The late Mrs. Emma Lou Miller was born on February 13, 1940 and was called home on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in Valdosta, Georgia.
Emma Lou Miller was born and raised in Brooks County, Georgia. As a lifelong resident of Brooks County, she attended school, worked and retired in Brooks County. Emma was introduced to the gospel at an early age and joined Salem Missionary Baptist Church. She was known as the family matriarch and she instilled excellent work ethic in her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Emma Lou loved her family, flowers and being outside. Emma Lou was preceded in death by her parents: Robert Reynolds Sr. and Annie Bell Reynolds; her children, James B. Miller and Lucille Miller; her siblings, Annie B. Waters, Sylvester Reynolds, Eddie Reynolds and Sadie Williams, and her grandson, Patrick Bradley.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband of 58 years, James “Bill” Miller; her beloved children: Everlina Thomas, Timothy Miller (Angelia), Glenn Miller (Latonya), and Victoria Brooks (Robert); her siblings: Lillie Bell Thomas, Floren Reynolds, Shirley Jean Washington, Clematine Phillips, Rosa Lee Cole, Robert Reynolds Jr. (Dorothy) and David Reynolds; a nephew that was raised like a brother, Thomas James Reynolds (Julia); two special nephews: Larry Donnell Reynolds and David James Reynolds; two brother in laws: David Waters and Alvin Miller; four sister in laws: Idella Miller, Emma Ruth Miller, Mattie Miller and Willene Miller; 11 grandchildren: Zeketa Thomas, Shaleta Preaster (Vincent), Marshondra Hampton (Mario), Wesley Thomas III (Lacey), Derris Miller (Chelsea), Christian Little (Travis), Ebonique Brooks, Malik Miller, Carlos Bradley (Madine), Ashley Godfrey and Ebony Godfrey; 19 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Service for Mrs. Emma Lou Miller will be held Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM in Lawson Park, Morven, GA, Pastor Jackie Hargrow, Eulogist; Family Visitation: Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 PM in the BTW Funeral Services Chapel. Professional Services entrusted to Blankumsee, Thomas & Wright Funeral Services of Quitman, Georgia.
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