Helen Louise Miller

August 3, 1931March 2, 2018
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Helen Louise Miller, 86, of Louisville, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018. Born in Clarkson, KY, she was the youngest of 9 children born to Sophia and Finis Bailes. Her siblings Wilbur, Chester, Charles, Virgil, James, Edna, Maggie, and Lula all predeceased her.

After a fall from a barn loft at age 5, Helen spent a year in the hospital as one of the first Kosair Kids. She developed a very strong will to live and love of God and her family which sustained her all of her life. She is survived by Randall, her devoted husband of 71 years and children Phyllis (John) Humphrey and Ronnie (Lynn) Miller.

Helen cared for and is survived by 4 grandchildren, Rhonda Miller, David Graham, Melanie Wright and Jennifer Folks, with 8 great-grandchildren. Helen worked tirelessly caring for her home, farm, and family. She was a member of Faith Chapel General Baptist Church. She is best remembered for her desire and drive to help others.

The family wishes to thank Sylvaughnna Hays who has helped Helen during the last 2 ½ years.

Visitation will be from 2-8 pm Tuesday at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Hwy. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday at Faith Chapel General Baptist Church, 4720 Dover Road, followed by burial at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Ron Miller

March 12, 2018

My Mom made sure I was involved with playing sports and did well in school. She took me to Grants Dept store and I started working when I was 16. She encouraged me to take the civil service exam. I started working at the Post Office when I was 18. I had a great career with the Postal Service. I received a college degree. My mom encouraged me and made these things possible for me.
I have two lovely daughters. My mom taught and nurtured them. She taught them to work hard and care for others.
My mom always cared for others and loved everyone. I miss her so much.

phyllis humphrey

March 9, 2018

I am so thankful for a loving mom who never wavered from her faith n always gave God the glory for everything, even in her lifelong struggle with so much pain. I will never stop missing her n will always remember our times that we spent together. she was always there for me, always helping me with David n Melanie when i was working n when their daddy died at age 35, she took care of my children n my house chores. These years that seemed so short now, were hard to see her in so much more pain. She would always say "Honey , this is too hard on you to take care of me" but I would always tell her, that this comes so natural mom, cause you took care of me n our families could never do enough for you. All i have now are my pictures, videos n memories, that will always be so close to my broken heart. I know my faith will keep me assured we will meet again someday. Im so thankful for my close loving family, my prayer is that we all stay close, like mom, would be looking down on us all. Thanks to Paul, Bill, n the whole team at heady-hardy funeral home for a time that was so sad n difficult, made easier because of your devotion to your job. All these words were written in love n good memories of you MOM. Love Your Daughter,Phyllis