Cornelia June Rogers Miller obituary

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Cornelia June Rogers Miller obituary

Cornelia June Rogers Miller died in February this year, but she has since become a bit famous. Her obituary was published in June in the Cherokee Scout paper in Murphy, North Carolina. The original has since been updated to something a little more sedate, but the internet keeps receipts.

The original obit has gone viral and we can see why.  It starts off (sort of) normally…

Cornelia June Rogers Miller, born June 12, 1934, in Morton, Miss., left us on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. She died alone after a long battle with drug addiction and depression.

She resided in Gainesville, Fla., and spent summers in Murphy until she, with her husband and son, moved to High Springs, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Robert William Miller, 86; and her son, Robert William Miller, 62, who lives at home. She also is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Miller and Suzanne Amos. Each child had three children, brighter and more attractive than the generation before them. All nine are a testimony to a life well lived. Of the nine grandchildren, there are six great-grandchildren and two in the making.

We are thankful for the life that was issued forth because of June. We wish she could have appreciated the abundance of life she was given.

Okay, so she had some problems, but don’t we all? We’re all about honesty… but then the obit really lets rip.

Drugs were a major love in her life as June had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life.

Please let June Miller’s life be a cautionary tale. Addiction and hatred are no es bueno for the living. We speak for the majority of her family when we say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed, and there will be no lamenting over her passing.

Her family will remember June, and amongst ourselves we will remember her in our own way, which were mostly sad and troubling times throughout the years. We may have some fond memories of her, and perhaps we will think of those times, too.

But we truly believe at the end of the day all of us will really only miss what we never had – a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

We hope she is finally at peace.

As for the rest of us left behind, we hope this is the beginning of a time of healing and learning to be a family again.

There will be no service, no prayers and no closure for the family she spent a lifetime tearing apart. We cannot come together in the end to see to it that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren can say their goodbyes. Her legacy is written.

So, we say here for all of us, “Goodbye, Mom.”


Her son Robert Miller said he wasn’t sure who wrote it and suspected it might be one of the sisters. He told News Channel 9 that “the whole this is just sad”, adding that she was a “loving, generous woman.

Robert accused one of his sisters of being behind the obit, but they denied it.

Family feud level: advanced.