District Missionary, Edith Audrey Miller, was born on December 1, 1942, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to the union of her parents, James and Dorothy Reddick. Edith was the oldest of four daughters. Edith graduated from Trenton HS in 1961.
She married the love of her life, the late, Dr. Andrew Jackson Miller, Sr. in 1961. She was a loving, devoted, and virtuous, wife for 38 years. Their union and legacy produced 6 children, Andrew Jackson Jr., James Henry, Mark Kauka, Tabitha Norine, Timothy Theophilus, and the late Lydia Oneida. Edith showed her kids love in action and provided a stable home environment, with a solid Christian foundation.
Edith’s love for God began at her grandfather’s church, Moses Temple Pentecostal Church
of God on Orangeburg, South Carolina. As a military spouse,, she lived in several cities and attended Holy Temple COGIC in Trenton, New Jersey, Evangelist Temple COGIC of San Antonio, Texas, Prayer Center COGIC, in Hawaii, and Emmanuel Temple COGIC of Tacoma, Washington.
In 1979, District Missionary, Edith Audrey Miller, and the late Pastor Dr. Andrew J. Miller Sr. founded Maranatha Evangelical Church of God in Christ, now known as Maranatha Family Worship Center. Edith served faithfully at the Maranatha Church of God in Christ, in the Capitol District, and throughout Washington State in several roles.
Edith served as First Lady and Co-Founder of Maranatha Family Worship Center from 1979 to 1999, and District Missionary for the Capitol District for Superintendent James T. Watson, Sr, from 1999 until her death in 2020. Edith also held positions as Women’s Department President, Sunday-School and Bible Study Teacher, Marriage Enrichment Department Assistant, Chairlady for District #8 for District Missionary Juanita Stanford, She also held her Evangelist Missionary License for Washington State Jurisdiction since 1988. She was known for her Fireside Chats.
Edith served on several committees in Washington State Jurisdiction for the Church of God in Christ. She was the president of the Sewing Circle, she served on the Women’s Department Program Committee, and she worked with the Elders and Minister Wives Department. Edith was on the State Hospitality Board and was one of the BEST cooks in the jurisdiction. Edith also served on the Women’s Department Chair Committee.
District Missionary Edith Audrey Miller was preceded in death by her parents, James and Dorothy Reddick; her husband, Andrew Jackson Miller Sr.; two sisters, Betty James Reddick Powell, and Shirley Ann Reddick Moseley; one daughter, Lydia Oneida Miller; two grandsons, Jaquan LeQuiese Miller-Tart and Michael Gabriel Miller, and one great-grandson, Dezmond LeQuiese Miller.
Edith leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memories, her loving sister, Carole (Willie) Fowler; her loving children, four sons, Andrew Jackson Jr. (Tanya) Miller, James Henry (Nicki) Miller, Mark Kauka (Vanessa) Miller, and Timothy Theophilus Miller, One daughter, Tabitha Norine (Willie) Tart; Thirteen Grandchildren, Andrew Jackson (Ami) Miller III, James Henry Miller Jr., Shaunte Audrey (Anthony) Nance-Johnson, Vaneiya Edith-Jean Miller, Aaron O’Brien Miller, Jeremy Charles Miller, Joshua Isaiah (Stephany) Miller, Mark Kauka Miller II, Isaiah Jamal Taylor-Miller, Jovan (Jillian) Dawkins, Ramius Dominic Asberry, Shaquise Ambiance Moseley, and Nychae Cummings; Eighteen Great-Grandchildren, Dae’Shawn Christiansen Miller, Andrew Jackson Miller IV, Austyn Excellence Miller, Amos Reign Miller, Domani Akarie Miller, Dior Monet Miller, Blade-Milan Johnson, Kaine-Carter Johnson, Apollo-Khan Johnson, Harmony Audrey Miller, Anderson Stone Miller, Cosme (CJ) Sandoval, Antonio (Tony) Sandoval, Jovan Joseph Dawkins Jr, Maliyah Nichole Larsen-Asberry, Kinsley Ann Dawkins, Larren Wright III, and Aria Jewel Miller; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, family, friends and the Maranatha Family Worship Center family.
District Missionary Edith Audrey Miller, transitioned from her earthly home, to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
To God be the glory! To God be the glory! To God be the glory!
Visitation services will be held August 14, 2020
2pm-6pm at her home church Maranatha Family Worship Center
4902 McKinley Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404.
Her funeral service will be virtual through the Maranatha Family Worship Center Facebook Page. Social distancing will be enforced.