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Roberta "Bobbi" Cecile Miller, 71, Vinton


Last updated 11/16/2020 at 3:26pm

Roberta "Bobbi" Cecile Miller was born on October 31, 1949 in Port Arthur, Texas at St Mary's Hospital. "Bobbi" passed away in Kerrville, Texas on September 11, 2020.

A memorial Celebration of Life service will be held in her honor on Saturday, November 21st at 10:00 am. The service will be held at Lamar State College Orange, Shahan Event Center, located at 410 Front St, Orange, TX.

All family, friends, and all those whose lives were touched by her are invited to attend.

She was the daughter of Amos Trice Brown, Sr. and Norma Marie Reid Brown. Bobbi is survived by her sister Shirley Partlow, brother Dan Brown and wife Becky Brown, and sister- in-law Suzie Brown, daughter Destiny Miller Force, grandchildren, Faith Force, Harmony Force, Caleb Force, Trinity Force Andres, and Elijah Chapman, great granddaughter Amelia, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces, great great nephews and great great nieces, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her father Amos T. Brown, Sr, mother Norma Reid Brown, sister Olive Brown Odem and husband A.C Odem, sister Lavella Brown Railey and husband Donald Railey,

brother Amos T. Brown, Jr, brother Alvin Brown and wife Jean Brown, brother- in-law, Leland Partlow, her son Richard Savacool, her 2 grandchildren, Grant Force and Patience Force, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Everyone who knew Bobbi Miller always noticed her uniqueness and love for life. She was a Sociology professor at Lamar State College Orange for 25+ years. She was recognized more than once for her astounding achievements in providing though-provoking real-life experiences for her students. Also making several appearances in local newspapers for her unorthodox teaching style which inspired her students to experience true compassion for the less fortunate in our society.

She spent her life serving Jesus Christ. Bobbi loved the Lord, and served in the High Island Baptist Church. She actively participated in several mission trips to Belize and Mexico, and was one of 3 members in a street ministry in Beaumont, Texas.  She was an example of Christian faith to her family, students, colleagues, and friends. Always helping many of her students and family members gain a positive perspective toward bettering their lives. She was an eccentric who loved living life outside the lines to cultivate an awareness of the futility of stereotyping individuals. She was truly a "Happy Hippie!" Her family, friends, colleagues, and students will always remember her with love, admiration, and appreciation for the humor, kindness and love that she gave with her whole heart. She devoted herself to her children, grandchildren, and students.

Her final mission in this life was to be an anonymous "Blessing Angel". When she saw a need, she would fulfill it without anyone knowing it was her. Her mission here on earth is now completed, and she has entered into heavenly happiness, rest, and peace with Jesus.


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