The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Saturday April 1, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia. Apostle David Holt of Shabach International Ministries and Bishop Melvin McCluster will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Pastor Miller was born in Phoenix City, Alabama on January 10, 1939 to the parentage of Louise Riggins and Rufus Miller. He was educated in the Webster County School System and later resided in Americus, Georgia.
After school, Joe began his professional journey as a truck driver. He worked with several local companies before retiring after many years and many miles of service.
Pastor Miller began serving the Lord at an early age. He joined Christian Outreach Church International, Americus, Georgia under Bishop Harvey Claiborne. He went on to pastor Gulf Unlimited Love Fellowship, Ellaville, Georgia. He later connected with and joined Shabach Prophetic Word International Ministries under Chief Apostle David Holt and served as Co-Pastor. There he loved to worship God through singing, dancing, and teaching, and he continued until God called him home.
Pastor Miller leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Louise (Lucy) Clinkscales Miller; children, Debra Miller, Ideal, Georgia, John Miller (Tracey), Loganville, Georgia, Marvin Miller (Lisa), Plains, Georgia, Debbie Williams, Albany, Georgia, Isaac Merritt, Americus, Georgia, Wilfred Chambliss, Vidalia, Georgia, Rita Dowdell, Americus, Georgia, and Sekeithia Jackson, Americus, Georgia; one sister, Thelma Sims, Americus, Georgia; five aunts, Martha Harris, Alabama, Pearl McGarrah, Plains, Georgia, Bessie Crimes, Preston, Georgia, Lucille Merritt, Leola (Doll) Colbert, Preston, Georgia; one uncle, Starling Riggins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; cousin/brother, Mike Arthur Smith; one sister-n-law, Marie (Sylvester) Perkins, Americus, Georgia; grandchildren, Shamonya Miller, Darron Miller, Karron Miller, Latesha Abrams, Candice Famber, John Miller, Jr., Latory Miller, Nicholas Laster, Gabrielle Chambliss, De’Andrea G. Daveport, Cordeiro Clinkscales, Cornelius Clinkscales, Kierrah Dowdell, Shekinah Jackson; twelve great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.