February 25, 1926July 27, 2020

Jeanne Loomis Miller, 94, of Sarasota, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at Fountains of Hope in Sarasota, Florida.

Jeanne was born February 25, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Wilmer and Imogene Loomis. She attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, where she was co-editor of the yearbook and on the newspaper staff. She was a member of Tau Sigma Gamma sorority and a member of the Women’s Athletic Association. She was also a cheerleader, and was a member of the Field Hockey team, the JV Basketball team, and the Softball team. Jeanne graduated from Ursinus College in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. She married LeRoy (Bud) Miller June 17, 1949. She taught Physical Education and coached Basketball and Field Hockey at Media High School in Media, PA. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Red Bank, NJ, a Girl Scout Leader, a Field Hockey referee, and worked with the Department of the Army at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Most recently, Jeanne was a member of Sarasota Baptist Church, where she was active with the Music ministry, the Twisted Sisters 😊, and her Sunday School class.

She will be remembered as a kind, fun, God-loving, sports-loving, game-playing (and game-squealing), and laughing mom, Grandmommy, and Great-Grandmommy.

She is survived by her sister, Bessie Gorman (Harry) of New Jersey, daughters Barbara Deutschle (Mark) of Sarasota, Lorrie Miller of Tampa, Terri Leap (Mike) of Sarasota, Kathi Simpson (Mike) of Irmo, SC; Grandchildren Taylor Jackson (Mason) of Columbus, NC, Christopher Deutschle (Amber) of Durham, NC, Jeffrey Sullebarger of Lexington, KY, Saxon Simpson (April) of Dallas, TX, Logan Simpson (Hannah) of Irmo, SC, Melissa Sullebarger of Tampa, Caitlin Deutschle of Orlando, Taryn Tindell (Dustin) of Clearwater, Rebecca Leap of Ypsilanti, MI, Garrett Simpson of Columbia, SC, Bethany Leap of Silver Spring, MD; and great-grandchildren Liam Jackson, Rhys Jackson, and Ava Jo Simpson.

Jeanne will be honored by family at a graveside service.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sarasota Baptist Church music ministry.


5 August

Graveside Service

10:00 am

Palms Memorial Park

170 Honore Ave
Sarasota, FL 34232



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Kelly Gorman Fenton

August 4, 2020

Influential in my Christian walk. Smiled a lot. My mom’s big sister. Laughter and goofiness the two of them. Married to Bud. Holiday family gatherings. Always mincemeat pie! Youngest sister’s middle name. Loving and kind. Blessed to have had her as Aunt and to be part of her family.
Peace. See you again! xxoo

Cindy Hoskins

August 1, 2020

Such a sweet precious lady. Always had a kind word for everyone she met. She will really be missed

Ginger (Goss) Pollack

August 1, 2020

A wonderful woman, a wonderful family, a wonderful life.... XO

Russ and Ginni Jones

July 31, 2020

Ginni and I remember Jeanne with great fondness from her and Bud's many years at First Baptist, Red Bank, NJ. Great people who loved and served their Lord with wisdom, enthusiasm and grace. Heaven is blessed by her admission and we couldn't be happier for her or her beloved Bud in their forever reunion.

Emily Hardman Rodgers

July 31, 2020

I loved being greeted every Sunday morning by Ms. Jeanne at Sarasota Baptist Church. She exuded joy and light — especially when she was singing and dancing in the choir loft! She was so wise, a gift from the Lord, and an inspiration to me, a life well lived for Christ. I’m sending my thoughts and love to her family.

Cheryl Allocco

July 30, 2020

I have such fond memories of Jeanne while I was growing up as a teenage youth in the First Baptist Church of Red Bank. She was such a joy to be around and always made us welcome in her home. She had a smile that always reflected her love for the Lord and led by example. She was a beautiful role model. I can only imagine what she is experiencing right now , meeting Jesus face to face and reunited with her husband, Bud. Love to all of the Miller family, Cheryl (Olender) Allocco, Wall, NJ

Laurie McAllister

July 30, 2020

Our church ladies group met at least once a year to have a craft day, Christmas, Valentines Day, anything the "craft Lady" could come up with. Jeanne and I failed Crafting 101 every year. We ended up having a contest to see which of us made the worst craft. We had so much fun, laughed and laughed. She was so much fun to be with and I will always treasure those memories.

Emilie Brown

July 30, 2020

What’s not to love about Jeanne Miller. One of my favorite memories with her was the year she played my mother in the Sarasota Baptist Christmas pageant. We had so much fun. From that point on I just called her momma. ❤️
Seems like I also remember when we met with some of our friends and we’d exchange lil gifts. Hmmm , was it Jeanne that got a pair of black and red valentine thongs?!! 😂 she laughed so hard!
Love and will miss her.


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