MANSFIELD: Lorine Miller-Smith, 94, of Mansfield, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at MedCentral Mansfield. Born September 2, 1919 in Brownsville, TN, she was the daughter of Jack and Katherine (McFarland) Caldwell. During her working career, she held various positions, with her last position being at Mansfield Memorial Homes. Her church home was Maddox Memorial Church of God in Christ. She enjoyed the Christmas season and cooking, especially baking and preserving jellies. Lorine was always sure to stay in the kitchen until she was sure everyone was well fed. Above all, her life revolved around God and her family.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph Miller of Mansfield and Zell Miller, Jr. of Austin, TX; 18 grandchildren; a host of great and great great grandchildren; sisters, Sallie J. Sylvester of Mansfield and Elsie Person of Racine, WI; brothers, Dennis (Evelyn) Caldwell, Elvan (Ielar) Caldwell, and Kermit (Dorothy) Caldwell, all of Mansfield, William (Drusilla) Caldwell of Ashland, and Curtis (Debbie) Caldwell of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Zell Miller, Sr.; second husband, Pete Smith; her sons, Willie H., John L., and Frank Miller; brothers, James T. Caldwell and Calvin Caldwell; sisters, Hixie M. Hobbs, Eva B. Shannon, Dorothy M. Parker, Ethel L.McGhee, Thelma Allen, Mamie D. Hoke, and Lucy B. Taylor; and great great granddaughter, Jesslyn Crawford.
Friends may call Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:00 at Maddox Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1148 Walker Lake Rd., Mansfield, conducted by Sr. Rev. Aaron Williams. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Maddox Memorial Church of God in Christ.
The family will receive friends up until the day of service at the home of Dennis and Evelyn Caldwell, 289 Ashland Rd., Mansfield or Sallie J. Sylvester at 2286 Satinwood Dr., Mansfield.
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com