A private family service celebrating the life of Margaret O’Callaghan Miller Miller, 84, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at North MS Medical Center. She was born Sept. 1, 1935 in Fairfield to William and Elizabeth Hitt O’Callaghan. She married Herman “Boyce” Miller on July 14, 1950, and they were inseparable for 67 years until his death on April 16, 2018. She missed him so and was ready to be with him again. She was a loving wife and mother. She was a dedicated member of Gumtree Presbyterian Church. She retired from Sears at age 55. She and her husband retired on the same day. They enjoyed traveling to Panama City, Fla. several times a year, staying at the Americana for a month in the fall, and meeting as many as 84 friends from all over the country. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She loved to sew and paint, and host family and friends. She was an avid believer of family history and always had stories of days gone by. was held Monday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Charles Covington officiating. Burial was in Tupelo Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Boyce and her brother, Buddy. Survivors include her two daughters, Penny Johns (Gerald) and Connie Morgan, all of Tupelo; sister, Billie Faye Mackey of Saltillo; three grandchildren, Scottie Johns (Cory) of Dacula, Ga., Katie Bates (David) of Sherman, and Callie Berryhill of Tupelo; three great-grandchildren, Spence Johns and Grayson Johns of Dacula, Ga., and Ava Bates and Adaline Bates of Sherman. Pallbearers were David Bates, Wesley Burks, and Steve Vinson. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Mackey, Danny Mackey and Mark O’Callaghan. Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors.com. The service may be viewed by going to hollandfuneraldirectors.com/livestreaming.
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