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Mary Katherine Powell Miller

            Mary Katherine Powell Miller, 83 years of age, a longtime resident of Pinola, MS was lifted into heaven February 22, 2020. She was born on May 20, 1936 in Jackson, MS to the late Jimmy Wyatt and Margaret Taylor Powell. Katherine was the fourth of six children and was lovingly nicknamed “Kit” by her siblings.


             Visitation will be on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.


             Visitation will be on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 9:00 till service time at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:00AM. The burial will follow in New Hebron Cemetery. Bro. George Owens will officiate. Colonial Chapel Magee is in charge of arrangements. 601-849-5031.


           Katherine was married and devoted to her precious husband James Lamar Miller, Sr. better known as “Buddy” who departed this world in 2013 after 61 years of marriage. Their union was blessed with six children. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her two oldest children Jackie Lynn Miller (1995), Wanda Cheryl Miller Perry (2009), grandson Brandon Myer Perry (2013) and daughter-in-law Debra Myer Miller (2017). Siblings who proceeded her include Louise Wilson (Gene) of Port Gibson, MS, Charles Powell (Eugene), Billy Powell and Eddie Padgett (brother in law) all from Jackson, MS. She is survived by children Jimmy Miller (Fredie) of Lena, MS, Bobby Joe Miller, Sr., Vicki Kay Jones (Joe), and Tammy Louise Pearce (Joe) all of Pinola, MS. Surviving siblings include Doris Ann Powell (sister in law) of Madison, MS, Freddie Ritter (Jerry) of Pearl, MS and Ann Padgett of Hattiesburg, MS.


          In Katherine’s last days she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who lived in the Pinola area. They worked diligently to ensure her comfort and care for her needs as her body gave way to cancer. She continued to enjoy all of the visits and calls from her family who she held dear.


         Katherine’s greatest accomplishment and where she vested her pride was in her family. She was a devoted wife before the loss of her husband and loving mother to her family which grew to include 18 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren (another on the way), and 2 great great grandchildren. She loved her family additions through marriage just as she loved her own children as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

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