Vernita Miller

Vernita Miller

Vernita Miller, 82, of Alto Pass, died Friday, March 1, 2024, at her home. 

She was born on Dec. 3, 1941, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of George and Freda Wilson Pitts. 

On Jan. 1, 1998, she married Wendall Ray Miller. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2021.

She was a member of the Alto Pass First Baptist Church. She loved helping others, often driving her friends to appointments or to run errands.

She is survived by her stepson, Wade (Patty) Miller of Chester; step-grandchildren Cassidy Miller (Jacob Wilkins) of St. Louis and Courtney (Eric) Evans of Steeleville; step-great-grandchild Grace Evans; brothers Fred (Barbara) Pitts of Lick Creek and Wayne (Judy) Pitts of Wolf Lake; sister Carleen Cain of Tuscola; nieces and nephews Gena (Wendell) Davis, Sandra Kay Clutts, Ron Pitts and wife, Bruce Pitts and wife, Kent (Nancy) Pitts, Wes (Melanie) Pitts and Teresa (Tony) Guy; other relatives and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wendall Miller; and a brother-in-law, Ivan Rhodes.

Funeral services for Vernita Miller will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Carroll Toler officiating. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek. 

Friends and family can call from 11 a.m. until the service hour at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. 

Memorials can be made to PAWS or to the Alto Pass Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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