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Obituary for Essie M. Miller
A Time to Be Born MOTHER ESSIE MAE SANDERS MILLER was the firstborn of the late Mr. Eddie Sanders and Rossie Lee Miller Sanders. She was born May 1, 1926 in Baker County, Georgia. A Time to Plant Mother Essie's life was rooted in Baker County, where she grew up and attended public school. At an early age, she confessed CHRIST and joined the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully for many years and numerous capacities until her health failed her. She served as a member of the Senior Choir, President of the Mission Department, Secretary of the Sunday School and the Mother of the Church, as well as a member of the Newton Baptist Association Choir. Mother Essie worked most of her adult life as a social worker. She worked throughout the commnity and county, assisting those who were in need. She was employed for many years by the Baker County Early Childhood Development Center, the Georgia Extension Service and Southwest Georgia Community Action Agency. Mother Essie's home was center of hospitality for everyone. She often provided farm commodities that she grew and prepared for others. She always gave cheerfully. Mother Essie was the most loving and beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmaother and aunt; she was affectionately known as "The Peppermint Lady". A Time to Love Mother Essie was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Milton Miller Jr., who preceded death. A Time to Die Mother Essie's final calling by GOD was received on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Mitchell County Convalescent Center in Camilla, Georgia. Three sisters and three brothers-Addie Lee Wallace, Lillie C. Hayes, Charles Etta Sanders, R.L. Sanders, Eddie Sanders Jr., and Marlucious "Bill" Sanders-preceded her in death. A Time of Peace Mother Essie leaves to cherish her memories three sons: Marvin Miller of Colquitt, GA, Charles Miller of Orlando, FL, and Willis Miller (Danielle) of Spanaway, WA; three daughters: Carrie Miller Drake (Rev. Theodus), Gloria Miller Drake (Rev. McKinley), both of Albany, GA, and Janet Miller Anderson (Willie Sr.) of Colquitt, GA; twenty grandchildren; thirty-seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Mae Flanders of Bainbridge, GA and Bertha Lee Washington of Tampa, FL; three brothers: J.C. Sanders (Helen Lee) of Bainbridge, GA, Rev. Cleveland Sanders (Helen Denise) of Colquitt, GA, and Charles Sanders (Sherry) of Newark, NJ.; sisters-in-laws: Mrs.Bonnie Miller of Colquitt, GA, Mrs. Fannie Ella Elliot of Largo, FL, Mrs. Nancy Sandersof Newark,NJ, and Mrs. Yvonne Sanders of Bainbridge, GA; and a host of nieces,nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends