Johnnie “Neckbone” Miller, 70, departed this earthly life on Friday, February 18, 2011, at the T. R. M. C. Hospital, Orangeburg. He was the seventh child of fourteen children born on June 6, 1940 to the late Washington Yank and Helen Thompson Miller in Sumter County.
Johnnie was employed at Sloan Construction Company for 30 years before retiring.
He leaves to cherish his memory; three loving and devoted sons, Johnnie Miller, Jr. of New York City, N. Y., Frankie (Irene) Brunson of Sumter, Lynn (Terri) Miller of Claremont; one special adopted daughter, Jasmine Harrison of the home; his loving grandchildren, Myrio Toomer, Tayla Snow, Amoy Brunson, Tiera Snow, Todajah Snow, and Tyqlian Parker; one great grandchild; five sisters, Evelina M. Williams of Rembert, Elnora W. Littles and Evelyn R. Miller of Horatio, Minnie M. Bradford of Clinton, MD, Deborah (Ishiah) McDuffie of Sumter; four brothers, Washington Miller, Herman (Millie) Miller, both of Suitland, MD, William Miller of Horatio, Phillip “Leroy” (Lucille) Miller of Rembert; five very special step children; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Henry, Ike and Edward Miller; two sisters, Thomasina and Rose Miller; and his companion, Essie Chandler.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Saturday, February 26, 2011 from the High Hills Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Reverend Dr. Ellie W. Palmer, pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Donald Amis and the Rev. Robert McDuffie.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Evelina M. Williams 3365 Highway 261 North, Rembert..
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The funeral procession will leave from the home of his sister at 12:30 p. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Interment will be in the High Hills Baptist Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.