Thursday, March 9, 1916 - Friday, April 24, 2015
Mrs. Edna Earl Miller, a resident of Hartford went to her heavenly home Friday, April 24, 2015. She was 99.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory in Slocomb with Rev. Billy Ledbetter officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until service time.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Hartford Public Library, 203 West Main St., Hartford, AL 36344 or Hartford Baptist Church, 105 East Burch St., Hartford, AL 36344.
Edna was born March 9, 1916, to Talmadge and Ollie Wright and was raised in Hartford,
Alabama. She graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute later named Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama in 1939, where she received a BS degree in Mathematics. She taught school in Noma, Florida and Hartford, Alabama prior to marrying the love of her life Marcus Clayton Miller on June 8, 1948. After her marriage to Marcus, she and her stepson, Kenneth G. Miller traveled with Marcus overseas where she taught her favorite subject of mathematics to local school children and military personnel. In 1955 she and Marcus were blessed with the arrival of Jeffrey Brent Miller, a son who would brighten their lives and be the center of their world. Edna finished her career in teaching at Coffee Springs High School after 33 years in May 1977. Edna was an active member of Hartford Baptist Church serving as Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed reading and sending friends funny comics after retirement. Edna was a caring, loving and gentle person of faith who was the epitome of the words mother and friend. She was a person of great strength and had a selfless heart who always put others first. Her spirit of love and kindness will be missed by many and carried in our hearts forever.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, stepson as well as three sisters: Doris Donnell, Lillian Phelps, Willa Dean Butler, and brother, Rudolph Wright.
She is survived by her son Jeffrey Brent Miller (Sharon); step granddaughter, Tina Singleton (Kevin); step great-grand daughters: Nicole and Stephanie Singleton and other step grandchildren: Kenneth, Jr. (Alana), Clayton, & Cindy Miller as well as step great-grand children.