Milliken, Rosetta Dismukes

Rosetta Dismukes Milliken, age 81 of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. She formally worked at West Kentucky Vocational-Technical School, Dillard’s, and Wal-Mart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lawrence B. Milliken, son, Rev. Mark Milliken, parents, Leslie Dismukes and Rosie Dismukes, two brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by one son, George (Maxx) Milliken of Winston-Salem, NC; two daughters,Millette Milliken of Nashville, TN; and Jonessa Milliken of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Kristoffer Crockett of Nashville, TN, Zakiyaa Taylor of Danville, VA; Robert Milliken and Lawrence Milliken of Winston-Salem, NC; and Kennedy McCartherenes of Nashville, TN; sisters, Nancy Dismukes Kelly of Carson, CA and Bessie Dismukes Thurman of Racine, WI; and was affectionately known as “Aunt Puddin” to a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Among many who hold her memory dear to them are Weldon Stokes, Brian McCartherenes, John Burnett, Robert Hargrove, and Stevie Green all of Paducah, KY.

In compliance with the Kentucky Funeral Homes set forth by the Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, private graveside services will be held at a later date.

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Published 12:00 AM, Tuesday May. 19, 2020
Updated 12:42 PM, Monday Jun. 08, 2020

Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home, Inc.
1229 Madison Street
Paducah, Kentucky



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