Louise Shepard Miller

Published 3:39 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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Louise Shepard Miller, 83, of Climax, passed away Friday, September 15, 2023.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Ryan Zearing officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with Jeff Kelly, Rick Kelly, Austin Robinson, Ken Shepard, Clara Robinson, and Nick Batchelor serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Larry Cumbie, 1160 Salem Church Road, Climax, GA 39834.

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Katie Louise Shepard was born September 15, 1940, in Attapulgus, GA, the daughter of Freddy & Clara Mae Josey Shepard. After high school, she married the love of her life, Allison Miller, Jr., and they made their home in Climax. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Louise was a strong Christian who served her church and loved her church family selflessly. She was very independent and stuck to her guns when she felt strongly on an issue. Prior to moving to Whigham, Louise was known for sitting on her front porch, keeping the road hot, and enjoying meals at Golden Corral/Ricky’s. Her favorite “programs” on television included The Price is Right, Young & The Restless, and Bold & The Beautiful. Other game shows garnered her attention and kept her sharp. Even though she was considered a “radio baby”, Louise was rarely without a cell phone and maintained connections with family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Benny Miller of Bainbridge and Betty Hatton Loyless of Brinson; her daughter-in-law, Lisa Miller of Donalsonville; her grandchildren, Heavyn & Nick and Miracle; and her siblings Annette S. Kelly and Jimmy Shepard (Brenda) all of Climax. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Allison Miller, Jr.; her son Charlie Allison Miller; and her brother, Danny Shepard.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)