Mary J. Miller

Mary Jeanne MillerAge 84, died Friday, December 2, 2011, following a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  She was born in Lansing on June 25, 1927. 

She worked with special needs adults in the Lake Odessa area, and later as a medical coder in Lansing.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Kent B. Miller, Sr.; her daughter, Christine Jacox; and two grandsons, Matthew Miller and Jeremy Miller.  Surviving are:  three sons, Kent B. (Darlene) Miller, Jr. of Haslett, Kevin L. (Sasha) Miller of East Lansing and Gregory L. Miller (special friend, Cheryl Ryder) of Lansing; she is also survived by four daughters, Cathryn (William) Edgeworth of Whitmore Lake, Theressa (Harold) Woodman of Charlotte, Nina Smith (special friend, Ron Goode) of Lansing, and Denise (Ken) Penix of Mason; 24 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren; brother, Douglas (Nancy) Brown of Vermontville; sister, Patricia (George) Schraft of White Lake. 

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Holt.  The family will receive family and friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. 

Mary’s greatest and proudest joy was her family and being surrounded by children.  Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Michigan Special Olympics, in memory of Mary Miller. 

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December 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Denise and family :
my thoughts and prayers are with you

Greg & Diane Penix
December 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Your mom was such a nice person, so kind and independent. We’re so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Greg & Diane

Amber Allen
December 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

We will be thinking of u everyday and hope u look over me and protect me and my family. I love u grandma and miss u dearly.

December 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I will always love you Grandma 🙂 RIP. <3 you forever. Miss you a lot

Robert and Naomi Mathew
December 4, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Mrs. Miller you no longer suffer but sadly you will be loved and missed. Our most sincere condolences to the Miller family.

Darlene Oliver
December 4, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I know in everyday mission we proceed in you will be looking over all of us and keeping us safe. You are a very wonderful woman tought me alot about my family and been there to talk to and your love and laughter and smile will be missed and loved. You have been an wonderful cousin and I love you alot.

December 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

i no you r gonna be missed a whole lot by all of us i miss u so already you where like my second mom im gonna aways think of you and dad and always be in my hart r i p mom

December 5, 2011 at 8:17 am

you are in my thoughts and prayers!Be strong!

Denise Penix
December 5, 2011 at 8:26 am

You were the best Mom a child could ever ask for ,You were always there for us and loved us ,I will miss you every day for as long as I live ,If the stars in the sky were stairs ,I would climb to Heaven to be with you ,Until we see each other again ,Know you are Loved and Deeply missed

Kristine Phelps
December 5, 2011 at 9:10 am

I worked with Mary at Medbill and she was a very sweet lady. She always had a smile for you. My condolences to the Miller family.

Darla Hart Schaibly
December 5, 2011 at 10:52 am

My thoughts and prayers for the Miller family. Mary was my 2nd mom when I was young, I grew up down the road from the Millers. I spent many nights there and loved every moment. She was such a nice person and always had a smile on her face. I will always remember her. R.I.P. Mom Miller

Angel Christopher
December 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

We are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time. Please let me know if you need anything.

Nancy (Miller) Phillips
December 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm

My Aunt Mary was the most wonderful aunt a person could ever have. My thoughts and prayers are with my cousins and their families. Nancy Jo


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