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Obituary: Billie Rae Miller

Billie Rae Miller, 33, of Laurium passed away on January 1st giving birth to her daughter Eris Aurelius Miller. Billie was born on Dec. 2, 1984 to Laura & Bill Miller (deceased). Billie was adventurous, full of spunk, had a vivid imagination, and enjoyed pushing things to the limit. She lived life to the fullest: setting goals and fulfilling many of her dreams. She had the desire to excel and was a strong-willed ambitious person from her first job on a paper route at age 10 to ownership of Billie Rae Miller (rental) Properties acquired in 2017.

Billie was a honor graduate of Calumet High School class of 2003. She was awarded a ROTC Army scholarship to Northern Michigan University and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude.

On October 13, 2016, she married Charles (Chuck Hill) Miller. They enjoyed dancing, karaoke, movie nights, video gaming, getting tattoos, shopping at Goodwill, Taco Bell, long walks, and helping others.

Eris Aurelius, daughter of Billie and Chuck Miller, was born on January 1st at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. She was the spitting image of her lovely mother. We were blessed to spend time with her at Aspirus and at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids until her passing on January 10th.

Billie leaves behind her husband Charles (Hill) Miller, beloved mother Laura Miller, sister Loralee Miller (Josh Kocjan), grandmother Catherine Lee, Art Limback who was like a step-dad to her, in-laws Jeff and Connie Hill, her fat cat Xena, many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Baby Eris is also survived by those mentioned above. Billie will be remembered for her beautiful smile and eyes, her humor, her mischievousness, her kindness, her tattoos, her stubbornness, her ability to discuss any topic, her mentoring, and her strength to work with the challenges in her life.

Visitation will take place at the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. A memorial service begins at 6:30 pm at the funeral home, with a celebration of Billie and Eris’ lives to follow at the Siskiwit Reception Hall.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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