March 30, 1930 - December 14, 2015
Obituary Joseph H. Miller, Jr. was the only child born to the late Joseph H. Sr. and Alice Mae Miller on March 31, 1930 in Port Gibson, MS. Mr. Miller practiced law in Los Angeles, CA where he met and married Cleo Baines on October 2, 1963. They are the proud parents of Darryl, Rick, Cary, Vicki and Scott. Mr. Miller will always say his wife Cleo is his biggest fan, supporter and comforter who is always in his corner. He exchanged his cross for a crown and entered into eternal joy on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was a graduate of Grambling College High School, Talladega College where he pledged undergrad with Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Howard University while waiting tables and driving a taxi cab. Mr. Miller was a member of the California Bar Association, having practiced law in Los Angeles for 20 years. He served as a Member of the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors which regulates funeral homes in the State of Louisiana. Mr. Miller served as a Member of the Monroe Housing Authority which regulates housing in Monroe, LA. He was a former President of the National Insurance Association, a national trade association of Black owned life insurance companies and a member of The 100 Black Men of Greater Monroe. Mr. Miller expanded the family enterprise with other locations in Louisiana which included Bastrop, Columbia, Rayville, Tallulah, Ruston, Minden, Louisiana and Little Rock, Arkansas. He purchased 15 different insurance companies including Lighthouse Insurance Company in Shreveport, LA and Eagle Life Insurance Company in Little Rock, AR. All of those insurance companies were then merged into Reliable Life Insurance Company. Mr. Miller leaves to cherish loving memories to his devoted wife Cleo Miller; five children: Darryl, Rick, Scott, Vicki, of Monroe, LA, and Cary Miller (Washington DC) ; three grandchildren: Crystal, Cleo, Cameron, Franchelle; three great grandchildren: Cole, Christian, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and loving friends.
Obituary Joseph H. Miller, Jr. was the only child born to the late Joseph H. Sr. and Alice Mae Miller on March 31, 1930 in Port Gibson, MS. Mr. Miller practiced law in Los Angeles, CA where he met and married Cleo Baines on October... View Obituary & Service Information
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