December 10, 1941 - June 30, 2021
MILLER, Mr. James H. Sr. - Age 79, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at McLaren-Flint. Family hour 10:00 AM Friday, July 9, 2021 at Word of Life Christian Church, 460 W. Atherton Rd., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM Pastor George Wilkinson, officiating. Interment River Rest Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10:00 AM Friday. Mr. Miller will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday. Mr. James Herbert Miller Sr. age 79, was born on December 10, 1941, in Jackson, Mississippi. The son of the late Elonzo Miller and Jessie Mae Jones. He relocated to Flint in the 1970s and was employed by General Motors for 31 years. His decision to retire was confirmed in 2006, when he moved his ill displaced sister to live with him, due to Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Miller loved playing pool, cards, dominoes and traveling with his family. He was well known for his pool playing abilities and he taught his kids how to play. He could often be found at a friend’s house playing cards or “slapping bones”, or at Hasselbring Senior Center playing pool, cards and visiting with his friends. But most of all, he loved spending time and sharing laughs with his family. His dream was to one day travel out of the country. Therefore, a trip was planned by his children for his 75th birthday to Cozumel, Mexico (2016). After Mexico, he stated he wanted to take a cruise. His children took him on a cruise of the Western Caribbean Cruise (2018). He was hooked and looked forward to the families’ annual trip. Mr. Miller also loved daily morning walks at the Genesee Valley Mall or in the neighborhood when the weather permitted. He loved working and being in his yard. He would sit in his driveway for hours and talk to his neighbor, Christine Brown. Mr. Miller was very special to many people. Mr. James H. Miller Sr. was married for 21 years to his late wife, Iloris D. Miller. He never remarried, and on June 30, 2021, God called him home to be with her and their son, Delonzo Miller. He leaves to cherish his memory: daughters, Eunice (Darryl) Dickenson of Killeen, TX; Barbara Jean (Clifford) Ray of Jackson Mississippi; Lena Hunter of Flint, MI; and Anita (Ernest) Steward of Swartz Creek, MI; sons, Leonard (Ericka) Fox of Clarkston, MI; and James (Sherri) Miller Jr. of Flint, MI. One brother, Dexter “King” (Charlene) Anderson of Jackson, MS; grandchildren, Shenise Branson, Donald Branson, Jaymi Schinbeckler, Donald Dickenson, Tyrone Hunter Jr., Tyra Hunter, Tyler Hunter, Libby Fox, Jameer Miller, Jamea Miller; great grandchildren, Ivianna Branson, Ladarian Gaylor and Marlo Schinbeckler; a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including special niece, Jessie Pamplin. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by wife, Iloris D. Miller; son, Delonzo Miller; mother, Jessie Mae Jones; father, Elonzo Miller; stepmother, Anacathran Miller; brother, Elestor Miller; sisters, Gracie Burnham and Annie Mae Miller; and special sister-in-law, Ruby Martin.
MILLER, Mr. James H. Sr. - Age 79, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at McLaren-Flint. Family hour 10:00 AM Friday, July 9, 2021 at Word of Life Christian Church, 460 W. Atherton Rd., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM Pastor George... View Obituary & Service Information
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