Mrs. Thetis Miller Blocker, age 87, of Vidalia, died Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Meadows Park Health and Rehab in Vidalia after an extended illness. She was born in Dublin; soon after, the family moved to Montgomery County, and as a young adult moved to Vidalia where she lived most of her life. She worked and served several areas in Vidalia over the span of her life. She was an active member of the Vidalia Church of God. She enjoyed baking, and will forever be known as the “Goodie Lady” in Vidalia; most people in Vidalia have tasted her home baked goodies for more than fifty years. She was also known for her famous Thanksgiving dressing. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rufus L. Blocker, one son, Jerry Miller; parents, Jerry D. Miller and Annie Lee Farmer Miller; stepfather, Andrew J. Cannady; two sisters, Mattie Jane Miller and Geraldine Miller Jackson Nipper; brothers, Benjamin Miller, Charles Miller, Lamar Miller, Andrew J. Miller, and twin infant brothers.
Survivors include four children, Dianne Brooks of Vidalia, Rubin “June Bug” Miller of Lyons, Cynthia Blocker and Jane Hodges and husband Nelson, all of Vidalia; two sisters, Betty Miller Carter of the Center Community, and Josephine Cannady Rainey of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Jennifer Wiggins Pierce, Jeremy Wiggins, Tasha Helms Waleski and husband Kah Gergo Waleski, Travis Hodges and wife Kirsten, Tyler Leach, Brandy Miller Jaruzel and husband Chris, and Mark Miller; great-grandchildren, Carley Bussey, Camie Bussey, Casimir Waleski, Kylin Hodges, Barrett Hodges, Willow Jaruzel, Blaine Pierce and wife Halee, and Tyson Pierce; special grandson-in-law, Brian Bussey; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.
A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday February 18th, at 11:00 a.m. at Pinecrest Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Merritt officiating.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society, P.O. Box 210, Vidalia, GA 30475.
All attending the visitation and service should follow CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing.
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