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J. C. Miller, Sr.

August 15, 1941 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 78)

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J. C . Miller  was born August 15, 1941, in Plum Grove, Mississippi, to the late George Miller, Sr. and Edith Richardson Miller.

He confessed Christ at Pleasant Hill Church in Ensley, Alabama, under the leadership of Rev. Banks.

J. C. moved from Mississippi to Alabama in the early 70’s. J. C. started his own business as one of the first Black men to open a business in Historical Downtown. Located at 1st Avenue and 19th Street North, it was called  Underground Records. He was known by everyone who he always greeted with a smile.

J. C. also owned other businesses such as the Fantasy Island Waterbed on 1st Avenue North . He was a hard worker and did well in his life. He enjoyed being around people and helping others.

 J. C. leaves to cherish his memory sons: J. C. Miller, Jr., Wayne Miller, Eric Miller (Deceased) of AL, Melvin Miller, Michael Miller (Deceased) of MI; daughters: Deloris Miller of MS, Lawanda Miller Cheatham of ID, Robinette O’Neal, and Vickie Miller of MI.

J. C. also leaves to cherish his memory his brother: William Miller of RI, George Miller of Birmingham, AL (Deceased); sisters: Georgia Rogers, Laura Miller, Bertha Lowery (Deceased), Margaret Miller (Deceased), Ida Miller (Deceased) of MS; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends; special friend: Joanne Edwards.


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June 19, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dante Jelks Funeral Home LLC.
4904 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222

Funeral Service
June 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Dante Jelks Funeral Home LLC.
4904 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222

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