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Celebrating the life of

Wanda Lynn Walker Miller

October 22, 1952 - January 18, 2023

Wanda Lynn Walker Miller

Wanda Lynn Walker Miller, 70, of Olustee, FL passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Savannah Hospice following an extended cancer illness. 

Mrs. Miller was born in Ocala, FL, and raised in Olustee, FL. She lived in St. Mary’s, GA while finally settling on Wilmington Island, GA (Savannah). She and her husband, Kenneth Miller, are lifelong educators and Kenn continues to teach to this day.  

Mrs. Miller graduated from Baker County High School, class of 1970, and graduated from Lake City Community College (Associate’s degree), University of South Florida (Bachelor’s degree), and Armstrong Atlantic State University (Master’s Degree) in Education. With a love for her students and their future, she impacted many lives while teaching at Macclenny Elementary (FL), St. Mary’s Elementary in (GA), and Thunderbolt Elementary in Savannah, Georgia. All of her students, parents, fellow teachers, and school communities will greatly miss her presence, especially her Thunderbolt Elementary crew. 

Mrs. Miller is preceded in death by her parents, John Carroll Walker and Estelle Godwin Walker. She is survived by her husband Kenneth “Jack” Miller of Wilmington Island, Georgia; daughters Jessica (Brian) Smith of Naples, Italy, Jaime (Matt) Carter of Palm Harbor, Florida, “Brett and Me” Jennilee (Brett) McDaniel of St. Petersburg, Florida; son Mac Miller of Savannah, Georgia; sister Glenda (Kenneth) Owen of Olustee, nephews Ken (Sara) Owen, Kevin Owen, and Klate Owen; brother John “Johnny” (VeLinda) Walker Jr. of Lake City, FL; nieces Cari (DJ) Meloy, Kirsten (Scott) Tanner, grandchildren Ben Smith, Abbie Smith, Logan McDaniel, Kaelin McDaniel, and Cameron “Boots” Carter.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with a funeral service to immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 in Olustee Cemetery in Sanderson, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Wanda's memory to your local elementary school or a donation to a local teacher’s Amazon wish list. 

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Wanda was a wonderful teacher and friend. I enjoyed knowing and working with her at Thunderbolt. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her precious family, at this sad time.

- Gail Brown , Savannah, Georgia

May the angels welcome her to paradise.

- Susan Bunger, Savannah, Georgia

I will never forget the first day I walked into Wanda’s classroom at Thunderbolt Elementary. She was surrounded by her students on the carpet. She was reading to them and teaching them her own special songs to help them learn and retain information. She truly was the most dedicated, engaging, and loving teacher I have ever had the honor of working with. She was not only my colleague but my friend and neighbor. We shared many stories about our children (differences in raising girls and boys), our grandchildren, and life in general. Rest in peace sweet Wanda. Until we meet again.

- Michelle Barrett, Savannah, Georgia

Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We ate so sorry for your loss.

- Jean, Cecil and Noah Medina, Savannah , Georgia

I'm so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

- Jamie Segear, St. Marys, Ga

So, so sorry. We all had many great times together. Great memories.

- Kathy Levy, St Marys, GA

Wanda was a dear friend and next door neighbor for many years. I really enjoyed our back door chats over the years about so many things…flowers, butterflies, kids driving too fast on scooters and golf carts which were among our many conversations. Wanda fought her cancer with bravery and her wonderful spirit. She never complained and was so grateful for the time she was able to share with her family, especially granddaughter and her children. Her love and faith during her long battle was unwavering. I will miss her so much, especially this spring when it’s time to plant my flowers. Sending prayers to her family and friends.

- Kathie Banks, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to Ms. Miller's family. Ms. Miller's taught my daughter and nieces at Thunderbolt elementary. She was a nice a dedicated teacher . Ms. Miller went above and beyond and she encouraged my daughter to participate in a Stem competition ( they placed 3rd) but they wereso excited and I know Ms. Miller was instrumental in their win. I never saw her without a smile on her face. I am glad she is at peace. Rest on Mrs.Miller.

- Keisha Frazier, Savannah , Ga

My deepest condolences to Ms. Miller's family. Ms. Miller's taught my daughter and nieces at Thunderbolt elementary. She was a nice a dedicated teacher . Ms. Miller went above and beyond and she encouraged my daughter to participate in a Stem competition ( they placed 3rd) but they wereso excited and I know Ms. Miller was instrumental in their win. I never saw her without a smile on her face. I am glad she is at peace. Rest on Mrs.Miller.

- Keisha Frazier, Savannah , Ga

I met Wanda the first year I worked in education. She is one of the reasons I decided to become a teacher. She made it look so easy. I am now a retired elementary teacher, and throughout my teaching career, I used the lessons in phonics that Wanda taught me, and my students performed well. She was not just a good teacher to her students; she was a good teacher to other teachers as well.

- Stephanie M Perryman, Columbus, Mrs

I knew Wanda as a child growing up in Olustee. Condolences to the family.

- Anne Lanier, Jacksonville , FL

So Sorry prayers for you and your family's peace and comfort. I always loved Wanda. God Bless

- Billy & Susan Godwin , Sanderson , Fla

Our family was so sorry to hear this. Kenny, we are lifting you and the kids in our prayers today and in the coming weeks.

- Sheryl Brown, Kingsland, Ga

Sorry of Wanda's passing , I am from her home town and no all the family, RIP Wanda

- Gail Daniel's Williams, Olustee, Fla

I am very sorry to hear of this news. Remain strong and know the pain is gone. Mrs. Wanda will be missed but not forgotten.

- Valerie Jelley, Oceanside, CA

My deepest condolences to Wanda’s family. We taught together at St. Mary’s Elementary. Prayers for her family.

- Mary Mccollum, Kingsland , GA

On behalf of our family we extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to The family. Mrs Miller and my mother Worked together and I had the pleasure of knowing her while growing up at St Marys Elementary. We are so sorry to hear of her passing but pray that you find comfort and peace in this difficult time.

- Bessie and Latosha Hubbard Family, Kingsland, Ga

Wanda and I grew up almost within arms reach on most weekends in the summer and on weekends during school times. I remember going to her house and yelling for her Mom to see if she could come out and play. She was such a good friend. I just wish that we had kept closer in touch through the years. God Bless your family.

- Jenny (Hagen) Lorton, Sanderson, FL

Mrs. Miller was my second grade teacher and our dance mom for a few years when I danced with her daughter Jenna. She always had a smile and encouragement for us. My condolences to Kenneth, “baby Mack”, Jenna, Jamie, and Jessica.

- B. Kessler, St Marys, Ga

So sorry to hear of her passing. Wanda was a 1st cousin to my mother Jamie kay walker. She will be missed. Condolences to all the family. Sincerely, John burnett

- John A. Burnett, Chambersberg, PA

Sending our heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family. I'm so glad we were able to reconnect over the last few years. She was a good friend to us and will be missed.

- Malcolm & Felicia Fuller , Kingsland , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200