Gavin Monroe Miller, an Edwardsville High School Freshman, Died Unexpectedly

Last Updated on October 11, 2023, 9:10 am

Edwardsville High School mourns the loss of a freshman, Gavin Monroe Miller.

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Gavin Monroe Miller, a 14-year-old Edwardsville High School student, passed away in Illinois on Friday, October 6, 2023. His untimely death has cast a sombre cloud over Edwardsville’s community, which mourns its beloved member. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

Irwin Chapel 

“Gavin Monroe Miller, age 14, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023. Gavin was born on June 21, 2009, in Maryville, IL, a son of Dean Miller and Jamie (Horan) Miller. Gavin will be remembered as a loving son, grandson, nephew, cousin and dear friend to many. Gavin was a member of First Baptist”

Who was Gavin Monroe Miller?

Gavin Monroe Miller was born on June 21, 2009, to Dean Miller and Jamie (Horan) Miller in Maryville, Illinois. He was a beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin, and a dear friend. He was a member of First Baptist Church Maryville.

He was a freshman at Edwardsville High School. He was a dedicated student and loved to be part of orchestra and theatre. He participated in the Science Olympiad and dreamt of becoming a palaeontologist.

He was lovable and made friends quickly with his charismatic personality and warm smile. He was always eager to help those who needed it. He lived every moment of his life to the fullest and loved to laugh, but above all, he loved his family dearly. All those who had the privilege to know him will deeply feel his absence.

He is survived by his parents, his grandparents David and Christy Horan of Glen Carbon, Illinois, and James and Pam Miller of Irondale, Missouri, his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

What happened to Gavin Monroe Miller?

The details of his death have not been made public. The School has not released a statement regarding his death at the time of this publication. Not much has been learned about what caused the death of a precious soul at such a young age.

His death has left a hole in the community and the lives of those who loved him dearly, which can never be filled. He was a cherished community member, and the community will never forget him.

Obituary and Funeral

Irwin Chapel published his obituary. The visitations will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL. The visitations will also continue on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Maryville, followed by a celebration of life at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the same place.

Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto, Illinois, will be his final resting place. May he rest in peace.


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