"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the Heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance......."
Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 4
Milton Ray Avery, beloved nephew of the Rev. Dr. Nilous and Mrs. Christine Avery, was born November 6, 1937 in Garner, NC to the late Eulious Gaston Avery and Alice Winters Avery. He went to be with our LORD on Tuesday August 11, 2020 in Raleigh, NC.
He attended public schools in the city of his birth, and furthered his education in the United States Air Force where he learned the trade of becoming an aircraft mechanic. Milton travelled extensively before retiring after 22 years of service, and returned to his hometown. He joined his family church which was Wake Baptist Grove, and became a trustee and a member of the Men's Choir. He faithfully attended church until his failing health kept him away.
He was preceded in death by a sister Alice Hart Howard.
Milton Avery leaves to cherish his memory: his children, Anthony Avery (Robin) of the home, Gloria Richardson (Derrick) Greenville, SC, Danielle Deputy, Queens, NY, Dameon Deputy (Anja) Smyrna, DE, Timothy Avery, of the home, Douglas Avery (Brigid), Clinton, MD, Carol Van Dyke (Jeffrey) Greenbelt, MD, and Shana Avery, Morrisville, NC; eleven grandchildren: Cryst, Anthony (Candace), Samitria, Ashley, Douglas, Julian, Alexus, Katelyn, Jermaine, Jeremy and Shyanne; five great-grandchildren: Carlos, Carter, Christian, Ashton and Kyren; three sisters: Sally Avery, Raleigh, NC, Barbara Avery (Walter), Garner, NC, and Deborah Akins (Wayne) Raleigh, NC; a special nephew, Emir Akins; a special cousin, Fred Haywood, Capitol Heights, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Milton was laid to rest during a graveside service on Sunday August 16, in the Wake Baptist Church Cemetery in Garner, NC.
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