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Shirley Roxanne (Bigger) Miller

Born: Wed., Aug. 5, 1953
Died: Fri., Apr. 5, 2019


1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 11, 2019
Location: Liberty Hill AME Zion Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Apr. 11, 2019
Location: Liberty Hill AME Zion Church

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Mrs. Shirley Bigger Miller, 65, of 5825 Oakridge Road, Clover, SC, departed this life Friday, April 5, 2019 at home.  Born August 5, 1953 in York County, she was a daughter of the late Palmer and Geneva Phillips Bigger.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Liberty Hill AME Zion Church with Rev. Thelma Gordon officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:00 pm prior to the service.

Shirley Roxanne Bigger Miller was born in Clover, SC on August 5, 1953 to Palmer and Geneva Bigger. She was the third child of eight children. She departed this life on Friday, April 5, 2019 at her home with her daughter and sister by her side.

Shirley was a 1971 graduate of Clover High School where she was a member of the Basketball Team.  Before her retirement in December 2018 – after 41 years, she was employed as Safety Coordinator with American and Efird. In her earlier years with the company she enjoyed being a member of the softball team.

Shirley was a lifelong member of Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, where she was a faithful servant. She loved God and serving in the church.  During her life she served Liberty Hill in many capacities: first Coordinator of the Young Adult Missionary Society, Missionary Parent Body President for many years, member of the Booster’s Ministry, former member of the Musical Choir and Voices of Praise, member of the Stewardess Board – helping with the Culinary Committee, a Trustee, member and teacher of the Sunday School, Quarterly Conference Secretary, Class Leader, and church sexton.  Shirley worked tirelessly serving, God, her Pastor, and her church!

Not only was Shirley active in the local church she worked just as hard at the District and Conference levels.  She served as Special Education President for the Rock Hill and York Districts and Advisor and Team Member for the Special Education Department of the New Rock Hill District. She was Assistant- District Secretary for the New Rock Hill District.  Shirley served the South Carolina Conference as Conference Special Education President, a member of the Necrology Committee, and the Audit Committee. She was twice chosen to represent the Missionaries as a delegate to the WHOMS Quadrennial Convention.

Shirley loved traveling but cruising was her favorite. She loved planning trips for the women of the church and was instrumental in many exciting and fun-filled adventures! Shirley was a loving and supportive mother, grandmother, God-mother, sister and friend. Shirley, her daughter and granddaughter made it a tradition to travel every year on the 4th of July.  Shirley loved to bowl and was on several bowling leagues.  In a nutshell - Shirley loved life!

Her parents and two brothers, Eddie Lee and Kenneth, preceded her in death.

Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter, LaShonna Simpson of Marietta GA; and Granddaughter, NaDhra Simpson of Marietta GA, whom she loved with all of her heart!

Shirley will be missed by her siblings: Georgia Mae Bigger, Ardella Bigger, Gary Bigger all of Lake Wylie SC; Fred Bigger (Jenny) Charlotte NC; Charles Bigger of Shelby; Teresa Guest of Charlotte NC; one aunt Mrs. Sarah Moss; Two God Children: Cierra Gill and Onterio Bigger

She will be sorely missed by her bestie/cousin - Sarah “Sis” Ussery. Some called them Oprah and Gail!  She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other special family and friends.


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Rosa Monroe Miller
   Posted Sun April 07, 2019
May the Blessing of our Saviour, and the Joy of his Peace continue to be with The Bigger family doing this time of sympathy. Our prayers are with you all. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Shirley is with the Lord. God Blessing on you all. We love you.

Cramer and Rosa Miller

Keeta Sherer
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
To The Family:

1 Thessalonians 13-14

13-But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
14- For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him
those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

May God continue to comfort you all today and for the days ahead.

Much Love,

Charles Feemster
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
• “May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.”

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