Mrs. Lori Gene McClelland Miles, age 57, of Vestavia Hills, formerly of Columbus, MS, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, December 29, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Lori was born on July 19, 1960 to Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Marie McClelland in Brooklyn, NY. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Danielle Cook and grandson, Skylar Wallace. She is survived by her husband, Terry Miles of almost 16 years, daughter, Jessie Miles, grandchildren, Taylor Wallace, Tristen Wallace and Rigsby Cook, sister, Karen Perkins (Charlie) of Columbus, MS, brothers, Paul D. McClelland (Susan Griffin) of Leeds, AL, Glenn E. McClelland (Susan) of Columbus, MS, her mother in law, Dot Miles of Winfield and a host of other relatives and friends. Lori Gene was loved by many for her strength and determination, her active mind, sharp wit and her kind heart. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at Faith Fellowship Church in Winfield, AL. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (service time) at the church. Burial will follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Harry Saylor will be the officiating minister. Pallbearers are, Anthony McClelland, Taylor Wallace, Tristen Wallace, Chri In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to, Faith Fellowship Church-First Fruits, 161 Pike Road Winfield, AL. 35594, donate online at www.ffcwinfield.com or to, Waukaway Springs Christian Retreat Center, 189 CR 2351 Vossburg, MS 39366, donate online at www.waukawaysprings.com. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Miles family.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 3, 2018
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