OBITUARY

Mary Georgene Brownlee Miller

August 30, 1937April 13, 2019
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On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Mary Georgene Brownlee Miller (Genie), mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away at the age of 81 years.

Genie was born in Gorman, Texas to Clyde and Gladys Brownlee. Genie was the oldest of the Brownlee children, which included her brother Les and sister Kay. She attended schools in Pampa, Colorado City and Odessa, Texas and graduated from Odessa High School in 1955. She was a member of the National Honor Society, and attended classes at Odessa College. She married Joel Fink, Sr, and they had two children, Joel Jr. and Glen. She later married Robert Miller in 1970. She worked in the Ector County District Clerk’s office for 29 years, serving as Chief Deputy.

Genie was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church and was very active in Bible studies, Sunday School class, and also sang in the church choir.

Genie loved her family and friends and was generous with her time and money and especially her big, beautiful smile. She loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved taking her great grandson Barrett for rides on her walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert V. Miller, her son Glen Fink and parents Clyde and Gladys Brownlee.

Genie will be forever remembered and missed by her family. Her son Joel Fink and daughter-in-law Laura; grandson Ryan Fink and his wife Katie and great grandson Barrett and great granddaughter Collins; granddaughter Kelsey Byler and her husband Hunter, and great granddaughter Madelyn; granddaughter Reagan Fink; brother Les Brownlee of Arlington, VA; niece Tracy Brownlee Carney and her husband Clay, great niece Kyla of Falls Church, VA; nephew John Brownlee and his wife Lee Ann, great nieces Thompson and Cate of Great Falls, VA; sister Kay Peek and her husband Buster of San Angelo, TX, niece Sloane Springer of San Angelo, TX, great niece Vana Stevens and her husband Adam of Stillwater, OK, great niece Vail Springer of San Angelo, TX, great nephew Vance Springer of Pottsboro, TX, niece Sarah Entzminger and her husband Jason, great niece Riley Kay of San Angelo, TX.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Hospice of Midland or Door of Hope Mission, P. O. Box 1789, Odessa, TX 79760 - www.doorofhopemission.com.

Services

20 April

Funeral Service

10:00 am

First Methodist Church

415 N Lee Ave
Odessa, Texas

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family Visitation Friday, April 19, 2019
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Mary Georgene Brownlee Miller

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Kuita Hall

April 18, 2019

I cannot remember a time when I have not known Genie. Willie and Lee Mitchell were my aunt and uncle. Bob Mitchell is my cousin. They all treasured Genie, and I learned as a little girl this she was, indeed, a special lady. Each time that Bob returned from a deployment, he wanted to find time to see his Genie and learn what had happened in her life.

As I grew up, I was always impressed with the incredibly poised and beautiful woman who once lived down the street. Her grace, her ready smile, her ability to put others at ease were something that I truly envied. We saw each other only occasionally, but I treasured every visit in my young life. The world has a few people who make the lives of others better because they share their grace and beauty with others. I know stores about Joel running track, about Les and his concerns about the soldiers in hospitals, about the pleasure she took in finding really good Christmas gifts. I will always treasure her ready smile and her laughter. She was extremely kind to me.

I remained in Odessa to teach school after college graduation. I saw Genie in grocery stores, restaurants, and in the court house. I realized then that there are some people who make this world a better place. Genie certainly did this. It was my good fortune to have known her. A local company makes a coffee mug labeled, "God made me on a very good day." In Genie's case, that is the absolute truth. She was a loving and very lovable lady: graceful, beautiful, and caring. Her life made such a difference in this world, for every person she encountered. This willingness to make one person's day better is probably what sets her apart. She changed lives one smile at a time.

Please accept my condolences for your loss. Know that you are in my prayers this Easter season.

Sincerely,
Kuita Hall

Jeanette White

April 18, 2019

I was fortunate to work on the same floor at the Ector County Courthouse many years and loved seeing Genie almost daily. I also was a classmate at Colorado City High School as well as Odessa High School. She was always smiling was a memory I have of Genie. I want to express my condolences and sympathy to her family. Know she will be missed but she is assured a place in heaven. What a wonderful thing that is and we will all see her there smiling and welcoming all of us. I will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral as I have pneumonia and hate that I cannot attend but my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Catherine Carruth

April 18, 2019

I loved seeing her at the court house and down at the shop where my best friend Kathy did her hair. What a wonderful kind loving woman she was.

Betty & Jim Winters

April 15, 2019

From grade school thru life we have shared memories and many laughs together. As you rest in peace, we will recall our friendship and all it has meant to us for the recent 63 years. See ya soon.

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