Kathleen Spruill Miers, age 91, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 at her home in Alpharetta, Georgia. Kathleen was born on June 14, 1928, in a farmhouse in Dunwoody, Georgia. She was the daughter of Euil S. Spruill and Georgia Womack Spruill. Kathleen grew up in a Dunwoody which is unrecognizable today - gravel roads, farmland, a two-room schoolhouse, and a small country church. As most young people of the time, Kathleen learned the value of faith and family, the importance of hard work and doing one’s best. Those lessons served her well throughout her long life.
Kathleen graduated from Chamblee High School in 1946. She met and married the love of her life, Lewis J. Miers, Jr. in 1951. They were married for over 59 years. Again, family was Kathleen’s priority as she took care of those who needed her while she managed to balance the demands of an active, young family and work at Citizens and Southern National Bank in Sandy Springs.
Kathleen and Lewis were also very active members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School teachers, MYF counselors, and founding members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Because of their devotion and contributions to mission work, Kathleen and Lewis were named Mission Persons of the Year in 1996. Kathleen was on the church finance committee for many years and a charter member of the Spiritual Growth Circle. Even though Kathleen and Lewis moved to Alpharetta in 1982, they remained loyal supporters of the activities of DUMC and its mission.
Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Miers, Jr., and her brother, Weyman Spruill. She is survived by her daughter; Molly Miers Patrick (Kevin), son; Roger Miers (Lanie), grandchildren; Erin Patrick Kirkland (Travis), Brady Patrick, Kaylan Miers Fila (Casey), Keri Miers Brunner (Shawn), Meg Miers Seiferheld (Rolf), Torrie Miers, and great-grandchildren; Walker, Molly, and Emily Kirkland, Liam Fila, Emma and Olivia Brunner, Hailey and Jax Seiferheld, and brothers-in-law; Gene Golden and George Smith. Polly Spruill is among the many surviving nieces and nephews.
A small graveside service was held on April 11, 2020. While the COVID-19 directives have restricted a gathering of a celebration of life, the family has been blessed by the outpouring of support and comfort. Should one wish to memorialize Mrs. Miers’ life, please donate to Community Assistance Center (www.ourcac.org) or a charity of your choice.