John Franklin (Early) Miller Jr. was born on November 21, 1945 to James William Early and Ida Margaret De Armitt. He was raised in the Hill District and attended Schenley High School. He was known by his family and friends as “Jackie”. “Jackie” was interested in and pursued many entrepreneurial ventures, traveling extensively. He believed in family and returned home to Pittsburgh to help the family during difficult times in 1974. He was employed at Conroy School for the Mentally Challenged then later moved to a counselor position under Dr. Burke through Black Action. He held this position for a number of years. “Jackie” moved on and accepted a construction job with Commercial Construction and Hazardous Waste Local 1058. He loved this position and remained there until becoming disabled through injury. In the early 1990’s “Jackie” was introduced to his wife Delores. They were united in marriage in December, 1999. He loved talking to family and friends. His greatest joys were comedy shows, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his wife. “Jackie” was preceded in death by both his parents James and Ida, two brothers Kenneth and Julius Early, Stepson Nelson E. Mitchell. “Jackie” was called home by the Lord on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife Delores Miller. His Children Duane, Jacques, Leonard and John III. Two sisters Riquetta and Linda, one brother Emery, two Stepdaughters Brenda and Paula Mitchell, five grandchildren Malakhi, Nehemiah, Justin, Jaden and Maya Day, His legacy also includes a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.