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James Edward Miller

October 6, 1950 ~ October 9, 2022 (age 72)


Mr. James Edward Miller, age 72 of Vidalia, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Community Hospice of Vidalia following an extended illness.

He was born on October 6, 1950 in Vidalia to the late Cecil Ray and Sarah Kate Ricketson Miller. He was a mechanic for most of his life and owned Miller’s shop for a number of years. He was a jack of all trades, having worked for Brantley Marina as a mechanic; he could repair boat engines, cars, and heavy equipment; had been a commercial fisherman; was a member of the Gospel singing group, “The Millers;” was an ordained Baptist minister; a carnival worker; artist; and songwriter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rev. Martha Miller; son, James Edward Miller, Jr.; granddaughter, Dalana Miller; brother Robert Miller; and sister, Melba Miller.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Frank Shelly Miller (Jessie Rivera Miller); daughter, Angela Marie Miller Gatlin; brother, Cecil Miller, Jr. (Debbie); five sisters, Margaret Morrison (Andy), Molly Akers (Chestley), Patricia Clark (Billy), Sharon Turner (Jerry), and Katherine Miller; seven grandchildren, Ines Marie, Thor Leland Miller, Jacob Elijah Miller, Frank Shelly Miller, Jr., James David Miller, Jerry Thomas Miller, and Sarahruth Elizabeth Miller; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Vidalia, 904 Mount Vernon Road, Vidalia, GA 30474; or to The Oaks at Bethany, 1305 North Street East, Vidalia, GA 30474.

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