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Esther Louise Miller
Date of Funeral:
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time of Funeral:
Private
Funeral Location:
Cemetery:
Private 
 
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Donations:
Contributions in her memory may be made to:

The Greenville Area Parkinson's Society
P.O. Box 6505
Greenville, SC 29606
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Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
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The Family of Esther Louise Miller
Jun 1, 2020 3:36 PM

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Betty Crovo
May 20, 2020 03:28 PM

We have all lost a great friend, neighbor, beautiful wife & mother and grandmother. We will truly miss you & your lovely smile Louise. May you always rest in peace.


Lloyd D Parker
May 20, 2020 06:22 PM

I thought of Louise as a dynamo in a small package. She had a beautiful spirit.


Chuck Krengel and family
May 20, 2020 07:09 PM

Sorry to hear about Louise. She was a wonderful next door neighbor growing up. She was always welcoming me with that big beautiful smile. Our condolences to the entire family.


Jodie and Ashley Pezzner
May 20, 2020 07:12 PM

So sorry for your loss.


Lois Krengel
May 20, 2020 09:14 PM

Louise was a wonderful friend and neighbor. My family and her family lived next door to each other for over 30 years. We stayed in touch with each other after they moved away. Louise loved her family and she loved life. My deepest sympathy to Marty and the entire family.


Debbie Krengel Luskin and Family
May 20, 2020 10:20 PM

Marty and Family- I am so very sorry for your loss. Louise was always so kind and caring to me . I remember her always talking about one of you.. She loved you all so very much. It was so nice growing up next door to all of you. Remembering her smile makes me smile.


Helen Schwartz & Family
May 21, 2020 09:31 AM

I am sorry to hear about Louise. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.


Connie and Dennis Hadaway
May 21, 2020 10:28 AM

So thankful to have known Louise. She was a treasure and always full of personality. I loved that gorgeous smile and twinkle in her eye. She was with us on our wedding day just three years ago and her presence was a gift to all of us there. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.


Michele, Lee and Debbie Brill
May 21, 2020 10:52 AM

Carrie, Al, Kamber and Alex-
We are thinking of you and your family at this time. May your memories of Weezie be for a blessing. Sending big hugs.


Sammi, Mitch & Craig Cohen
May 21, 2020 12:45 PM

Carrie, Al, Kamber, Alex and Family,
Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May wonderful memories bring comfort at this time.


Stan and Barbara Friedman
May 21, 2020 02:31 PM

Dear Marty, Miller and Parker Family,
We are so very sad to learn of the passing of our friend and neighbor Louise. We met when we moved to Roundwood Ridge. Louise was a dear, sweet woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love and caring of family and friends be a comfort to you at this difficult time. Love, Barbara and Stan


Peggy (Aiken), Wayne, Aaron & Rudy Stoler
May 21, 2020 03:03 PM

Mr. Miller, Carrie, George, John and family,
So very sorry to read of Mrs. Miller's passing. So many memories flashed by. Babysitting for you kids, my Dad and Mr. Miller digging the trench in the backyard, Lydell, just helping each other outside with projects. The real definition of neighbors-times were sure different! I can still see her face and hear her voice - she was sweet and funny and a great neighbor. She will be remembered by many.


Alex Parker
May 21, 2020 03:30 PM

To my beautiful, elegant and sassy grandmother, I love you. You were persistent with your generosity and love. I hope you have plenty of Panera coffee, Orioles baseball, dogs and fancy dinners. I love you Weezie.


Laura Louise Brown
May 21, 2020 08:08 PM

When you are the namesake of somebody, you feel an increased responsibility to understand and emulate the person that you were named after. Some of the ways that I am like her are automatic: the trailing off mid-sentence (with the understanding that the other person will finish it in his mind); the “bye, bye, bye” at the end of a phone call; the writing out “thank you” cards the day that I receive a gift. But I am not under any illusions that I will ever live up to being the woman that she was.

I am a quiet and reserved person, and definitely missed out on my grandmother’s gene for making friends anywhere. I remember being at the Giant on numerous occasions, and holding up a line because my grandmother had befriended the cashier. She knew the people who worked at the post office and at the bank—and she remembered their kids’ and grandkids’ names and what they all did for a living—really, her mind was remarkable. She had connections all over the United States.

She used that same mind to keep our family together. My grandmother always knew where each person was geographically, and if we were in the same place as someone else, she would say, “Have lunch with so and so, I’ll arrange it.” I remember as a teenager having to meet with a distant cousin in Las Vegas. I did not understand why it was so important to meet this person I did not know. But I did not appreciate how Weezie was trying to keep us together. I worry that our family will not be as strong now that she is not here to get us to “have lunch.”

While I mourn the loss of my grandmother, I am even more distraught that we have lost something larger than her. She was one of the remaining members of a generation where people took pride in being a class act, even when the other person did not deserve it. She treated everyone with dignity and grace—even if it meant having to clench her teeth, pushing her tongue against her dentures, and showing them a fake smile—because she knew it was the right thing to do. Later on (sometimes twenty years later), she’d say, “I never cared for her.” But in the moment, you would have never known what my grandmother thought. We do not act like her anymore, and our society is worse for it.


sheila and bob damie
May 21, 2020 08:10 PM

We are so saddened to learn of "Weezie"s" passing. She was a great lady and we will miss her.
Sheila and Bob Damie


Marilyn Abrahams
May 22, 2020 04:17 AM

Dear Miller and Parker families,
Sincere condolences to all the family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I share in your sorrow.
Affectionately,
Marilyn Abrahams (Cheryl's Mom)


Judy Sklar Jacobson
May 22, 2020 11:52 AM

Dear Miller and Parker families,
I was sorry to hear of Weezie's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you all. May you be comforted by recollections of wonderful times together and may her memory be for a blessing.


Pat Jacobs and Aviva Benson
May 22, 2020 12:52 PM

Dear Miller Family,

We are saddened by your loss and hope sweet memories ease this terrible time for you.
Our deepest condolences,
Pat Jacobs ( Cheryl and John’s friend)


Judith and Ella Liberman
May 23, 2020 12:38 AM

Thank you Aunt Louise for showing kindness to me and my life partner Ella 22 years ago. You were so welcoming to her, and that’s who you were to so many people around you.
I so admire the dedication to your family and devotion to them.
Be in peace, and you will be missed.



 
 

Esther Louise Miller

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Esther Louise “Weezie” Miller (née Rosenbaum), loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at age 87.

  Louise was born on April 6, 1933 in Cumberland, Maryland. She was the daughter of Morris and Esther Rosenbaum. Louise attended Choate School and graduated from Searing School. In her 20’s, Louise worked as a buyer of fashion accessories and a fashion coordinator for Rosenbaum Brothers Department Store.

  In 1958, Louise married the love of her life, Stanley “Marty” Miller. Louise spent her life raising their children, in addition to working in the family collections business and 10 years at Advance Business Systems. All who loved her knew her as a fierce protector of her family. Louise was the matriarch of the Miller family and the glue that held them together.

Louise was a patron of the arts, a dog lover, and enjoyed watching baseball and horse racing. She was sophisticated, gracious, a master of traditional hospitality and etiquette and always greeted people with her engaging smile. Louise was well travelled, cruising the world with her mother as a young woman and later traveling with her husband.

Louise was preceded in death by son, Robert Miller, daughter, Julie Miller, and grandson, Adam Miller. She is survived by her husband, Marty Miller, children, George (Norma) Miller, John (Cheryl) Miller, and Carrie (Al) Parker, and by grandchildren Laura (Karen) Brown, Anna Miller, Kamber Parker, Alex Parker, and Eli Miller.

 

Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, make donations in her honor to Greenville Area Parkinson Society or Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

 
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