Loufera (Rosa Lee) Miller, daughter of the late Mertie Bell Hutchinson, was born on Sept. 21, 1941, in Woodbine. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Mose Hutchinson. On Jan. 17, 2018, she departed this earthly life at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick to enter eternal peace.
She was the oldest daughter of six children. She graduated from Ralph Bunche High School in Woodbine. As a single mom, Rosa Lee worked at SeaPak on St. Simons Island to support her only child, Felton, but became a homemaker after he graduated from high school and went to the military. She married William Miller on May 27, 1974. No children were born to this union.
Rosa Lee was not the wealthiest person but she was truly a giver. She expressed her love and gratitude to many by her baking skills. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and talking about God’s goodness.
She was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church since her birth. She served on the usher board, mission board and kitchen staff. She and her mom would prepare dinner for the pastor on Sundays. In 2002, she became a member of Abounding Grace Ministries in Blackshear and later a member of Community Holiness Church in Waycross under her son, Pastor Felton T. Baker. As her health declined and she wasn’t able to travel much, she rejoined her home church in Woodbine under Bishop Michael Guerin.
In November 2016, she was moved to the St. Marys Senior Care Center to receive special care. In December 2017, she was moved to Folkston Park Care & Rehabilitation Center. Her family appreciates the love and care that she received while in their care.
Preceding her in death were her mom, Mertie Bell Hutchinson; stepfather, Mose Hutchinson; and brothers, Jenkins Baker, Sylvester Baker and Johnnie B. Baker.
She leaves to cherish her memories, husband, William Miller of the St. Marys Senior Care Center; one son, Felton T. Baker (Brenda) of Waycross; two sisters, Betty H. Long (James) of Hampton, Va., and Alice M. Postell (Johnny) of Augusta; special niece/daughter-in-love, Cynthia Jones (Andre) of Macon; daughter-in-love, Cheryl Mobley (Neal) of Brunswick; one brother-in-law, Leotis Hill of Homerville; two sisters-in-law, Gerline Baker of Brunswick and Edna Hill of Homerville; three grandchildren, Felton Baker II (Joshaun), Stephen Baker and Valencia Baker of Waycross; two grandchildren-in-love, Sheniqua Hamilton and Nigel Hamilton; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including two special friends, Pearlena Sinkfield and Barbara Jean Weston.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church. A wake will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Woodbine Cemetery.
Sunset Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.