A Very Special Day, Indeed
Residents of Savannah Court of Minden were excited to wish a very happy birthday to our dear friend, Evelyn, who turned 102 years young on October 21. Friends and family gathered in our community to celebrate Evelyn and share some good fun and great cake. Hosted by her nieces, Marilyn Miller, Wanda White Fields, and Brenda Miller Reeves, the party was a big hit with both visiting loved ones and residents of the community.
102 Years of Living, So Far
Sally Evelyn Henry was born October 21, 1915, in Heflin Louisiana to M.C. and Nora Fuller Henry. The youngest of four children, Evelyn was raised on a large farm with her two sisters, Mrs. Eunice (C.V.) McCullum and Mrs. Eula (Jack) Stanfield and her brother, Calhoun Henry. As an elementary student, Evelyn attended Adam School, which was located on land donated by her father. After graduating Heflin High School, Evelyn married Floyd (Abe) Miller of Evergreen, a Lieutenant in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
While living in Springhill, LA, Abe worked for International Paper Company, then later as a QC manager for the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant. Evelyn herself worked for 45 years for the West family at West Bros. A loving and caring aunt and uncle to their nieces and nephews of multiple generations, the Millers had no children, but filled their home and hearts with endless love for their family.
Uncle Abe’s Award-Winning Garden
Loved ones always remember the Miller home for Uncle Abe’s award-winning fruit and vegetable garden and the rich aromas which filled the home as they caringly turned hand-sown produce into delicious meals to share. Aunt Evelyn is also known for her sewing abilities, having given much of her free time to doing so for her loved ones.
The couple moved to Minden in the late 1980s, after Abe was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. They remained in their home on Cline Street until his passing in 1996. Evelyn moved to a new home on Louisiana Avenue, where she lived until moving to Savannah Court of Minden in 2008.
A Life of Purpose and Repurposing
A survivor of two World Wars and The Great Depression, Evelyn is known her for uncanny ability to find a practical purpose for just about any household item. She served the Webster Parish Council on Aging’s Senior Citizen Center for many years and, when able, is always willing to lend her spare time to helping someone else in need. Whether it’s sewing, home repairs, or canning fruit from her trees, Sally Evelyn Henry Miller can always be counted on to go the extra mile for her loved ones.