Mr. Miller, chief operating officer at N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home, was found at his Cordova home Wednesday, after having suffered apparent heart failure that day or late Tuesday. He was 68.
According to those who knew him, Mr. Miller’s dedication to the funeral business was an expression of his love for the living, from the grieving family members he counseled on a daily basis to the citizens of his hometown of Memphis, in general.
“To him, it was a service,” said Pam Wherry, managing funeral director at N.J. Ford and Sons at 12 South Parkway West. “It was knowing he was helping somebody. ‘I’ve got to perform a service for the family.’ It didn’t matter which family, all families were treated with the same respect.”