Mary Frances (Gamble) Miller

July 1, 1929August 30, 2019

Mary Frances (Gamble) Miller passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, August 30, 2019. Known to all as Fran, or affectionately as Mimi, she was blessed to have celebrated 90 years of life a month before her passing. Fran entered this world on July 1, 1929, in Fulton, Mississippi to Meda and Olen Gamble. After several moves within the south, she finally relocated to Tampa, Florida, where she met Frank Miller, the love of her life, whom she married in 1948.

A talented businesswoman, Fran operated Tall Fashions by Fran, a fine South Tampa clothing store for women tall in stature for more than 30 years.

She raised two loving children, Deborah (Miller) Reid and Frank Miller, Jr. and with them leaves behind two granddaughters, Stephanie (Reid) Flynn and Kimberly (Reid) Simon, as well as three great-grandchildren, Jocelyn Flynn, Jordan Flynn, and Paige Simon. Fran is preceded in death by her husband, sisters Marjorie, Shirley, Donetta, and Brenda, and brothers Bob and Jim. She is survived by her brother Jack, son-in-law Phil Reid, grandson-in-law Ed Simon, former grandson-in-law Mark Flynn, and a host of adoring nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Fran will be greatly missed by those she left behind.

A private funeral service will be held for the family on September 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Chapel.



  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


  • Interment


Mary Frances (Gamble) Miller

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Charles Hebenstreit

September 8, 2019

So sorry to hear about the passing of Fran. She was a kind and considerate sister-in-law who was a great source of strength and compassion when Brenda, my wife and her sister, passed. She was a true matriarch of the Gamble family. She was definitely a special person to one and all.