Nettie Maude Miller, a beloved member of the Reynolds community, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2023, at Atrium Health Macon in Georgia. She touched the lives of many with her kind heart and gentle spirit. Nettie was born and raised in Taylor County and attended the public schools there.
In her career, Nettie worked for the renowned Spylene Manufacturing Company, where she contributed to the production of the iconic "Stone Mountain Pocketbook." This famous lady's handbag purse became a symbol of style and elegance during its heyday. Later on, she found fulfillment as a food processor at Tyson Chicken. Nettie approached every job with dedication and a strong work ethic.
Beyond her professional life, Nettie had a vibrant personality and diverse interests. She possessed remarkable culinary skills and delighted in baking cakes and cooking delicious meals. Her kitchen was always filled with warmth and mouth-watering aromas that captivated everyone fortunate enough to taste her creations. When she wasn't busy in the kitchen, she found solace in quiet moments at home watching classic Westerns or indulging in her all-time favorite Tyler Perry's Madea movies. The infectious laughter that escaped her lips during those heartwarming comedies would ring throughout the house for hours.
Nettie was also deeply connected to her community through her involvement at New Home Baptist Church (Hick's Church). She found great joy in serving faithfully as part of the church's Gospel Choir. Her heartfelt singing resonated with the congregation, lifting spirits and bringing solace to those who sought comfort within the walls of New Home Baptist Church.
Among Nettie's proudest accomplishments were witnessing each of her daughters earn their college degrees. She showered Brenda Day, Michelle (Freddy) Coles, and Margie Dixon with love, support, and encouragement throughout their academic journeys. Nettie placed immense value on education and instilled in her daughters the importance of lifelong learning.
Nettie Maude Miller will be dearly missed by her surviving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Miller Jr., who was her rock and loving companion throughout his life. Nettie is survived by her daughters Brenda, Michelle, and Margie, who will forever cherish the love and guidance she provided. Her brother Horace Wilder also mourns the loss of his dear sister.
A Funeral Service to honor Nettie's life will be held on November 25, 2023, starting at 1:00 PM at New Home Baptist Church (Hick's Church), located on Butler Mill Road in Reynolds, Georgia. Family and friends are invited to join together in paying their respects and celebrating the beautiful life of Nettie Maude Miller. The service will be a testament to the love and positive impact she had on so many lives.
As we say our final goodbyes to Nettie, let us remember her as a woman of quiet strength and endless compassion. Her warm smile and loving demeanor touched everyone she encountered, leaving a lasting impression of love and care. Nettie's legacy will live on through the countless lives she touched, forever reminding us of the power of kindness and gentleness.
In memory of Nettie Maude Miller, donations can be made to her grandchildren college fund. 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren May her soul find eternal peace, knowing that she made a profound difference in the lives of those fortunate enough to have known her.