Betty Mallaber Miller

By Orleans Hub Posted 22 June 2023 at 10:05 am

MIDDLEPORT- Betty Mallaber Miller, a native of Middleport, NY and a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023, at the age of 91.

Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family.  She graduated from Roy Hart in 1950.  She worked as secretary at the Middleport United Methodist Church, Lobee Pump in Gasport, and for the Medina newspaper for a few years when her children were in high school. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, word puzzles and spending time with her family. She loved the color lavender as well as beautiful flowers and enjoyed working in her garden before moving from New York.  She always enjoyed a good dessert, especially ice cream.  She loved to sing “You are my sunshine” to her grandchildren when they were young and continued this

Betty is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Walter “Bud” Miller; her parents, Barton and Bertha Mallaber; and siblings, Rosemary Gilbert, Clayton Mallaber, Barbara Allen and Shirley Monthony.

She is survived by her children, Deborah Rhoades Stewart and Gary Walter Miller, both of Daphne, AL; her grandchildren, Jennifer Rhoades Byrd (Shelby), Glenn Martin Ryan Rhoades, IV (Jeanne) and Holly Rhoades Johnson (Joby); great-grandchildren, Emily Serena Byrd, Glenn Martin Cody Rhoades, V, Collin A. Jerkins (Rosemary), Sydnee Madelyn Jerkins and Gave Phillip Jerkins; and great-great-grandchildren, Lucas James Jerkins and Hazel Janelle Crenshaw; along with many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will take place at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, on Friday, June 23, 2023, at 4PM.  The family will receive friends for a time of visitation before the service at 3PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Blessed to Blessings Boxes for Baldwin.  You may give online or by check made payable SBCC with “Pantry in honor of Betty Miller” on subject line. Mail to South Baldwin Christian Church, 19489 Keller Road, Foley AL 36535. Every dollar donated buys 20 pounds of food for the pantry and food boxes placed throughout our county.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at Seabrook Pointe Assisted Living and Springhill Hospice for their loving care and compassion in her final days.

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.