Deloria Earline (Butler) Miller

November 17, 1930 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 90)


"Kind Spirit and Nursing Trailblazer" 

Ms. Deloria Butler Miller, 90, was born in Albany, Georgia to the late Kate Bowden Garner and Otis Butler.  She joined the ranks of the immortal on Monday, October 4, 2021. 

She was educated in the Dougherty County School System in Albany, Georgia, and a graduate of Monroe High School Class of 1949.  Deloria was a dedicated member of the Eureka Missionary Baptist Church.

She was an alumnus of Tuskegee Institute, and later received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Grady Nursing School (Atlanta, GA) in 1954. Her journey in nursing provided the opportunity to extend patient care in the following healthcare systems: Grady Memorial Hospital ( Atlanta, GA ), The Medical Center of Central Georgia (Macon, GA), Albany Naval Air Station ( Albany, GA), Phoebe Putney Hospital (Albany, GA), Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center ( Atlanta, GA),  Fulton County Public Health (Atlanta, GA), State of Georgia - Department of Human Resources Mental Health Center, Southwest Georgia Public Health -  Family Planning (Albany, GA). She was a trailblazer in her field. In 1954, she was one of the first four African American Nurses on staff at Phoebe Putney Hospital.

She was also a member of the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority and elected as Ms. National Tuskegee Alumni, and retired after 40 years of Nursing.

Deloria's legacy will forever be cherished by her loving son, William H. Miller; grandson, Harrison R. Miller; brother; sisters; cousins, and extended family.  

Because of her caring and dedication throughout the Albany Community, Deloria cultivated meaningful relationships with colleagues and developed many friendships along the continuum of her career and retirement that will always be remembered and remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.  

In lieu of flowers make donations to the Alzheimer's Association @ or call 1-800-272-3900 and Phoebe Golden Key c/o Phoebe Putney Hospital 317 W. Third Avenue Albany, GA 31701.

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Graveside Service
October 9, 2021

12:00 PM
Union Memorial Park Cemetery
1100 South McKinley Street
Albany, GA 31701

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