Maxine Trotter Miller was born on February 4, 1927, in Johnsville, Arkansas to James and Ora Trotter, both of whom preceded her in death. It was in Johnsville, Arkansas that she professed her faith in Christ at an early age. She also attended public school in Johnsville and later on obtained avocational training in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Maxine was united in holy matrimony to George Miller in 1942; who preceded her in death on October 20, 1992. This union produced sixteen children, one of them, Joyce Marie Miller Clark-Powell, preceded her in death on February 22, 1995.
The family resided in Lake Village, Arkansas and were members of the Woodson Temple Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. W. M. Walker, later Rev. J. J. Jackson and then Rev. Curtis Spencer. For many years, she served as President and Choir Director of the Senior Choir. She loved serving the Lord with her biological and church family; whatever they asked of her, her willing spirit would always come forth and shine. This loving and cooperative spirit was also exemplified throughout the community. The family moved to Dermott during the early to mid 1960's.
Her love for her children spilled over to all the children in the community, the school, the church and the surrounding neighborhood. Maxine Trotter Miller was a pillar in her community serving as Foster Grandparent at Delta Counseling Emergency Shelter from 1984-1989, and afterward at the Dermott Elementary School (1996-2003).
She was a wise, inspirational, humorous, classy, elegant and virtuous woman of God, who always respected everyone with her favorite quote of "How ya'll doing' when she graced the room She was know as a woman of many hats.
Three brothers, Hudson, Hollis and Troy Trotter and ten sisters, Velma Thomas, Jimmy Lou Jackson, Gussie Hargraves, Christine Peden (her twin), Flossie Neal, Cleo Davis, Annie Ruth Trotter, Aretha Ross, and Tommie Vinson, all preceded her in death.
On Sunday, March 31, 2013, Maxine Miller united with the New Hope Baptist Church of Memphis. The she remained faithful as she continued her walk with the Lord.
Maxine Trotter Miller departed this life on January 28, 2020 Her precious memories will be cherished by her children Georgia (Robert) Matthews of Southhaven, Mississippi, John (Marion) Miller of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Donnie Miller of Columbus, Tennessee, Earl (Wendy) Miller of Waterford, Michigan Judy Pace of Las Vegas, Nevada, Benny (Sharnin) Miller of Rochester Michigan, Cherry (Andrew) Rose of Waterford, Michigan, Janice (Abdullah) Shadid of Oakland Township, Michigan, JoAnn (Clyde) Dobbins of Little Rock, Arkansas, Brenda (Joseph) Hurner of Pontiac, Michigan, Sheliah (Jeffrey) Campbell of Fresno, Texas; Gregory (Jackie) Miller of Memphis, TN, Bruce (Jackie) Miller of Pontiac, Michigan, Viney (Rodney) Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas, Chandra (Diaz) Johnson of Arlington, Texas; adopted children Franklin King of Elk Grove, Illinois, Joyce (Howard) Chambers of Pontiac, Michigan, Jewell Grant of Dermott, Arkansas; stepdaughters Sally Wilson of Hamburg, Arkansas and Irma Gant of St. Louis, Missouri; siblings Mildred Crosby of Warren, Arkansas, Barbara Dobbins of Chicago, Illinois; 50 grandchildren, 110 great grandchildren and 33 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Tabernacle Baptist Church 1109 North School Street, Dermott, AR 71638, Reverend Ricky Lattimore, Pastor with Reverend Robert J. Matthews, officiating. Internment will be at Woodson Temple Bapstist Church Cemetery Hwy 82, Lake Village, Arkansas .
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