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Christine Booth Miller

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March 26, 1928 – Aug. 14, 2014

ROXIE — Services for Christine Booth Miller, 86, of Roxie, who died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at her residence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Roxie with the Rev. Steven Harrison Sr. officiating.082214 ChristineBoothMiller obitpic

Burial will follow at the Old Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Collins under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time, both at the church.

Mrs. Miller was born March 26, 1928, in Collins, the daughter of Charlie Governor Booth and Gracie Barnes Booth.

Mrs. Miller served as a mother of Mount Olive Baptist Church and pianist. She also served on the usher board, vice president and treasurer of the Morgan Fork Association Women Mission Workers, past Supreme Grand Matron of the Supreme Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, past Grand Matron of Adah Grand Chapter OES, past Matron of Mount Olive Chapter No. 9, pianist for the Sunday School B.T.U. of Franklin County, Adams-Odell Amaranth Court No. 2, L.E. Spencer Administration, member of Franklin County NAACP, member of ACLU, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, member of the Mississippi Association of Educators, member of the National Education Association, member of Mount Olive Pastor’s Aide Club and Franklin County Chapter of Alcorn Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.L. Miller; her only daughter, Gloria Deloris Miller Purnell; and her sisters and brothers.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Christina Sharay Purnell and Jaynetta Monique Theodore; one great-grandson, Christopher “C.J.” John Hargrave, all of Roxie; one goddaughter, Tuerquesha Tillman of Pearl; two godsons, O’Shea Squalls of Irving, Texas and Michael Wright of Roxie; five sisters, Katherine Owens, Magnolia Dean, both of Collins, Aline Colvin and husband, Eddie, of Erie, Pa., Bobbie Nell Clarett of Palo Alto, Calif., and Bobbie Jean Knight of Saucier; one brother, Charles Booth and wife, Betty, of Collins; four brothers-in-law, Thomas Miller and wife, Jacqueline, Leroy Miller and wife, Ernestine, all of Brownsville, Tenn., Marvin Miller of Roxie and Jimmie Adams and wife, Ethel, of Natchez; two longtime caregivers, Dorothy O’Neal and Jeanette Richardson, both of Kirby; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.