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Rita Miller

August 22, 1925 October 15, 2018
Rita Miller
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Obituary for Rita Miller

The sun rose in Charleston South Carolina August 22, 1926 bringing with it a new day and a new life. Rita Evelyn Green Miller daughter of the late William Green and Mary Gratham. Rita departed this life on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Bridgeport Manor Nursing Home. In 1944, after completing High School Rita migrated to Stamford, CT. In 1949 she united in Holy Matrimony with the late Alto L. Miller Jr. To this union 2 children were born. In 1957 they relocated to Bridgeport Ct. .While there she attended the University of Bridgeport to further her education. Rita joined East End Baptist Church in 1961, she joined the Church chorus, Young Adult Council, serving as president of both groups, and the president of the Willing Workers Club. In 1988 Rita was honored with a certificate from East End Baptist Church for her 28 years of service. she served faithfully until ill health prevented her from attending church regularly. Rita was a member of many social, civic and political clubs she was the first black elected official in Bridgeport history and served for six consecutive 2 years terms as a City Selectman., she was also Vice-President of the International Toastmistress Club, a member of the Council of Negro Women, The Girl's Craft Club, and secretary of the Col Charles Young Auxiliary. Rita's hobbies included Bowling, Cooking, and Calligraphy.

She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Harlen Green and John Green and 2 sisters, Eula Mae Green and Adrue Johnson. Rita leaves to cherish her memory two sons Alto L. Miller III (Anna). Snellville GA. and Joseph L. Miller Stratford CT., 5 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Wednesday

24

Oct

10:00 AM 10/24/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
East End Baptist Tabernacle Church

548 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607

East End Baptist Tabernacle Church
548 Central Avenue Bridgeport 06607 CT
United States

Service

Wednesday

24

Oct

11:00 AM 10/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
East End Baptist Tabernacle Church

548 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Reverend C.L. Stallworth D. Min.,officiating.

East End Baptist Tabernacle Church
548 Central Avenue Bridgeport 06607 CT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

620 Lindley St.
Bridgeport, CT 06606

620 Lindley St. Bridgeport 06606 CT
United States
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