Frances Elizabeth Miller


Frances Elizabeth (Peery) Miller, a beloved resident of Columbus, Ohio, peacefully departed this world on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the age of 94. She was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, on June 5th, 1929, to the proud parents Charles and Rozella Peery.

Frances received her education in her hometown of Bluefield, West Virginia, and went on to pursue her dreams at Winston Salem University, where she dedicated herself to the noble path of teaching. During her time there, she became a cherished member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, forging bonds that would last a lifetime.

Frances was a paragon of generosity, her heart brimming with love and compassion. She never missed an opportunity to celebrate life’s special moments, whether it was a birthday, holiday, or any other occasion. Her love and care knew no bounds.

Her greatest source of pride and joy in life were her children and grandchildren, who she nurtured and cherished with unwavering devotion.

Frances was preceded in death by her beloved William Richardson and Thurman “Bill” Miller. She leaves behind a legacy of love and a family who adored her. She is survived by her loving and dedicated daughter, Courtney Helm, along with her grandchildren Ania Helm and Guy Helm Jr., as well as her (step-son) Bryon Richardson and his children Tiara, Jevon, and Bryon Richardson Jr. She also leaves behind a wide circle of family and friends who will forever hold her memory dear.

In her leisure time, Frances found immense pleasure in reading, shopping, and traveling, her interests flowing seamlessly in no particular order. Her zest for life and her enduring spirit will be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Frances’ presence enriched the lives of those around her, and her memory will continue to warm our hearts.

Visitation is at 10:00am, Service is at 11:00am, at The Chapel of Peace East, Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Location is 5456 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43232.
Burial to be held at Glen Rest Cemetery at 12:30, Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Location is 8029 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Mrs. Sandra J Leatherbury

    My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to all the family of my beloved cousin Frances Miller. Losing a loved one is never easy, and I hope you find solace in the cherished memories you shared. May the hope of her being in the arms of Jesus bring some comfort and peace during the grieving process.

  2. John Merchant-Smith

    It was a privilege growing up next door to Mrs. Miller. She was a fine family Lady and Neighbor.

  3. Carol D Peery Ayers, Randy, Ryan and Cameron Ayers

    My deepest sympathy to our family on the loss of Aunt Frances. We haven’t lived in Columbus for a very long time and I regret not staying in touch with you all. My father Charles Jr loved his sister very much. Thank you for the lovely video you shared. May God bless you all and keep you during this difficult time.
    Love you all!

  4. Farewell Mother Miller,To the family May the Lord give you grace and strength in this season of transitioning .Isiah 46:4,Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he,Who will sustain you.I have made you and I will carry you!

  5. Bunchy (Rollin) & Grace

    Courtney and Bryon,
    Your mother, Frances will forever be in our hearts! Always had a welcoming smile or voice whenever you called or saw her. I must say that we experienced her timely birthday cards for nearly thirty years as well as holiday greetings. She will be missed .

  6. Faith Ministries Church

    Bro Bryon and Family
    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of your Mother and the love of family surround you and give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Only God can know what you are feeling in your heart now, and only He can restore your spirit. Although we are saddened by your loss-we celebrate the wonderful life of your loved one.

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