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Former Senate President Mike Miller honored at State House; funeral arrangements announced

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 17:17:00-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Funeral arrangements have been announced for former longtime Maryland Senate President Mike Miller.

He passed away January 15 less than a month after resigning from the State Senate, where he served 45 years. He was 78.

Proceedings will begin Thursday at 4 pm at Lee Funeral Home on Old Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton.

There, state troopers will escort Miller’s casket to different stops throughout his district.

Those stops include Miller’s law offices on Old Branch Avenue in Clinton and Penwick Lane in Dunkirk.

The Prince George’s Fire Department on Woodyard Road, Surrattsville High School on Garden Drive, Chesapeake Beach, and Herrington Harbor are among the other stops. The procession is also expected to pass Smithville United Methodist in Dunkrik.

The escort is scheduled to reach its final destination for the night at 6 pm outside the Maryland State House.

From there, troopers will carry Miller's casket inside for a private welcoming ceremony where the Maryland National Guard's Honor Guard will drape the Maryland flag over the casket.

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Public visitation will be held Friday from 8 to 11 am and again from 3 to 7 pm.

Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and Speaker Adrienne Jones are expected to hold a senate ceremony in between.

Miller's casket will depart the state house around 7 pm Friday and be escorted by troopers down Rowe Boulevard up to Route 50.

A private family mass and internment will be held Saturday at 11 am at St. John the Evangelist in Clinton.

The church is expected to stream the service live on Facebook.

A website is also being set up so residents can virtually pay their respects.