Albert Millen, Jr., son of the late Albert and Mary Lee Millen, was born on September 14, 1942, in Cottageville, South Carolina. He was called home on September 20, 2021, at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
“Junior,” as he was affectionately known, grew up working on a farm in South Carolina. At the age of fifteen, he set out to see what the world had to offer. He traveled to Florida and worked there for a time, before returning to South Carolina, where he was drafted into the Army. He served honorably as a medical corpsman in Japan. While serving, he earned his GED. Before being discharged, he was awarded the medal of good conduct.
He dedicated his life to serving his country and his family. He settled in New York in 1968, and began working for the United States Postal Service. He started working for the state, thereafter. He quickly moved through the ranks, as a correctional officer. He retired as Sergeant, after twenty-five years, and moved back home to Walterboro, South Carolina in 2002.
Junior enjoyed playing chess, and enjoyed challenging his nephew and family in matches. Highly intelligent, he was a man who could hold a conversation of value with anyone he met.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Marvin Millen.
Junior leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Shertana Millen; a granddaughter, Ariana Millen; three brothers, Benjamin Frank, Euric, and Roman Millen, all of Cottageville, South Carolina; three sisters, Delores Ackerman of Brooklyn, New York, Dorothy Grice, and Patricia Madyun of Irvington, New Jersey, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.