Official Obituary of

Georgia I. Miller

April 21, 1932 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Georgia Miller Obituary

Georgia Izetta Miller, born on April 21st, 1932, in Cedartown, Georgia, passed away at 91 years of age, surrounded by love on March 17, 2024. Born as Arthur Lee Woodall, to Ruthie Lee Careathers and Arthur Hill Woodall, she was raised by her father, maternal Aunt Pauline, and husband Herbert Reid along with her maternal grandparents, Clarence and Molly Careathers, after losing her mother at childbirth. Baby Authur was renamed Georgia Izetta and grew up in a loving home, with her Aunt Pauline and cousin Jewell, who were raised as sisters. She found joy in the company of her cousins and her close friend Addie Reid.

Georgia attended Cedar Hill High School and graduated as Valedictorian in 1950 in a class of 11 students. She was highly active in various school activities, serving as Class President and participating in organizations such as 4H, Pep Club and Student Council.

Georgia met Frank Wilson Miller, they married and embarked on a journey that led them to Kansas City, Missouri, where they resided with the Charlie Sims’ household and a forever family connection was created. In 1964, Frank and Georgia left the Sims’ home and moved into their own home filled with love and laughter; Georgia was a devoted mother, gracefully raising eight children with order and strength.

In 1967, in addition to her role as a mother, Georgia started working as a Data Transcriber for the Internal Revenue Service where she was recognized for her dedication, attendance and accuracy. She was promoted to Tax Examiner and after 25 years of service, Georgia retired in December of 1992.

Despite her demanding schedule, Georgia's steadfast devotion to her faith remained unwavering, as she served the Lord diligently and passed on those same values to her children and grandchildren. Above all else, Georgia's enduring love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was evident throughout her life. Her consistent attendance and active involvement in church services were not merely obligations but reflections of her earnest dedication to serving the Lord.

During her lifetime tenure as a member at Greater Mt. Zion MBC of over 65 years, under the Pastoral leadership of Albert Colbert, Georgia demonstrated exceptional dedication to serving the church community. She took on crucial responsibilities such as coordinating various programs, crafting and directing plays, and contributing numerous years of service to the congregation. Additionally, Georgia's commitment extended to her role as a Sunday School teacher, where she continued tirelessly to impart wisdom and guidance.

Within the sacred halls of GMZ, Georgia is revered as a steadfast pillar of strength. Currently, she holds a respected position, as President of the Mother Board, under the esteemed pastoral guidance of Joseph Fletcher. Her unwavering commitment and leadership are invaluable assets to the Church community, reflecting her deep-rooted faith and enduring devotion.

Throughout her life, Georgia has endured profound losses, including the passing of her Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, sister, Jewell Sharpe, infant son, Donnie Arthur, her husband, Frank Wilson Miller in March 1983, her son, Michael Tierney Sr. in February 1989, her granddaughter, CaShonda Marquita Miller in June 1999, her eldest son, Frank LaDara Miller Sr. in May 2012, her eldest daughter, Pamela Sherry Miller-McSlade in June 2016 and her Great-Grandson, DeArian Lafayette Bell in 2020.

Despite enduring numerous heartbreaking losses, Georgia remained resilient for the Miller family, which now encompasses 66 descendants: 8 children, 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren with one on the way. Her enduring presence serves as a beacon of strength and inspiration for generations to come.

As the esteemed matriarch of the Miller family, her legacy is enduring, cherished, and will continue to be passed down through generations. Georgia’s memory will forever hold a special reverence in the hearts of her family, who will honor and celebrate her for years to come.

Her legacy is survived by her sister, Belinda Glass (Leroy) Pollard of Cedartown, GA; one son, Rodney (Diane) Miller, Sr. of Powder Springs, GA; three daughters, Rhonda Miller of Houston, TX; Stacey Miller (Jeffrey) McRae and Tonya Miller, both of Kansas City, MO; Daughters in love, Levada Catron of Bethesda, MD, Debbie Holloway of Kansas City, MO; sons in love,

Rodney Thurman Sr. & Ted Bifford of Kansas City, MO; 58 grands, greats and great-great grandchildren, a plethora of nieces and nephews, cousins, family and friends.

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March 23, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Greater Mt Zion
4600 Cleveland
Kansas City, MO 64130

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

10:30 AM
Greater Mt Zion
4600 Cleveland
Kansas City, MO 64130

Interment following funeral service
March 23, 2024

Forest Hill Calvary Cemetery
6901 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64131


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