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Delores Strickland Miller

1941 ~ 2019 (age 77)

Delores Strickland Miller

Delores Strickland Miller, 77, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville after a courageous battle with cancer.

A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, Delores was born on November 26, 1941 to the late Sidney and Jewel Landon Strickland.  She retired from Bell South after working for more than thirty years as a PBX Operator.  After retirement, Delores attended cosmetology school and later worked for over sixteen years at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  She was a faithful member of Flint Branch Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and shopping in her spare time.  In addition to her parents, her beloved husband of fifty-seven years, Freddie N. Miller, Sr., preceded her in death.

 Survivors include her daughter, Maria Miller and companion, Tony Sharpe of Baxley; three sons, Freddie N. Miller, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Jesup, Douglas Miller and wife, Hope of Screven and Billy Murtha of Screven; brothers and sisters,  Burnis Strickland and wife, Charlene of Odum, Lorine Boyd and husband, Allen Sr. of Odum, Shannon Strickland and wife, Debra of Jesup, Gwen Morris and husband, Terry of Aniston, Alabama and Linda May and husband, Donnie of Nahunta; ; three grandchildren, Michael Miller Jacobs, Barrett Miller and Callie Ann Miller all of Screven; brother-in-law, Durwood Miller and wife, Annette of Screven; a special aunt Geneva Sanders of Odum and her best friend, Dean Tyre of Jesup. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Rev. Scott Hickox officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Screven City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Billy Murtha, Keith Boatright, Kee Roberson, Art Todd, Jerry Raulerson and Allen Boyd, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Antonio Moran and Staff, George and Ginger Head, Ethan Head, Mandi Rogers, George Roberson and Robert Todd.   

Remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.


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