Norma J. Miller

Norma J. Miller, 85, passed away Jan. 8 at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson.

A memorial service was held Jan. 11 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Jefferson.

Norma Jean Carroll was born May 3, 1928 in Wall Lake to Martin and Marjorie Carroll. On April 5, 1945 Norma was united in marriage to Donald Miller. Together they became parents to Gayla, Sharon, Kenneth, Melanie and infants Michael Wayne and Donna Jean.

Don and Norma spent most of their married life residing in Lohrville where Norma was a homemaker and talented seamstress. In later years she joined her daughter Gayla in the furniture upholstery business. Norma was also a devoted student of God’s word. She dedicated her life to Jehovah God on Aug. 18, 1962 and served him faithfully as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses until her death. To Norma, sharing her hope from the bible was of the utmost importance. Her firm faith in the bible’s promises comforted her throughout her lengthy illness and enabled her to share her faith with family, friends and others she would meet. It was her hope that all would come to know and serve the Grand Creator, Jehovah God.

Norma is survived by daughters, Gayla Hintz (Larry) of Lawrenceville, GA, Sharon Otis (Dave) of Ogden, Melanie Wahl (Robert) of Jefferson; a son Kenneth Miller (Roberta) of Lake City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; infant son, Michael Wayne; infant daughter, Donna Jean; parents: Martin and Marjorie Carroll; brothers: Keith Carroll, Martin Carroll, Jr., Charles Carroll, Warren Carroll and Earl Carroll; sisters: Marcia Gosch and Betty Henkelman; granddaughter, Emily Huen-Titus.

Norma enjoyed her family: four children, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Playing card games such as Canasta with her family and friends was of great fun to her. “Grandma’s chicken” was a favorite that all her family knew well and she took great pride in preparing it. She will be remembered for her love, caring and the many ways she helped her family and those around her. She will be greatly missed.

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