Milton Patrick Eley was born October 30, 1938 to the late Jake Sr and Louise Eley. He transitioned from this life of August 11, 2023 in his residence.
He was a native of Isle of Wight. Early in his life he joined The Little Zion Baptist Church.
Milton worked at Gwaltney of Smithfield, Newport News Shipbuilding but he retired from the Isle of Wight Public Schools at the age of 62.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jake Eley Jr., David Eley, Linwood Eley; one sister, Eloise Clarke; brother-in-law James Johnson; sister-in-law Annie Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his devoted wife Margaret J. Eley better known to him as (sweets) of 57 years; one daughter Luvenia E. Winnegan (Thomas);a very special granddaughter Tammie Eley; great-grandson and his name sake Thomas Patrick Eley Banks; two sisters Mable Howard and Catherine Diggs; two sisters-in-law Delcie Jones and Viola Johnson, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Graveside service will be held 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at Mt. Sinai Church Cemetery, Ivor, Virginia. At the family’s request all visitation will be received on Tuesday August 15, 2023 from 3 to 6pm at the chapel during the time of public viewing. The family will be leaving from Shivers Funeral Chapel to process to the cemetery at 11:30AM on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Please keep the Eley family in your prayers.