It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Miranda Leigh Gatlin, who passed away peacefully at her home on September 4, 2023 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Miranda was born on December 27, 1977 in Greenville, SC and graduated from Riverside High School. She went on to pursue higher education at Clemson University and later the University of Georgia School of Law. She also achieved her goal of passing the Georgia Bar Exam. Miranda had recently changed careers and was beginning her first year as a Special Education teacher.
Miranda was a loving mother to her daughter Madeline and was a caring sister to her brothers, Drew and Sanders. She also cherished her nieces, Carolyn and Amelia as well as her grandmother, Carolyn.
Miranda had many interests and hobbies throughout her life, including swimming, gymnastics, reading and learning. She passed her passion and talent for swimming, gymnastics and her intelligence along to her daughter. Her loving characteristics made her a beautiful daughter, sister and mother.
Miranda is survived by her parents, Milton and Marla Gatlin; daughter, Madeline Akwara; brothers, Drew Gatlin and Sanders Gatlin and his wife, Amanda Gatlin; nieces, Carolyn Gatlin and Amelia Gatlin; and grandmother, Carolyn Sanders.
Miranda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Rose Gatlin; and grandfather, Marvin Sanders.
Friends and family are invited to attend a service in celebration of Miranda’s life at Woodlawn Memorial Park on Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, September 9th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at www.shrinerschildrens.org.
We will all miss Miranda dearly but are comforted knowing that she is now reunited with her beloved friends and family in heaven above. She will always be remembered as a caring, intelligent, fun loving and beautiful person. May she rest in peace forever more.
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