(Ruby) Lorraine Miracle was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on May 29, 1935. She went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on February 25, 2015 at Fortress Health & Rehab Center, College Station, Texas after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was the oldest of six children born to Rev. James Otto and Lillie Marie Yeary Miracle. Her maternal grandparents were William Thomas (W.T.) and Cordia Bell Fuson Miracle. Paternal grandparents were John E. and Matilda Arlena Edens Yeary all of Middlesboro, Kentucky.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, her infant brother Lowell Wayne Miracle, brother James Otto Miracle, Jr. and his wife Rosa Turner Miracle, her grandparents and many aunts, uncles and several cousins.
She is survived by her sisters, Sharon Miracle Lawson (Wade) of Miamisburg, OH, Allene Miracle Sloan (Rev. Johnny) and Carolyn Miracle of Bryan, Texas. She is also survived by one maternal aunt, Jewell Yeary Wilson of Morristown, TN. as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lorraine was a faithful member of the Rock Prairie Baptist Church, College Station, Texas. She was a former member of Dayton Baptist Temple, Dayton, Ohio, Worth Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, where she was a dedicated worker in the Toddler Department for many years. She was saved and baptized and grew up in the Red Oak Baptist Church, Middlesboro, Kentucky.
She graduated from Middlesboro High School and attended three years at the Arlington Baptist College in Arlington, Texas. Lorraine was employed as a Civil Servant with the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio during the Cuban Crisis where she held top secret clearance with the Federal Government. She later moved to Texas and retired as a medical secretary from the All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lorraine was an avid reader, published writer, as well as a genealogical reseacher into family histories on both sides of the family. She was a devoted great aunt and delighted especially in the lives of Anna, Kamrey and Caleb who thought of her as “another grandma”.
The family wishes to thank the Fortress Nursing Facility and its employees for their dedicated care, her doctors, Dr. James Mariast, Dr. Selva and the Traditions (Comfort Keepers) Hospice. Contributions may be made to Rock Prairie Baptist Church or Parkinson’s Foundation for Research.
A Celebration of Life service to honor Lorraine will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Rock Prairie Baptist Church in College Station, Texas.
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Dear Allene, Dina and I, of course, remember Lorraine as one of our “sisters” during our time at Rock Prairie, and were so sorry to hear of her having to deal with that terrible disease. We trust that the Lord helped her weather it through until finally He decided to call her Home. May the Lord give you peace now and continue to bless You, brother Johnnie, and The Rock Prairie Baptist Church. We love you all. Joe and Dina
Thank you for your kind words. It was a long road for her, but the Lord was always with her and she is now free of all the pain and disability. We cherish your friendship, as did she. Keep us in your prayers. Saturday will be a bit difficult for us.
Mom, I know you lost not only a sister but a close friend. I know you miss her very much. The best outcome of this is she is no longer in pain and is sitting and rejoicing with the Lord Jesus and his angels. We all will miss her but we will see her again one day soon. I love you mom.
Thank you Troy. it is very painful for us, but we are leaning heavily on the Lord. We have been grieving for a long time, but it is a natural process. We look forward to the day we rejoin her in a place without pain and woe.
Dear family – Sending you my deepest sympathy for the loss of Lorraine, my cousin. Though she was unable to write in recent years, she and I had enjoyed a relationship by letters. I always looked forward to hearing from her, and I have missed hearing from her in recent years. I will miss her. I know that if my dad was still alive (Walter Russell Yeary), he would have me sign his name along with mine below. Now they are rejoicing at being reunited as family in Heaven. Know that I am thinking of you and praying for you. May our loving Lord grant you peace. Jackie
Thank you Jackie. Lorraine fought a good fight and she kept the faith. Never did we hear a complaint about her lot in life and the struggles that befell her with this terrible disease. We rejoice that she is with the Lord, though from a human standpoint we are missing her terribly. In His time God makes all things new for those who love Him. We look forward to that day.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Allene and Carolyn, as well as the rest of the family in Lorraine’s passing. What a very special person she was! We’ll look forward to being reunited one day with her and our other loved ones and our dear Saviour.
Thank you Barbara. She loved you all very much and we thank you for the long years of friendship you and yours have afforded us. Lorraine is free and rejoicing after such a long struggle. We rejoice in that. One day we will be together in a land of perfection – no pain, no sorrow and no parting.
I am one of Elmer and Emma Maxwell’s daughters and have many fond memories of Lorraine, Caroline, Lillie, and Otto when we all got together at Momsie’s house for bingo games or other frequent family celebrations. I am so sorry to hear this news and send my thoughts and prayers to the family.
Leisa, I knew you when you were a small child! 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. I still miss your “Momsie” and all our loved ones who have gone on before us. We have been blessed with wonderful family. Lorraine has gone to be with the Lord and what a relief and a blessing. We are going to MISS HER MUCH.
I enjoyed being in the Ladies Sunday School Class with Lorraine and always enjoyed chatting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family now.
Alice, thank you for your kind words. Lorraine loved to be in church and came as long as she was able. We look forward to a “glad reunion day.”
My aunt was a wonderful kind loving woman. Her memory will be cherished for many years to come. We love and miss you aunt rain
Terena, she loved and enjoyed all her nieces and nephews, but especially did she care for you, your girls and Troy, and his Caleb. We know she would have been happy to know that you all have fond remembrances of her. She was a special kind of person and we miss her terribly, but we also rejoice that she is free and whole now. God is faithful.
My Aunt Raine Was A Wonderful And Amazing Woman . I Will Be Lost Without Her , But I Know Shes In A Much Better Place . I Love And Miss Yu Aunt Raine . See Yu Again One Day Up In Heaven .
She thought you were amazing as well, Kamrey. She is perfect now and without any more struggles and no more pain. We will ALL MISS HER TERRIBLY but pray we will all be there to greet her on that great morning.
Our prayers are with you during this sad time. We have such sweet memories of her time spent with us in Lima. She was such a special, caring person. May God’s comfort surround you all.
How very much she loved all of you! We are going to miss her terribly, but we rejoice today in the fact that she is free of all her struggles. We thank you for your prayers and kind words.
Allene & Carolyn,
I celebrate Lorraine’s memory with great fondness. My time spent with you all was one of great memories and happiness. I have very special thoughts of remembrance with Lorraine and her love that she imparted. I loved the zoo trips, Sunday lunch and afternoon pin curls. I still have my little New Testament that she gave to me in Sunday School Class as well as the jewelry box from the Holy Lands.
My thoughts are with you all and know that she is in a wonderful place with her Savior.
Prayers and Thoughts,
Lisa, we had wonderful times with you and the zoo ones were my best memory of the outings. It does not seem possible that so many years have come and gone. The service today was beautiful and I know that Lorraine would have been happy. The day has been long and tiring. We buried her this morning in private service – just our family. Then at 2 p.m. we had service at the church = great message and music was a blessing. We love you Lisa and your dear Mom and we remember your dad with great fondness. I imagine he and Lorraine are rejoicing with the Lord!
Although Lorraine is gone from us, we can rejoice that she was ready to meet her Lord. We were really close as kids as we were only a year apart in age. I enjoyed our keeping in touch over the years after she left Middlesboro. She always wrote such interesting letters. I have really missed those during her sickness. My prayers go out to you all.
Thanks Katherine. You know that your Mom was like our second Mom and you kids were like siblings to us and still are. We all had a wonderful heritage and I am so thankful for all the wonderful cousins we were blessed with and the closeness that so many of us shared.
Lorraine had no quality of life for a long time, but she never complained one time that we ever heard, about her lot in life. She bore it as a stalwart child of God and she never ceased praising Him even when her songs became all jumbled in her mind. We covet your prayers. We miss her so much.
Lorraine was a wonderful soul! I sure do miss hearing her sing. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family during this difficult. Thank you for the kind words you said about Fortress. Just know that he was loved dearly and we will miss her every day! Let us know if you need anything. We’re only a phone call or a short drive away. Hang in there Allene and Carolyn.