Eddie J. Milner Jr.

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Eddie James Milner Jr., age 60. Sunrise May 21, 1955 in Columbus, OH and Sunset November 2, 2015 in Cincinnati, OH. Eddie was a graduate of Marion Franklin High School. He earned a Bachelor’s in Finance at Central State University where he was also a member of The Lodge. He played in the National Baseball League as an Outfielder with The Cincinnati Reds and The San Francisco Giants. He was raised attending Clair United Methodist Church and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Columbus and was recently attending Crossroads Church in Cincinnati. Eddie was preceded in death by his mother Evangeline Milner, brother Lynn Milner and grandparents Eddie R. and Emma L. Milner and Hobson and Hattie Covington. Left to cherish his memory, father Eddie J. Milner Sr., daughters Elisha J. (Robert) Hill and Erin J. Milner, granddaughters Aniyah Spaulding and Melissa Hill, sisters Inez Milner and Peggy Ann (Oliver) Milner-Hardman, brothers Alvino Milner, Craig (Marilyn) Milner and Hobson Milner, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday November 7, 2015 at Clair United Methodist Church 293 E. Barthman Ave. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Condolence Messages

  1. To the family and friends of Boogie, My deepest and most sincere condolences to you all. I remember the fun times we had laughing in school with Craig and Tank. Hope to meet you all again in Heaven. Lovingly, your schoolmate (Heimendale thru Marion-Franklin) Cynthia Walker-Engram

  2. Kimberly Elliott

    Elisha (& Family) My heart goes out to you during this time. The smile on your father’s face looks so familiar…when I think of happier times when we have all seen it on YOURS. May God hold your heart and give you that peace that surpasses understanding today and in the days to come. Cherish your wonderful memories. You are so blessed to have them! Praying for you and your family. God Bless.

  3. Pam Gardine Darrington

    I am saddened to hear about Eddie-I remember him as Inez’ little brother. He always had a smile on his face. I followed the Reds and was tickled to see him on the team. I ofer prayers and sympathy for his family at this difficult time. God bless.

  4. Elisha, I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray that God will provide you strength and peace. I care. Mike Kelly

  5. I met Eddie thru Reds Fantasy Camp–what a truly wonderful person who was always smiling and ready to help us ‘wannabe’ baseball players.
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of Eddie. Please have peace in knowing Eddie is in Heaven with our Lord and Saviour and we will meet again.
    Mike “Goldie” Goldshot

  6. Gwendolyn &Keith Brown

    Dear Cousin Eddie James& family I’m so sorry about the loss of my cousin Eddie James jr.May God comfort you and your family at thi time.If you need anything please call.614 491-8275 your cousin dianne Brown…

  7. Elisha , May the Lord be with you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss . I’m praying for you. Paul Burns

  8. To the Milner Family
    I am saddened for your loss of Eddie. I played a couple of seasons with Ed in the minor leagues and though it was some 35 years ago I still fondly remember his great smile.
    May the great memories of his life warm you and may God bless you all.

  9. I played baseball with Eddie in Nashville in 1979. He was a great teammate. His energy was contagious. I am grateful he was part of my life. May the peace of God and our hope in Christ encourage and sustain your family as you go through this time of grief.

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