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Emma Joan Hylton Miller


Emma Joan Hylton Miller, joined her husband in their heavenly home on Friday, August 21, 2020 at JCMC with her children by her side.
Mrs. Miller was the former director of the Jonesborough Senior Center and had an integral part in getting a new Senior Center for Jonesborough. She was very proud of the Senior Center and after her retirement she herself became a member and participated in the many activities provided, especially Scrabble. Mrs. Miller loved those seniors and the feeling was mutual.
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don Miller, parents Madge and Leroy Hylton and one brother, Jerry Hylton.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Todd Miller, Jason (Kathy) Miller, one daughter, Vona (Danny) Curtis, 5 grandchildren Shane Malone, Jessica Curtis, Brandon Banks, Keeley Miller and Daniel Curtis. 4 great-grandchildren Nevaeh Blizzard, Isabella Banks, Cooper Banks and Nixon Blizzard, two sisters, Jean (Larry) Dunbar, Sarah Raby, one brother Wallace (Mary) Hylton and several nieces, nephews and cousins she adored.
Due to COVID-19 there won’t be a formal visitation but family and friends may stop by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home to pay their respects from 9:00-4:00 on Monday, August 24, 2020 and other times at the residences. The family will have graveside services conducted by Mr. Wayne Curtis at Sevier Cemetery on August 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Donations may be made to the Jonesborough Senior Center in memory to Mrs. Joan Miller.

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What a fun and witty woman. Always loved working with her.Knew everyones name and yes very much instrumental in pushing forward the new Seniors Center. Will be missed! BIG HUGS TO JOAN
Randall Treadway
Dear family I am so sorry to hear of cousin Joan’s passing. I remember talking with her at the Hylton reunions. She will be greatly missed and you all will be in my prayers.
Teresa Zimmerman Engle
I send my sympathy to Joan's family and to all those who were touched by her warm-hearted and caring nature. We shared the same graduation class and members appreciated her efforts to bring us together. People like Joan make our communities a better place due to their unselfish commitment to orhers.
Susan Gillis Bennett
So sorry, remembering you ALL in my prayers.
Ed Henley
So sorry to here about Joan, you have my sympathy, for sure she will be missed.
Carroll Foster
I am so sorry to hear about Joan you have my sympathy
Jeffrey & Julia Thomas
My Condolences to the Family! God Bless!
Howard and Betty Gillis
Todd, Jason,and Vona, Your mom was my cousin and a very special lady.I didn't get to see her often but we always had agtrat time Todd, Jason,and Vona, Your mom was a special lady and my cousin. We didn't get to see each other often but we always enjoyed sharing life stories with each other. she had a talent for making people smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family . May God give you comfort at this time.
Kimberly McKinney
So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She and I worked together at Jonesborough Visitors Center - she was amazing - funny, caring, and so passionate about the Town of Jonesborough. You are in my thoughts.
Joan and i were in the same graduation class 1967. we were always good friends. She will be missed by anyone that knew her. you are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
JoAnne Hughes
Lifting up Prayers of Comfort for the Jean, Wallace, & Sarah. Joan will be missed. I have wonderful family memories of Joan, and am so sorry for your loss.
Matthew Epling
I loved seeing Joan. She was so easy to talk to. She will be missed by all.
Russell & Cheryl Treadway
Dear family, we send our sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of our beloved cousin, Joan. Her sense of humor and smile always made my mother, Ruthie's day, when they met to chat or at a Hylton family reunion. The Treadway boys will forever cherish the kindness and love Joan showed to our family anytime we came in contact with her. May God Bless all of you and wrap his loving arms around you during this time of sorrow and in the days ahead. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Shirley Meade
Joan was such a warm, giving person that she was delightful to be around. I knew her best from scrabble, which we both enjoyed. If I got to the table and she wasn't there, sure enough another came to sit down and said they'd seen Joan, but she had to get her 'talking' done before she could play. she seemed to know and remember everyone. Her presence will be sorely missed at the scrabble table when the center reopens, her smiling face will be missed.
Judy Berry [ Larry's and Jeans Aunt ]
So sorry about your love one passing away, but she will be at home with family and friends in Heaven. I remember back in the 50's your dad playing ball at South Central School. Nelle Miller use to do substitute teaching there when I was a kid. She was the sweetest person, she and my mother were friends. She would walk up to me and put a stick of gum in my pocket with out any of the kids noticing it! May God bless each of you and keep you . I will send a donation to the Senior Center in her memory.
Linda ( Arrowood ) Massey
So sorry to hear about my dear friend Joan. We went to school together, and I had the chance to get to work with her for our last class reunion I can still see that big smile on her face and here the big laugh. I will truly miss her, just like her family will along all with all her friends will. God bless you all my prayers go out to you. Linda