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Maggie Miller

July 20, 1943 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 78)


Margie Ann (Maggie) Miller age 78, of Urbana, Illinois, died peacefully in the arms of her family on Thursday April 28, 2022, after an unforeseen battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was born on July 20, 1943 in White Hall, Illinois to Fred W. and Margaret Atkinson Miller. She was a 1962 graduate of Champaign Central High School. Maggie worked most of her life in Sales and retired from Rogard’s Office Supply, where many of her clients became great friends. She loved her Savior, Jesus Christ with all her heart, soul and mind, and loved sharing her faith with every one she met. Maggie’s passions were, family, Illini Basketball, watching Jeopardy! playing cards, gardening, interior design, and Opera.

Maggie was fiercely devoted to her children, grandchildren, and friends.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was always there when we needed her. Her jewels were her children, her gems were her grandchildren, her treasure was her great-grandchildren. Maggie also had countless friends and was a well loved member of the Champaign-Urbana community. She was a steadfast member of the Vineyard Church where her gifts of mentoring and mothering blessed so many.

Preceding Maggie in death were her father, Fred W. Miller of Denver, CO, her mother, Margaret Atkinson Kimbrell of Mahomet, IL, husband James D. Bell, husband Leon Pickett, her great-grandson, Logan McConnell and a great-granddaughter Elliana Bell. Maggie is survived by her children; Angel Bell Williams (TJ), Andrea Bell Gibson, Jim Bell (Denise), John Bell (Heather), Jeremy Bell (Tanya) and Susan Bell Cutright (Michael), Crystal Pickett Lawhead (Mark), Lisa Pickett Luckett (John), as well as her 17  grandchildren, Whitney Williams, Heather Williams Russell (Austin), Courtney Williams, Tyler Williams, Nicholas Gibson (Louise), Aleasha Gibson Rivers (Tyrone), Nathaniel Gibson, Angelina Gibson Jones (Gabe), Brandon Bell (Cassie), Devon Bell (Juliana) Kathryn Bell, Kaitlyn Bell, Austin Bell, Kailey Bell Lack (Arnold), Clayton Bell, Conner Bell, Corey Bell, Bryan Cutright, Drake Cutright and Myles Cutright along with 15 great-grandchildren and countless “adopted” children who meant the world to her. Also surviving is her brother, Chad Miller (Janine) of Lakewood, CO. and her sister, Mary Kimbrell Hardenbrook of Champaign IL.

Maggie’s wish was for any memorial contributions be made to the Vineyard Care Center 1500 N. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana IL. 61801

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 5th 2022 from 4-7pm at The Vineyard Church 1500 N. Lincoln Ave. in Urbana, IL 61801. Maggie’s service will be held on Friday, May 6th at 11am at The Vineyard Church. Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will hold a burial at a later date.

Please join her family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com

The family has entrusted Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 710 N. Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820 with her services.

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May 5, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vineyard Church
1500 N Lincoln ave
Urbana,, il 61801

Funeral Service
May 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Vineyard Church
1500 N Lincoln ave
Urbana,, il 61801

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