Edith Tarrant McMillon was born on July 28, 1919 to the union of Ella Bell and Julius Caesar Young, Sr. of Louisville, Kentucky.
As a child, she attended Douglas Elementary School and Central Colored High School in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating in 1938.
She attended two years of college before relocating to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1949 to be with her brother Julius C. Young, Jr. Edith was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of 25 years old.
As an adult, Edith worked as a maid for a number of prominent Milwaukee families before becoming an employee of Milwaukee County.
Edith worked at Milwaukee County Hospital as a Food Service Supervisor and retired from that job in 1980.
Edith united in holy matrimony to Joseph Allen on February 20, 1950 in Waukegan, IL.
Their union was blessed with two children, Raymond and Beverly. Joseph preceded her in death on April 20, 1976. Edith married Private First Class John K. McMillon on August 11, 1980. John preceded her in death on May 4, 1982.
Edith enjoyed many hobbies. Those who knew Edith knew that she enjoyed music.
She was an accomplished pianist, violist, and vocalist. She loved to watch westerns, old movies and sports.
She also enjoyed reading books and being around her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Milwaukee and the Harmony Chapter No 3 Order of the Eastern Star until her move to Madison, WI in 2007 where she lived with her son and daughterin- law.
In Madison she enjoyed weekly meals at Lussier Senior Center where she made many friends.
Edith passed peacefully from this earthly life to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 after a gradual decline in her health.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brothers Andrew, Mark and sister Esther; nephew Wade Riley, Jr.
She leaves to mourn her passing: son Raymond (Linda) Allen; daughter Beverly (Duane Landers) Allen; Grandchildren: Wynter Allen, Aleta Allen, Shaquena Jordan, Te’Auna (Alonzo) Williams, Corea Donaldson, and Sydney Allen and great granchildren: Mari’Auna Allen-Powell, Aniyah Williams, Adrian Donaldson, Calix Hampton and Jacque Allen; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.