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Mother Mae Annie Miller

May 8, 1929 ~ November 26, 2020 (age 91)


Missionary Mother Mae Annie Miller fondly known as “Brady” was born on, May 8, 1929, in Scooba, MS, to the union of the late Willie and Mary E Liza Stidmon. The third child of nine, four proceeded her in death; Three sisters, Willie “Olivia” Spates; Annie Mae Nickerson; and Frances Lipson; and one brother JT Stidmon.

Missionary Mother Mae Annie Miller parents were sharecroppers and worked in the fields picking cotton. She was expected to work and to pick cotton, she was only able to get a six grade education due to the oppression during this time. Her mother would try to help her more but her father enforced no education, fear of what could happen to his family if they were not working productively.

In 1944, Missionary Mother Mae Annie Miller was united in holy matrimony to the late Roosevelt Carter Sr. She had nine children and four proceeded her in death, Nettie Johnson, Eddie Bell, Roosevelt, Jr., and Otis Carter.

In 1953, she decided to start a new journey and moved her family to St. Louis, MO. She was employed at the Normandy Hospital in laundry services and other similar jobs during her time. Eager to finish her education she enrolled in an adult night school where she received a certification of participation.

She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. After moving to St. Louis, Mo she connected with Calvary Baptist Church, Zion Travels Baptist Church/ West End Mt Caramel Baptist and became a member under the leadership of Late Rev Elmer Mitchell. In 1970 wanting to secure her spiritual growth she took her three youngest children to a revival at Elijah Temple Church of God and Christ where she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It was then that she decided to expand her mind with more spiritual growth, she enrolled in a Bible class. She studied the entire Bible in two years. After completion of her class she became a licensed missionary under the Church of God in Christ, Inc.

With Missionary Mother Mae Annie Miller motivation and determination in making a better life not just for her immediate family she also wanted to give her parents, siblings, and extended family the opportunity to experience a better life as well. She coordinated with her parents and siblings Vera and France {Liz} to move to St. Louis. Although they had never left Mississippi they decided to move with all their children. Throughout the years she was very instrumental in making a way for other members of the family to join her in St. Louis, MO with this new found freedom and her desire, her prayer was that her entire family received Christ as their Savior.

In 1974, she joined New Bible Days Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Archbishop Johnny Jones. She served for many years there and held many position; the missionary board, Sunday School Dept, superintendent and teacher, church announcer, supervisor of the children’s choir, and was later appointed to the mother’s board.

In September 1977, she married the late Reverend Isaac Miller, who preceded her in death.

Missionary Mother Mae Annie Miller worked as a Foster grandmother and retired twice. She received the late Nancy Reagan Award for grandmother of the year. The award provided her with an interview with the St. Louis Post Dispatch and a special segment on the evening news with Benita Cornute KTVI Channel 2 new about her life story.

In 2006 Missionary Mother Mae Annie Miller’s youngest daughter and husband started the Healing Water’s Ministry. She joined and served with her daughter as the founding Mother of the Church until her death.

Missionary Mother Mae Annie Miller was a holy and praying woman, she did not believe in slandering people. She taught everything that was of God. She taught the younger women to love their children and husband, be self-controlled, pure, and kind so that the word of God may not be reviled. Titus 2:3-5

She departed this life on Thursday November 26, 2020 at 7:40 pm, Thanksgiving night. She was at home surrounded by her loving family near and far via zoom and cellar devices.

Left to cherish her memories are: four loving daughters- Rose Dixson, Rev. Stella O’Conner, Evang. Audrey (Charles) Graham, and Apostle Kimberly (Pastor Leroy) Applewhite; her baby son- Elder Barrette, Sr (Yolanders) Carter; one daughter in law Terry Carter; thirteen glorious and brilliant grandchildren- Lavalle, Otis, Corey, Kawanda, Cortney, Juwon, Natasha, Keithan (Deanna), Wyniautta (Arthur), Barrette Jr., Candace, Kenneth (Ciera), MarNeekwua (Jamal); 36 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; two brothers-Odie and Mart Lee Stidmon; two sisters Vera (James) Veasley and Sarah (Roosevelt) Creer; a special godson ArchBishop Michael A. {Martha} West and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relative, Healing Water’s Ministry and United In Love Fellowship, other church family and friends.

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 Service Program


December 7, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greater Faith MIssionary Baptist Church
4114 Natural Bridge Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63115

Funeral Service
December 7, 2020

11:00 AM
Greater Faith MIssionary Baptist Church
4114 Natural Bridge Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63115

December 7, 2020

Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens
2000 Pennsylvania
St. Louis, MO 63133

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