God does the things that must be done and we are not to question.
For we know not the reasons why things must be as they are.
Our all-wise God has foreseen into the future and has decided
To take with Him our loved one.
Millie Ann Iolda Amanda Lake was born on
January 22, 1921 in Bucktown, Maryland to the late
Monroe F. Lake and the late Leomia Dennard Lake.
She went from labor to eternal reward on Tuesday,
December 29, 2020 at Peake Healthcare - The Pines
located in Easton, Maryland.
Being reared in a God-fearing home, Millie at an
early age joined Bazzel Methodist Episcopal Church
located in Bucktown, Maryland. She later joined
and became an active member of Christ United
Methodist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. After
relocating to Glen Burnie, Maryland she attended
Hall United Methodist Church.
Millie received her education in the public schools
of Dorchester County and graduated from Frederick
Douglas St. Clair High School in 1938. Upon
graduation from high school, she attended and
earned in 1942 a Bachelor of Science degree in
Home Economics from Princess Anne College now
known as University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
With a degree in hand and a job with Western
Electric assembling telephones for the Federal
Government, Millie sought and earned her
independence. She purchased her first home on
Mooreland Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland and
resided there until she purchased another home on
Warfield Road in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Millie’s jovial disposition was shared with and
enjoyed by her parents, siblings and nephew,
Benito, Sr., who was reared as a sibling. Millie had a
fondness for treats from McDonald’s and Dairy
Queen. She also loved her long name, a hot cup of
coffee, a nice pair of earrings, her Baltimore Orioles
baseball team and reading “Our Daily Bread”.
As did her siblings, Millie invested in the family
businesses as farmer, landlord and Dorchester County
school bus contractor. She was a member of the
Dorchester County School Bus Contractors
Association and the Maryland School Bus Contractors
Association. In 2013, Millie was honored by the
Chesapeake Bay String of Pearls for preserving the
family’s Good Luck Farm in Bucktown, Maryland
under Program Open Space Coastal Resilience
Easements, the first such easement approved by the
Maryland State Board of Public Works.
In addition to her parents, Millie was preceded in
death by her three brothers: Oliver, Monroe (Money)
and Fred Lake and six sisters: Hattie Lake, Lena L.
Pinder, Dr. Virgie L. Camper, Florence L. Butler,
Eunice L. James and Victoria L. Waters. She leaves to
cherish her memories Nephews: Benito D. Lake, Sr.
(Barbara) and Edward M. James, Sr. (Constance);
Great Niece and Goddaughter: Bronté Lake; Great
Nephews: Benito D. Lake, Jr., Edward M. James, Jr.
and Rashad James; Great- Grand Nephew: Edward
James III; special cousins Mary Dennard Turner and
Pandoria Hopkins King; compassionate caregivers
Pamela Lyons, Brenda Jones and Daniel Hughes and
many other relatives and friends.