Michael "Mike" Miller
February 15, 1946 - April 7, 2020
Michael "Mike" Miller was born on February 15, 1946 and went to his Heavenly home on April 7, 2020. As always, his devoted wife of 55 years, Brenda Miller was right beside him as he entered the arms of his Savior. Mike Miller was a larger-than-life man with a big personality and an even bigger heart. He loved his God, his country, his community and his family with a devotion that was unrivaled. He served his God at Hillcrest Baptist Church, of which he and Brenda are charter members. He served his country by devoting his life to the service of others. Mike was a member of the United States Army Reserve, and served his community as a Franklinton Policeman, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy and an investigator for the District Attorney’s office. During the latter part of his 30 years of community service, Mike and “Miss” Brenda opened Mike’s Restaurant, where nothing made him happier than seeing friends and family make memories and share good times while enjoying his cooking, for the last 29 years.
More than once, Mike could be heard saying “Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.” Mike Miller did something.
He is survived by: Wife of 55 years: Brenda Faye Miller Miller; Son: Shane Miller; Daughter: Elise Miller Knight; 3 Grandchildren: Austin Jeffery Knight and Meagan Domangue Knight, Preston Michael Knight, Ansley Brooke Knight; Former Son in law: Jeff Knight; Also numerous other family members and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Onzie Miller and Z.L. Jenkins Miller and a brother Clyde Dorman Miller.
A graveside funeral service will be held in Mt. Hermon Cemetery at 2:00 Friday April 10th with Rev. Tommy Smith and Dr. Gene Richards officiating.
Due to the circumstances impacting our community, a memorial service for all of Mike’s friends and family will take place at his church at a more appropriate time in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Hillcrest Baptist Church (2201 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA 70438)
Honorary Pallbearers: Mike Tate, William Stogner, Randall Penton, Rusty Knight, Richard Newman, Bo Money, Scott Miller, Eric Pierce, James Magruder, Wayne Patterson, Denny Denman, Tommy Warren Quin, David Brooks and The Coffee Crew at Brooks Café.