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Official Obituary of

Grace M. Miller

November 26, 1972 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Grace Miller Obituary

On November 26, 1972, Ms. Grace Miller was born in Florence, South Carolina. She was affectionately known as Bubbles, Coach Grace, and Coach. She was the daughter of Maggie Miller and the late Alphonso Miller of Florence, South Carolina. After a brief illness, Grace entered into eternal rest at home on March 6, 2024, surrounded by love and affection from her family and friends.

Ms. Grace attended West Florence High School and graduated in the class of 1991. During her four years of high school, she played basketball for the West Florence "Knasty Knights." Her passion for the game of hoops brought her a job as the West Florence Girls Basketball Coach. Grace worked for Florence School District One as a bookkeeper in the Food Service Department. She also worked at Western Sizzlin Steakhouse as a cook.

Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ was the starting point of her Christian journey. Later, she joined Carver Street Baptist Church, where she served as a youth department mentor, sang in the choir, and participated in YWA (Young Women’s Auxiliary). Grace had a deep affection for children which was evident in all she did. From guiding and accompanying children to church services and events, to attending family vacations, and coaching basketball. Grace loved EVERYBODYS kids!

Grace was preceded in death by her father Alphonso Miller, paternal grandmother Dora Sumter Martin-Miller, her maternal grandmother Carrie Bell Harkless, one brother, Travis Wright, one grandson, Brayden Dior King-Rogers and two aunts Doretha Grant and Deloris Grant.

To cherish her priceless memories, she leaves behind one daughter, Shyantra Sheppard of Florence, SC; her mother Maggie Miller of Florence, SC; a lifelong partner, Carlos Sheppard of Kingstree, SC; one brother, Calvin (Kisha) Miller of Florence SC; three sisters Deloris Miller, Symathy Miller, and Charlene (Darris) Williams all of Florence SC; five nieces Sheresse Bruce, Twaneshia Williams, Kashara Woodbury, Kiera Miller, and Kayla Miller all of Florence SC; six nephews, Calvin Jones, Ti’Kyse Miller, Darris Williams Jr., Cameron Young, Cayden Miller, and Jordan Crawford, all of Florence SC; two aunts, Catherine Bostick and Gladys Miller both of Florence SC; one uncle Marvin Miller of Florence, SC; a special niece, Meagan Marshall of Florence, SC; a special daughter Destinee Walker of Florence, SC; Nadia Brooks also etched a special place in Grace’s life; her special cousins Sherry Lisa Sumter of Florence, SC and Kitira Hall of  Atlanta, GA; sister/friend Sherry Bruce; close friend, Samantha Williams; caretaker, Vickie Williams; special friend/co-worker from FSD1, Debbie Reynolds; 36 years of a forever friendship with Pamela Wilson-Miller, Rennie Russell, and Barbara “Twiggy” Gregg; a host of family, friends, and co-workers.


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Celebration of Life
March 11, 2024

11:00 AM
312 S. Ravenel Street
Florence, SC 29506


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