Joey Wayne Miller
May 19, 1973  -  January 18, 2019

Joey Wayne Miller

Escude Funeral Home of Simmesport
625 Main St.
Simmesport, LA  71369
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00pm until 11:00pm
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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6389 Highway 1
Innis, LA  
Friday, January 25, 2019
9:00am until 11:00am
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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6389 Highway 1
Innis, LA  
Friday, January 25, 2019
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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church Cemetery
Livonia, LA  

Funeral services for Joey Wayne Miller will be held on Friday, January 25th, 2019 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Innis with Fr. P. Brent Maher officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 from 6:00p.m. until 11:00 p.m. in Escude’ Funeral Home of Simmesport and will resume Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church Cemetery in Livonia.

Joey Miller, 45, a resident of Lettsworth, passed away at his home on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Joey was affectionately known as “Poppa” by his grandson Brantley and also as “Joe-Joe” by Seth, Jacob, Thomas, & Jolee. He loved Drag Racing, riding his motorcycle, hunting, fishing, spending time with his wife “Mardi Gras-ing” and was an avid Saints and LSU football fan. He was a welder for the Iron Workers Local 623 for 25 years and worked for Turner Industries for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Pizzolato. and an uncle, Karl Blane Pizzolato.

Those left to cherish his memory, his wife of 16 years, Toni Polotzola Miller of Lettsworth; parents, Billy Wayne and Phyllis Ann (Pizzolato) Miller, Jr. of Fordoche; son, Anthony “AC” Kirby and his wife Megan of Big Bend; one grandchild, Brantley Kirby; maternal grandmother, Lithia Pizzolato of Fordoche and an aunt, Anita Pizzolato of New Orleans.

Those honored to serve as Pallbearers will be Tommy Corona, Scott Stelly, Jack Spinks, Johnny Dubois, Charles David, Seth LaCour, Jacob LaCour, Thomas LaCour and Ray Reech.

Escude’ Funeral Home of Simmesport is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Gary D. Miller Sr
    St. Louis, MO

    So very sorry to hear of your recent loss. Love , Gary and boys

  2. Chief James E. LeBlanc
    St. Amant, LA

    Joey will be missed so much by not only his family but by his co-workers and friends at Honeywell. We will miss his smile, but most of all we will miss seeing our co-worker daily. May the lord place his hands on Joey's family as they bring our friend to his final place of rest this week. Fly high my friend. Chief LeBlanc

  3. Donna Prestridge
    Monroe, LA

    Toni, I am soooo sad to hear this! Prayers for you and your family. I can only imagine the pain you are experiencing. May God comfort you during this time and always.

  4. Scott Stelly
    Fordoche, LA

    I love you my friend, we had many good days we spent doing stuff from riding our dirt bikes and go cart racing at slick track to chasing girls when we were still single. I always thought of you like a little brother I never had. Till we meet again in heaven I will always cherish the memories we made.

  5. Kim & Stanley Guillot
    Woodworth, LA

    Toni, I'm praying for strength for you and your family during this difficult time. Prayers of love and comfort.

  6. Cheryl Davis Bradley
    Jarreau,, LA

    "My Deepest Condolences!" So very sorry for your lost!!😧

  7. Carl Sepulvado
    Geismar, LA

    Fly high my friend and keep smiling. 🙏🙏🙏

  8. Eva Rivet
    Fordoche, LA

    Sorry for ya’ll loss. Sending prayers.

  9. Cynthia Chustz
    Livonia, LA

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for yall.

  10. Tamara Washington
    Pineville, LA

    Thoughts and Prayers for the Family

  11. Marybell Rizzo
    Alexandria, LA

    My thoughts and prayers are with you,Toni, as you grieve the loss of your beloved husband. May God grant you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    With love, your Krewe sister, Marybell Rizzo

  12. Lance Guerin
    Albany, LA

    So very sorry to hear of Joey's passing, he was a great person and a wonderful friend, our prayers are with the family praying for God's peace and understanding in this time of sorrow

  13. Philip
    Port allen, LA

    Rest in peace my friend

  14. Neville/Rene Bearden
    Vincent, AL

    Our prayers are with you and the family, Toni.

  15. Tammy Paternostro Kaiser
    Fordoche, LA

    I am so sorry to hear this news . Prayers for all his family. God Bless you.

  16. Robert K Jackson
    Geismar, LA

    I met Joey working at Honeywell and he was a great guy! Always in a good mood and had a smile on his face and was ready to joke around!

  17. Sheree Collins
    Pineville, LA

    So sorry for you and your families loss! Prayers for God's comfort at this time.I didn't know your husband ,but you have always been such a sweet person and your comforting words to my husband when he had to have procedures, will always be remembered. Sending Love.

  18. Amie Genusa-Hendricks
    Lottie, LA

    Many prayers for Joey's loved ones.

  19. JoAnn Bercegeay
    Gonzales, LA

    Toni I’m so sorry for your loss! Will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers!

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