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Willie James Miller

March 15, 1956 ~ September 9, 2018 (age 62)

Willie James Miller, 62, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 3:40 A.M. September 9, 2018 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born March 15, 1956 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Jesse Taylor and Aline Miller.

Willie is survived by his six children, Marcus Wilson of Chicago, Illinois, Natasha Alford and husband, MiGalle, Melissa Miller and husband, Chris, Keenan Miller, and Chataqua Miller, all of Arlington, Texas, and Dallondas Miller of Virginia; eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six sisters, Ann Taylor of Orlando, Florida, Jean Ivory and husband, Eric of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Gwenette Flagg and husband, Julius of Centralia, Illinois, Gwen Oliver and husband, Shelton of North Carolina, Janice Jefferson and husband, Lawrence of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Janika Taylor and husband, Freddy of Bowling Green, Kentucky; four brothers, Melvin Taylor and wife, Rita of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Jesse Taylor, Jr. and wife, Shirlean of New Jersey, Terry Taylor and wife, Annette of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Greg Davis of Springfield, Illinois; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous special friends, including, Faye Jackson, Leon Berry, Bunny Black, Ray Young, Tanya Young, Cecil Thomas, and Albert Jackson.

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Willie worked as a painter in the construction industry. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

A Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Pavey Chapel AME in Mount Vernon, Illinois with a Funeral Service to begin at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Ronald Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.

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