• 86 years old
  • Born on October 16, 1928 in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States.
  • Passed away on December 27, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Doris Miller, 86, born on October 16, 1928 and passed away on December 27, 2014. We will remember her forever.

Her parents were Rubine & RL Ethridge and she was an only child. She received her degrees in education & guidance from the University of Memphis.  She taught for 30 years, most of which were in Guidance.

She had many friends (although most had already passed, as expcted with the elderly) and she loved children. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Kirby Woods Garden club, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her sons Robert Miller and Bart Miller; Robert's wife Robin; grandson Kaven Brick and his wife Melanie; and great-grand-daughters Paige Brick and Madeline Grace Brick.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Miller, Rubine "Benie" Ethridge and "RL" Ethridge.

Service will be Wednesday, December 31st @ 11am at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2404 Kirby Rd. Memphis 38119. Internment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetary. Memorials can be sent, if so desired, to the American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/

Posted by Bob C on 27th December 2016
You are ever watchful, and know greatness that Robert and Bart have achieved in joining together to keep your legacy. Many fond memories have been made...and continued love grows in TN due to your loving hands...
Posted by Bart Miller on 30th December 2015
One year passed and you are still greatly missed!!! I hope that you are happy that I'm still trying to 'get happy'.....Know that you are here in spirit and will always be in my heart!
Posted by Bob C on 28th December 2015
Thought of you, and Bart, and Robert on anniversary of your passing this life. Know you are still with them, Robin...and all family... We feel your presence, we know your love, you shine continually... Rest in peace, knowing you accomplished LOVE in life...
Posted by Bart Miller on 8th January 2015
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found that peace at the close of the day. If parting had left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Oh yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much, Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now. He set me free.
Posted by Bart Miller on 1st January 2015
Just wanted to thank everyone that was able to come to the funeral yesterday......Doris will be missed very much!
Posted by Suzanne Reed on 31st December 2014
Aunt Doris and I were in touch most recently during the time that my dad, (her cousin) Ray Reed, passed away. They were very close, and I know they're having a wonderful time reconnecting in heaven. She had the most uplifting spirit and was so sweet. I loved her.
Posted by Bob C on 29th December 2014
You shared your life so freely... Thank you for allowing me, friends, and family to put our legs under your table. I know that God welcomed you with hugs and beauty of those that preceded You have been a wonderful mother, teacher, friend, neighbor, community member... God bless me in knowing you...
Posted by Sandy Coffey on 29th December 2014
I knew Doris through mutual friend Bob Coffey. She was an amazing, witty and caring lady. She will be missed--thankfully, she is at peace and out of pain. My prayers for Bart and the rest of the family.
Posted by Paul Liberti on 29th December 2014
I met Doris in the late 80s - 1988 to be exact. It was always so obvious to me how much Doris loved everyone in her life... especially her boys with such unconditional love. When I met her - her Mom (Bean) was living with her and I always loved the special bond that they had together. I also loved seeing her unconditional love for her son Bart. Because I was close to her son - I was immediately treated like a family member. One of her favorite ways to show those around her that she loved them.. was by making the most amazing food. I was an New York boy and she made me some of my first Southern meals. Doris is just an amazing lady whose light will shine forever. Thank you for treating me like a son Doris ... You give so much joy to everyone around you..
Posted by Bobby Leseman on 29th December 2014
Sending love, light and angels to all that loved her. She's doing better than all of us now! I asked my Grams to help welcome her Home. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Lorrie Hightower on 29th December 2014
I had the pleasure of meeting Dotsie at the Miller Family Reunion I held this last July. She was so grateful that I had pulled it together and expressed that to me and my husband many times over the course of the weekend. I'm so happy I brought some measure of happiness to her. All the attendees enjoyed talking to her, and she was the one most everyone talked about, or asked me about later. She was extremely sweet, and invited me and my husband for a visit to Memphis next summer. I'm so sad we did not get to visit before she passed. I will forever be grateful for the time I got to spend with her. She missed her husband so, and I'm sure he was waiting there to greet her when she arrived in Heaven. My condolences to my cousins Robert and Bart, I know how it feels to lose a mother, and it's never easy. And my condolences to my many cousins (Kim, Phyllis, Barbara, etc) who loved Dotsie so.
Posted by Bart Miller on 28th December 2014
Mom......I'm glad that you are no longer having to suffer. You will be greatly missed. You DID do a great job raising us both! I love you always...Bart
Posted by Lauren Deming on 28th December 2014
Dotsie was my mother's dear friend and encourager. They worked together as teachers at Snowden School in 1959 - 1965 and again at Shrine School in the 70's-80's. She was like a godmother to me - one with the nicest voice and smile...and a swimming pool which she shared generously! Dotsie, Jimmy, Robert and Bart became like family to us and it was hard when we lost Jimmy too young. I imagine Dotsie having a really wonderful reunion with him in heaven now. My kids called her "GranDot" and had the same experience of her warmth and hospitality. We will miss her!

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