Miller remembered as ‘great friend’

Published 10:45 am Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Friends of Andalusia High School alumna Hannah Miller want her to be remembered as being the great friend that she was.

Miller, 22, and her sister-in-law, Taylor Miller, 27, passed away after a two-vehicle collision on Sunday night, just north of Baker, Fla.

She graduated from AHS in 2015 and then attended the University of South Alabama before moving back home to Andalusia. Before the tragic event, she was working at The Wheelhouse in Opp.

Sydney Gerhart, one of her classmates, said Miller was a wonderful example of staying true to who you are.

“Hannah should be remembered as being authentically herself,” Gerhart said. “She was a wonderful example of staying true to who you are always. For me, Hannah was a confidant. I could always be honest with her, and I never had to worry about her judgment. She helped create some of my silliest memories. She made day-to-day things fun and interesting. To put it simply, there was truly never a dull moment with Hannah as your friend.”

Shelby Meeks another one of her classmates said she knew that Miller would always be there for her.

“Hannah was the life of every party, the one that kept everyone going,” Meeks said. “When you were around her, you couldn’t help but smile because she was a constant source of light and joy. When you were friends with Hannah, you knew she would be there for you, no matter what. She loved her friends and family unconditionally and will be remembered for the love she gave, the smiles she brought, and her personality that truly broke the mold.”

Another one of Miller’s classmates, Carson Posey, said Miller loved all of her friends so well.

“Hannah was a great friend and I think because of her, we are all better at being a friend,” Posey said. “Hannah was always there for us, even when we didn’t deserve her. I have so many memories of her that I will cherish. In all of them, Hannah was unapologetically herself. She was silly, sassy and stubborn. She loved BIG. She loved us so well. Hannah will be greatly missed and I am honored to have had the privilege to call her my friend.”

Edie Quillen, another of Miller’s classmates said Miller will remain in the hearts of her friends and family.

“Hannah’s life exuded confidence and laughter, but she could flip that switch so fast to comfort and empower those she loved,” Quillen said. “She always wanted US to be happy. She gave of herself to us fully and without reservation. The loss of her is painful and unfathomable, but the full life of love and laughter that she lived will remain in the hearts of those that loved her, forever.”

Her classmate, Sarah Atkinson said it is hard to sum up their friendship in just a couple of words.

“Once you met Hannah, you couldn’t forget her,” Atkinson said. “If you knew Hannah, you’ll understand how hard it is for me to try and sum up my friendship with her in a few words. I shouldn’t have to. She should still be here. She was strong, loyal, hard-working and hilarious. Talking with friends and family the past few days about Hannah has brought an unspeakable amount of tears, but it has also brought so much laughter. She lived her life to the fullest— empowering us through dance parties and pep talks to do the same. Her legacy will be one full of belly laughs and bear hugs. We’ll never forget you, Han. How could we?”

Jodie Watson said simply Hannah was Hannah.

“Hannah was Hannah,” Watson said. “Unapologetically her. She had a fun spirit and always offered a laugh, hug, or a smile. We are all left with a huge void in our hearts. She will be dearly missed.”

The Wheelhouse in Opp posted on its Facebook that Miller was one of their best and brightest servers, “Hannah was an employee of Wheelhouse and not only was she one of our best and brightest servers, she was also a friend and integral part of the Wheelhouse family. Even in the short time that she was with us, she brought positive energy, friendship and loyalty to the forefront of everything she did and said.”

A gofundme account has been established by Covington County law enforcement family to assist the Miller family with funeral expenses. The link can be found here: