Laurintina Juanelle Miller, passed away on January 12, 2021 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She was the second of four children born to the late Deacon Charles Miller, Jr., and Bernice Waye Miller on January 9, 1957 in McIntosh, GA. She was preceded in death by a brother, Deacon Eric Leotis Miller.
She attended Liberty County Elementary & High School from 1963 - 1972 and graduated from Bradwell Institute, Hinesville, GA, in May 1975. She attended Armstrong College in Savannah, GA, after graduating high school. Her work career started in Brooklyn, New York and while there she became the Director of Stuyvesant Gardens in Brooklyn, New York and was employed by the City of New York for many years.
She started her Christian journey at the tender age of ten under the leadership of Reverend Henry Grant at the New Zion Baptist Church, Riceboro, GA, and was baptized on October 1, 1967. She loved singing for Lord and was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church Junior Choir where she was the lead singer. Years later she united with churches in Brooklyn, New York and later became a member of the Christ is the Answer Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Orangeburg, SC, and affiliated with the Hinesville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Hinesville, GA. She faithfully believed ""It's not just that we worship on the Sabbath; we honor that day as a day of rest"".
She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy four daughters: Kenyetta Grace, Orangeburg, SC; Shawntika Grace, Charlotte, NC; Caquandra Grace, Brooklyn, NY; and Jacqueline Grace Pope (Melvin), Ocean City, New Jersey; nine grandchildren: Dezhena, Arianna, Darren, Danielle, Kaylie, Ryan, Londyn, Lyric, and Reagan; one great-granddaughter: Harmoni; one sister, Beverly Davis (Loreston), one brother, Martinez Miller (Paula), three aunts: Bessie M. George (Leroy), Midway, GA, Lydia Waye, New York, NY, Ethel Waye-Love, Brooklyn, NY; four uncles: David Miller (Teresa), New Castle, DE, Joseph Miller, Midway, GA, Eddie Waye
(Michele), Long Island, NY; Harold Waye, Queens, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Memorial Service: 1:00pm, Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Dorchester Funeral Home, 7842 E. Oglethorpe Hwy, Midway, Georgia 31320.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating at the service will be limited, social distancing will be observed, and the wearing of masks is required.
Arrangements are by Dorchester Funeral Home of Midway, Georgia.
Published in Coastal Courier from Jan. 19 to Jan. 26, 2021.