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Mary "Adez" Miller

October 11, 1917 ~ June 17, 2018 (age 100)

Mary Adez McDade Miller, everyone knew her as Adez, of Warsaw, Indiana went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Grace Village Health Care of Winona Lake, Indiana at the age of 100 and a half.

She was born in Selma, Alabama on October 11, 1917 to Thomas Calhoun McDade and Olive Estelle (Dancy) McDade while Tom was working with the L&N Railroad.

Shortly after her birth the family moved back to Crestview, Florida where she was raised. She later moved to West Palm Beach, Florida.  Adez went to work in Pensacola, Florida for Walgreens on and off until her retirement in 1980.  She moved to Warsaw, Indiana to be with her daughter.  Adez loved dancing and she and her sister had a vaudeville act. An advit animal lover she also had a pet baby alligator until it bit her mother on the nose, but always had many other animals.  She lived a long life and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She never met a stranger.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter: Belinda (husband Mikko ) Matero (Warsaw, Indiana); son: James Miller (Cleveland, North Carolina); step-daughter: Susan (husband Jack) Van Ord (Cantonment, Florida); and her step-son: James (wife Peggy) Johnson (Old Town, Florida and Mountain City, Tennessee).   Also surviving is a special niece: Meda Mae (husband Cody) Trent (Crestview, Florida); grandchildren: Carol (husband Frederick) McGhee, Charles Durell, Lynette Roberts, Gwynn Johnson, Cynthia Pailthorpe, Jamie Rene (husband David) Storie, Jason Miller; 13 great-grandhildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 6 great nieces and nephews; and 8 great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Meda (husband Hubert) Carver) (Crestview, Florida) , Carlie (husband Stanley) (West Palm Beach, Florida) and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brackney Funeral Services Chapel, 480 East James Lee Boulevard, Crestview, Florida.  There will be an hour of calling for friends and family to gather from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow with a graveside service at Old Bethel Cemetery in Crestview Florida.  Local arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

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