September 28, 1946 ~ December 23, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Georgia Dell “Dee Dee” Miles, 74, of Owensboro passed away December, 23, 2020. She was born in Owensboro on September 28, 1946 to the late George and Anna Louise Morris Miles. Dee Dee retired from the State of Kentucky as an Information Systems Specialist. She was a long-time member of St. Pius X and currently a member of Sts. Joseph and Paul. She was a part of the bereavement team where she cooked meals for many families. Dee Dee was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting. She loved her nieces and nephews; she was a special person to many. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone, especially during the 20 years she was a caregiver for her parents. She loved making Christmas candy for her whole family.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her nephew Kevin Miles, her great-niece Anna Miles and her special dogs Gretchen and Rosco.

She is survived by her siblings, Brenda (Joseph B) Thompson of Lexington, Martha (David) Jennings of Whitesville, George B Miles Jr. (Charlinda) of Owensboro, Suzanne (Richard) Miles Gomez of Atlanta, Katie (Ronnie) Royalty of Owensboro and Christie (Jim) Bender of Philpot, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Sts. Joseph and Paul. A live stream will be available for family and friends who are not able to attend Mass at the church, and can view mass at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory Facebook page. Visitation will be 9:00 am until the time of the services, at the church. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy can be made for James Blair, Dee Dee’s great-nephew, in his journey with Neurofibromatosis, scoliosis, brain tumor; C/O Angie Rice; 147 Church St, Owensboro 42301.

Family and friends who wish to honor Dee Dee at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Miss Miles. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Georgia Dell “Dee Dee” Miles and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: December 30, 2020 9:00 am - December 30, 2020 11:00 am

St. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church
609 East 4th Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Funeral Mass: December 30, 2020 11:00 am - December 30, 2020 12:00 pm

St. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church
609 East 4th Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Our prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time.
    May our great God give peace and comfort to all that are grieving.

  2. Sue Rohrscheib,
    I am so saddened by the loss of my friend and my co-worker of many years. I pray for comfort for her family. I will miss you DeeDee and our summertime lunches.

  3. I will miss you Aunt Dee Dee. You shared your love of reading with me when I was just a boy and that’s had a major impact on my life. You introduced me to J.R.R. Tolkien, the Hardy Boys, and many more. Classics I still remember to this day and that I’ll soon share with my children. Your love and memory will live on.

  4. Suzanne, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your dear sister Dee Dee.
    Sisters are so special and the loss leaves a big hole in your heart. Please know that all of your girlfriends in Georgia are praying for you and the Miles family and wishing you peace and comfort as you share memories and reflect on a beautiful life well lived.

  5. Beautiful smile, I pray that precious memories and the sustaining love of God will carry you during this difficult time.

  6. We were fortunate to be under the umbrella of Aunt Dee Dee’s love, and her kindness will be remembered. We will be joining you virtually to honor her memory.

  7. Dee Dee was my friend and co-worker. She was a hard working , dedicated employee. I watched her complete her associate degree while working full-time never compromising her strive for excellence. We maintained our friendship after retirement and continued to meet for lunch and socialization. She had a wonderful love of family and strong faith. I am honored to call her my friend. She will be dearly missed. Condolences to her family.

  8. The Hope Chest
    Durning the summer of 1964, the year my sister, Dee Dee graduated from high school, she began to fill her Hope Chest. I was nine and a ‘half’ and shadowed my big sister as much as she could bear. Seems a Hope Chest safeguards the things you choose or other things chosen for you in preparation for your future life. In 1964, little girls dreamed of a handsome prince, a perfect home filled with love and children of our own.

    As we grieve the sudden loss of our sister, Dee Dee, we think of all the things she never got to experience: She never married. She never had the perfect home. She never had children of her own.

    Dee Dee’s Hope Chest was filled with things chosen for her. Seems life on earth changes the path we’ve chosen for ourselves. My sister, Dee Dee embraced those life changes. She cared for both our father and mother in the family home. She spent time with each of our children and grandchildren, her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She introduced them to the world of reading through the classics, taught them how to knit or crochet and took them to McDonald’s more times than can be counted. She gave them priceless memories through her gifts of time.

    Dee Dee’s Hope Chest was filled with things in preparation for eternal life with our Lord in Heaven. May we all be so blessed.

    • Such a wonderful tribute Suz.. It brought tears to our eyes reading it.. I’m sure that she loved having you follow her around at a young age.. I’m sure she knew how important you were in her life.. I’m also sure she is thanking you now for being the great sister you have been over the years.. She would probably say go get a McDonalds burger and enjoy it as you remember her..
      God Bless you pretty lady..

  9. Aunt Dee Dee you were always a beacon of morality. You taught me it was just fine to be who I am. You were my first ally before you knew it. Your love will be missed but not forgotten.

  10. Suzanne, as you and your family say goodbye to your sweet sister Dee Dee today, I just want you to know that I am praying that God wraps His protective and comforting arms around you and your family. I am also praying that God gives you all peace that in the midst of the storm. Praying that He continue to guide, sustain and heal you and your family. Cast all of your cares upon God for He Cares For Us. 1 Peter 5:7

  11. Aunt Deedee I will always cherish your laughter and giggles! You were always so funny and your smile was contagious! Rest in peace and give grandmom and granddaddy a big hug for me!

  12. Suzanne – Our hearts go out to you and you family. Your “Hope Chest” story gave us a glimpse of what a special sister you had…loved by all and such wonderful memories. May those memories help to comfort you in the days ahead. We send healing prayers, hugs, and much love. Julie and Joe

  13. Aunt DeeDee will always be cherished in my heart and memory. Her cross stitch pieces were works of art and inspired me to create some of my own. My love of mystery novels was a result of DeeDee’s love of reading passed on to me. I always felt special when I was a kid and got to ride around with her in her sports car when my family would visit. I enjoyed spending time with her and making her giggle.

  14. Suzanne – Our hearts go out to you and your family. Your “Hope Chest” story gave us a glimpse of what a special sister you had…loved by all and such wonderful memories. May those memories help to comfort you in the days ahead. We send healing prayers, hugs, and much love!
    Julie and Joe

  15. Suzanne & Richard
    We are deeply saddened hearing about the loss of your sister over the Christmas Holiday . We are putting her and you in our thoughts and prayers today.. I will ask the prayer warriors at our church to add Dee Dee to the prayer list today.. We are always here for you.. Many hugs coming your way..

  16. Suzanne, Richard and family, This verse came to me when reading Dee Dee’s obituary and everyone’s memories of this precious woman. (1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.) Thank you Dee Dee for being a true and faithful servant. Love, Gina

  17. Gifts are received in many ways!
    Dee Dee, I will always be grateful for the gift of friendship you rekindled.
    Thank you, Anne

  18. Suzanne: May your many special memories of your beloved sister comfort you now and in the days ahead. We are sending love and warm, caring thoughts at this difficult time. Kaye and Ron Butler

  19. Suzanne: May your very special memories of your beloved sister be a comfort to you now and in the days ahead. Sending warm, caring thoughts to you at this difficult time.
    Love, Kaye and Ron

  20. Dear Family, I met Dee Dee when we were 14 and freshman at Owensboro Catholic. We were in the same homeroom. Dee Dee was very smart but quiet. She had a lovely smile. Later we ran into each other when we worked in the State Office Building. She still had the same sweet smile.
    and then we kept running into each other while in retirement. I always loved her smile and felt uplifted every time we talked.

  21. Sending my sympathy. Dee Dee and I worked together at state. Rest in peace. She was such a wonderful person.
    The Lord bless you and comfort you in your loss and sorrow. Phyllis

  22. Aunt DeeDee, for introducing me to ELO and The Giving Tree and for lovingly brushing the tangles from my curly hair, these are but a few reasons why I love you so!

  23. Sending my deepest sympathies to Dee Dee’s family. May you find peace and comfort from our Savior as you grieve her loss. My heart was filled with love and admiration for Dee Dee as I read these messages about her life. I wasn’t fortunate enough to know her or have met her but I did hear about her from my mother in law Suzanne, her sister. Suzanne talked about her with such love and told me of her sacrifice and selfless service to their parents. One thing I know or have learned is that I need to be more like Dee Dee and give back, serve and be a good friend. I know she’s at peace and in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

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