Anna MillerJanuary 21st, 2022
Anna Mae Miller (nee Stern), a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, went home to be with the Lord, her Savior and King, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Augustus C. Miller, (pre-deceased 2016) for 60 years. Loving mother of Deborah Clark (Wayne) and the late David Miller and the late Karen Benner. Devoted grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. At the age of 16 she dedicated her life to the Lord at an old fashion tent revival meeting being held in her neighborhood in Kensington. Her passion in life was to share her faith and love of her most precious Savior & King, Jesus Christ. A graduate of Frankford High School she met, through their love of music/guitar playing, and married, her high school sweetheart. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2016. Her goal after marriage was to pursue a singer/songwriter career as a country music gospel singer. Though God had other plans, while supporting her husband in his Philadelphia Police Career, and raising her 3 children, her house was always filled with much country music/guitar playing from the sounds of Chet Atkins, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, The Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw, Bill Gaither and Guy Penrod, along with many others. At times her guitar playing/singing gifts were used as special music at her church, Bethel Chapel of Huntingdon Valley. She also put her leadership/gift of gab/creativity gifts into many years of leading the Pioneer Girl Program there. She then went on to become a Weight Watcher lecturer for almost 20 years. After a few very hard heart breaking years she served as a Grief Share Leader/Counselor at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia. Traveling was also a big hobby for her, and, after her husband’s retirement from the Philadelphia Police Force and the obtaining of his pilot’s license, she spent many years flying the countryside with him, taking in all the beautiful sites as his trusty co-pilot. Her home was an open door and haven for all of her grandchildren. They spent many weekends and sleepovers at her house. Every summer was spent at Grand mom’s private summer cousin swim club. Every holiday was a grand party/celebration orchestrated by her to make fun cherished family memories. She used her gift of creativity in her hobby of scrapbooking, leaving behind photo boxes and photo albums too numerous to count – sweet memories to last a lifetime to all who come behind her. Most important, she has left the legacy of the knowledge of the gift of eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ, and because of this we all have the joy of looking forward to meeting up with her again to spend eternity celebrating/partying together. No funeral arrangements are planned at this time. An old fashioned hymn sing and sharing of some of our great memories is pending for a future date. Family will update services, when arrangements have been made.