Miller, Connie Sue (Wallace)

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July 9, 1955 - November 30, 2018

Miller, Connie Sue (Wallace)

Connie Miller, 63, went to heaven on Friday morning, November 30, 2018.  She was at home in Carrollton, Texas, when she passed away after a long fight against cancer.

Connie was born in Lima, Ohio to Charles and Betty Wallace.  She was frequently tormented by her older brother, Bill, but always wanted to do what Bill was doing.  After graduating from Elida High School, she graduated from The Ohio State University in Music Education.  If you recall the 1977 Orange Bowl halftime, Connie was the (only) female trumpet player.  After graduation came several jobs as a music teacher, some instrumental and some in elementary music, with a long break to be at home with her two fun children.  For the last 13 years, Connie and the thousand Kent Elementary students in her classes have entertained, with the kids usually not recognizing that the fun things they were doing were part of the curriculum.  Parents witnessed tremendous musical performances, as Connie transformed chaos into creativity.

Before Connie attended Ohio State, her brother Bill became friends with Mark Miller.  While Mark was away in the military, Bill started dating Mark’s sister, Barb, who also was rooming with Connie in college.  Bill married Barb.  Seeing the pattern, Mark and Connie followed suit in 1978.  That arrangement worked out tremendously for Mark and Connie, who had two terrific children, Megan and Eric.  Megan (Jeff Ginn) now lives in Carrollton, while Eric (Leigha Paine) is in Orlando.  Three energetic grand-daughters (Abigail, Kaitlyn, Hannah) provided many hours of enjoyment.

Connie’s musical abilities went beyond the classroom to church.  For 20 years, Connie was the orchestra director at Highland Baptist Church in Ohio, honoring God with music.  At First Baptist Church Carrollton, Connie continued her worship as a trumpet player.

One of the blessings of Connie’s music has been the friends she made at school and church.  As Connie’s health worsened, those friends became more supportive.  We are forever grateful to them.

Family and friends can gather from 3:00 to 6:00 on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at North Dallas Funeral Home.  The funeral will be held at 10:00 on Monday, December 3, 2018, at First Baptist Carrollton Church at the Fields.

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Lisa Aiello DeLeon

February 14, 2019 1:36PM

Mark and family:
I’m truly saddened to hear about Connie and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of great memories from our Techneglas days to cherish forever.

Toqualee McDonough

December 03, 2018 9:45PM

Mark and family - We are so sorry to hear about Connie. You have our heartfelt sympathy - from our girls as well.
Norman and Toq. McDonough


December 02, 2018 9:09PM

Bill & Mark,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please, know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Toni Smith

December 02, 2018 6:25PM

Mark and Family,
We are so sad to hear of Connie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you today and in the coming months. Although we have been apart for many years, know how much we love you and Connie and the years we lived close by and attended church together. Those were sweet times. She will be greatly missed.

Bill and Beth Taylo

December 02, 2018 4:49PM

Such fun memories we have of such wonderful friends! Our deepest sympathy to Mark, Megan, Eric and the entire family. Love and prayers, Bill and Beth

Belinda & Dave Johnson

December 02, 2018 4:25PM

Mark - We were in the the same married couples Sunday School class for several years while attending Highland Baptist Church in Grove City. Our heart goes out to you & your family as you grieve. Connie was sweet & soft spoken. May you find comfort in knowing she is with her Savior. You are in our prayers.

Tim & Cheryl Winker

December 01, 2018 6:52PM

We are so thankful for Mark & Connie's friendship over the years, and we will miss Connie's energetic and sweet presence in our lives. We are so thankful to know that she is at home with her Lord now and that her toil on this earth has ended. Goodbye sweet friend.