Ila Crochet Miller

January 11, 1924January 2, 2019

Ila Crochet Miller, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

She has resided in Sulphur for over 69 years, and a member of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church. Ila worked for Calcasieu Parish School Board, WW Lewis Middle and retired as the Cafeteria Manager from RW Vincent Elementary. She absolutely loved cooking for family and friends, and there was always coffee ready for visitors.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sherman Miller and wife Debra, and Gloria Sonnier and husband Ruel, all of Sulphur; four grandchildren, Vince (Jennifer) Sonnier, and Cay (Mark) Gibson all of Sulphur, Denise (Larry) Irby of FL and David (Rebecca) Miller of GA; fifteen great grandchildren; and ten great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Edward "Red" Miller; parents, Philip and Eugenie Crochet; sisters, Jane Rasberry and Freda Crochet; and brother Melvin Crochet.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30pm, Friday, January 4, 2019 in Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church of Sulphur. The Rev. Matthew Cormier will officiate. Burial will follow in Mimosa Pines Cemetery of Carlyss. Visitation was held at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home 5 - 9pm, Thursday with a recitation of the Rosary at 6:30pm and resume 10am - 1pm Friday at the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Sherman Miller and wife Debra, Son
  • Gloria Sonnier and husband Ruel, Daughter
  • Vince Sonnier and wife Jennifer, Grandson
  • Cay Gibson and husband Mark, Granddaughter
  • Denise Irby and husband Larry, Granddaughter
  • David Miller and wife Rebecca, Grandson
  • Edward "Red" Miller, Husband of 53 years
  • Philip and Eugenie Crochet, Parents
  • Jane Rasberry, Sister
  • Freda Crochet, Sister
  • Melvin Crochet, Brother
  • also left to cherish her memory are fifteen great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.

  • David Miller, Pallbearer
  • Vince Sonnier, Pallbearer
  • Gregory Irby, Pallbearer
  • Corey Gibson, Pallbearer
  • Garrett Gibson, Pallbearer
  • Larry Irby, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 4, 2019

Ila Crochet Miller

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Roxana Jean

January 19, 2019

On one of my visits from AR to see my sweet Aunt Ila. LOVED her beautiful smile!

Sarah Bergeaux Benny

January 6, 2019

Aunt Ila was a wonderful lady that knew how to brighten up a room! I hadn't seen her in years, but I will remember her light... My love and condolences to all who will miss her greatly.

Sarah Bergeaux Benny

Robin Norris

January 5, 2019

So sorry I was unable to make the visitation , and so sorry for your loss. Im sure there were many welcoming her home. My prayers will be with you.
Robin Norris, Amedisys chaplain

Roxana Jean

January 4, 2019

My mother Vida Miller and sweet Aunt Ila Miller. On one of our visits to LA from AR that we were able to go visit her at Holly Hill.

Roxana & Gordon Jean

January 4, 2019

There are so many wonderful memories I have of Aunt Ila as I was growing up. She had a laughter that would just light up the room! Her brightly colored clothing and red lipstick was a true sign of her personality, joking, laughing, smiling. It has been years, but seems like yesterday ... I can see her sitting in my parents kitchen rocking, drinking her cup of coffee, visiting, then walking back to her home. So simple memories but so sweet. Aunt Ila please give Uncle Red a kiss for me and may you both rest in peace together eternally.