Steven Scott "Scotty" Miller
1951 - 2017
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Steven Scott "Scotty" Miller age 65 went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 11th 2017 at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug 22, 1951 in Trenton NJ, "Scotty" was a life time resident of Trenton NJ. "Scotty" was educated in the Trenton School system and graduated from Trenton Central High School. "Scotty" was educated in music at an earlier age, he started musical training in the Trenton school system. He started performing with his first band called the (Music Machine) after that he then became the drummer for the singing group the (TNJ,s) from then, It became, the ( TNJ,s) featuring Instant Funk.

Scotty was predeceased by his grandparents Cornelius and Corrinne Ferguson, fathers Jesse F. Miller and William Reeves, and brother Micheal K. Miller.

Scotty left to cherish his memory; his loving wife Sharon Lynn Miller, mother Josephine Miller, two sons Steven Armstrong and Bruce Armstrong, two daughters Starr Bryan and Sherry Pitman, five brothers Kym (Carol) Miller, Anthony (Cheryl) Miller, Neil (Alisha) Miller, William Reeves, and Barry Reeves, a sister Barbara Reeves, a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 11am Wed April 19, 2017 at Union Baptist Church 301 Pennington Ave. Trenton, NJ. Calling hours will be 9am until time of service at the church. Interment Fountain Lawn Memorial Park Ewing, NJ. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.

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Published in The Trentonian from Apr. 16 to Apr. 19, 2017.
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April 10, 2019
The rhythmic beat of Scotty's life will never, ever fade.
Paul Jones
Friend
April 10, 2019
I miss you Bro'!! You will always be in our hearts and on our minds!! God Bless!!
JOAN GIVENS
Brother
April 9, 2019
I extend my heart and sincere prayers to his family. I knew him as Scotty. I was a young teen when I got to travel with him on the road twice in the 1970's and I've cared about and appreciated him since then. He was an essential member of a group my father managed for a short time (Instant Funk & the TNJ's). He was good people with an absolutely perfect sense of pocket timing, an amazing kick drum foot and awesome sense of humor. He is unforgettable in my book and I treasure the time I had with him, his brother Kim, and my favorite electric bass player of all, Raymond Earl (no disrespect to Jaco Pastorius and James Jamerson, but Scotty's group Instant Funk could out funk anybody).
Bryant Carthan
Friend
December 6, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Miller family. May the God of comfort give you the strength and endurance to cope with the loss of of your love one.
April 22, 2017
Our sympathy to the family of Scottie Miller. Hoping that the "God of all Comfort" will carry you. We all remember him from his music and influence!~Friends
April 21, 2017
Scotty Miller!!The Bro. The Drum Machine, Thunder Foot, Scientist of Sounds, All my life!! And his trade mark For Drummers only club , ( Scotty & Mike Gist), those were just some of the millions of memories I had with the G.O.A.T.!! ( greatest of all time) and playing drums for him and his singing group the Marcel's lol, Thanks for the Memories my Brother, play on Scottie,and God Bless your Family, 1,2, You know what to do!!! T.N.J's
JAMES Gist jr
April 19, 2017
Scotty you will be greatly missed by all your family and friends you was one of the greatest musicians that came out of Trenton your music still plays today but now you're playing for the heavenly father. You will live on in our hearts and in your music I can remember you like it was yesterday now you have earn your WINGS
Sheila & Maryalice REEVES
April 19, 2017
HEAVEN NEEDED ANOTHER DRUMMER.......PLAY ON BRO.,,,,,,,,play on Bro............
Paul Jones
April 19, 2017
Reading Senior Center we were so sad to hear of Scotty Passing. He will be missed
and we will Pray for him and his Family. We have a lot of great memories of Scotty.


Lawaner Wilkins-Sykes
April 19, 2017
We are so sad to hear of Scotty passing; We will remember you in our Prayers and your Family. We have wonderful memories of you at Reading Senior Center. You will be missed.


Lawaner Wilkins-Sykes
April 18, 2017
So so sorry for your loss. Scotty and I were like Brother and Sister. I see him downtown in the morning when I was going to work or to the store. He'd say hey Sis' and I say hey Big Bro' what's up! I am going to miss my Big Bro'. He was a beautiful Person. R.I.P Scotty Miller. I guess you got your mind made up.
Joan Givens
April 18, 2017
My condolences to my two cousins Steve and Bruce Armstrong on the loss of their dad. Sorry for yall loss big cousins. R.I.P Uncle Scotty
Beatrice Armstrong
April 18, 2017
Peace and blessings to the Miller family.Rest assured your talented son, father, brother, uncle, friend is now keeping the beat in heaven. The Angels are tapping their feet and the Master is smiling. You were blessed and so was the city of Trenton.
Terri Barlow
April 18, 2017
Scotty thanks for all the good times and being a inspiration to me growing up in Trenton! That gave me the will to want to do something in my life! My Sincere Heartfelt Condolences To The Miller Family!
Collins Dj Ready Red Leysath
April 17, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you Sherri Pittman. Sincerely Lisa Bethea-Thompson
April 17, 2017
Hi Lloyd here from Australia. I never personally met Scotty but I have listened to Instant Funk for many years and his music has brought me much joy. My sincere condolences to his family. Thank you for the music.
Lloyd copper
April 17, 2017
May God bless the Miller family during this time of losing a love one.
Melvin Lorenzo Kelly
April 17, 2017
My heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are certainly with the entire Miller Family. Scotty may be gone in the flesh but he will be with you forever in memories and spirit. May God comfort you all.
Karen (Beatty) Mathews
April 17, 2017
To the Miller Family and Sherry Pittman ,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one . May God keep you during your time of bereavement . God bless you always .

Linda Gibbs
LINDA Gibbs
April 17, 2017
LINDA Gibbs
April 17, 2017
Prayers and condolences to the family in your loss
Barbara Brown Hedgpeth
April 17, 2017
My sympathy is with the family- Howard Williams
April 16, 2017
Dear Family. Please know that I share the burden of your loss. Scotty was a member of my family also. Scotty's journey in life often took him in many different directions, allowing him to touch more lives than than the average person. May all the people whose lives he touched be Blessed with good memories he left us with. Although, this will never be enough to fill the void of his absence, the memories and the presence of his everlasting spirit will live on in all of us.

Rest in Peace Brother. Your struggles are over. A new journey awaits you, reuniting you with departed family, friends, fellow band-members, Cavaliers and many others.
Paul Jones
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