Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at West Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church for Mrs. Montez “Granny” Miller Locke, age 85, of Lumberton who passed from this life December 1, 2019, at Asbury Hospice House. Bro. Brent King, Bro. Jason Matheny, Bro. Wesley Matheny and Bro. Austin Miller will officiate with burial to follow in the Caney Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jammy Little, Bobby Joe Miller, Payton Miller, Morgan Miller, Billy Jones, Jason Kessler, Damien Miller and Alex Little. Honorary pallbearers will be Cory Matheny, Travis Little and Levi Matheny.
Mrs. Montez was a faithful member of West Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She worked for over 30 years at Movie Star Garment Factory and then operated a store for several years before settling into her role as a cattle farmer and gardner. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. C. Miller; parents, Griff and Lula Gipson; daughter, Mary Nell Miller Purvis, and son-in-law, Dale Purvis.
She is survived by her children, Patsy (David) Williams of Improve, Wiley (Cyndy) Miller of Kokomo, Michael (Beverly) Miller of Hattiesburg and Joy (Chris) Matheny of Columbia; sister-in-law, Christine Gipson; 13 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at West Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Jones and Son Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.