Frances J. Miller (Sissel) went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The daughter of Lona Estell England and Charles B. Sissel, she was born on February 26, 1925 in the Jardin community, seven miles north of Commerce, Texas.
Frances made her profession of faith at age eleven and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Commerce, Texas. She married the love of her life, Lt. (later Capt.) Rubin Joseph Miller of Perkinsville, Indiana at the parsonage of First Baptist Church, Commerce on May 20, 1945.
She received her education in Commerce public schools, graduating high school in 1942. She went to work for Dyer Insurance Agency on August 4, 1942 and retired in 1987, having worked for the father, son, and grandson.
After retirement, Frances enjoyed her volunteer work for the Hospital Auxiliary Bargain Box and for Meals on Wheels, where she worked in the kitchen. She served on the Meals on Wheels Board of Directors as well as the Rosemound Cemetery Board of Directors. In 1999 she received the Commerce Volunteer Service Award for her service.
Frances had many deep and lasting friendships. She was frequently cooking, baking, visiting and sharing with many. She was proud to say that she had friends of all ages and nationalities. She really enjoyed being with young people. Ironically, a number of her friendships dated back to her high school years.
Frances is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Charles and William Sissel; two sisters, Dortha Ann Sissel and Mary Louise Terrell; a step-grandson Dennis Scott Sitton, and a grand-daughter, Amy Alcorn.
Survivors include her daughter, JoAnne Alcorn and husband Duane of College Station; son Charles Miller and wife Jackie of Mesquite, Texas; sister-in-law, Jolene Sissel of South Carolina; grandchildren, J.B. Wall and wife Melissa; Chris Miller and wife Nicole; Jennifer Sitton and husband Scott; Melissa Miller Nugen and husband Tim; Laura Miller Trussell and husband Jake; Mallory Sitton Bell and husband Robert, Lori Alcorn Campbell and husband David, Julie Alcorn Bender and husband Nathan, sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her numerous nieces and nephews in Indiana, South Carolina and Texas.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the outstanding care and attention provided by Helping Hands and Traditions Hospice. Special thanks to Linda Nicola, Gurtha, Gwen, Ronalda, Ann, Terri, Gabriel, Brad and Lori for your loving daily care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rosemound Cemetery, PO Box 408, Commerce, Texas 75429.
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