William Clifford Miller III, son of Lurline D. Alston -Cadogan and William Clifford Miller Jr., peacefully transitioned to take on his heavenly duties Tuesday, March 28, 2023, surrounded by his parents, sons, and family. William Clifford Miller III, affectionately, called “Cliff, Clifford, and Will”, by family and friends was born February 24, 1968, at Magee Women’s Hospital Pittsburgh, PA. Clifford was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School System where he graduated from Peabody High School. He took college courses at both Duquesne and Cheyney University. He also served in the United States Army Reserve in the field of infantry. Cliff resided in Gulfport, MS for the past 10yrs. In 2020, Cliff received a degree of completion in Barbering and Cosmetology from Unique Transitions Training Center in Waveland, MS. Clifford was a man of many talents and he had a big heart to care for others. He worked as a medical assistant with LRC Healthcare in New Orleans, LA; Mental Health Technician at Northlake Behavioral Health Systems in Mandeville LA; Machine operator for John Deer in Atlanta GA. He held many Security Job positions: 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, GA; VA Hospital, Biloxi, MS; Pittsburgh Job Corps which he later transferred to the Job Corps in Gulfport, MS, and was promoted as a counselor. Cliff enjoyed giving the young adults at Job Corps advice he said, they all would say, “Mr. Will what do you think I should do?” Clifford was also part owner of Disposable Kings LLC. Trash Out/ Hauling Company in Gulfport, MS. As a child Cliff enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels cars and had an extensive collection of rare-looking cars. He also had an eye for art, design, and decorating. He admired the artistry of Charles Bibbs and owned several pieces of his work. Growing up Cliff was a very stylish dresser and took up modeling, singing, and acting. Being registered with the Pittsburgh SAGG he had the opportunity to have appearances in films that were filmed in Pittsburgh. He made cameo appearances in the following movies; Abduction (2010), Batman Dark Knight Rises (2011), and Won’t Back Down (2012). Clifford was funny and had jokes about everything. Cliff said, “I want to do something in a movie if I can just cough that would be enough.” Clifford was a very generous, giving, and caring person. If you needed something and he could help he wouldn’t hesitate. One of the things he would often say was, “Don’t worry about that. It’s ok, I got you…it’s going to be alright”!! He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He could find something funny in anything. In 2001, Clifford dedicated his life to the Lord and was baptized Seventh Day Adventist at Caffin Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church New Orleans LA. Cliff you fight a good fight! We LOVE YOU! You are now in the hands of Lord Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in your heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” On March 28, 2023, William Clifford Miller III departed this life for eternal life. He leaves his cherished memories to his Parents: Lurline D. Alston-Cadogan and William Clifford Miller Jr. (LaVerne), of Pittsburgh PA.; Ex-Wife: Sondina Washawn Hunt of Maple Shade, NJ; Sons: William Clifford Miller IV (Kim) of Pennsauken, NJ, Christopher Dwayne Miller of Maple Shade, NJ; 1-Grandaughter: Amora Leeay Miller of Pennsauken, NJ.; Sisters: Ashley Flenory (Barron) of Dallas, TX; Kenyatta Cadogan of Oceanside, CA.; StepFather: Dr. Robert V. Cadogan of New Orleans, LA. Stepmother: Cheryl Harris (Tony) of Pittsburgh, PA. Aunts: Deirdre- Battle Loman (Darryl) of Pittsburgh, PA; Kathy Murry-Williams of Spring Valley, CA; Violet Beatty of Pittsburgh, PA Uncles: Aaron Evans of Pittsburgh, PA; Gerald Lee Sr. of Columbus, OH; Phillip G. Phinisee Sr. of Douglassville, GA; Walter Brice Battle of Pittsburgh, PA; Gatis J. Jackson of Pittsburgh PA.; Cephus Bell (Beverly) of Charlotte, NC; Kenneth Dunnings (Pati) of Rock Ledge, FL., Lifelong friend and business partner AJ Jackson of Gulfport, MS. He also leaves to cherish fond memories first cousins who all loved him more as a brother than cousin, nieces, and nephews, other relatives, family, and friends.
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