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Obituary: MILLER, BRONZELL

Bronzell L. Miller 10-12-1971 ~ 12-21-2013Bronzell Miller was born on October 12, 1971 as Bronzell LaJames Miller or "B Smooth" to team mates. Miller, age 42, father of 10, football player, model, actor and songwriter died Saturday morning surrounded by close family at his former wife Marnie's home in West Jordan after a three year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Originally from Seattle, Miller played defensive end for the Utes from 1993-94. In 1994 he had 12 sacks and five forced fumbles as Utah finished the season 10-2 and ranked No. 8 in the Coaches Poll. Miller went on to play in the NFL, NFL Europe and the CFL, and he later appeared in a handful of motion pictures and TV shows including "Bringing Down the House", "Planet of the Apes", " Dumb and Dumber" , "Mr. 3000", " Touched by an Angel" and "Luck of the Irish. Bronzell was well known for his larger than life personality and ability to be-friend anyone and make them feel like he had known them their whole life. He was charismatic, charming and a great communicator. He had a life time love for the Lord and reading his bible. He was an avid Christian and Country music fan. He is survived by his mother Brenda Miller Lee, father Ronald Lee, birth father Eddie Miller, brothers Edward, Deshun, David and sister Roneathe, former wife Marnie Oliver-Miller, former wife Jane Krohn and ten children- Stetson Oliver -stepson (24), Alesha (21), Bronzell II (20), Breezell (19), Elijah Bronzell III (16), Breonne (12), Isaiah (10), Aaliyah (9), Arielle (7) and Isaac (5), 1 uncle, 3 aunts, many cousins, neices and nephews, friends and team mates. He will be missed the most for his infectious smile, his hugs and sense of humor. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Southside Church of Christ, 7400 S. 3200 W., West Jordan, Utah. Family and friends may call prior to the service from 10-11:30am at the church. Interment will be in the Ben Lomond North Ogden Cemetery, 556 E. 2900 N. Funeral Directors Russon Brothers Mortuary. Online guestbook at russonmortuary.com.