Luana Lynn Miller- Samuel, 54, a native of Biloxi, Mississippi and resident of Mobile,
Alabama, departed this life on June 28th, 2022, at 12:17a.m. at a local hospital with family at her bedside.
Luana is preceded in death by her wife, Saidah Samuel (Buffalo, NY); father, Terry
Miller (D’Iberville, Ms.); grandparents: Edith Mount (D’Iberville, MS.) and Sebastian “Sooky”
Acevedo (Biloxi, MS.) She leaves to cherish her loving memories to her mother, Sandra Roberts
(Vancleave, Ms.) children Christopher Miller, Sr. (Victoria) and Nicole Miller of Mobile,
Alabama; her precious and loving grandchildren; Christian Miller of New Orleans, La.;
Christopher Miller Jr. of Mobile, Al and Bonus Grand-daughter Trinity Duncan. Also leaving
behind her sweet fur-baby Georgie who held a very special place in her heart, along with a
second mom, Debbie Loveless.
Luana’s memories will also live on through her sisters Stephanie (Charles) Wheat of Mobile,
AL; Selena Prevost (Joel) of Ocean Springs, Ms.; and Terri (Jason) Rosas of Florida; nephews
Chase McMillan and Joel Prevost Jr.; nieces Tiffany Wheat, Monica Wheat-Bragg (Dakota),
Juwanna Lett (Joe), and Christina Atkins (Jay),Hope Prevost and one devoted lifelong friend, Diann Hodges.
She had a special relationship with all her nieces and nephews, and it carried on with her great
nieces and nephews. The special bond between her “Princess” - Selena and DJ - her “stank-a-
butt” - will remain near and dear to all our hearts.
The love she had for her family was second to none. She loved hard and was fiercely protective.
She wanted nothing more than to spend as much time with family as she could. After
losing Saidah, she really had a hard time and appreciated each moment she spent with her family
to celebrate the time spent with each other.
Luana lived a life full of love. She loved hard and was loved by all who knew her. From Biloxi
to New Orleans to Atlanta to New York City, Luana never met a stranger. She was never afraid
to experience and see new things and to just live life. She had a love for the big
cities, the True Crime tv show, cooking, her family, and feeding the homeless.
Luana was a certified addiction counselor who has helped educate thousands of physicians and
pharmacists alike on the importance of education on addiction prevention and how to protect the
patient and themselves.
Nothing pleased her more than to cook a big meal, invite people over and watch them eat and
enjoy. Luana put all her love and compassion into every part of her food. Nothing satisfied her
more than serving up a plateful of love and a big bowl of joy.
Luana‘s quick wit, loving arms, protective demeanor, bright smile, and contagious laugh will
certainly be missed by friends, family, and everyone who knew her.
The family of Luana Miller-Samuel would like to express our sincere appreciation of thanks
for all the kind words and expressions of condolences during this time of bereavement.
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