Lazanne Lindsey (Liz) Miller, age 52, of Stonewall, LA formally of Lake Village, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Liz was born November 4, 1968, in Lake Village, AR. Graduated from Lakeside High School in 1987. After a year of college at Delta State, she enlisted in the US Air Force and headed to Lackland AFB, Texas in Dec 1988, six weeks later she headed to Keesler AFB, Mississippi for training in the Information Management career field. Upon graduation, her first assignment was Loring AFB, Maine, assigned to the Strategic Air Commands 42d Bomb Wing Safety Office. She also performed base Honor Guard duties, which performed color guard and military funerals. After 3 years of truly cold weather, Liz was assigned to Langley AFB, Virginia, here she worked at the new Air Combat Command’s Inspector General Office. Feeling the need to be close to home she was sent to Little Rock AFB, Arkansas assigned to the 314th Maintenance Squadron, Fabrication Flight. In 1998 SSgt Miller deployed to Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabi in support of Operation Desert Storm. After 4 months of sand and sun, she returned to Little Rock. Upon reenlisting in 2000, the Air Force greeted her with an assignment to Osan AB, Korea. She worked for the 51st Communications Squadron in charge of Base Records Management, managing all file plans and Freedom of Information Act requests for the Korean peninsula. After finishing the 1-year remote tour, her next assignment was too wonderful Ramstein AB, Germany, and back with MSgt Todd Miller. Her first job was with USAFE Headquarters Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance division, and then she was moved to USAFE HQ Intelligence Directorate in charge of Executive Support. After an awesome 3-year tour Liz and Todd were sent to Barksdale Air Force Base. Louisiana. TSgt Miller started work at the 20th Bomb Squadron in charge of computer network and operating systems. She deployed to the island of Diego Garcia, central Indian Ocean in 2006 with the 20th in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2007 the Air Force combined all information managers at the Group level and Liz became in charge of the 2nd Operation Group Information Management Service shop. In 2008 she deployed again with the 20th BS to Anderson AB, Guam providing admin and computer support. After losing one of their bombers call sign Raidr 21, crew, and a couple of friends in an accident they returned to Barksdale AFB. Liz’s military decorations include Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal one oak leaf cluster and she completed her Associates in Applied Science Degree in Information Management. She retired after 20 years of honorable service in 2009. Liz enjoyed being able to stay home. Hobbies were crossword puzzles, watching college and NFL football, NASCAR, Golden Girls, Andy Griffith, and several older shows, gardening, and cooking with Todd.
She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Williams, and mother, Jessie Ann Williams, and birth Mother Frankie Crumpton Blaine
She survived by her husband of 20 years, Todd Mitchell Miller of Stonewall, LA; two half-brothers, Mark Crumpton, and Christopher Lee Blaine; one sister-in-law, Tara Murphy; and several nieces and nephews. Fur babies Gracie and Lil’ Bit.
Visitation will be held 3:00-5:00 pm Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Bishop-King Funeral Home, 1831 Highway 65 & 82 South, Lake Village, Arkansas 71653. The burial of cremains will be at North West Louisiana VA Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.