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MILLER, Eleanor, Irene age 96, of Alpharetta, GA passed on September 22, 2018.

The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Eleanor I. Miller will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 10:00 AM at our chapel.

Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel (404) 758-1731


Eleanor Irene Miller, affectionately known as “Shug”," Ms. Ellie" and "Ma" this almost centenarian returned to God on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  She was born in Benton Harbor, MI, November 28, 1921, and in 1938 she married Thaddeus ”Duke” Miller and moved to South Bend, Indiana. From that union, they had four children. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a devoted wife of 58 years.

She retired after 20 years of service from the Department of Human Services, as a Social Services Counselor where she received several awards and honors for her exemplary work. She was an active member of her community and a member of the PTA, Urban League, Census Bureau, Girl Scouts of America and the Board of Elections as a Precinct Manager. Olivet A.M.E Church in South Bend, Indiana was her spiritual home for more than 60 years.

Eleanor was an active member of the Sunday School, Senior Choir, Daughters of Sarah Allen, Willing Workers, Board of Stewards and Holy Rollers Bowling League, before moving to Atlanta, GA with her late husband, joining the fellowship of Big Bethel A.M.E Church in 1992.

She is preceded in death by her parents Earnest Moore and Geraldine Moore-Coker, sisters Vivian Patterson (Clarence) and Dorothy Floyd (Robert), husband Thaddeus Duke Miller and her sons, Jerry Lee Miller, and Michael Eugene Miller. She leaves to cherish her memory daughters V. Irene Green (John) and Susan Miller, grandchildren Shari Green and J. Scott Green (Shelly), great-grandchildren Courtney Green and Jonathon Green as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.   

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  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    The staff of Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    ~ Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home
  • Friday, October 05, 2018
    Our ?? & prayers are with you Susan & Irene. May God gives you his comfort and peace. RIP Mother Miller. Big Bethel Village Ministry
    ~ Rev. Rosie Huntet   Atlanta, GA
  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    Irene and Susan Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow
    ~ Brenda Gammage   Atlanta, GA
  • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    I wanted to express my deepest sympathies to the Miller family. I am so sorry for your loss. It's no way to really describe the pain one feels when death overtakes a loved one. Feelings of sadness and grief can be overwhelming during this time of mourning. However, comfort from the scriptures can give you hope. John 5:28,29 speaks of the promise of the resurrection. That scripture says, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." What this can mean for your family is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones. If you would like more Bible-based information about the resurrection hope, please visit our website at
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Friday, October 05, 2018
    Susan and Irene, I am praying for you and the Family. May God comfort you and give you strength. Aunt Eleanor will truly be missed but I will always cherish the memories that we spent together.
    ~ Cheryl Patterson   South Bend, IN
  • Sunday, October 07, 2018
    From personal experience, I know that losing a dear friend or relative in death is the hardest thing we have to deal with. At such a difficult time, we need loving support and encouragement. Revelation 21:4 "And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” For additional comfort, please visit:
    ~ Evelyn P.
  • Thursday, October 04, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your precious memories of your time together help you through this time of sorrow and you can find strength in God’s loving promise at ( Revelation 21:4).
    ~ joyceA   DE
  • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    Susan, our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I have enjoyed Mother's smiles over the past three years. We have another angel keeping watch over us here on earth. Please continue to trust God in every situation.
    ~ Brenda Howard   College Park, GA
  • Thursday, October 04, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Susan and Irene.We loved Aunt Eleanor and will miss her dearly.
    ~ Michelle Patterson   South Bend, IN
  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    May Jehovah the God of all comfort be with the family. Psalms 83:18
  • Monday, October 15, 2018
    My sincere condolences to Mrs. Eleanor i. Miller family for your loss. May the scripture at Revelation 21:3-4 bring you comfort during this most difficult time. For more comforting scriptures please visit
    ~ JB
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Please accept my sincere condolences. Your family and friends can be a great source of comfort during such a grievous time. You can also find comfort from Jehovah the God of comfort. 2 Cor: 1: 3,4
    ~ Rhonda