Valdosta Daily Times


September 6, 2013

Willie James “Bro. Pop” Miller

VALDOSTA — Mr. Willie James “Bro. Pop” Miller was born December 18, 1924, in Lowndes County, GA, to the late Armeta Ponder Miller and the late Lard “LM” Miller. Willie James was married to the late Ethel Ruth Miller.

Willie James, age 88, passed this life on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Langdale Hospice House, Valdosta, GA. In addition to his parents and wife, Bro. Miller is preceded in death by one sister: Loletta Manning.

He leaves to lament his passing five children and six step-children:  Maxine Parrish (Eddie) and Deacon Arthur Miller (Irene) of Valdosta, GA, Mae Lois Miller, Willa Dean Brinson (Sonny) of Jacksonville, FL, Lillie Ruth Bah (Omar) of Philadelphia, PA, Juanita White, Linda White, George White, Barbara Brooks, Ralph Brooks and Connie Brooks Heard (Michael) of Atlanta, GA; Twenty six grandchildren; Fifty nine great-grandchildren; Thirty great-great-grandchildren; Special friend: Sis. Wilma Fuller; Special neighbor: Willie Charles Carter; Special godsons: Bro. Gene Godfrey and Ricky Thomas and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service for Mr. Willie James Miller will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., from the sanctuary of Southside Church of Christ, 1198 Old Statenville Rd, Valdosta, GA.  Bro. John Iverson, Sr. will officiate and interment will follow in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Valdosta, GA.  Public viewing will be today from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at  Personal and professional services are provided by Godfrey Funeral Home, LLC.

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