Janet Whitson Miller

May 13, 1955 ~ April 24, 2018

Born in: Kingsport, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Janet Whitson Miller, 62, entered the gates of her heavenly home on Tuesday April 24, 2018, after a two-year courageous battle with cancer. Born Janet Elaine Whitson on May 13, 1955, she was the daughter of Edward C. Whitson and Doris Yelton Whitson. She was preceded in death by her father; and is survived by: her mother; husband of 31 years, William A. Miller, of the home; brother, Ed Whitson; sister, Teresa King and husband Steve King; nephews and nieces, Chuck Whitson, Heather Whitson Buck and husband Trey Buck, Laurel Buck, Jonathan King and wife Sarah King, Lauren King; and several aunts and uncles. Janet was a graduate of Daniel Boone High School, where she was a member of the National Championship Boonette Precision Drill Team. After spending 2 years at ETSU, Janet began her working career at Home Federal Savings and Loan, where she worked for 15 years and became the first female loan officer in the organization. After leaving Home Federal, she began her life-long dream of remodeling, decorating and flipping homes, where she developed the attitude that you will never have to work a day in your life if you love what you are doing. Janet was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, and was also a member of the United Emmaus Community, where she served on several teams, as well as, the Kiros Prison Ministry. With her spiritual gift of mercy, she had a love and compassion for family friends and strangers alike. She had served on the Board of Girls, Inc, and had chaired 5 of the organization?s annual garden parties. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her daily Bible readings and studies and was an inspiration to all who knew her. A special thanks to: Dr. Eugene Ahn and his staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Dr. Douglas Johnson and staff at the Ingram Cancer Center at Vanderbilt; Dr. Charles Famoyin and staff at Quality of Life, in Johnson City, for the care provided over the past two years; special friend and caregiver, Cecilia Bulla; special friend and prayer warriors, Jim and Elaine Hooker; her loving cousin, Marsha Randolph; as well as all of her family and friends on Facebook that have been praying for her the past 2 years. The family of Janet Miller will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM Friday, April 27, 2018, at Morris-Baker. A celebration of Janet's life will follow at 1:30 PM with Pastors Roy Yelton and Randy Hensley officiating. Active pallbearers will be: Chuck Whitson, Mitch Cox, John Sanders, Wayne Blickenbeckler, Steve Fox, and Chip Herndon. A committal service will be held at Roselawn Memory Gardens at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Janet?s memory to Coalition for Kids, Inc., 2423 Susannah St., Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be shared with the Miller family via www.morrisbaker.com.

Memories Timeline


  1. Anonymous says:

    Bill it was my privilege to work with Janet on walks in the Emmaus Community. She was joy filled with the Holy Spirit. May that same Spirit bring you comfort.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fly high with the angels Janet, you are pain free! Love and prayers to Bill and the Whitson family.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dear Billy: I am so sorry for your loss for I know that loss is very hard. You go way back with Janet. I remember when you guys first met and dated and you both are a beautiful couple. I just wanted to share my condolences to you and your family on the loss of Janet. with love, Yvette and family.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Janet was at our House growing up with my sister Debbie Sells Nevels and went to school with us. They lived over the hill from our house and always Enjoyed seeing her and her laugh.Prayers for all the family. So sorry to hear her passing but know she is in Heaven with her dad. Praying for comfort Chris Carol Sells Carter Boones Creek

  5. Anonymous says:

    Remembering all the sweet times we had serving together, conversations about our Lord, and fun times of fellowship with a special group of friends. Your family is in our prayers.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Remembering all the sweet times we had serving together, conversations about our Lord, and fun times of fellowship with a special group of friends. Your family is in our prayers.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Janet was a beautiful and Godly woman. May God’s peace be with all of you. Debbie Benson Smith

  8. Anonymous says:

    Bill, We are so sorry to hear about your lovely wife. You and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Anonymous says:

    She will be missed. I truly liked her in school.So sorry to the family for your loss. But she is in no pain no more.She was a true friend.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Sweet Janet! I will always cherish your tears, your heart to love, and the laughter we shared working for Jesus together. Well done, good and faithful servant who touched everyone’s life who had privilege to meet you/know you. Your riches are now in glory! Can’t wait to see you there! Love and hugs!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for your loss. We keep you all in my prayers.

  12. Anonymous says:

    We never got to meet Janet; she sure is a beautiful lady. Please let us do anything we can for you. We were out of town last week when we got the news. Thinking of you often –your neighbors.

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