The following message was received this Christmas Eve afternoon from David S. Miller, son of Robert and Althea Miller. The Millers are well-known throughout the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches for Robert’s many years of pastoring, teaching, and evangelism. Althea for many years wrote a column for the Brethren Missionary Herald magazine entitled “Under the Parsonage Roof,” and those columns were later compiled into a 96-page paperback book by the same title, published in 1969 by Moody Press. More details will be forthcoming as they are available.
Two weeks after her stroke, my mother flew away home to live with the Lord.
At 4:30 this Christmas Eve morning she took her last earthly breath as my youngest brother Mark sat by her side. We are grateful the Lord allowed her to bless the lives of countless people for more than 93 years.
Yesterday morning she opened both eyes and smiled at Dad, her last present of love to him; in September they celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.
The memorial celebration will be held on Jan. 8 at 10:00 at the Rose Drive Friends’ Church in Yorba Linda, CA.