Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI


Ernestine Miles

July 24, 1922June 15, 2020

Ernestine Miles (Avitts), age 97, of Rochester Hills Michigan passed away Monday June 15, 2020. Ernestine was born the daughter of Charles and Winnie (Haney) Avitts in Leachville Arkansas on July 24, 1922. She graduated from Portageville High School, class of 1941 and received her bachelor degree from Michigan State University in 1949. Ernestine married Charles Miles on December 27, 1953. Ernestine worked in education until she had children. She and her husband Charles raised their family in Rochester Hills. Ernestine had a passion for sewing and cooking, and she loved classical music. Ernestine is survived by her children David (Janet) Miles, Steven Miles, Donald Miles, and Martha Miles; grandchildren Laurel Schumacher, Katie Becker, and Lyndi Marth; She was predeceased by husband Charles; and her parents Charley and Winnie (Haney). Ernestine’s family welcomes all to a visitation on Wednesday June 24th from 4 - 6 pm at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester. A funeral service will be held on Thursday June 25th at 10:45am at First Baptist Church of Rochester located at 6377 Orion Rd in Rochester Hills. Burial will follow at Mt. Avon Cemetery.


  • David Miles (Janet), Son
  • Steven Miles, Son
  • Donald Miles, Son
  • Martha Miles, Daughter
  • Laurel Schumacher, Grandchild
  • Katie Becker, Grandchild
  • Lyndi Marth, Grandchild
  • Charles Miles, Husband (deceased)
  • Charley Avitts, Father (deceased)
  • Winnie, Avitts (Haney) (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Burial - Following Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


Ernestine Miles

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June 25, 2020

My Mother and Mrs. Miles were good friends, and until i was i guess 10 or so, i thought David, Steve,Donald and Martha were my cousins, as we lived close and sometimes spent overnights with them. A great family and my condolences to you all ...

Rosalie Cassel

June 24, 2020

Steve so sorry for your loss. Joe and I really enjoyed visiting with her when we come up to Michigan. I always liked hearing the stories about you and Joe. She was great lady. Thinking of you and your family.
Joe & Rosalie Cassel