Emma Sue Miller, age 81 of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Wednesday November 6th, 2019.
Funeral Services for Emma will be held on Friday November 15th at 10:00AM in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. Pastor Nick Raphael Interment will follow at Young Cemetery at 2:00PM. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Thursday November 14th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
She was a devoted wife, mother teacher and friend. Throughout her life she was a teacher of 40+ years. She loved early childhood education and received recognition throughout her years as an outstanding teacher for “Who’s Who among American Teachers” in the 90’s. Emma Sue also loved Sunday potlucks, Friday night singings, Square dancing with the Nashville Squares and Family time with the extended family traveling to Gatlinburg. She also took great pride in her grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Park Miller and her parents A. Randolph & Lillian Gertrude James
She is survived by her daughter Susan M. & (Tad) Tillemans, sister Mary Lou & (Jerry) Flatt, brother John H. & (Jane) James, brother Joe R. & (Betty) James , brother-in-law Charles & (Linda) Miller. Grandchildren: Phoebe J. Tillemans, Boston C. Tillemans, & Miles X. Tillemans. Niece Tamela & (Scott) Campbell as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
Emma was a loving mother, grandmother, sister & friend to all. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Susan Tillemans – “There were many great things about Emma Sue, but she was devoted to Park her husband. So much so that they were married 55 years! She left this world 55 days after Park passed away unexpectedly, with 55 days left in the year 2019 at 9:55 that Wednesday November morning. There’s clearly some spiritual meaning to the number 55 that she wants to communicate to us.”
“This past year has been a story of her commitment to “stay” for him. Many times she’d say she’s already visited heaven, and when asked why she returned she simply stated, “Daddy, Park”. As My dad and I watched over her since June of 2018 after her stroke, I realized how much they loved each other. Her commitment to Park was undeniably beautiful. She amazed me with her insights. When she was told that Park had passed away she said, “well, he came to see me last night in a cute little cap and kissed me!” She had no way to know he was buried with a newsboy cap. She did know that his love was constant. May she Rest In Peace free from pain.”