BETH ELAINE MILLER
A Celebration of Life for Beth Elaine Miller, age 68, was held Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Sanford’s Grill in the Bankston community with Rev. Caleb Aldridge officiated. She was laid to rest at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo with Chaplain Leonard Rigsby officiating.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Muriel Miller; stepmother, Anna-Bell Ballinger Miller; and brother-in-law, John Walker Sams.
Beth Miller was born November 13, 1951, in Salem County, New Jersey. She enlisted into the United States Army in 1971 and served for 17 years. She served three years overseas in Germany.
She became a resident of Fayette County in 2000 when she moved to Bankston to be close to her extended family Penny Aldridge. She worked at Partlow as an administrative assistant for many years before it closed. She loved her community and going to Sanford’s Grill. She suffered a stroke in October 2018 and was unable to live alone and became a resident of Fayette Medical Long-Term Care Center.
After a long battle of cancer, stroke, and diabetes, she is at rest with her Lord and Savior. She was a devout Christian, loved attending church. She enjoyed cross-stitching, stamp-collecting, reading, and studying God’s word. Beth was loved by her whole family and friends.
Beth is survived by one sister, Kathy Lynn Sams; two nephews, Kevin (Karena) Sams and Brian (Lisa) Sams; one great-niece, Brianna Sams, two great-nephews, Gabriel Nicholas and Ethan Nathaniel Sams of Maryland and her extended family, Penny Aldridge (Scotty), Lyle, and Alex Aldridge (Alexa) of Bankston.
Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.
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