LaVonta was born on August 19, 1931 in Canton, OK to James and Ethel (Noah) Coffey. She graduated from Canton High School in 1945. In 1961, LaVonta married Frank D. Miller. They originally lived in Oklahoma City, moving to Shawnee in 1968 where they raised their family and lived for the remainder of their lives together. LaVonta worked as a secretary and realtor for Tom Brown Homes for several years before changing her career to work for Communications Federal Credit Union, formally known as Bell Credit Union until she retired in 2003. She was an active member of First Christian Church of Shawnee for over 50 years, where she enjoyed volunteering countless hours to the Pumpkin Patch, Ground Hog Day Dinner and various other events. LaVonta was also involved with the Red Hats Society. She took great pleasure in spending time with family and loved ones. LaVonta was kind hearted with a sassy attitude. She was always willing to give generously of her time, resources and prayers to anyone in need. She was a diligent and hard worker, with this trait carrying over in all aspects of her life. She had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel. On warm days you could catch her working in the garden with her dog Luci by her side.
Lavonta was preceded in death by her parents James and Ethel Coffey, her husband, Frank Miller, 3 infants, 9 brothers: Alva Coffey, Everette Coffey, Elmo Coffey, Pete (Oscar) Coffey, Frank Coffey, Orville Coffey, Earl Coffey, Elza Coffey and Burl Coffey, 5 sisters: Mamie Wymer, Amy Sturgin, Clara Otwell, Erma Daugherty and Hazel McDowell.
Survivors include daughter D’Anna Miller, son Darryl Miller, granddaughters Natasha Voss and Ashley Fleming, great-grandson, Gunner Lane Fleming and many other beloved relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests loved ones to send a personal note with a cherished experience, a comical moment, or a heartfelt story involving LaVonta. These messages can be left at the service or sent to D’Anna Miller.
Services will be Monday November 2nd at 11:00 am at the graveside in Canton Cemetery, Canton, Oklahoma. Viewing will be until Sunday evening at the funeral home.