Marie Jane Milburn (nee Vance) was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 2, 1930. She passed away peacefully at home from natural causes on January 20, 2023, at the age of 92.
Marie was the first born to Charles and Genevieve Vance (nee Reis) and sister to Charles Edward. In her youth, she attended Catholic school followed by business school. She became a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker.
Once the youngest child, Margaret, was in middle school, Marie ventured out into the work force where she went to work for Silber’s Bakery at their Harundale Mall location in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and later moved to their Lexington Market location in downtown Baltimore. She later went to work for a dry cleaner where she greeted customers and processed orders.
Marie enjoyed outings to the Senior Center where she engaged in playing cards and bingo, joined in on group jigsaw puzzles and participated in the book club which helped satisfy her passion for reading. Marie was constantly working crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, computer games on her iPad…anything to keep her mind active.
Marie is preceded in death by her late husband, J. Robert Milburn, Sr. (“Bob”), her parents, her brother and her sister-in-law Shirley. She is survived by their eight children -- Charles, David, James R., Jr. (Suzan), Angela Phillips, Michelle, Michael, Barbara Kursch, and Margaret. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
The graveside service will be held on April 3 at 11:30 AM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ASPCA, a Veterans Charity or St. Jude.
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