Judy Milliner Franko


Ms. Judy Milliner Franko, 61, of Accomac, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock.

Born May 26, 1960, she was the daughter of Betty B. Milliner, of Accomac, and the late William Oscar Milliner. Judy received her GED, which was a proud moment in her life. She taught at Belle Croft Preschool in Accomac for over 20 years, and provided daycare in her home as well.

She enjoyed gardening, loved her fish and was proud of her pond, and loved yard sales and crafts. “Miss Judy” treasured all her children she taught, playing dress up with her grandchildren, shopping, puzzles, and making sweet treats to share with lucky recipients.

In addition to her mother, Judy is survived by a son, Mark Franko, and his wife, Jessica, of Accomac; her grandchildren, Abel and Serenity Franko; Mark’s father, Thomas Franko, who was Judy’s former husband and with whom she remained good friends and who provided care to her when needed; two sisters, Penny Willey and her husband, Andrew, of Nelsonia, and Joyce Knight and her husband, Donald, of South Carolina; nieces, Shannon Evans and husband, Justin, Christina Gladding and her children, Mikayla and Sean-Michael Burdette, and Ashley Knight and her children, Kolbie, Renee, and Mariah; nephews, Manuel Salazar and fiancé, Tatsiana, and their children, Mia and Tamahj, and Tommy Berry; and her loving cats, Big Boy, Tigger, and Kelly. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a son, Michael Gladding Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Asbury officiating. Interment will be in the Edgehill Cemetery in Accomac.

Memorial donations in Judy’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 (www.stjude.org/donate), or to a charity of your choice.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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