Michael Steven "Mike" Miller, 33, of Marianna died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his residence. Mike was a lifelong resident of Marianna. He attended Marianna High School where he played baseball and soccer. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity while attending the University of Florida in Gainesville. Mike was employed by the Florida Department of Corrections Apalachee Correctional Institute as a certified correctional officer. Mike was a loving father who adored his daughter and loved spending time with her every chance he could. He was a gifted writer and an avid musician who enjoyed writing, recording, and playing music.
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Mike is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Horace and Virginia Miller of Marianna and his maternal grandfather William H. Shirley of Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his daughter, Kenlie Mae Miller; parents, Steve and Sue Miller all of Marianna; sister, Stephanie Miller Cortes; brother-in-law, Jose Cortes; nephew, Kyle Cortes; niece, Katy Cortes all of Ocala; grandmother, Barbara Shirley McCord and step grandfather, Sam McCord of Wewahitchka; uncle and aunt, James and Jill Miller; aunt, Ann Miller; uncle and aunt, Jerry and Carol Kelley; cousin and wife, Casey and Monica Kelley all of Wewahitchka; cousin, Mason Brock; cousin and wife, Clint and Lana Brock; cousin and husband, Jaime and Frank Wendt, all of Marianna and cousin, Leslie Brock of Tallahassee.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Scott officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 in MacKinnon Parish Hall at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Flowers accepted or those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4362 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Mar. 26, 2014