Lazanne Lindsey (Liz) Miller, 52, of Stonewall, Louisiana, formerly of Lake Village, died February 16, 2021.
Liz was born November 4, 1968 in Lake Village.
She was a 1987 graduate of Lakeside High School. After a year of college at Delta State she enlisted in the US Air Force and headed to Lackland AFB, Texas in December 1988, six weeks later she went to Keesler AFB, in Mississippi for training in the Information Management career field. Upon graduation her first assignment was Loring AFB, in Maine, where she was 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 three years of true 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 to 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 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. Her hobbies were crossword puzzels, 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, Louisiana; 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.
Services dates and times are pending at this time and will be published on Bishop-King Funeral Home website as soon as scheduled.
Arrangements are by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.