Pearl “Pam” Autin Miller

Published 6:02 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pearl “Pam” Autin Miller, born July 3, 1928, was raised in Houma and lived in Franklinton for 63 years. She died on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at the age of 84 due to injuries sustained from a tragic accident.

Pam graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology. She was also a LSU cheerleader and active in Phi Mu Sorority. As a resident of Franklinton she was a passionate contributor to Holy Family Catholic Church, the Altar & Rosary Society and a Eucharistic Minister. She participated in every parish and community project for her church when asked or needed. She was a longtime member of the Franklinton Woman’s Club, Washington Parish Republican Women’s Club and the Monday Bridge Club. She was a firm believer in education and while raising her children she frequently volunteered as a substitute teacher with Franklinton Elementary School and the Little White House school for special needs children.

Survivors include one son, Dale Miller of Baton Rouge, and five daughters, Kathy Bourgeois and husband Lloyd of Thibodaux, Joan Landry and husband Roy of Denham Springs, Pamela Miller of Franklinton, Cheryl Gossen and husband Allen of Kingwood, Texas and Laura Miller-Dupree of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Millie Cleckler of Houma; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herd J. Miller; grandson, David Dale Miller Jr.; father, John Fabiano; mother, Augustine Pizani Autin and her husband, Gibson J. Autin; and brothers, Gibson Autin Jr., Arnold Autin, Dr. Buford Autin, Loyd Autin and Joseph C. Autin.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, and will continue Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1318 Bickham St., Franklinton, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at Ellis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund.

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