Saturday, July 20, 2024

Rev. Milton “Milt” Aydlotte Hines, Jr., 76, of Williamsburg

Rev. Milton “Milt” Aydlotte Hines (Bucktrout Funeral Home)

Rev. Milton “Milt” Aydlotte Hines, Jr., 76, of Williamsburg, Va. passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024. He was born to the late Milton A. Hines, Sr. and Helen Doub Hines on December 16, 1947, in North Carolina.

Milt was a retired chaplain at Sentara Healthcare. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Memphis. He then went on to achieve a Master of Divinity from Columbia International University. Over the years he worked tirelessly serving his community and offering comfort to those leaving this earth. He was a member of CSCPF, Center for Spiritual Care & Pastoral Formation, James River Pastoral Associates, and was accredited by CSCPF.

Milt is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sarah “Monty” Hines of Williamsburg, Va.; daughters, Carly Schofield (Rick) of Richmond, Va.; and Joy Brooks of Baltimore, MD., and grandchildren, Shane Brooks, Katherine Brooks, and Sarah Schofield; siblings, Michael Hines of Vass, NC., and Charlotte Guyer of Elkin, NC.

For those that knew him, Milt was a beloved figure among the community where he lived. Going for a walk with him through town meant you would likely be stopped multiple times by his friends or acquaintances alike. He often desired to befriend newcomers he met or connect with old friends or family. He was often the positive encourager. If you were feeling sad or discouraged, he would sense that and find a way to assist you. If you were feeling happy, he would rejoice and find a way to celebrate your happiness with you. He knew a lot about everyone: what they were involved in; what their interests were; what their yearnings and goals were; what their children were doing, and more. And he always remembered these things about you. He often had a question, not about himself, but about you personally.

Essentially, he wasn’t only a model of God’s compassion and comfort for others, but someone who lived it out. This was no doubt the reason behind him making chaplaincy his career choice, the perfect fit for a caring, curious, extrovert. He was the consummate joke teller always seeking to provide a laugh to someone who would listen. Milt took on painting in the years after his retirement and possessed a natural keen eye for this newfound hobby. He would often paint something of interest to the recipient whether it was their favorite vacation spot, their home, etc.

His ultimate favorite pastime, however, was golf which meant either playing himself or watching it. If the TV was turned on in the house, there was a high chance it was tuned to golf. He played in a monthly pastors’ golf group and enjoyed their camaraderie immensely. Being on the golf course with friends seemed to act as a haven for the difficult work caring for others in the final days of their lives.

Thank you, Milt, for your steady and consummate model for living out God’s ultimate commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself.

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Services will be announced at a later date.

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