TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021- 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Due to Covid19, a private service will take place.
Those wishing to watch via livestream may click on this link at 4:00 p.m. https://youtu.be/O-Wm5ovMjPQ
RACINE – Brian Earle “B-Fine” Miller, 58, passed away peacefully at Froedtert South Hospital in Kenosha, WI on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in the loving presence of his wife, children and other family members. He was born in Champaign, IL on October 15, 1962, the son of Gloria Smith and Frank Davis. Brian was a member at Canaan Baptist Church of Urbana, IL. He attended Central High School in Champaign, IL as well as Gateway Technical College in Racine, WI. He worked many years in the medical field at Covenant Hospital, Carle Hospital, Swan Special Care, Care Center of Urbana, and University of Illinois at Beckwith Hall all in Champaign County in Illinois. Brian worked numerous other jobs in Racine, WI and in St. Paul, MN throughout the years.
Brian is survived by his wife Tonette Miller; his mother Gloria Smith; his step-mother Rosemary Davis and step-mother in law Betty Lott; his boys Jonathan Moten, Jr., André Miller, Brion Miller, Earle Miller, Termaine Denton, his baby girls Tanette (Tevin) Hunter, Talethia Miller and goddaughter De’Shaela Ingram; his brothers Darryl Miller, Richard Broome, DaVaughn (Stacy) Williams, Maurice Davis, Parnell Davis, Jeffery Robinson, his sisters Delestine (Phillip) Davis-Kidd and Theresa Davis; his only grandson, Jeremiah, his granddaughters Kierra, Dashawna, Janiyah, Helena, Zaniya, Amya, Diamond, Ava, Quinlee, Emerei and Emora; his lifelong friend Bobby Jo Johnson; his brothers and sisters in-law Lula Garrett, Steve (Martha) Lott, Gregory Lott, Valeria (Henry) Conner, Jr., Willie Lott, Renee Lee, Tammy Gandy, Perry Lott, Janice Lott, Tiffany (Dewayne) Stevenson; as well as his dear aunts Ezra Akins, Joyce Lewis and Linda Miller, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
If you knew Brian well enough, you knew his love for music. He loved him some Prince especially, but was also a fan of Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and DMX. Brian was the biggest Fighting Illini and St. Louis Cardinals fan we knew, as well as Los Angeles Lakers and Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders fan and he wore their team gear well. He loved long bike rides with his children, playing basketball and video games. Brian loved watching TV, whether it was Jeopardy, Law & Order, M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show or Bones. As some may know Brian gave thee best, and funniest, nicknames to his family and friends. He loved cooking and considered himself a BBQ King and a master chef.
Brian was preceded in death by his father, Frank Davis; step-father, Willie Smith; his grandparents, Harold Miller, Sr. and Dorothy Miller-Pearson; his aunt, Oneida Gray; his uncles, Earl (Butch) Miller, and Harold Miller, Jr.; his father & mother in-law, Jacob and Ida Mae Lott; his brothers in-law, Freddie Lott-Marsh, William (Vernon) Lott, Henry Lee, and John (Nick) Garrett; one sister in-law, Helen Lott.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hennepin County Medical Center, Ascension All Saints, and Froedtert South Hospital that cared for Brian during his stay there, and his niece, Delestine (Robert)Gagnon for taking care of him as well.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (after Easter) for a visitation from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Due to Covid19, a private service for the family will take place.