educated in the Baltimore City Public School System, he received his High School Diploma from Baltimore City College at the young age of sixteen (16) in June of 1974.
Billy attended Morgan State University; however, he elected to enlist in the United States Army rather complete the degree program. Billy married Charlene Hall and from their union came three children: William III, Tamika, and Devin. Billy was honorably discharged from the United States Army and returned home to Baltimore, Maryland in 1983.
Billy loved his family and with their support, he moved to Harford County and began a career as a Dispatcher and Taxi Driver for the Victory Cab Company. Billy loved people and he worked tirelessly for 35years with Victory. During his tenure, Billy built up a clientele of loyal and dedicated customers that would depend on him for his excellent service and expertise. Billy loved to play chess, collect music and movies, play cards, go fishing, watch sporting events, collect the latest electronic devices, go out to dine and watch the latest movies.
In 2012, Billy met and fell in love with Jennifer Adams and they were building a life of love together. Billy loved his family and he leaves to mourn: Jennifer Adams, beloved fiancée. One step-son: Marcus Adams. Three children: William James Milbourne III (Clarice); Tamika Charie Milbourne Staton (Marlin); and Devin Jamele Milbourne. Thirteen Grandchildren: Dashawn Davis; DeJon Milbourne; Daisjah Milbourne; Darion Milbourne; Desiree Milbourne: David Milbourne; Dannah Milbourne; Donielle Milbourne; Mulan Staton; Amani Staton; Malasia Milbourne; Domenik Milbourne; and Daniel Milbourne. His siblings: Alice Joyner, Celestine Nesbit (Preston Avon); Patricia Long (Alvin Sr.); Marietta Lewis (Freddie Jr.); and Robert Milbourne (Monica). One god-child: Freddie Lewis III. Lastly, he leaves a host of beloved family, friends, and co-workers.
Bigg Bill served our country and was a veteran and served the Harford County and surrounding areas as a taxi driver for over 35 years. Your support would mean so much if you’d take time to check out my GoFundMe campaign at:
All funds will be used for the purpose of funeral expenses. Thank you so much for your donation!
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