Mrs. Bobbie Milton has come to the end of the road in her teaching career but teaching will remain in her heart she says. For 59 years Mrs. Milton has sowed love and knowledge into the lives of her students.
She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Marlin, Texas class of 1953. After high school, she attended Prarie View A&M University and graduated in 1957.
In 1960 Mrs. Milton went to Liberia and taught for 27 years. After spending several years in Africa she returned to Marlin, Texas in 1987 and began teaching at the Marlin Junior High School at Commerce Street. In 1990, she began teaching at Marlin High School as the English teacher and the rest is history.
Many of Mrs. Milton’s former students attribute their success in life to her. She made a great impact on so many lives in her career.
At 82 years old, Mrs. Milton hasn’t lost a step. She still has that same pep and class that many of us remember. Whether she is reciting a poem, speaking, or teaching, all ears are tuned in to catch some of the wisdom that will disseminate from her lips.
Mrs. Milton was honored with a retirement party by her principal and co-workers. A surprise visit from her children and grandchildren brought her to tears and put the finishing touch on this grand occasion. Also in attendance was her church family and a few of her former students.
Mrs. Milton has 7 children; Rhonda Milton, Donya Rochelle Lang, Elke Hyacinth, Napoleon Milton, Theo Milton, Isatu Sanblom, and Lasana Milton.
Thank you Mrs. Milton for the love and wisdom you’ve imparted into our lives. Thank you for being firm and for making us go above and beyond. Thank you for caring enough to reach out and help me when I was at my lowest.
With love and respect from your former student,
George “Minister Slugger” Stricklin