Frankie Hendry Miller, 81, died peacefully Tuesday, May 27, 2014, while surrounded by her family.
She was born July 21, 1932, in Liberty County. The Hendry family lived in Willie until they moved to Bryan County following the installation of the Fort Stewart military base. She attended Black Creek Elementary School and Bryan County High School, from which she graduated in 1950. She and her husband, Warren, were married Feb. 10, 1951.They chose to make their home in the Lanier community of North Bryan County. She loved taking care of her family and helping in her community. The Millers were blessed with two children who filled their lives with joy. The Miller home was always a place where family and friends would gather to fellowship. She began working as a secretary for the Bryan County Board of Education at Bryan County High School in 1968. She also later served as a bookkeeper for the school. She remained with the Board of Education until she retired with 23 years of service. She was a dedicated member of Ellabell United Methodist Church and was a member of the church choir, the Mary Lee Hendrix Circle and the United Methodist Women. She served as a Sunday school teacher, circle president and UMW president, as well as serving on various committees. She was also a member of the Savannah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She lived her life with discipline and integrity. She possessed a great sense of humor and sharp wit which brought smiles to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Warren Miller; her parents, Frank L. and Mary Lee Hendry; three brothers, Thurmond Hendry, Samuel Hendry and Harry T. Hendry; three sisters, Marguarite Shaw, Lois Burnsed and Uldine Burnsed.
She is survived by her son, Warren Miller Jr. of Lanier; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mark Winters of Bellville; three grandchildren, Haley Winters and Justin Miller, both of Lanier, and Megan Winters of Statesboro; her sisters, Virginia Lee and Glenda and Ray (brother-in-law) Carter, both of Black Creek, and Carey Bacon of Pembroke; brothers-in-law, Kenny Miller (Joan) and John W Miller (Linda); close friend, Corine Miller Brown; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Ellabell United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Remembrances may be made in Frankie's memory to Ellabell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 36, Ellabell, GA 31308 or to Gentiva Hospice, 5105 Paulsen St. Suite 255D, Savannah, GA 31405.