Sally Ann Elizabeth Miller, age 78, loving mother of four, and adoring Meme to countless passed away in the early hours of March 8th, 2022. Sally was born May 18th, 1943 in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up there surrounded by family. Sally was one of five daughters to Vivian Lancaster. Sally was a selfless and loving woman, an amazing cook, and an animal lover. Sally enjoyed camping at Gold Head State Park, going to the beach, visiting the mountains, and horseback riding. Her life was full of adventure. Sally began the journey of motherhood in 1960, and thus began her life’s calling. Sally was a mother to four amazing children; Tony, Will, Kim, and Mindy. She was a dedicated mother and raised her children mostly on her own. As a mother Sally was fun, loving, and patient. Sally was also an amazing grandmother, or better known as Meme. Meme often said that some of the best years of her life were taking care of her grandchildren, her grandchildren agree that some of the best years of their lives were being taken care of by her. Meme’s home was always filled with rambunctious children and she loved every second of it. As a grandmother, Meme made life magical. Sally was not only a Meme to her grandchildren, but to many more friends and loved ones that became a part of the family. Meme’s door was always open, she was a benevolent woman and would give you the shirt off of her back.
Sally is survived by her children Tony Williams (Michele Williams), Will Williams (Marisa Yow), Kim Pafford (Richard Pafford), Mindy Preister (Mike Preister); her grandchildren Jeremy Williams, Megan Duvall (Kevin Duvall), Benji Tison, Aaron Tison, Ben Williams, Jacob Williams (Stacy Montoya), Matthew Williams, Sarah Williams, Josh Hansen (Kristen Hansen), Kevin Pafford (Jessica Pafford), Hannah McCook (Ian McCook), and Tyler Phillips (Alexis Chestnut); her great-grandchildren Mallory Duvall, Leah Duvall, Allison Duvall, Matthew Williams Jr., Elizabeth Graves, Reina Williams, Lucas Hansen, Hallie Hansen, and baby Hansen due April 2022; her sisters Linda Hinkson, Jeanine Wells (Bobby Wells), and Deborah Tison, and her beloved chihuahua Chloe.
Sally is preceded in death by her parents, Harry Lancaster and Vivian Harrington, and her sister Janice Newson.
There will be a funeral service for those who would like to honor Sally at 2:00pm Monday, March 14th at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 4535 Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. Visitation begins at noon.
Such an amazing soul. Always loving. Always kind. She’s gonna be missed greatly. Love you Aunt Sally.
I remember her coming to watch us Clog, Sending my Condolences and prayers. May she RIP and her memory be a blessing…
I’m having trouble finding the words….. Meme was like a 2nd mother to me. She always had that bright smile on her face. She was a great woman and was always there for me & many others. I drove by the old house on Lexington a few weeks ago, it was my other home as a kid. Those memories I will cherish! Know she’s smiling down on us all. Love ya Meme
Loved you so much Aunt Sally. Will miss you dearly!