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Johnnie Elizabeth Miller

Sturgis, MS

"Miss Johnnie", as she was affectionately known, was born in Sturgis, Mississippi. After working and living in Memphis, Tennessee, for over 40 years, she retired and moved back to her hometown of Sturgis and lived there from 1992 until her passing in her home on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Her devoted mother, Minnie Brooks, and her father, John Hickman, preceded her in death.

She started her education at Mt. Airy Baptist Church School. After grade school, she attended M. I. Theological College in West Point, Mississippi. She married Henry Edison Miller, of Ackerman, Mississippi, and their union produced two sons, Willie Everett (Wonda) Miller, of Memphis, Tennessee; and Aaron Burnett (Brenda) Miller, of Jacksonville, Florida.

For 40 years, she was employed by – and maintained a close relationship with – Alex and Mimi Dann of Memphis, Tennessee, retiring in 1992. While working for The Dann's, she lovingly assisted in rearing their four children – Alec (Penne), Elise (Brian Oschwald), Tom (Melissa), and Katie (John Pruett) – who she affectionately referred to as her "chosen children".

She leaves to mourn her passing, along with her two loving sons and their wives, her grandchildren: Ronald, Richard, Cynthia, Shawn, Shannon (Ragika) (of Willie and Wonda Miller); also, Eric, Cedric, Kendrick, Ashton, and Johnathan (of Aaron and Brenda Miller). She also leaves 28 great-grandchildren, as well as, two great-great-grandchildren, her close friends The Morgans, The Bixlers, The Gladneys, Mertis Malone, Avence Pittman, and many others who assisted her during her final years in Sturgis – we count ourselves so blessed that each of you entered her life – and a great host of relatives and other dear friends.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 16, 2017
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