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Funeral: Sister Betty Jean Miller
January 2, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sister Betty Jean Miller
March 7, 1940 – December 22, 2018
Remembering The Legacy of-Queen Mother Betty Jean Miller
“Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure, loved beyond words and missed beyond measure” Betty passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, December 22, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Betty Miller was born on March 7, 1940 In Spartanburg, South Carolina to the late Rossi and EllaRee Miller. She was the third of thirteen children. She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at Majority Baptist Church.
Betty later re-located to Buffalo, NY with her family in 1965 where she established her new home, place of worship and career, Betty was a faithful, giving woman with a kind sweet spirit. Her home was open to everyone, and her hospitality made you feel special. She had a passion for cooking which enabled her to show love and made her happy seeing people enjoying her food. She was also an avid bowler, loved reading and studying the Word of God.
Because of her love for the Miller family, Betty organized the first family reunion which is still a yearly family tradition.
Betty enjoyed a successful career at the United Stares Postal Service for many years and later became the first woman to be employed by American Standard Corporation on October 7, 1976 later becoming ITT Standard where she was blessed to retire on December 19, 2001 with a stellar employment record.
Betty also had an entrepreneurial spirit and was the owner and operator of two restaurants in the city of Buffalo along with the assistance of her family and friends. She also serviced her personal customers as a loyal and supportive independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.
She looked forward to her birthday annually, which was always a time of joy and celebration, as well as annually supporting all of those in the “Birthday Club” with gifts and cards.
Because of her love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and wanting to serve Him, Betty United with the Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor L.T. Boyce. She was actively involved in Ministries that brought her spiritual growth through the Sunday School, Senior Care, Vacation Bible School and Bible Study. Her greatest joy and commitment was serving faithfully on the Usher Ministry where she served as a President, Instructor and Supervisor. Betty also gave her time and service with the Ushers Associations on the local, state and national levels. She never stopped learning, traveling to other states, attending board meetings, workshops, trainings and Congress of Christian Education Classes. She was inspired to share what she learned with others.
Her life and legacy were living and working for the Lord which is a testimony to her family.
Betty was preceded in passing by her parents Rossi and EllaRee Miller; her four brothers, Josh, Bobby, John and Curtis; her two sisters, Isabelle and Jacqueline; her daughter Anita and grandson Jason.
Betty’s legacy of love is embraced by her devoted and beloved children King Oginga (Jeffery), Lisa, Dinah and Angela, all of Buffalo; siblings Rossie (Velevia) and Donnie, Samuel (Nancy) (Huntington, NY), Dilena Young (Spartanburg, South Carolina), Judy Jackson (Marshall) (Charleston, South Carolina); eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends.
The family will receive friends, Wednesday, January 2, 2019, from 11AM- 12AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee St., where Celebrating the Life of Betty Miller, will be conducted Wednesday at 12 AM. Interment Mt Calvary Cemetery 180 French Road, West Seneca, NY. Care of our Love one entrusted to Alan R. Core FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1933 Kensington Avenue., Buffalo, NY.