Lee Anna Miller was born in Memphis, TN on January 24, 1943 to the late Thomas and Precious Wilson. She was the youngest of four girls, two of which preceded her in death. Lee Anna attended Grant Elementary School and briefly Hamilton High School. She attended St. Matthews Baptist Church where she confessed Christ at an early age. She relocated with her family to Chicago, IL in 1957, where she attended Hyde Park High School and later Cortez Peters Business College.
Once in Chicago, her family joined Fellowship M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Clay Evans, later moving their membership to Haven of Rest M.B. Church where the late John Conner was pastor.
Lee Anna worked for Bakeline Confections in Des Plaines, IL, and it was there she met her future husband, Rev. DeLloyd Miller. They raised three children in this union. The family later began worshipping at the Christian Fellowship M.B. Church, pastored by her stepfather Rev. Joseph Rainey.
In 1982, Rev. Miller was called to pastor the Mt. Calvary M.B. Church in Robbins, IL and Lee Anna was the First Lady and his right hand until his death in 2002.
Lee Anna was a song bird, and could be found singing, directing and teaching as often as she could. Many have followed her leadership and teachings, and though she was known for her no-nonsense process, she was loved and appreciated by those she led.
Lee Anna later relocated her membership to her final church home, New Hope Baptist Church where Bishop Matthew Amos is pastor. She of course could be found singing in the choir, greatly using the talents God had given her. She was a faithful member until her health failed her.
Even through her struggles and pain, Lee Anna still knew that God was with her and would not leave her side. Still giving God the praise from her bed and of course singing.
On January 3, 2019, God decided her suffering was over and it was now time for her to sing in the Heavenly Choir.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children; sons, Eric and Anthony (Jerald); daughter, Veda; she is also survived by her husband’s children, whom she loved dearly, sons, Willie, James Curtis, Broderick; daughters, Ruthie, Renna, Carlisa; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Annette Outten; her very dear friend Earl Jones; a host of nieces, nephews and many others that called her mama/grandma.