Ginger Lee Miller - age: 53
(June 14, 1962 to December 06, 2015
Memorial Service, Saturday, December 12th from 1-4 pm at
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
A time of sharing is scheduled for 2:30 pm.
Ginger Lee Miller, 53, finally found peace to her suffering from the long-term effects of Multiple Sclerosis on December 6, 2015, at home in Chicago.
Ginger was born in Chicago on June 14, 1962, the oldest of three children to Victoria (Hallberg) and Dennis (Miller). She graduated from Lakeview High School, Chicago in 1980, attended Southern Illinois University and Northeastern Illinois University years later, and received a bachelor’s degree.
She wanted to pursue a career in teaching or in helping others. She held various jobs, when she was young and healthy, such as pizza delivery and other food service positions or whatever it took to pay the bills and care for her children. She was primarily a stay-at-home mother as her illness progressed.
While Ginger leaves memories to be cherished by many family and friends who cannot all be named, it will suffice to be said Ginger is survived by her parents along with her three children, Jessica Wedig, Scarlett Harris and Adam Harris, and five grandchildren, Kason Price, Kaden Wedig, Logan Wedig, Madison Wedig, and Stella Hartley.
Despite her pains, Ginger tried as hard as she could to be pleasant, enjoy the company of others, and smile for her grandchildren. Ginger was a dreamer and an avid reader. She wrote poems when she was a teen and dreamed of turning them into her own songs, but was always too shy to sing in front of others. She dreamed of seeing places, but did not travel as much as she had hoped.
With her bachelor’s degree, she dreamed of being a college professor. Whenever she had a decent automobile, she dreamed of driving off to see places.
As a dreamer, Ginger would want all to know, “You should follow some of your dreams before it is too late, and before something prevents you from the full enjoyment of your dreams.”