Delana Kay Aiton, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at her residence in Simpsonville, SC.
Born on October 9, 1945, in Detroit, MI, Delana was the daughter of the late George and Alice Millikan. She grew up in a close-knit family alongside her siblings Gloria Cooke, Brent Millikan, Cheryl Millikan, and Jill Taber. Delana had a deep love and strong bond with her family which continued to flourish as the years went by.
Delana’s devotion to her loved ones extended to her role as a dedicated homemaker. She found immense joy in creating a warm and loving environment for her husband of 56 years, Steve Aiton, and their children, Stephen Kent Aiton (Becky), Ashley Kyle Aiton (Jennifer), John Reuben Aiton (Tina), Amy Aiton Couch (Jonathan), and Jessica Caroline Aiton. Delana’s nurturing nature was also extended to her cherished grandchildren, Megan Bishop, Matthew Aiton, Ryan Aiton, Alex Romero, Ashley Jenkins, Annette Aiton, Addison Aiton, Yesenia Aiton, Ainsley Aiton, Eric Aiton, River Aiton, Noah Couch, Noel Couch, Jonathan Luke Couch, Cassie Couch, and her great-grandchildren, Halston Aiton, Hudson Bishop, Nick Jenkins, Maverick Jenkins, and Lydia Romero.
With a kind heart and a welcoming spirit, Delana touched the lives of everyone she encountered. Her gentle nature and unwavering support endeared her to countless friends and neighbors. Delana always found fulfillment in lending a helping hand and offering words of comfort and encouragement.
A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Delana’s life was guided by her strong faith and unwavering trust in God. She found solace and purpose in her religious community, where she regularly attended services and engaged in acts of service.
A visitation will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints followed by the funeral service to honor and celebrate Delana’s life at 11:00 a.m.
Following the ceremony, Delana will be laid to rest in the peaceful grounds of the Millwood Cemetery in Reddick, FL, where she will find eternal rest alongside her ancestors.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
In this time of sorrow, may we all remember Delana Kay Aiton as a remarkable woman who embraced life with grace, kindness, and selflessness. She will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who were fortunate to know her.
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