Miller, Marcella Wear (Ooltewah)

Gardener Who Loved Family Gatherings And Traveling

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Marcella Miller
Marcella Miller

Marcella Wear Miller was born on November 23, 1929, and passed away on February 23, 2024 at age 94 at the Lantern Memory Care facility in Ooltewah, Tn.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Winnie Wear, by seven siblings, Oleta Godfrey, Cochran Wear, Wahlice Parrott, Millard Wear, John Wear, Joseph Wear, and Wilodyne Mefford; her husband of 64 years, Gilbert Ray (Bud) Miller; two children, Doctor Barney Miller and Kay Miller Martin.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dr. Merry Miller; four grandchildren, Lori (Bruce) Dodd, Jefferey Crisp, Dr. Melanie Kay Miller and her husband Dr. Erich Burton and Dr. Corwin Miller and his wife Dr. Joann Ho; five great- grandchildren; one great- great grandson, Elijah Dodd. A number of nephews and nieces also survive. She was a member of Cohutta First Baptist Church.

Marcella was a long time resident of Ringgold, Ga. She was born and grew up in Cohutta, Ga. and married the love of her life, Bud Miller on October 4, 1946. She and Bud lived in various places over the years, following Bud's career as a nuclear power plant operator with TVA. After they retired, they traveled all over the USA in their motor home. They loved to travel with her sister Wilodyne Mefford and husband Bob. In addition to traveling, she loved gardening and large family gatherings, many of which she hosted.

Marcella was an inspiration to all who knew her, for her deep wisdom, for her stamina and perseverance through many difficult trials, and for her unquenchable love of her family and of life in general.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 15, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home in Rocky Face with Rev. Roger Parrott officiating

Messages of comfort may be sent to the family at www.julianpeeples.com.

Arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Rocky Face. For more information, please call 706-272-9777.

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