Gary Charles Miller

Gary Charles Miller, 79, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2023, surrounded by loved ones at his residence in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Born in Many, Louisiana, Gary called many places home including France, Texas, California, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Hawaii, Italy, Qatar, Colombia, and most recently, Michigan.

Gary served in the Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He later became an employee of the federal government with focus on budget and finance. Gary worked and lived in various areas of the world. It was in Saudi Arabia that he met his dear wife of 34 and a half years, Annabelle (nee Balaoing) who he would soon marry in Bickenbach, Germany. Together, they worked, travelled and lived. After Gary retired 2003, they settled down in a home in Hawaii. After 3 years, however, they moved to Naples, Italy, Doha, Qatar, Bogota, Colombia and eventually moved back to their home in Hawaii in 2015. While Hawaii was their home, they continued to travel the world with frequent visits to Gary’s son Jefferson in Texas.

In July 2022, Gary and Annabelle left their piece of paradise to settle in Michigan, to be surrounded by multiple family members. However, their plans were blind-sided after Gary was shortly diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Gary valiantly faced the diagnosis as he always does any challenge…with optimism, strength and faith until the very end as he wasn’t going to pass on without a fight. He passed with his son, Jefferson of Texas and his dear Annabelle at his bedside, the two most important people in his life.

He is preceded in death by his father, Howard Miller, mother Lela Belle Miller and sibling, Harold David Miller. He is survived by his dear wife Annabelle, his loving son Jefferson of Schertz, TX and his brother, Glynne of California, many nieces, nephews and many in-laws who thought so highly of him.

A chapel service will be held on January 28, 2023 at 10:00 am, at the Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan. Guests are welcome to arrive beginning at 9:45 am.  Services will be live-streamed on the Gramer Funeral Home Facebook page:

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  1. Phil & Deborah Starr

    You are in our prayers..,

  2. My prayers and thoughts are with the Miller family.

  3. Dearest Annabelle, my deepest condolences. My heart aches when I think of you losing the love of your life. Gary was a wonderful man. Hold on to memories of your beautiful love and life together for comfort – you know that he will always be with you, another angel watching over you. Gary will mend your heart with your memories together. I pray God grants you strength to overcome this with time. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Always, Mae xx

  4. Dearest friend Annabelle,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family . Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
    You will always be in our prayers and May God gives you peace and comfort at this challenging time.
    May God grant Gary eternal peace.

    Take care and God Bless.
    Edwin and Prescy

  5. Dearest Annabelle,

    My prayers are with you for comfort during this very difficult time. May it help comfort you to know that Gary impacted so many of us in so many ways. Our Eskan family shared laughter, challenges, and each other for many years. I have only fond memories and wish him peace. May God Bless him, you, and all of those who are grieving his loss. Much love, Tina AlSadhan

  6. Cherryl Schultz

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy at this sad time.
    May Gary sleep in Eternal Peace.

  7. My ever dearest best friend Belle,
    In this time of sadness, praying for God’s comfort be with you and the whole family and loving friends; be strong and take courage, God is always with you, God bless.

  8. My prayers are with you and your family Jefferson. Your father raised a very loving, kind and respectful young man. God bless you and yours.

  9. Your father lived a beautiful life Jefferson my friend. I will pray for you and your family, and know that your father will be with you always to guide you. May God bless your family and you.

  10. Harry and Cindy

    Many memories of Gary during our time together at OPM SANG in Saudi. Our Friday Morning Morale Group will always be thankful for the effort he expended on their behalf and how he was totally dedicated to serving the program and his family. His selfless efforts will always be remembered.

  11. Ted and Emmie Delosreyes

    Our Dear Annabelle,
    May the Lord help you to find the path of peace in this time of sorrow and may the love of God and the caring presence of family and friends comfort you always. 🙏❤️

  12. Our dear Annabelle,
    May the Lord help you to find the path of peace in this time of sorrow and may the love of God and the caring presence of family and friends comfort you always.

    Ted and Emmie

  13. Mary Beth Martin

    Dear Annabelle,

    The world is a little dimmer without Gary in it. May your faith and the memory of your love keep him alive in your heart.

    Dave, Mary Beth and Michael

  14. Mary Beth Martin

    Dear Annabelle,

    I shall always treasure my memories of such a wonderful man. May your faith and the memory of your love keep him alive in your heart.

    Dave, Mary Beth and Michael

  15. Dear Annabelle and Jeff. Jennifer and I are praying for comfort and peace

    Phil and Jennifer McClain

  16. My dearest Annabelle, my prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Rest in eternal repose with our Lord, Gary. You will be missed but will be remembered with love always. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Love always.

  17. Tonya L Wilkinson

    Annabelle, my heart-felt sorrow for your loss. I feel it very deeply and grieve with you. Gary was one of the most special people I know and there are no words to express how incredible the two of you were together and what all you gave to everyone. I appreciate you both staying in touch over all these years, sharing your life and journeys through Facebook, and remaining a part of mine and my children’s lives. Praying for you and your family and blessings for Gary, may he rest in peace.

  18. My deepest condolences to Jeff and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Luz Helena Nariño Ojeda

    Dear Mrs.Anabelle, my condolences on your loss…Mr Miller is always in my heart. It has been not only a pleasure but an honor to meet him. Nice memories , always thinking and taking care of you, helping others, and his infinity love for our beloved Fluffy.
    He is now on peace, looking over you for sure.
    Always in my heart, with you in this sad moment, his absence is his presence.
    Good bless you,
    Luz Helena

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