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Mary R. Nelson Miller, Taylor Co., KY (1917-2012)

She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded Taylor County family. She leaves 29 direct living descendants. Mary Nelson Miller, also known as "Grams", will be warmly remembered for her lively and playful nature. She was a homemaker, caregiver and a longtime member of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church

Mary R. Nelson Miller of Campbellsville, KY passed peacefully to her heavenly home at 1:30 P.M., Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Campbellsville. She was 95 years of age.

Celebration of Life service will be at 2pmET/1pmCT, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville by Rev. J. Alvin Hardy. Burial will be in Mt. Washington Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12pm noon ET/11amCT, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Dan Conyers, Garrett Conyers, Craig Larimore, Abe Mashni, Alex Mashni and Mark Shreve

Mary R. Nelson Miller, Taylor Co., KY (1917-2012) Mary R. Nelson Miller was the daughter of the late John Robert Nelson and Laura Jones Nelson. She was born Saturday, June 23, 1917 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 95 years, 2 months, and 27 days.

Mary, also known as "Grams", will be warmly remembered for her lively and playful nature. She was a homemaker, caregiver and a longtime member of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

She united in marriage to Leonard Miller who preceded her in death January 28, 1981.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters and one son: Joy Eskridge of Campbellsville, KY; June Cherry and husband, Leroy of Greenville, North Carolina' and John Paul Miller and wife, Mary of Ft. Myers, Florida

  • Seven grandchildren

  • Twelve great grandchildren

  • Seven great great grandchildren

  • Many nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
She was also preceded in death by two grandsons: Jim Eskridge February 28, 2001 and Lanny Eskridge April 20, 2011; one great-grandson, Jordan Eskridge September 1, 2012 and six brothers and one sister: Roscoe Nelson, Goldman Nelson, Garrett Nelson, Walter Nelson, Chester Nelson, Roland Nelson and Grace Hedgespeth.

Send a condolence to the family of Mary R. Nelson Miller
The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Thefamily requests expressions of sympathy be donations to the Mt. Washington Baptist Church Cemetery fund and may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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