Mrs. Joetta Miller

November 16, 1949March 13, 2019

MILLER, JoEtta C., 69, of Tampa, departed this earth peacefully on March 13, 2019. She was born on November 16, 1949 in Indiana to Joseph and Henrietta Conover. She married her friend and love, Otho Grayson Miller, Jr., on February 13, 1988 who preceded her in death in 2005.

JoEtta is survived by her children Otho “Little” Grayson Miller III, Joseph “Scott” Miller, Matthew David Miller, Michael Roger Miller and daughter in law Kourtney Miller, and Angela “Angie” Miller Kumar and son in law Roger Kumar, Jr.; her sister Sandy Hilton; and grandchildren Maddox and Maya Kumar, Grayson IV, Michael, and Mason Miller, all of whom she loved and touched deeply.

She graduated from Plant High School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stephens College in Missouri, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa.

JoEtta loved to love people. She was a passionate Catholic, and spread her faith to everyone that she came into contact with. Her life was an example of her Faith in the Lord and in particular her devotion to Mary His Mother. JoEtta was the consummate mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. Nothing meant more to JoEtta than the success and quality of life of everyone she loved.

Please join us celebrating her life Monday evening March 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. with Father Richard C. Hermes presiding, in The Chapel of the Holy Cross at Jesuit High School, 4701 NORTH HIMES AVE TAMPA, FLORIDA 33614 with a private family burial the next day at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.

—Philippians 4:6-9.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019

Mrs. Joetta Miller

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Angela Wilson

March 16, 2019

There are so many memories as we were friends from childhood. Among my favorites are of playing hide and seek, riding bikes(in her case a unicycle), climbing trees(she always went higher than the rest of us), Sundays going to church(we'd get in trouble for giggling)followed by Sunday spaghetti and meatballs at my house. As teenagers we shared stories of our "crushes",shared rides after getting our driver's licenses, and later going to college together(even though for a short time). As adults we laughed and cried together over happy and sad times, enjoyed a cruise with Grayson and Bill, and bragged about our children. Joetta always wanted a big family and referred to Grayson as her knight in shining armor. She was a dear friend and will always be remembered.