Mr. John Miller, Jr. was born to the union of John Miller, Sr. and Beatrice Wilson Miller at Peoples Hospital on June 5,1949 in St. Louis, Missouri.
He received his education at St. Louis Public Schools and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1967. John continued his education on a full track and field scholarship and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1972. He was inducted into the Southeast Missouri State University Sports Hall of Fame on December 3, 2010. Upon graduation he taught for a short time in the St. Louis Public School system. He later worked as a Systems Analyst and Computer Consultant and was retired from AT&T.

 

He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age in a small church in Slater, Missouri where his grandfather, Elder Gordon Aldridge pastored and later joined the West Side Missionary Baptist Church.

John departed this life on Saturday, January 14, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted wife of 35 years ~ Burdette Love Miller; two sons ~ Attorney Brandon John Miller (Latori) and Brian Anthony Miller (Remely); three grandchildren ~ Brandon Sean Miller, Marissa Brianne Miller and Lilah Jane Miller from Northern Virginia; a loving sister ~ Willa Mae Ray; a loving mother-in-law ~ Lucy Love; a favorite sister-in-law ~ Dr. Burchell Love; grandmother-in-law ~ Arvella Clay Arnold; a favorite and loyal cousin (brother) ~ Elder John Craig Morton (Karla); cousins ~ Kimberly Morton, Jeffrey Morton and Christian Morton (LeKeisha); loving and supporting aunts and uncle ~ Emma Aldridge Stapleton (Rev. Melvin Stapleton) of Columbia, Missouri, Mary Aldridge Wright (Rev. Tony Wright) of Las Vegas and Montel Aldridge (Lia) of Texas; devoted nieces and nephews ~ Chawn Ray Sanders (Aaron) of California, Byron Ray (Maxine) and Ashlei Smith (Vincent); grandnephews and nieces ~ Abrielle M. Sanders, Aiyanna Z. Sanders, Byron Wilson Ray, Jr., Mekai C. Ray, Vincent E. Smith, Jr. and Xavier A.J. Smith; best friends ~ Glenn Taylor and family; Larry Briggs (Glenda) and Clarence Finley (Johnetta).
To all the uncles, aunts, cousins and friends we regret that we cannot name them all individually for we are many. God bless you all for your support.