Friends to commemorate Elkhart homicide victim
Posted: 10/05/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Sharon Hernandez
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Mark Allen Miller 09/25/12 obit (Photo Supplied)
The memorial will take place at 1 p.m. at the Six Span Bridge, where Millerís body was found. Sheila Miller, Mark Millerís mother, said there will be prayers, poems and words of encouragement from close friends of the family.
Anyone attending is invited to bring decorative items to the memorial.
ďI think itís wonderful,Ē she said about the amount of support her family has gotten from Mark Millerís friends.
Tracy Cohee, a close friend to Mark and Sheila Miller, is organizing a benefit for Mark Millerís children. The benefit will take place Nov. 24 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, Post 88, at 1519 Bristol St.
Several donated items, including a television, will be raffled at the benefit, said Sheila Miller.
Millerís body was found inside a barrel at the St. Joseph River, about 10 feet from the south bank, just west of the Six Span Bridge near C.R. 17 and S.R. 120. Sept. 20.
He was initially reported missing Sept. 7. His family said he was last seen that day at his tattoo shop in Dunlap, where he was living at the time.
The family is still struggling while they try to cope with their loss. Mark Millerís sisters, April Gardner and Dawn Miller, as well as his brother, Charles Parker, have all had a hard time dealing with the situation, Sheila Miller Said.
ďI donít know that Iíve come to terms with any of it, Iím trying to help everybody else, and I donít know if Iíve actually faced it yet, I wake up in the morning and I think Ďmy son is not hereí,Ē she said.