March 30, 1923 - February 14, 2019
Our loved one, Mrs. Irene Miller, 95, of Peoria, IL peacefully slipped into rest and transitioned from her earthly home to her Heavenly home at 12:52 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. Irene ‘s journey in life began on March 30, 1923 in Grenada, MS, the seventh child of eight children born to Reed and Ellen (Smith) Crowder. She accepted Christ at an early age. Irene married the love of her life, Russell Eugene Miller, in Davenport, IA in a double ceremony with her sister, the late Bonnie (Crowder) and James Cartwright on June 8, 1940. Russell preceded Irene in death March 6, 1995 after over 54 years of marriage. Irene had a strong work ethic. She was a domestic worker early in her marriage, she then worked as a clerk at Goldstein’s Jewelry Store, Hechts' Bunny Dress shop then last working at Caterpillar, Inc., in their cafeteria. She was a faithful member of St. Paul Baptist Church where she used to sing in the Choir when the church was located on Howett Street. Irene leaves to cherish her most precious memory her loving and devoted daughters, Genevieve “Jan” Davis of Hampton, VA, Bonnie (Harvey) Mitchell of Scottsdale, AZ and Pamela (Charles) Richardson of Peoria with whom Irene made her home; six grandchildren, Alfred Davis, Debra Ellis, Harvey Mitchell, II, Tara Sample, Jamila Richardson and Asia Richardson, who was also her caregiver; 13 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Willie “Bud” Crowder; 6 sisters, Winnie Rhodes, Lela Ellis, Mamie Jones, Alberta “Sister” Wysinger, Bonnie Cartwright and Beatrice Bryant and one grandson, Dominque Davis. Mom, we love you and you will be truly missed! Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Paul Baptist Church with a visitation beginning at 12 Noon. Pastor Deveraux Hubbard will officiate. Irene will be entombed at American Mausoleum. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at simonsmortuary.com.
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