OBITUARY

Katherine Miller

December 8, 1932January 2, 2019
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Katherine Miller was born on December 8, 1932 to the parents of the late Louis and Viola Madison of New York City. Katherine was the eldest of seven children and she was raised and educated in the New York City Public School System.

In 1952, Katherine was introduced to G. Ernest Miller, whom was serving in the U.S. Army. They joined hands in marriage on August 31, 1955 and to this union were born five children: Karol, Karen, Barbara, George and Donald. They raised their family in Ernest's hometown, Pittsburgh, PA.

Katherine accepted Christ in her life and was a member of Homewood A.M.E. Zion Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as a member of the Annie L. Anderson Missionary Society. She was also employed as a machinist for Joseph Rogow and Son and retired after 25 years of dedicated service. Upon moving in 2011 to California, Katherine became a member of Antelope Valley Christian Center.

She leaves to mourn her loss her devoted husband, G. Ernest Miller, three daughters, Mrs. Karol Tillman (Pittsburgh, PA); Mrs. Karen Bell and Ms. Barbara Miller (Lancaster, CA); two sons, George Miller and Donald Miller (Jacksonville, FL); fourteen grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren; two brothers: Louis Madison Jr. (California), Harold Madison (New Jersey); one sister: Elaine Madison (New York City) and a host of relatives and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • George Ernest Miller, Husband
  • Louis Madison, Father
  • Viola Madison, Mother
  • Karol Tillman, Daughter
  • Karen Bell, Daughter
  • Barbara Miller, Daughter
  • George Miller, Son
  • Donald Miller, Son
  • Elaine Madison, Sister
  • Louis Madison Jr., Brother
  • Harold Madison, Brother
  • Wilhelmina Brown, Sister
  • Dorothy Madison, Sister
  • Calvin Madison, Brother
  • 14 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Interment Monday, January 21, 2019
REMEMBERING

Katherine Miller

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Tanya Brown

January 17, 2019

To my dear uncle Ernie, to my precious cousins, Carol, Karen, Barbara, George, and Donald, to your spouses, children, grandchildren and all the loved ones of Dear Aunt Katherine.

Please know that my heart, my tears, my hurt, and most of all my prayers are with you all today as you perform one of the most difficult things on earth; that is to bury your wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Aunt Katherine was the epitome of a caring mother. She was smart, beautiful, disciplined and honorable. She loved her children enough to raise them right. That’s what I remember about Aunt Katherine; her training, her consistency and her commitment to her husband and to all of you, her children. And look at her children!! You are kind, determined, talented, respectful, caring, honest, wise and brilliant…. all of you.

What a testament you all are to your dear parents. The Bible says, A tree is known by the fruit it bears, and all that you are is what your dear mother bore and created. She was so proud of each of you.

On behalf of my husband and my children as well as our church family please know that our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time and will be with you in the days of ahead. I am deeply sorry that I am not there with you, yet I pray that in some unique way you can feel my heart through these words. We don’t talk every day, but I love you as if we do. You are a part of me and I apart of you. Your mother and mine were sisters, however far apart they lived. They come from the same tree, are cut from the same cloth, and carried the genes that bind us forever to one another. And so my dear, dear cousins please know that my prayers and love for you remain constant until the end of time.

With love, consideration and great admiration,

Cousin Tanya and the entire Brown family in Alton, IL


Constance Smith

January 8, 2019

I met Katherine through her husband, Ernie. He was my mother's most cherished friend for many years. I would love to watch Katherine and Ernie together and watch their love and devotion to each other. They complemented each other and shared an inspiring love for the Lord. They shared a love most can just hope to find. Ernie was her world and they adored each other. Katherine has left a void, but, the Angels are rejoicing for their new addition. Nothing is ever lost when you know where it is.

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Mom

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Mom, Grandma and Siblings

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Grandpa & Grandma Madison

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Mom Young Adult

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Mom 1954 dating Dad

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Dad 1954 in Service while dating Mom

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Mom 1954

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Dad 1954

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Mom

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Mom, Grandma and Siblings

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Grandpa & Grandma Madison

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Mom Young Adult

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Mom 1954 dating Dad

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Dad 1954 in Service while dating Mom

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Mom 1954

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Dad 1954

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Wedding Day August 31, 1955

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Mom & Dad marriage certificate