DONALSONVILLE - Patricia Herrington Miller-Kirkland, 81, Donalsonville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 14, 2023, in Athens.

She was born in Ashford, Alabama, on June 20, 1941. Pat graduated valedictorian from Donalsonville High School, and again with honors from Valdosta State University with a degree in education.

She dedicated her kind heart to the education of elementary students until she retired in 2003 from Mayesville Elementary School.

Pat was preceded in death by husband and father of her children, Carney Miller; and daughter, Heidi Miller.

She is survived by husband, Wayne Kirkland; children, Shannon (Kelli) Miller and Patrick Miller; grandchildren, Jonathan (Kaiti) Miller, Peyton (Cody Dills) Miller, and Kolin Miller; great-grandchildren, Colson, Boston and Candler; and beloved dog companion, Beza.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her honor to Animal Rescue Alliance, Inc., 2645 GA-91 S., Donalsonville, Ga. 39845.

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service, Lilburn, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Published by MainStreet Newspapers, Inc.

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