Viola Taylor Miller

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Viola Taylor Miller was born June 3, 1941, in Luxora, to Howard and Eliza Taylor. She was the baby of family. She was a graduate of Carver High School in Luxora.

She met the love of her life, Billy Edward Miller, her senior year in high school. They were married Dec. 26, 1961. They shared 59 amazing years of marriage and countless memories together. They had two handsome boys that were her heart, her first and her baby.

Viola was the first in her family to go to college. She attended the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and studied elementary education. She received her bachelor’s degree and she never stopped learning.

Teaching elementary school was her profession, she also wrote poems for special occasions, as well as authored three books. It seemed as if she knew everything. From technology to history, Viola was one of the smartest, yet humble people you could ever meet.

Viola confessed her faith to Jesus Christ at New Salem Baptist church. She later joined Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church, where she faithfully served the Lord by leading in BTU, usher, missionary board leader, and Sunday school teacher. Her teachings touched the lives of many children.

Viola knew the word of God and the word was in her and she lived the life to prove it. She studied constantly and taught others about Jesus. There was never any doubt of whom she put her trust. She would help anyone who needed it. She had the most giving spirit. Her loving heart was undeniable. Her beautiful smile was contagious.

The Lord determined that earth was not good enough for his angel, Viola, on June 4, 2021. Preceding her in death, were her parents, nine brothers and three sisters.

Viola leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband, Edward Billy Miller; two sons, Billy Miller (Gwendolyn) and Adrian Miller (Vinita); six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Harris (Elbert); four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; her nephew and sweet niece, Andre and Diane Diggs; and host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and students.

Visitation will be Saturday June 12, from 12:00 noon until services begins at 2 p.m. at Zion Chapel Baptist Church, 304 Main Street, Luxora, where Reverend Melvin Taylor is the pastor.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Reverend Michael McKinnie will deliver the eulogy with burial to follow in the Luxora City Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mhfuneralhomeinc. or visit us on Facebook at McDonald-Horne Funeral Home.

We are requesting that the practice of social distancing and wearing face masks are observed during the visitation and funeral service.

McDonald-Horne Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements.