A Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Eartha Mae Brookins Miller of Tampa,FL who passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Greater Mt. Carmel AME Church, 4209 N. 34th Street, Tampa, FL 33610, Pastor R.A. Polk, officiating. The interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Eartha was born July 10, 1927 to the late Dell M. Brookins and Willie B. Brookins in Tampa, FL. Eartha was educated in the schools of Hillsborough County and graduated from Middleton High School. She was employed by Maas Brothers Department Store for over 40 years. After retiring she volunteered to work for Big Brothers and Sisters, where she was later recognized as Big Sister of the year. She was a foster grandparent and enjoyed cooking, helping others and working in the yard. Sis. Miller was a lifelong member of the Greater Mt. Carmel AME Church with Rev. R.A. Polk as pastor. She was an active member of the Usher Board, Trustee, Choir, Lay Organization and the Willing Work Group. Sis. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Willie C. Miller; father, Dell N. Brookins; mother, Willie B. Brookins; son, Samuel Thomas; brothers, Samuel Howell and Dr. James O.  Brookins, Sr. and sister, Althea Hill. She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories with her devoted son, Willie Miller (Dawn); devoted daughter, Curtis Porter-Pinchen (Albert); sister-in-law, Evelyn Brookins; grandchildren, Joyce Mitchell (Harold), Sandra Thomas, Larry Hall, Samuel Thomas (Felicia), Keith Miller, April Anderson, Volya Helm (Kevin), Erika T. Miller, Vyron R. Miller, Anya Bienemy (Lee), Aryl Starks (Michael), Brandon Miller, Shavonne Roberts and Sherene Davis (Ronnie); nieces, Barbara Hills and Carol Brookins-Ash; nephews, Dr. James O. Brookins, Jr. (Sandra), Donald Brookins, Ronald Brookins, Dwight Brookins (Cherika) and  Roger Kirk (Brenda); a host of  cousins, other relatives and friends; special friend, Sis. Verdell Rogers and her Mt. Carmel Church Family. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, March 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

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