Mirtis Ailene Miller, 79, of Helena, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in Helena.

Mirtis Ailene Miller, 79, of Helena, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in Helena.

Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 28, 1934 at Boydell to the late Carl and Blanche Pamplin Cotton. She served as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal System for 50 years and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Miller leaves her husband, V.C. Miller of Helena; a son, Mike Hopkins of Helena-West Helena; three daughters, Peggy Sutterfield (Raymond) of Fort Smith, Patsy Burnside (John) of Southaven, Miss., and Michelle Smith (Chris) of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren, Margaret Davis, Laura Morgan, Raymond Sutterfield II, John Burnside II, Richard Sutterfield, David Burnside and Elizabeth Jackson; 13 great-grandchildren, Heather Costello, Amber Wells, Katarina Marshton, Abigail Wells, Jonathan Hobson, Josef Hobson, Isaiah Taylor, Raymond Sutterfield III, John Burnside III, Crockett Burnside, Brandon Sutterfield, Kaitlyn Burnside and Kathryn Burnside; two great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Jean Gregory and Jacob Marshton; four sisters, Jimmie Nell Hamilton (Sharky) of Furlow, Sue Graham (Buddy) of Montrose, Rita Barbee (Charles) of Montrose, and Sandy Nearen of Mt. View; two brothers, Doyle Cotton (Sue) of Fort Worth, Texas and Kenneth Cotton (Janie) of Little Rock; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three infant sons, her first husband, Ed Pruitt, her second husband, David Long, her third husband Mack Hopkins, a sister, Inez Cooper and four brothers, Raymond Cotton, Lavell Cotton, Dan Cotton and Billy Wayne Cotton.

Funeral services for Mirtis Ailene Miller will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Helena-West Helena. Rev. Rodger Hooker will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Roller-Citizens.

Pallbearers are John Burnside II, David Burnside, Ben Jackson, Richard Sutterfield, Chris Smith, and Mike Hopkins.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, will direct services. The Online guestbook is at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.