Kendall P. Miller Sr.

November 23, 1942June 9, 2018
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Kendall Paul Miller, Sr., of Mandeville, LA, entered into eternal rest on June 9, 2018 at 2:58 PM.

He was born on November 23, 1942 in New Orleans, LA, to the late George A. Miller, Sr. and Lorraine Dutel Miller.

Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Semone deBoisblanc Miller; his children, Kendall Miller, Jr. (Linda), Kevin Miller (Suzanne), Laureen Hermann (Don); grandchildren, Kellie Stone, Audrie and Katie Miller, Abby Trauth (Buddy), Bryson and Cooper Miller, Sophie and Max Williams; and great granddaughter, Audrey Trauth.

He is preceded in death by his brother, George A. Miller, Jr.

He graduated from Cor Jesu High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. Ken “Coach Miller” taught at Sam Barthe School for Boys from 1966 to 1979. He then owned and operated KKLAM Advertising until his retirement. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Mandeville, LA. He served as Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 9240 and Faith and Fun. He volunteered at the Samaritan Center of Mandeville and the Northlake Nature Center.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Thursday, June 14, beginning at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Mandeville, LA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. It will be followed by a Southshore visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home beginning at 1:30 PM. Interment will be at 3:00 PM in Metairie Cemetery.

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  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Marc deBoisblanc

June 21, 2018

Uncle Ken was a very loving man and was always very kind to me in many ways. I will miss him very much. I remember playing tennis and going on a family vacation to Florida with his family that I still think about to this day. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I wish him the best in his new home.

Ken Miller Jr

June 18, 2018


I love you and I will miss you greatly. Thank you for loving me and continually expressing your happiness and gratitude to God for my life and health and your love of my own family. Living away made me put great value on the limited time we had together, and our fishing trips and Dodger games will be forever be some of the most memorable and meaningful events in my life.

There are so many other things for which I am grateful, but by far the most important was your lifelong example of humility and holiness, and for passing on to me your devout faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pray for us all Dad, and watch over us.

Ken Jr.

James Schroeder

June 14, 2018

Ken Jr. and I were close friends from our time at Jesuit until we moved away and got lost in our own families. During that time, I had the pleasure to spend time with the Miller family. Coach Miller took me hunting in Mississippi for the first time and water skiing on the North Shore for the first time. The Miller family also took me along for spring break in Fort Walton. I watched Coach Miller interact with and parent his children. He also took time to teach and mentor me. I knew then that he was a special man. I like to think that he influenced my better instincts as a father. Coach Miller will be greatly missed in this world. Rest in peace.

Darryl Foster

June 13, 2018

Marnie- Sorry to learn of Ken's passing. I got to know him a little better during George's illness. He was surely a fine man, great husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by all.

sidney artigues

June 12, 2018

One of the finest people I have ever known. I'm sure he will be sadly missed by many people and his family. HEAVEN awaits Kenny,...and I hope he puts a good word in for me. Sid

Joan & Bill Bailey

June 11, 2018

We became friends and fellow parishioners with Ken and Semone at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church shortly after moving to Mandeville after Katrina. We are truly blessed to count them among the many dear friends we made at Our Lady of the Lake and in Mandeville. Ken and Semone were such credible witnesses of what spousal love should be and were always looking to extend that love to others in any way they could.
We know that Ken loved to fish and quiet often showed up at our front door with a package of freshly caught and cleaned fish.
Ken was such a "gentleman " in the truest sense of the word. Joan and I are going to miss him very much and we know how much Semone and their family are going to miss him.
Semone, you, Ken and your family are in our prayers and mass intentions. Please know that we are here for you if you need us.

God Bless,

Joan and Bill Bailey

Cheri Grass Santora

June 11, 2018

My condolences on the loss of your husband. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May his soul rest in peace of the Lord.

Cathy Pepper

June 11, 2018

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Suzanne , Kevin & Family:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Kevin's father was so kind. You must be proud to have him as a father. There is a hole in your heart right now but rest assured that your father is happy and in Heaven.

Cathy Pepper
New Orleans

Aimee Schwartz

June 11, 2018

We will always remember Mr. Kenny. He was our first neighbor we met after moving into our house over 10 years ago. My daughter, Charli, now 3, would always get excited when I said, “I see Mr. Kenny outside!” She’d run through my parents house saying “My Kenny! My Kenny!” Grabbing her shoes, dashing out the front door to give him a hug and hi-five. And I’ll never forget the same words he always said, “hi Charli! Made my day to see you”
Mr. Kenny will always be ‘her Kenny’ and I’ll make sure she never forgets.

Nabil Al-Tikriti

June 11, 2018

I fondly remember Mr. Ken Miller as a generous, kindly, and conscientious band father for the Jesuit band in the early 1980s, as well as a wonderful father to his children. May he rest in peace, and may his memory live on in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.