Rita Joyce Miller

July 9, 1943November 7, 2018

Rita Joyce Miller, 75, passed away peacefully in a local care center.

A Ville Platte native, Rita been a resident of Westlake for over 50 years. She loved working with the public, never met a stranger and thought of her customers as friends. Over the years, she worked for Randy’s Supermarket,Pelly Mart, Dairy Queen and Burger King. Rita was a young widow who raised five children on her own, instilling the values of hard work and kindness in them.

Her husband of 16 years, Charles Ronald Miller Sr.; and son, James Barry Miller, preceded her in death.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Charles R. Miller Jr “Rowdy”, Gwen Michelle Miller, John Cleveland Miller and Robert C. Attales and his wife Jamie; grandchildren, Jennifer Towne Romero, Trent Joseph Quibodeaux,Courtny R. Miller, Dalton Ronald Miller, Benjamin A. Miller, Brittany Robertson, Michael Dylan Miller, Devin Miller, Courtland D. Simoneaux and Ashland R. Miller; and numerous great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Rita’s life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Brother Mike Richardson will officiate. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake. Visitation willbe 2–8 p.m. Friday and resume on Saturday at 8 a.m. until time of service.

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  • Charles Ronald Miller, Jr. "Rowdy", Son
  • Gwen Michelle Miller, Daughter
  • John Cleveland Miller, Son
  • Robert C. Attales and wife Jamie, Son
  • Jennifer Towne Romero and Companion Andrew LaFleur, III, Grandchild
  • Trent Joseph Quebodeaux, Grandchild
  • Courtny R. Miller, Grandchild
  • Dalton Ronald Miller, Grandchild
  • Benjamin A. Miller, Grandchild
  • Brittany Robertson, Grandchild
  • Michael Dylan Miller, Grandchild
  • Devin Miller, Grandchild
  • Courtland D. Simoneaux, Grandchild
  • Ashland R. Miller, Grandchild
  • Charles Ronald Miller, Sr., Husband
  • James Barry Miller, Son
  • also left to cherish her memory are numerous great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2018

Rita Joyce Miller

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Diane Pitre

November 9, 2018

Miss Rita is the sweetest and most caring person I have ever met.She loved everyone unconditionally. If you didn't know her then sadly you missed a beautiful experience in your life.I will always hold a very special place in my heart for her.

Michelle Clark

November 9, 2018

Robert and family,
I didn't know your mom but I'm so sorry. Robert you have told me some great things about your mom. She gained her wings and now she can watch over you. Praying for you and the family.