Esther Lee Bille Miller, 90, of Erie, passed away peacefully at Pleasant Ridge Manor East on Wednesday February 20, 2013. She was born August 9, 1922 a daughter of the late William G. and Elizabeth P. Holt Lee. She was a 1940 graduate of Academy High School, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Esther, also known as the "Cookie Lady" loved to bake and garden. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands Bernard F. Bille, Sr., and Walter H. Miller, one daughter; Rebecca Sue Bille, two sons; Paul David Bille and Bernard Bille, Jr., one step son; Walter S. Miller, two brothers; Dana J. and Walter G. Lee, two sisters; Frances Huster and Margaret Miller. She is survived by her son William A. and his wife Jean Bille of Erie, grandchildren; Scott, Matthew, Shannon, and Megan Bille, and Richard Hoffman. Many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd. Erie 16504, on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and are invited to services Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Erie City Mission - 1023 French St. Erie, PA 16501, Trinity United Methodist Church - 3952 Pine Ave, Erie, PA 16504, or AseraCare Hospice - 600 Peninsula Dr., Erie, PA 16505. Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com
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