Mattie L. Miller, 67, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Milford Delaware Hospice Center. She was born on Feb. 9, 1949, in Selbyville, Del., daughter of the late Neal C. Cherry and Mattie Mitchell Cherry.
Miller received her education in the Frankford and William Jason High schools. Miller was employed by the Townsends Inc. poultry division for many years before retiring. She then became a dedicated homemaker and daycare provider.
Miller, or “Bean” as she was affectionately known, was a dedicated wife of 46 years to the late Therman B. (“Hon”) Miller, who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2013. Together they had four children. Her pastimes included cooking, watching Westerns and game shows, and playing cards with her siblings.
During her Christian journey, Miller was a faithful and dedicated member of the Pentecostal Church of God of Lincoln Inc. in Millsboro, Del., where she was the president of the Church Anniversary Committee, and an active member of the Ministry, Culinary, Pastor’s Aid and Women’s departments.
In addition to her parents and husband, Miller was also preceded in death by a son, Michael B. Miller; a stepdaughter, Bertina DuPont; and four additional siblings. She is survived by her children, Juanita Lewis and her husband, Brantley, of Georgetown, Demaris Miller of Long Neck, Del., the Elder Charity Miller of Wilmington, Del., and Kenisha Miller of Greenwood, Del.; two stepsons, Therman DuPont and his wife, Amanda, of Wilmington, and Terrance DuPont of New Castle, Del.; a stepfather, Wilbert Suggs and his wife, Mattie, of Bridgeville, Del.; four granddaughters, Brandi, Brooklyn, Kennedy and Madison, and numerous others who called her “grandmother”; two sisters, Betty Bryant and her husband, Cleveland, of Selbyville, Del., and Stephanie Showell and her husband, Steve, of Georgetown; six brothers, including Wayde Cherry and his wife, Jean, of Dagsboro, Del., Elmer Cherry and his wife, Delores, of Dover, Del., and Howard Cherry of Georgetown, and stepbrothers, Calvin Suggs and his wife, Starr, of Frankford, Del., Danny Suggs and his wife, Lisa, of Dagsboro and Courtland Suggs and his wife, Nicole, of Felton, Del.
A home-going service and celebration of life were scheduled for Nov. 27, 2016, at Pentecostal Church of God of Lincoln (Del.), Inc., with the Bishop Marion L. Hendricks officiating. Burial was immediately following the service, at the Milford Community Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.