A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iota, Louisiana for Charlotte Gayle Miller, 70, who passed away at her home. Charlotte was the most devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
Father Jude Thierry will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Iota from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm and again on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 8:00 am until time of the funeral mass. A rosary will be recited on Friday at 6:30 PM by the Catholic Daughters. Entombment will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Mausoleum.
Charlotte is survived by her loving husband, Paul Gibson Miller of Iota, LA. They would have celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on August 12. She is also survived by her daughter, Tonya Miller Leonards and her husband Kenneth of Crowley, LA, her son-in-law Robert Guidry and his wife Melissa of Iota, LA., three brothers, Patrick Miller and his wife, Becky, of Rayne, LA, Steve Miller and his wife, Loretta, of Iota, LA, and Terry Miller and his wife, Gloria, of Richmond, TX, one sister, Donna Miller Johnson and her husband, Gary, of Katy, TX, one sister-in-law, Roxanne Gravot, of Iota, LA., four grandchildren, Lyle Guidry and his wife, Megan, of Iota, LA, Gavin Guidry and his wife Rachel of Rayne, LA, Abigail Leonards, and Grant Leonards, both of Crowley, LA, and one great-grandson, Winston Guidry of Iota, LA, and another great grandson, Baby Guidry, due in October, and a very close and loving friend, honorary family member, and caretaker, Clothilde Valair, of Iota, LA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents Nolan Hugh and Betty Hannon Miller of Iota, LA, and one brother, Timothy Craig Miller, of Iota, LA.
Charlotte was one of the most positive and generous ladies you would ever meet. She always greeted you with a smile and hug. She worked at Iota Elementary as an aide for many years, followed by thirty plus years at Southwest Developmental Center in Iota, Louisiana. Following her retirement, she substituted at Iota Elementary and Iota High School, and volunteered numerous hours at the Christian Care Center in Iota and headed many fundraisers with the IF Club in Iota.
Pallbearers are her grandsons, Lyle Guidry, Gavin Guidry, and Grant Leonards, her son-in-laws Kenneth Leonards and Robert Guidry, and her Godchild, David Johnson.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Iota, 840 Howard Street, (337)779-3083 is in charge of arrangements.
Tonya, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I know you will miss her dearly. May God grant all of you strength to carry on through the days ahead.
Darlene Fruge RichardRayne, LA
Dear Gibson, Sorry, so sorry the last time I passed I did not see you, I left a bottle of wine and went next door. I have always loved everyone in Iota. My father taught me this and it was so easy to be part of the bigger family and all the events. You folks have been so good and loving to us always and we hurt when you hurt, and today I hurt alots because I know she loved me and said my name in her prayers.
She is one who knew all the suffering of this world and prayed anyway and always professed her love of God and her faith. I pray she doesn't lose her memory on the trip and forget my name.
Also she was so loved by Hugh, Betty and Tim, Gareth Lee, Whitney and Julia and so many others that I am sure if they have a say, there will be a path of rose petals for her to walk across.
I loved her like my own sister and I hurt for you and with you at the loss of God's gift to this world, to have made it such a better place of preparation for the next.
I love you my brother. In Jesus name and promise. Kenny LeBlanc and family.
Kenny LeBlancDeQuincy, LA
Our condolences to the family. Charlotte was a wonderful person. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her at Southwest Developmental Center for many years. May God comfort you during your time of loss.
Johney & Judy JeansBasile, LA
Our sympathy is extended to the family. This world has lost a wonderful lady; however, Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Mrs Charlotte was such a kind, sweet lady that always looked for ways to make this world a better place for all of us. She will definitely be missed by all that knew her.
Harold & Diane MillerIota, LA
Thank you for your love and kindness. You'll be greatly missed.
Uncle Gib and family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shelly Hunking and Jonell Hodges (Joey Gotte's girls)Katy, TX
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Glenda (Mrs. Gus) MillerVille Platte, LA, LA
Dear Dr. Miller, Tonya, Robert, and Family:
It is with a heavy heart that I learned about Mrs. Charlotte's return to our Creator. Please know that you are all in my thoughts, and that I will be praying for you all.
Marty PoussonBaton Rouge, LA