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CHARLES ANTHONY MILLER

June 17, 1949 ~ October 24, 2022 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Obituary

On June 17, 1949, a baby boy was born to Fred and Oressia Miller in the community outside of  Halletsville, Texas named Greenville.  This little boy was not expected to live but his mother was determined to feed and nourish him and oh what a blessing he was.  Charles was the second of five children.   On Monday evening, October 24, 2022, after being in the hospital for an extended period of time, he voiced to his family that he was “tired and ready to go home”.  A little while after voicing that desire, God answered his request and he transitioned from this life at the St. Luke Baptist Hospital surrounded by family.   He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Glenn.

Charles began his education in the Halletsville school district, attending Stevens Mayo school.

The family moved to San Antonio in the early 60’s when he was a teenager.  He continued his education at Emerson Junior High School and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1970 after completing all of the course work required of a special education student. 

After graduating high school, Charlie went to work for Handy Andy warehouse for a short period of time.  Shortly thereafter he was called to work for the US Postal Service where he worked for 40 years as a custodian.  In this job he had the opportunity to work the offices of the FBI, Federal judges, Immigration and Bankruptcy courts.  He worked in the University Park Post Office building (University on Bandera).  After that, he was transferred to the General Mail Facility where he worked for the duration of his career.  During his postal career Charlie received numerous awards and commendations for his excellent work ethics.

Although he was on dialysis three times a week (13+ years), he was blessed to be able to travel.  Charles traveled many places in Texas and to other states (Pennsylvania, Washington, DC., New York and Florida).  He enjoyed the opportunity to visit the historic places in these various places.

Charlie’s desire was to do as the song says, “if I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain”.  This he did.  He assisted older widows in their chores that they were no longer able to do, such as picking up their medicine from the pharmacy, taking them to the doctor, going to the grocery store, etc.  He always went about doing good.

Charles was baptized into Christ as a young teenager at the Laurel Street church of Christ under the preaching of Bro. Alvertice Bowdre.  He was always a friendly greeter and enjoyed working with the VBS staff in preparing treats for the kids during VBS.  He was faithful in attendance up until COVID hit but never hesitated to worship online.  Even with COVID, he came when he could, being mindful of exposure to it. 

Left to forever  cherish his memory are his brother, James; his sisters Freddie Miller and Vance Louis (Terance);  his niece who was like a daughter, Ocotillo Manning (Chaddrick); sister-in-law, Pamela; numerous nieces and nephews, Brant Miller, Christopher Miller (Shawnte), Glenn Miller II, and Nicholas Louis; nieces, Karshet Miller and Shannon Moore (Lamar); great nieces,   Sydney Thompson,  Amaiyra Miller and Simone Moore; great nephews, D’Marcus Manning, Glenn Miller III, Gerad Miller, Drake Miller and Lamar Moore III; great-great niece and nephew Ar’Mani Thompson and S’amiri Thompson.   He leaves a host of other family members and friends.  He also leaves a loving church family.

“It is what it is, whatever it is” (Charles’ words)  

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 4, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lewis Funeral Home
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 5, 2022

10:00 AM
LAUREL ST. CHURCH OF CHRIST
1747 W. LAUREL ST.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78201

Interment following service
Saturday
November 5, 2022

WILLOW CREEK CEMETERY
FM3283
SUBLIME, TX 77986

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