LaVerne Miller


LaVerne June Miller was born November 24th, 1945, in Columbus, Ohio to Robert H. Goins and Grace L. (Wade) Goins. She went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday June 8th, 2022, at her home. LaVerne attended Columbus Public Schools- Central High School. She received her GED in 2001. She attended Columbus State College to become a Parole Officer. LaVerne was employed by Sears Roebuck and Company, earning top salesperson. She was forced to retire due to health issues. LaVerne was the last of Grace and Robert 13 children to earn her wings.

From early childhood LaVerne attended Sunday School and church here at the Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith. She was baptized and filled the Holy Ghost. She went on to teach Sunday School and Children’s church, cook for Vacation Bible School and was a driver of the Church vans. LaVerne would hold bible study in her home. She loved to spread the Gospel of Jesus to anyone that would listen. Jehovah Witness was no match for her by the time they left, most would be converted.

In Laverne’s spare time, she was an avid reader, Bible Thumper, crossword, and word search puzzle specialist. She loved fishing, camping, picnics and spending time with her children, grand and great grandchildren, and her dog Bella. If you walked into LaVerne’s home, you would know she admired various figurines of church members, Angels, and black statuettes. Her favorite saying was, “Sit down, everybody seen you”. She was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be loved and missed by all.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her father, Robert H. Goins; mother, Grace Goins; husband, Delbert L. Miller; son, Alfred T, Goins; grandson, Alfred T, Haynes; granddaughter, Tiana Haynes; brother, Theodore Brown; and sisters, Janet Goolsby, Shirley Lovings, Phyllis Goins, Shardine Whitfield, Patricia Steele, and Norma Wilson.

LaVerne leaves to cherish her memories, sons, Ricky Goins, Delbert Miller, Maurice (Robin) Miller, and Vern Miller; daughters, LaDonna Miller and Barbara (Gerald) Link; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, all of Columbus, Ohio, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and extended family; favorite cousin, Christine Broadus; and best friends, Fairby Foster, Debbie Mosley, Beverly Walker, and Bella her dog.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Church of Christ Apostolic Faith, 1200 Brentnell Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  2. My condolences and deepest sympathies for the family and praying for healing and comfort I love y’all

  3. Nava White (Craig Moten Jr's. sister)

    My deepest condolences to the Miller family, my prayers and sympathy to you all.

  4. Linda green and family

    I love this family with all my heart ❤️ alway

  5. Alyssa Miller

    Cousins I’m so sorry. My deepest condolences. Love and the Lord’s peace to you and the family.

  6. Angela Packer

    My Condolences to The Miller Family, May the Sweet Memories comfort you during this time of grieving. Angela Packer

  7. I want to extend my condolences to you and the family. May you look to the heavens with a smile on your face and know that you have an Angel watching over you. ❤️ Praying for the strength of each and every one of you.

  8. Shirlene Ann Lovings

    Aunt Laverne,
    Although you are in Heaven now
    You are not that far away our hearts are full of memories and your with us everyday you lived your life with meaning and witha smile upon your face. A world that was full of happiness is now a empty place and people often say only time will heal broken hearts but just like me and you it has been torn apart. I know you’re are at peace now and at a place where you are free just me us at the pearly gates when Heaven calls for me.
    Always Annie

  9. Brandon T. Carter

    To the Miller Family,
    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. May it be of comfort to know that you are thought of and prayed for during your time of bereavement.
    As you have returned your mother back to our Lord’s care, may He give you peace and His ultimate care.
    Hold to the beautiful memories of a life well lived and well loved. Look to the hills for strength and lean on family and friends to be of support.
    Prayers of Peace & Comfort,
    Brandon and Family

  10. May the God of All Comforts comfort and blanket all of you with His LOVE!
    Praying for your family with sincere Love

  11. To the family of Mrs Laverne, sending hugs and prayers to comfort you all at this difficult time

    The Waltons
    Sherry, Terhon, Tanei, Ronx2 and kids
    Love Y’all

  12. My condolences to the Miller’s family…R.I.H. Ms.LaVerne( Bolivar Arms Mom)

  13. Pastor Mamie Wilson

    My condolences to the family. Praying that the God of all comfort will comfort you and bring peace in your heart, now and through the days ahead. Pastor Mamie Wilson

  14. Kenyetta Phillips

    May God Comfort The Family At This Time ILove Yall

  15. India Maben & Family

    Our condolences to the Miller Family. We pray for strength, peace and understanding . May memories comfort you during this time. We love you all !

  16. Tracey Johnson

    To Vern and the Miller Family:
    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Mom Miller on a few occasions. While we know she is in a better place; we also know the huge void she is leaving behind. I pray God’s comfort and strength during this difficult time. Love you and I am here for you.

  17. Barbara Miller- Link

    Mom i am going to miss our talks and our Bible thumping. I know you were tired of that body and wanted to be set free. Now you have a body not built with man’s hands. God has set you free and who HE sets free is free indeed! I love you ❤️ and will always cherish our talks and fun times. I love you with all my heart!

  18. Love you all sending Prayers May God comfort the Entire Family …. To be absent from the body is to present with the Lord

  19. Brenda Martin & Family

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to Vern and the entire family!

  20. Dear Cousins,

    Please accept my sincere condolences. This is particularly hard. I am really going to miss talking to Aunt Laverne.

  21. Joan Martin Smith

    I am so sorry for your loss. My Family sends Prayers and Love to your Family. I know you will miss her. She is with God now. With Sincere Love, the Smith Family, (Fitts/Edds Family).

  22. LaTisha Head n Family ❤️


  23. Dee Dee Wade and Kenny Wade

    My prayers are with you all.

  24. Brenda C Jennings - Burrell

    May God surround this family with his grace and mercy. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!

  25. love you granny . ❤️

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