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Rose Mary Miller

Rose Mary Miller

October 11, 1928 - June 14, 2019     Age: 90

Rose Mary Miller, 90, of Fernandina Beach passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Warner Center for Caring.

A lifelong resident of Fernandina, she was born at home in Old Town and spent all of her life there. She was one of ten children born to the late Charles Alfred and Gertrude Roberts Lucas.

She was  longtime member of North 14 th Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Miller retired from Gilman Paper Company after a full career there as an inspector.

She loved to cook and made wonderful cakes, pies and biscuits. Whatever she cooked, it was always good. She also loved going fishing, especially with her husband and sister. Mrs. Miller will always be remembered for her love of her family. Despite having no children of her own, her nieces and nephews became her children. Through the years several of them lived with her at one time or another.

She was preceded in death by her husband Sherd S. Miller in 1996 as well as her brothers and sisters, William Lucas, Maggie Sterling, Margie Wiggins, Bertie Mae Mingledorff, Lillian Fulford, George Lucas, Harold Lucas, and Claude Lucas.

She leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well as other extended family members.

Her family will receive friends Wednesday, June 19 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Bosque Bello Cemetery following a graveside funeral service Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Her great nephew, Chaplain Philip Stewart, USAF will officiate.

The family asks that donations be made, in her memory American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or the American Heart Association, 7751 Baymeadows Road E. #106,  Jacksonville, Florida 32256

6 Condolences

  • Susan Markiw, PT Posted June 15, 2019 9:45 am

    To Aunt Rose’s family- She was one of my favorite patients over the years and I loved listening to her tales about Old Fernandina. May she rest in peace and may memories of good times wrap you in love.

  • Jimmy Rice Posted June 15, 2019 12:19 pm

    May you rest in peace, Rosemary.
    I was born and raised in old town,
    And knew her all my life she was a special lady always taking care of her family.

  • Kim Willis Posted June 15, 2019 4:48 pm

    Ms. Rosemary will be truly missed by all who knew her…knew her my whole life…she wad a great friend to my Grandparents…she could tell you some good tales and knew her roots, family, and history of Fernandina so well…rest in Glory of the arms of Jesus Ms. Rosemary, we will miss you! Kim and Zak Willis

  • Maxine Williams and Betty Cason Posted June 18, 2019 8:59 pm

    Ms Rosemary was one of my Mom’s dear friends. She will be missed, but there’s not a doubt in our mind she is now walking on streets of gold! No more sorrow, no more pain. We love you, Ms Rosemary.

  • Michael & Jennifer Harrison Posted June 19, 2019 8:52 am

    Rose Mary Miller was the first person we met when we came to Old Town over 20 years ago. She told us of her memories growing up here. She was a strong advocate for the Old Town that she loved.

    We knew her as a feisty and independent lady. Her passing diminishes us all. Condolences to her family.

  • Mary Jubito Posted June 23, 2019 11:44 am

    I would take her fishing an she would out fish me an Andy. She caught so many fish one day I had to quit fishing just to get hers’ off one after the other. She will be missed dearly.

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