The descendants of West and Lillie Miller held a family reunion last weekend in Ludowici.
According to family matriarch Frances Daly, who is the youngest daughter of the Millers, the event was held at her grandson Jerome Spaulding’s home. The reunion began Friday and lasted until 11 p.m. Saturday.
She said that over 200 family members and friends attended.
Claudean Williams emceed the event and sang with Pamela Williams for the family on Saturday. Daly said family members came from all over the country, including from Brooklyn, New York, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Daly said her parents met in the early 1900s and were married after a romantic courtship. She said her mother was a wonderful cook who specialized in preparing streak-of-lean fatback, and her father always was a hard worker.
In 1925, Daly said, her parents moved to Ludowici and her father worked part-time for Carl Ludowici in his tile mill. The Millers had 11 children; in addition to Frances, there was Decar, Roser Lee, Corine, Zilphia, Teretha, Inell, Ulceysees, Lucille, Loyd and Walter.
Daly said that her parents were Godly people who always tried to live a life honoring Jesus Christ.
“They always had God guide them in their lives, and they were filled with God’s blessings,” she said.
Daly said that even though all her siblings have passed away, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren make up part of the Miller family tree. She said that there are over 40 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 60 great-great grandchildren living today.
Daly said planning the reunion was a blessing and an event no one will forget.
“I mean it was beautiful. It was huge. I wouldn’t have had it no other way,” she said. “I appreciate all who came, and words of thanks from my grandson, Jerome Spaulding, also are expressed.”