--Milton LaVaun Austin III, was born August 2, 1980 In Oklahoma City. It took him 2 hours to enter this earth. And 42 years to leave this world. When you think of Loyal, a Protector, a Lion think of Milton this was him. Milton was not only Miranda and I's cousin but he was also a brother to us, your sister Thelma, Miranda and myself will truly miss you, Your life and soul was taken from us too soon and selfishly. But we will honor you graciously .
We laughed together, we cried together, we got in trouble together, we ate together. We fought together. When you see 1 of us you best be sure the other 4 were just around the corner. Yes It was 5 of us. We were a chain that could not be broken growing up. We were the envy of the barn animals. I will miss you eating your food in a circle, especially the cream pies. I never understood why when they were already in a circle. Only you knew the answer to that mystery.
Your soul was larger than life, The world was not ready for you. Your time on this earth was temp, and now you have a permanent resident (Rent Free) One lucky man. Yes even now I’m still going to make you laugh and be mad with what I say…lol I wouldn’t be your sister if I didn’t. We can talk about it when I see you, but I’m still not going to listen.
To your kids….Jasmir Austin, Shatori Austin, Milton Austin the IV, Sire Austin and last but not least, Shawtyeria Waits( may your soul RIP) Your father was a great man and a great father and he loved you guys with all his heart.
To Milton Austin IV, you hold your head up high… your father left a legacy and his name will always be remembered and feared. When you feel lost you call on your family, we may be far but we are closer than you think and we are stronger than you think.
To my Aunt Joyce, you may have lost your backbone, your heart beat, but he left you a piece of him behind. When you are feeling lost you hold on to those memories and look into his kids eyes.
To his sister, Thelma Hillard. You may have lost a brother, but you are not alone. Don’t you forget you got 2 sisters who will have your right side and your left side to hold you up. Trust me. I can’t say this will get easy , I will not lie, I can tell you one day at a time is all you need.
And in closing…. Our family Chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one. The Chain will link again.
Milton is survived by his mother Joy Hilliard, his sister Thelma Hilliard, his Dad Milton Austin Jr., his son Milton Austin IV, and Sire Austin, his daughters Shaquoia Waites, Shatori Austin, and Jasmir Austin. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Thelma Sharp and his daughter Shawtyeria Waites.
Milton Austin IV
I want to say thanks to you all for all the help and support. We greatly appreciate it.