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In Loving Memory of Bro. Jerry Miller

Jerry Dwain Miller, affectionately referred to as "Bro. Miller," was born in West Point, Arkansas on April 8, 1939 to Junior and Faye Miller. He was promoted to heaven on October 9, 2020.

Not long after his birth, his parents and his blind paternal grandfather, Oscar Miller, with whom Jerry had a special bond, moved the the "Happy" community between Kensett and Griffthville. They farmed strawberries, corn, and cotton. Jerry milked cows and sold the cream to purchase his school clothes. The family attended the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church known affectionately as "Happy" where Jerry played piano.

Jerry graduated from Griffithville High School in 1957, where he was an All County, District, and Sate Basketball Player. Jerry was saved at the age of 9 and baptized in the Little Red River at West Point, Arkansas. In 1959, at the age of 20 in a Junction City, Arkansas youth rally, Jerry surrendered to preach.

Jerry pastored Baptist churches from Harrison, Arkansas to Bossier City, Louisiana and everywhere in between. His most beloved ministries were at Unity Baptist Church in DeWitt, Providence Baptist in Judsonia, Macedonia Baptist in Humnoke, and most especially the church he founded, Cornerstone Fellowship in the East End, where served the past 23 years. 

Jerry Miller was most known as a preacher of preachers and one of the biggest soul winners of his generation. It's safe to say that from his pastorates to hundreds of revivals he preached and dozen of missions he started in Mexico, he is responsible for thousands of souls being reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He wanted to be known as a Baptist Pastor who was faithful to the Lord's call, and he was exactly that for 61 years right up until the time of his death. It should also be noted that he was an excellent sportsman who loved hunting and crappie fishing.

Jerry was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart Mary Lou Holloway Miller to who he was married to for 40 years, his parents Junior and Faye Miller, and his beloved grandfather Oscar Miller, along with other grandparents and family members.

He is survived by his loving devoted wife of 24 years Cheryl Patterson Miller, his three daughters: Deborah Kay Hardin and husband Randy of Grady, Arkansas; Vickie Carol Graham of Star City, Arkansas; Sherry Renee Williams and husband Richard of Springdale, Arkansas, and one son, Timothy Dwain Miller and wife Amy of Sheridan, Arkansas, two step-sons: John Bailey of Sheridan, Arkansas and Jeff Bailey and his wife Hannah of El Dorado, Arkansas; grandsons: Bart McKinzie, Jason Malnar, Jeremy Malnar, Brian Graham, Cody Graham, Hayden Cole, Christopher Hulsey, Manuel Hulsey, Benjamin Miller, Brandon Miller, and Charlie Davis; granddaughters: Tonya Amason, Amber Smith Bethanie Hale, and Kelsea McGee; 30 great-grandchildren, one sister, Janice Bridges and husband Larry of Batesville, Arkansas, one brother, Larry Miller and wife Carma of Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, brother-in-law, Lloyd Holloway of Griffithville, sister-in-law, Donna Lewis of Griffithville, and a host of current and former church members who were all like family to him. 

View Bro. Jerry's Homecoming Service

Services were at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, in the East End community of Hensley, Arkansas.


Officiating were his son, Dr. Dwain Miller and lifetime friend, Bro. Donald Lee Ruffin, and the music by family friend, Roger King.

Pallbearers: Chris Hulsey, Ben Miller, Brandon Miller, Wesley Hale, Logan McKinzie, and Cody Graham.

Honorary Pallbearers: Ray Whisenhunt, Jim Whisenhunt, Johnny Weatherford, Q. Byrum Hurst, L. J. Green, and Dr. W. A. Dillard.

Interment: Welcome Home Cemetery, Griffithvile, Arkansas

Funeral Services: Garth Funeral Home, Des Arc, Arkansas

 Bro. Jerry's Guestbook

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