“My Mother is a Poem I could never write”.


The obituary from her Memorial.


Renée Roissier Miller, 50, of Madisonville, TN died tragically on March 4, 2009. She was raised in Laurel, DE the beloved daughter of local pharmacists, Robert (deceased) and Gail Roissier.

With their dogs Hub and Greta by their sides in 1984 Renée and Jamie set out for adventure and to seek their fortune in Alaska. While there she continued to work in the fitness industry and as a talented massage therapist. She and Jamie married in Anchorage AK in 1985. Later she owned and operated an Alaska day care center, Building Blocks. The family moved to their home in eastern Tennessee in 1994 where she nurtured their growing herd of children and animals.

Renée was known for her love of children and animals, her unfailingly cheerful personality, and her great sense of fun. Renée made friends everywhere she went and remained in touch with scores of people from every part of her life. Renée’s family and many friends will also remember her life-long fondness for the color red. She usually drove a red car, and often wore a red coat or carried a red purse. If you were picking out a gift for Renée, the choice of color was an easy one.

Renée is survived by her husband, Jamie and their nine children; Joannie, Jackie, Jeremy, Jesse, Jason, Joey, Janna, Jerry and Jax, all of Madisonville, TN; her mother, Gail Roissier of Sun City, AZ; her siblings, Michelle Roissier of WA, Suzi Roissier Israelsson of AK. Loved by her brother the late Rick Roissier of AZ. She was also the adored daughter-in-law of the late Joan Wood Miller of Ocean City, MD and is survived by Jamie’s sisters, Jeanne M. Gaetano of MD, Terry Miller of Ocean City, MD, Kristi Miller of IL and Cathie M. Fagerstrom of VA. She also leaves many grieving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

At some point in my life I hope to be able to write more fully about my Mother.

Renée & Gretta

Renée & Greta


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