T.J. Miller was one of the ten people gathered at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for a finance meeting on June 16, 1964. After the meeting was dismissed, he followed the Steele family in his car. He was also stopped by the Klansmen and not permitted to depart until the Klansmen were assured there were no white people at the meeting. He later became a member of the Mars Hill Church of God in Christ where his wife Pearl is a member. He is buried in Mars Hill Cemetery in the Poplar Springs community off Highway 16 East and County Road 737.
Neshoba County: African-American Heritage Driving Tour of Philadelphia Mississippi.http://www.neshobajustice.com/documents/RootsofStruggle.pdf