Cleodis Lee Miller

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Cleodis Lee Miller

August 27, 1970 - November 28, 2018

Cleodis Lee Miller Peabody, MA - Cleodis Lee Miller 48, of Peabody, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Lee was born in Lynn, on August 27, 1970 son of John E. Miller of Lynn and Christine N. (George) Miller of Salem, MA. Raised in Peabody, he excelled as a football player and graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in 1988. He pursued his education at Golden West College in California, then attended the University of Texas at El Paso on a full football scholarship, and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Salem State University.

Lee worked as a mortgage broker at Miller Mortgage. His lifelong passion was coaching and teaching football to Peabody’s youth. Lee loved his sweets, the outdoors, rap music, cinematography, his office mate/cousin Tressa, General Tso’s chicken, creating football and soccer highlight films for PVMHS players and his niece Tariah. But most of all he loved people. He was able to light up a room with his infectious smile and laugh that will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Lee is survived by his 5 siblings and their spouses, George Miller of St. Louis MO, Charles and Dionne Miller of Huntsville AL, Chris and Dawn Miller of Peabody, Tammi Miller of Atlanta GA, and Grant and Mica Miller of Quincy, nieces Tariah, Isabella and Alessandra and nephew Isaiah Miller; many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

Lee’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, December 7th, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral home at 82 Lynn St., Peabody. A family Celebration of Life service will begin at 7 p.m. during the visitation period. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Lee’s memory to the Peabody Youth Football, C/O P.O. Box 353, Peabody, MA 01960. A family committal of ashes will be held at a later time. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guestbook.
Published on December 5, 2018
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Gerald Rich
Dec 14, 2018
We met on the football field at G.W. As competitors in the backfield, both wanting to show each other we were the best. It turned out to be a meeting of best friends. I tell people who ask, I have two best friends, but rarely name them. You are one of them. Our talks about life went far and wide, but just being around you was enough. Your positive, uplifting, funny, caring, thoughtful, shy, smart, giving, proud, never to be replaced huge heart self has, and will always be in my heart and thoughts daily. I didn’t come to see you in your resting place because I didn’t want my visit to your home town, for the first time, to be for that. I’m sorry if you missed me, but I want to remem
...ber you on my own terms. I love you dude, and will miss you greatly.Read more
Clifford Featherstone
Dec 12, 2018
Christine I want to offer my condolences to you and your family. I am Betty Jeans son. She always spoke highly of you! I remember Lee as my cousin when we were very young (1972). I finally found my father after 45 years of searching. During my visit to Lynn last year I inquired about you and Lee. I was looking forward to finally meeting you guys one day and sharing fond memories of our past. I actually live
in Atlanta and if you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (770) 572-1440
Maggie Belmonte
Dec 12, 2018
Christine & John, My heart is broken for the loss of your son Lee. No parent should ever lose a child. Prayers and love for Lee .... Prayers & love for you......
Patricia “Murphy “ Swaczyk
Dec 07, 2018
Another angel 😇gone to heaven. We ask ourselves why does he take the good ones? For those who knew Lee he never had a bad bone in his body he was ALWAYS willing to do for others before himself. His smile and laughter would always light up any room. My prayers to go out to the Miller Family at this time and sorrow. You will be truly missed ❤️
Terry St Pierre
Dec 07, 2018
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Lee. Lee always greeted you with a smile and he seemed such a gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Miller family. Rest in Peace, Lee.
Grant Miller
Dec 06, 2018
I am privileged to have had the honor to call Lee “Mildog” Miller, My brother. Lee loved me unconditionally through the thick & thin. He blessed me with his sacred football knowledge, & always had faith in me. I think back and it is almost unthinkable how much my brother actually did for me. The unforgettable memories and experiences Ex: WWF, Cali, Nebraska, Jet boys crib, & the time we were argued, & settled it “gladiator style” heading into Christopher’s back yard & seeing who was tougher mano a mano!😂, LoL I’ll just keep those results between You, Chris, Jeremy & Me, thereafter we laughed & had gained respect/love for one another immediately afterward. You made me a better,... stronger, more confident, open minded, man not only today but exponentially into the my future. Miss you bro, Eternally love, respect, grateful. ✨Read more
Stacey Lee G
Dec 06, 2018
It was that gleaming sunny morning...I will never forget how lost in my mind I was while woke me up and you were good for that Lee. A real American treasure - your pride was true...your heart was vibrant...there will never be another that shines with that same glimmer much like that morning...
Dec 05, 2018
Beautiful Lee,First most you were always a gentleman,the kindest person one could have the pleasure of knowing and honor to call friend.Secondly,a mentor,inspiration and role model to more than you probably ever knew.I can only hope and pray you knew how much you were/are loved and missed ❤️God be with your dear family and all loved ones.Much love ~Patty