Johnny Mac Miller
September 24, 1952 - May 06, 2011
Johnny Mac Miller, born September 24, 1952 in Hazel, KY to William Cyrus Miller and Thelma Rose McPherson Miller, passed away May 6, 2011 in Houston, TX.
After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Johnny joined his family’s funeral business in Hazel as a second generation funeral director and embalmer. After his father’s death, he launched a second funeral home in Murray, KY. In 1992, he met the love of his life, native Houstonian, Denise Brown. In 1993, he sold his two funeral homes and moved to Houston.
After the death of his father in-law, Johnny saw the need for a funeral facility that offered impeccable service at reasonable costs. On March 8, 1995, Johnny and Denise opened Miller Funeral Services and Cremation Society of Texas. Throughout his lifetime in the funeral profession, Johnny has touched and helped thousands of families in need. To know Johnny was to love him. He was an incredibly hardworking, ethical and generous man. His passions in life were God, his wife, his family, his work, his dogs Hoot & Cab, golf, The University of Kentucky Wildcats and The University of Houston Cougars.
Johnny is preceded in death by his father and his beloved four-legged child, Bubba. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Denise; mother, Thelma Miller of Hazel, KY; sister, Jeanie Pat Kingins of Murray, KY; brothers in-law James Brown and wife Pat of Waco, TX; LeRoy Brown and wife Jane of Honolulu, HI; Richard Brown and wife Donna of Kingwood, TX; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Johnny is also survived by his phenomenal work family, Dr. Luke Ates, Ted Garcia, Maryjade Pochivalova, and Emily Forsythe.
A celebration of this outstanding man’s life will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Houston’s First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Frwy, Houston, TX 77024 with visitation at 11:00 a.m., service at 12:00 noon, and reception to follow. Pallbearers will be James Brown, LeRoy Brown, Richard Brown, Clayton Brown, Carter Brown, Chance Brown, Cooper Brown, and Matthew Clafferty. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery will be private.