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Jill  Franco Miller
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  • Second Presbyterian Church
    342 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Bobby and family -- it was with huge shock that I read of your loosing Jill. We go so far back to my early days of Pet Helpers- 1980's and Jill...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Linville - Folly Beach, SC

“PRAYERS for your family! ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Webb - Camden, SC

“PRAYERS for your family! ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Webb - CamdenV, SC

“Jill was a good friend to me. I will truly miss her and I will be praying for comfort for your family. I will always be here if you need me. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Charles Milford - Friend

“My condolences go out to Jill's family. She was so beautiful and full of life. The Lord must have called her home to take care of all the bunnies in...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Chambers - Friend

“Bobby & Family, So sorry for your loss, Jimmy & Kathy Tindal ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: jimmy tindal - Classmate

“Jill was a remarkable woman who I greatly admired. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, today and in the days ahead. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Rebecca Skinner - Hartsville, SC

“y prayers to our Heavenly Father and deepest condolences to Jills family. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Deb Fowler - Friend

“Our deepest condolences,The Milstead, Williams, And Hughes families ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you, your daughter, and family. We are sending air hugs to you. God bless you all ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Matt and Latonia Carraher - GA

“Oh, my gosh! I am so sorry and so saddened to learn of Jill's death. What a tremendous and energetic person she was. You and your family are in my...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Sherry Martschink

“I met Jill and Bobby when I was on a girls trip to Charleston. Bobby and Jill joined us for dinner and we had so much fun with them. Jill was so...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: lynn wilson - The Woodlands, TX

“Bobby, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family during this very sad time. ❤❤ Heart breaking to hear this about your...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Phil and Betty Turner

“Jill had a smile that wold light up anyone's day. Bobby, our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. I know Jill is now dancing on the...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: sara and paul Thayer - TX

“Bob and Family:Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the passing of your dear wife, mother, sister and aunt. Jill was such a lovely lady and a very...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Robert Allen Young - Friend

“thoughts and prayers ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: alleen sweat - Acquaintance


Jill Franco Miller, 66, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Robert "Bobby" E. Miller, Jr. joined her Heavenly Father on May 17, 2020. She was an Emmy Award-winning journalist of 28 years and worked across the southeast. She was a political activist, top-producing realtor for Carolina One, a passionate community member of Charleston, and a dedicated follower of Christ.

Jill was born on November 18, 1953, in Atlanta, GA, daughter of the late Frank Sousa Franco and the late Doris Leggett Franco. She graduated from the University of Georgia's in 1977, majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She enjoyed her career in broadcast and print journalism for 28 years, beginning with the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper. She started her broadcasting career as a news reporter in 1978 at CBS-affiliate WJHL-TV, in Johnson City, TN, and then at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, SC. In 1983 she joined WSB-TV (Satellite News Network) in Atlanta, Georgia as their first female National News anchor. In 1984, she moved to Charleston, SC to join WCBD-TV (Channel 2), then WCSC-TV (Channel 5) and WCIV-TV (Channel 4) where she worked as a journalist and news anchor until 2002. She was awarded the second-highest favorability Q-score nationally in 1986, was the Recipient of the 1987 Broadcast Journalist of the Year, and the recipient of the 1999 SE TV Emmy Award.

Shortly after moving to Charleston, Jill met Bobby Miller while interviewing him for a news story. They married in 1987 and had one daughter, Madison.

Over the course of her life, she worked and volunteered across numerous Republican platforms and groups; she was the founder and President of the Charleston County Republican Women's Club, a founding member of South Carolina Winning Women where she recruited and assisted Republican women to run for state and local office, the Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party Commerce Caucus, Executive Director of the Board of Elections & Voter Registration of Charleston County, and a board member of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women.

As an active and passionate community member, she followed her passion for Christ, her love of animals, interior design, and gardening. She was a First Scots Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, a member of the John Ancrum SPCA (now Charleston Animal Society), the Charleston Symphony League Public Relations Director, and a long-time member of the Garden Club of Charleston. Since 2011, Jill followed her passion for real estate and joined the family at Carolina One as a realtor, where she was regularly a member of the Top Producers Club. She was a lifelong follower of Christ and a member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Bobby Miller, and daughter, Madison Miller of Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina; step-daughter Christie Fowler (Adam) and grandson Robert "Gus" Fowler of North Charleston, SC; sister, Robin Thomason (Danny) of Richmond, VA; niece, Leslie Thomason and nephew Wesley Thomason (Meghan).

A private graveside service will be held this Friday, May 22nd. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be announced when conditions permit a large social gathering. Flowers may be sent to J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant.

Donations may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403. Arrangements are by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc Mount Pleasant Chapel

To view her service, click here https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/P7YM8G2TJBGFY2HR