Hixson Funeral Home-Vinton

1420 Fancher, Vinton, LA


Leroy Miller

April 30, 1943January 23, 2020

Vinton- Leroy Miller, 76, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

He was a native of Florida and had been a resident of Vinton for the last 45 years, coming from Opelousas. He worked as a jockey for 28 years, then as a horse trainer for several years, before ponying horses until his retirement. Leroy was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lorna Sue Wyble Miller; his daughter, Regena Stelly and husband, Darrell of Opelousas; his sister, Jean Spicer of Virginia; five grandchildren, Kealy Stelly, Kaitlin Stelly, Broty Stelly, Koty Deville, and Brandon Stelly; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-niece, Madison Reynolds. He is preceded in death by his mother, Letha Mae Brady; and sisters, Faye Mills and Beverly Petree.

A memorial gathering will be held from 12-6 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, in Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.


  • Lorna Sue Wyble Miller, Wife of 52 years
  • Regena Stelly and husband Darrell, Daughter
  • Jean Spicer, Sister
  • Kealy Stelly, Grandchild
  • Kaitlin Stelly, Grandchild
  • Broty Stelly, Grandchild
  • Koty Deville, Grandchild
  • Brandon Stelly, Grandchild
  • Madison Reynolds, Great Niece
  • Letha Mae Brady, Mother (deceased)
  • Faye Mills, Sister (deceased)
  • Beverly Petree, Sister (deceased)
  • also left to cherish his memory areseven great-grandchildren.


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Rosary Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Leroy Miller

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Lynn Cornett

January 29, 2020

Leroy you and my Dad(Dapper) cooked a hog in the ground for thanksgiving one year in vinton. The best Thanksgiving we have ever had. You and Lorna were great neighbors and friends. We love you and your Family dearly. We will see you again. Meanwhile, you and Dapper enjoy your Heavenly adventures!!!

Esther Comeaux

January 29, 2020

Lorna Sue, so sorry for your loss. Though it's been ages since I last saw either one of you I still remember the days before you two were even married and the fun we had and the love he had for you . I know he will be missed. Thinking of all of you.

Jean Spicer

January 27, 2020

He is my brother. I love him. He may be gone to some. To me he is here, in my heart. He hasn't gone anywhere

Keith Navarre

January 27, 2020

Started breaking colts with Leroy in 1969 . He was my teacher & friend what a joy we had. Leroy & Lorna lived on the farm. The most enjoyable years of my life were in these times. My deepest sympathy goes out to Lorna Sue & Regina. Leroy RIP my friend until we ride again.

Nelson Sturdivant

January 27, 2020

Lorna and Regena,
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. I remember Leroy at Evangeline Downs many years ago.
Nelson Sturdivant

Eric And Frances Chiasson

January 27, 2020

Lorna and Family , We are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with all of you.

Lisa Osborne

January 27, 2020

Oh the memories thank you Leroy you will be truly missed. Lorna Sue how we laugh at some of his antics and Regina how he loved you and those grandkids
Love you guys and my heart goes out to you
Kenny an Lisa Osborne