Funeral services for Lillian H Miller, age 91, of Greenville, MS will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at First Baptist Church, Greenville. She went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 15, 2023. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Lillian was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts to Philip and Sarah Henderson. She attended Vassar College and graduated from Columbia University (1954), and later earned her Master’s degree at Delta State University. Lillian married Greenville Attorney Hainon Miller (and later Senator) in 1956; they enjoyed 41 years together until his death in 1998. They were blessed with 5 children together.
She worked as a travel agent, and then as a Greenville Public School teacher (gifted program) where she retired after 20 years of service. She was involved in The Greenville Swim Team, Cub/Boy Scouts, Brownies/Girl Scouts, Greenville Public Schools PTA, Greenville Garden Club, and First Baptist Church and Choir.
Lillian was involved in many activities and clubs: Greenville Kiwanis, Greenville Ambassadors/Chamber of Commerce (WCEAMS), Alice Bell Garden Club, Mission Mississippi, Emmaus, DKG, Colonial Dames 17th Century, DAR, Official MS Women’s Club (former President/docent), and Southern Baptist Missions.
She was a wonderful Servant of God. After her retirement and the death of her husband, she traveled as a Missionary to many foreign countries, including China, Russia, Ukraine, Siberia, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, Romania, Lebanon, El Salvador, Canada, and Australia. She also traveled to Alaska for many years as a Missionary during the Iditarod.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband Hainon, son Kendall, her mother, and father.
Lillian is survived by four of her five children: Nadalyn Riggins, Philip Miller, Melissa Schindler, and Lyon Miller; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.
There will be a visitation at 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to First Baptist Church Missions, 407 Main Street, Greenville, MS, 38701.
One of Lillian’s Favorite verses:
“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.” Col 1:10-12 (NIV)