Ernestine Miller

Published 2:00 pm Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ernestine Lanford Miller, a resident of Mandeville, went home to her Lord and Savior at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Mrs. Miller was a former resident of Mt. Hermon, Livingston, and Port Sulphur. She graduated from Franklinton High School in 1955 and from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1970 with a degree in elementary education. She was a retired school teacher and also spent many years teaching adult Sunday School classes. Mrs. Ernestine loved to sing, and enjoyed many hobbies such as needlepoint, art, crochet and gardening. But she was most happy when surrounded by family.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles C. Miller; one son, Darryl (Laurie) Miller; four daughters, Sue Ellen St Ann, Terry Woodson (Norm) Frosch, Barbara Ann Freiler Miller (Jack) and Sandra Kaye Painter; grandchildren, Valerie Orazio, Jaime LaCrosse, Charles St Ann, Christopher St Ann, Tiffany Miller, Sydney Freiler, Jeremy Painter, Trent Painter, Ashley Hutto, Ryan Miller and Phillip Miller; great-grandchildren, Austin Coleman, Gabrielle, Damian , Trendon, and Grayson St. Ann, Kaylee and Caleb Orazio; Rowan Miller and Zadyn Portis, Emma, Amelia and Joseph Wayne Hutto, and Prestyn and Dylan Painter; brothers and sisters, Charles (Rachel) Lanford, Lena Leonard, Carolyn (Albert) Lebo and Peggy (Jessie) Strickland. She had numerous nieces/nephews and great nieces/nephews that she treated as her own children.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, J.L. and Ollie Dykes Lanford; stepmother, Allie Lanford; and brothers-in-law, Bobby Miller and Don Leonard.

Honorary pallbearers will include Charles St. Ann, Christopher St. Ann, Jeremy Painter, Trent Painter, Ryan Miller, Phillip Miller and Austin Coleman.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, located at 1109 Bene St. in Franklinton, on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m.

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, calls and visits. The family would also like to thank the staff of Lakeview Hospital, AMG Rehab, and a special thanks to Heart of Hospice for their care and support during this difficult time.

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