November 11, 1942 – September 12, 2017
“ For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at the hand,
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept my faith…”
(II Timothy 4:6-7)
Mrs. Ester Louise Miller entered this life on November 11, 1942 in Brenham, Texas to the late Elder Brown, Sr. and Ester Louise Brown. She was the fourth child of eleven children. She attended G.W. Carver High School (Aldine ISD) and later the Vogue School of Cosmetology.
As a young child, Ester was nurtured by loving parents, grandparents and Aunt Helen “Hun” Hutchinson, to name a few. Esther Louise Miller was born to conditions of economic poverty and by America’s standards destined to become a social failure. However, “the village” of relatives, teachers, friends and loved ones embraces her, giving her strong Christian values an uncompromising work ethic, wisdom beyond her years, and unconditional live for humankind.
Esther married the late Roland Jones, Sr. She mothered four children from that union: Rosalind Jones Goudeau, Jacqueline Jones Wiley, Sharon Jones Callis and Roland Jones, Jr. She later married Roy Miller on July 6, 1979. From that union she mothered four children: Christopher Lewis, Major White (Pharm. D.), Roland Wilson and Erica Norris.
As a young adult she worked for Texas Instruments and Ross Hill Industries. Esther worked for Memorial Hermann Hospital System (Greater Heights formerly Northwest Memorial) for nearly 20 years as a Physical Therapist Assistant where she retired in 2001.
Esther from a young age accepted Christ. She was baptized by the late Rev. S. B. Parker of Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She later joined St. Monica Catholic Church, where she was a member for many years. Leaving there, she found a permanent home at Living Word Fellowship Church. She was a faithful and humble member for close to twenty (20) years. She truly loved the Lord. She served on the usher Board even though she suffered chronic back pain. She had a servitude attitude as a “Door Keeper” for the Lord. She loved serving on the different Outreach Ministries that encompassed the Acres Home and surrounding communities. One of those ministries was helping those who required clothing and food. She also served with Comfort and Care Ministry. she loved mailing cards out to those who needed encouragement and prayer. Not to mention sending our a multitude of Birthday and Sympathy cards to the members of her church. Esther was also a member of the Silver Stars Senior Citizen Organization. She enjoyed their outings and frequent getaways. Only failing health kept her form attending church.
Esther was a lover of football! She and her husband were longtime season ticket holders for the Houston Oilers. She enjoyed attending all of her children and grandchildren scholastic events. She was known for her famous sweet potato pies and cornbread dressing. Which she would have to make every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her children jokingly called her the “Mayor of Campinale,” because she was known for “Holding Court” at the Doggy Park. While taking her beloved toy breed dogs, “P.J.” and “Sugar” for their daily walks she became known for her friendly conversations with any and everyone she came into contact with. She was very proud of all her children and grandchildren’s accomplishments, which included: Business Owners, Educators Doctor, Supervisors, Sales, Law Enforcement, and Military. She loved her tablet and even up until the day of her passing she was commenting on some of her family and friends Facebook status updates! She was a master communicator and loved to spread the Good News to whom ever would listen an even those who did not want to listen! She was very straightforward and did not mind telling you exactly what she thought. Everyone who met her will tell you that she loved her family and she stressed education. She never met a stranger.
Mrs. Miller passed the torch to a host of survivors. Rosalind Jones Goudeau(James), Jacqueline Jones Wiley(Otis Sr.) , Sharon Jones Callis (Craig) and Roland Jones, Jr. (Tangela), Christopher Lewis, Dr. Major White (Ray Martin), Ronald Wilson, and Erica Norris all of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Florence Wiggins, Darylene Harrell, and Carylon McFarland all of Houston,TX.; one brother; Malcolm Brown (Blanca); two sister-in-laws: Sylvia Brown (Late Elder Brown Jr.) and Julia Renee Brown(Late John Brown); one aunt; Helen “Hun” Hutchinson, two uncles; John Wesley Brooks and Ollie Frances Brooks all of Houston, TX. She had twelve (12) grandsons and (six) granddaughter; Olivia, Wiley, Brandy Jones, Haven Lewis, Chasity Jones, Brachel Goudeau, and Reagan Lewis, and ten(10) great-grandchildren. Other family members, friends, and all who know her.