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Linda Miller

July 7, 1961 — January 1, 2021

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”

Romans 14:7-8

We pause today to pay tribute to our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.  Linda Gail Cummings Miller was born on July 7, 1961 in Douglas, Georgia.  She departed this life on January 1, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.  Gail was proceeded in death by her father Rev. Willie Jack Cummings, her mother Walter Mable Fussell Cummings, her oldest brother Jack Earl Cummings, and her youngest sister Cheryl Angela Cummings.

Gail was acquainted with Christ at a very young age.  With her vivacious personality she became a member of the Hightower Memorial Temple Choir #2. During that time, they were arguably known to be the most influential choir throughout the local and surrounding counties. Later Gail became acquainted with Resurrection Baptist Church of San Antonio TX. As a military spouse she continued in her roots by joining the choir at several military installations.

Gail was a native of Douglas, Georgia and graduated from Coffee High School in 1979.  She was a member of the Coffee High School Band where she played the flute.  She graduated consecutively St. Phillips College; St. Mary’s University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.  She was employed for several years with the San Antonio Independent School District before finding her niche as a Special Education Teacher with the Heritage Academy Charter School System.

A devoted member of the Bexar Area Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, she exemplified their ideals and basic principles of scholarship, public service, and sisterhood. Gail was instrumental in registering new voters in both the 2016 and 2020 Presidential Elections. Symbolic to an elephant’s uplifted trunk, she will be remembered most for her divine strength and determination.

Gail’s main hobbies were scrapbooking, crafting, and photography.  It was especially important that she personalized gifts.  Gail meticulously spent countless hours creating memorable keepsakes.  To be noted, Gail was also a lover of the visual arts.  She was a remarkable cultivated collector in African American artistry.

Gail embraced her gift of compassion by caring for others during their personal battles with illness.  She enjoyed hosting gatherings for family, friends, and coworkers. She was certainly a social butterfly, very easy-going, and well known for her vibrant energy and lively humor. Gail was always the life of the party.

She leaves to cherish her memory, A loving and devoted husband:  Dr. James “Jim” Miller of San Antonio, TX; Four children: Cheryse Miller and Cheryl Miller both of Austin, TX, Dale Louder Jr. and Angel (Timothy)Louder both of San Antonio, TX.  Six grandchildren:  De’Angelique Louder, Sanya Louder, Addison Louder-King, Carrington Powell, Devin Harper and Chrystan Louder; A mother-in-love:  Mrs. Connie Miller; Siblings:  Willie Carl Cummings of Fernandina, FL, Brenda (Jerome) Simpson of Douglas, GA, Walter (Jewel) Cummings of Decatur, GA and Glenda Cummings of Douglas, GA; Brother-in-law:  Steve Miller of Wilberforce , OH, Karl Miller of Albuquerque, NM, Donnie Miller of Louisville, KY; Sister-in-law: Karen Lee of Atlanta, GA; A special niece:  Tamela Anderson, Atlanta, GA; Four uncles;  Willie James Fussell, Eugene (Barbara) Cummings, Joel (Linda) Cummings, Sandy (Isabella) Cummings; Six aunts:  Jean Dunlap, Agnes Coleman, Ida Young, Cora Staten, Sarah Hudson and Carolyn Dennard; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Visitation will be held from 4:00PM - 8:00PM on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Schertz Funeral Home Chapel.


Schertz Funeral Home
  • 2217 FM 3009
    Schertz, TX 78154
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