Barbara M. Miller

Barbara M. Miller, age 88, of Clarkesville, Georgia, died Jan. 23, 2019, at the home of her daughter after a long period of declining health. She enjoyed a life that was lived fully and well during her many years.

She was born in White Plains, New York, Nov. 1, 1930, along with a twin sister, Bernadine, and lived in Dorsey, Maryland; as well as the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area with her late parents, Henry and Leora Binder. She also had two brothers, Donald and Robert Binder.

She was accepted into nursing school at the age of 17 and attended the University of Maryland and the Franklin Square Hospital nursing program in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated in 1951 and worked 55 years as an R.N. Supervisor. She became a 1st Lieutenant after joining the Air Force Nurse Corps. In 1952, where she later met her late husband, Major William F. Miller Jr., while stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi. They married in 1955, and she and William (known as Bill) and family traveled frequently in the military world, experiencing many other countries, peoples and cultures.

Four wonderful children were born in various states and countries and one special girl was adopted from Seoul, South Korea. Upon full retirement from the Air Force, the family moved to Clarkesville, Georgia, to be close to Bill's family.

Barbara was an exceptional person, according to her family and loved ones. She always seemed to find a way to touch the lives and hearts of others, and will be long remembered for her gracious, loving, and caring ways. Always caring for others, she spent most of her life doing just that with a big smile, loving heart and open arms, and would rescue any animal she found hurt or starving so that the house seemed to be overflowing at times.

She is survived by her children: Lonny Miller of Woodbridge, Virginia; Robert and daughter-in-law, Paula Miller of Madison, Alabama; Kenyon and daughter-in-law, Laura Miller of Demorest, Georgia; Suzi and son-in-law, Richard Lee of Albany, Georgia, and Dawn and son-in-law, Jerry Singer of Cleveland, Georgia. She also had 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of whom she often bragged about and was so proud of. She is also leaving behind her twin sister, Bernadine Knuckles of Westminster, Maryland, Robert Binder of Michigan, and other nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Homestead Hospice and all of her many wonderful caretakers for the exceptional service and care they provided this past year.

Visitation was at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville, Georgia, on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at Bethlehem Baptist Church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, where the funeral was  at 11 a.m. The family had lunch at the church and then drove over the mountain to Choestoe Baptist Church in Blairsville, Georgia, where she will lay to rest next to her husband, Bill.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at HillsideMemorialChapel.com. Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 

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