Linda Corley Miller
Published 2:50 pm Monday, October 4, 2021
Linda Sue (Corley) Miller, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, surrounded by family.
Linda was born on Dec. 2, 1941, in Shreveport, to William Dan Corley and Dollye Nell (Cruse) Corley. She was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and later received her master’s degree from McNeese State University. She was a teacher, initially of elementary school children, then of upper-level mathematics as an adjunct faculty member at McNeese, and later of high school students and gifted mathematics prior to retirement.
Linda is survived by her children, Keith (Tammy) Miller of Compton, Ark.; Brian (Cindy Tanner) Miller of Philadelphia, Tenn.; Kathryn (Chris) Harp of Lake Charles; Rebecca Stalcup of Little Rock, Ark.; Laura (Jay) Ecker of Lake Charles; and Daniel Miller of Shreveport. She also leaves behind a cousin, Joe (Liz) Cruse of Olla, 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, William “Bill” Hubert Miller; a daughter, Cynthia Abrahams; and a grandson, Justin Paul Miller.
Linda was an avid runner, a hobby she undertook in 1968. She thoroughly enjoyed Sunday afternoon games with family, reading to her children and grandchildren, reliving good times, and telling stories of growing up with cousins in Olla. She also loved teaching Sunday school with her husband, which they did for more than 50 years at Trinity Baptist Church. When at home, Linda could always be found surrounded by puzzles, books, and games — they were “good for her brain,” she said. As Alzheimer’s disease began to steal her away, and her ability to function and speak diminished, she became known for her smile. It was an extraordinary smile that filled her entire face, and it was delivered with love to each recipient.
The family extends special thanks to all who loved Linda during the past several years, including her precious caregivers, Brenda Anderson and Sharnell Williams (Home Instead), as well as Brookdale memory care employees Jada, Nikkia, Josephine, Brooke, and Jessica, all of whom never failed to go above and beyond for her. Also, Aquana and Mary, who seemed ever-present with encouraging smiles. The family is tremendously grateful for the care, love, and assistance of Linda’s hands-on hospice team, Christi and Sonya from Heart of Hospice.
A visitation is set for Thursday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Chapel at Trinity Baptist Church (1800 Country Club Road, Lake Charles). All are invited to stop by and visit with family. Interment services will be a private family gathering at Highland Memory Gardens in Lake Charles under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made by contributing to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.