OBITUARY

Anna Milligan Touchton "Anarece"

February 7, 1930September 6, 2019
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Born February 7, 1930 in Anthony Florida to William Holly Milligan and Maggie Vaughan, Anna Milligan Touchton --called Anarece by family-- was a fifth-generation Floridian. She died on September 6, 2019 after living in Jacksonville for 65 years.

Anna’s Celebration of Life will be held on September 10, 2019 at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park Chapel, located at 7242 Normandy Blvd., at 10:00 AM with visitation at 9 AM.

She retired from Duval County Schools after working 30 years as a school secretary at Thomas Jefferson School and Stilwell Junior High. She then trained as a medical transcriptionist and worked at the Borland-Groover clinic. In her most-recent job, Anna worked in the Fine Jewelry Department at Belk’s. These jobs made many lasting friendships for her.

In the past few years, she made many friends through the Lane Wiley Senior Center, the German American Club, and her Bingo nights at the VFW. Traveling with friends was one of her greatest pleasures. Anna also devoted many hours to making pound cakes and desserts for friends and family. Anna is survived by her brother Warren Milligan (Sandra); her four children Janis Byers (Tom), Matt N. Touchton, Jr. (Diane), Terry Touchton (Lynda), and Eric Touchton (Vicky); her eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Matt N. Touchton, and later her caring friend, Harold Boree. Please leave words of comfort and condolences for the family at HGriversidefuneralhome.com. Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Boulevard is proudly serving the family.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Anna Milligan Touchton "Anarece"

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Wayne Carter

September 8, 2019

I am truly saddened by the loss of Anarece. I left Jacksonville many years ago but any trip back included as many visits with her as possible. She, my mother Harriet, and my cousin Pam visited me many times through the years and were some of my most cherished memories. I offer my prayers for all who mourn her passing.

Helen Newton

September 8, 2019

Enjoyed my afternoon with Mrs. Touchton, and her daughter, Janis at the VFW club one Sunday afternoon in Jax. A good memory of an afternoon of laughter , listening to live music and meeting new people. So glad I was a part of that day. Love to Janis, my life long friend, and all her family.

Donna Drake

September 7, 2019

It’s hard to imagine not seeing you sitting across from me, while winning at bingo, and apologizing to everyone else because they did not win. You were the kindest, sweetest, loving, and generous person in my life. You will truly be missed. I know you are free from pain and sorrow now but forgive mine as I miss you and your beautiful smile. You often mentioned that you never wanted to be a burden to your children or others. God grant you that wish by taking you quickly. Our loss is heaven’s gain!

VI (YOLANDA) mCcORD

September 6, 2019

We (our little group) shared so many wonderful times with you Anna, never thinking you would leave us so soon. But The Angels wanted you up in Heaven with them. You are in a wonderful place. I can see you dancing your way up there. I will miss your friendship. Rest in Peace my wonderful friend.

Vi McCord

Pam Martin

September 6, 2019

Thank you God for blessing me with my wonderful Cousin Anarce!

What fun times we had!

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