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Tanya Lynette Milligan

April 7, 1977 — December 1, 2023



Tanya Lynette Milligan (Coker) passed away on December 1, 2023, at the young age of 46 while on vacation in Cozumel, Mexico. She was born on April 7, 1977, in El Campo, Texas. Tanya was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her kind nurturing nature brought joy to everyone around her, and she was known to light up the room. She dedicated her life to being a loving and nurturing mother; her children truly were her world.


In addition to her role as a mother, Tanya enjoyed planning and coordinating various events, from birthday parties to family reunions and vacations.

She had a passion for travel and shared that love with her children, creating cherished memories through their adventures together. Tanya was also an exceptional cook and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her loved ones. She had a talent for capturing moments through photography, always taking many pictures to preserve precious memories.


Tanya is survived by her devoted husband, Aaron Milligan, and her children: Shayelynn Chaka, Mason Chaka (Camryn), Merek Chaka (Shelby), Blaze Chaka, Grayson Chaka, Brynnlee Chaka, Korben Milligan, and Dominic Milligan. She is also survived by her mother, Wanda Wachel (Ernest), her father Michael Coker, her siblings, Charles Sanders Jr, Christy Escarcega (Paul), Kimberly Williams (Hunter), Michelle Bubela (Chris), Susan Coker, and several step-siblings, she is also survived by her granddaughter Marilynn Chaka; uncles, Rudy Miller,  Delton Miller (Beverly). Tanya is preceded in death by her grandparents, Alton and Minnie Miller.


Tanya’s career was that of a devoted housewife, dedicating her life to her children and creating a loving and nurturing home for her family. She found fulfillment in being there for her children and ensuring their happiness and well-being.


Tanya worshipped at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, finding solace and spiritual guidance in her faith. It was an important aspect of her life and provided her with a strong foundation.


The family will receive friends and relatives at Wheeler Funeral Home on Friday, December 8, 2023, from 7 pm until 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Wheeler Funeral Home. Following the services, Tanya will be laid to rest at the Garden of Memories. A lunch reception will follow at The Mill (Louise-Hillje Chamber of Commerce) at 605 South Street, Louise, Texas 77455.

The compassionate staff at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo, Texas, is assisting the family with the arrangements during this difficult time.


Tanya Lynette Milligan will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her kind heart, nurturing spirit, and love for her family will forever be remembered and cherished.


Pallbearers will be Mason Chaka, Merek Chaka, Blaze Chaka, Grayson Chaka, Travis Chaka and Charles Sanders Jr. , Jacob Miller and Zachary Miller. With honorary Pallbearers Korben Milligan and Dominic Milligan.

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