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Carol English-Miller did not suffer fools gladly

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Sunday, May 04, 2014    

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ON Saturday, April 19 mourners filled the pews of the United Pentecostal Church in Allman Hill, St Andrew to pay their last respects to Carol Addassa English-Miller.

English Miller died suddenly March 28.

She was 58 years old.

According to English-Miller's former supervisor at the Glenhope Place of Safety, Beverley McHugh, English-Miller was a true friend who showed genuine care and concern for the wards of the state at the Glenhope and Homestead Places of Safety where she worked.

English-Miller was actually a former ward who lived at Glenhope and upon adulthood sought employment there so she could impart the correct values and attitudes to the girls in state care.

She was employed as a temporary caregiver, a post she served in until her retirement last year.

"Carol was a prolific worker who showed genuine care for the girls. She would always conceive new ideas that could help with the development of the girls," McHugh said.

Carol English-Miller was no stranger to adversity and faced many personal hurdles in her early life.

She would spend a number of years as a guest of the state where, according to McHugh, she gained valuable life skills.

"Carol was fiercely loyal but she was a stickler for discipline, and as such would not tolerate any mediocre behaviour from anyone. She did not suffer fools gladly," she said.

English-Miller served as mentor for many of the female wards of the state she came in contact with and even took some under her own roof.

Most notable of those is Bernietta James, who McHugh said, she moulded into a resourceful woman who is now employed to the Child Development Agency.

Carol Addassa English-Miller is survived by her husband Devon; one daughter; two grandchildren; four bothers; two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.

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