Rose Mary Miller


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