Miles  Drummond


Miles Drummond, 31, of Tifton, GA, passed away on June 27, 2018, after a heroic battle with cancer. His life was an inspiration to everyone who knew him and his memory will live on in the heart of each person who loved him.
Miles was a 2005 graduate of Tift County High School. He earned an Associate's Degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA and a Bachelor's Degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. During his time at TCHS, Miles sang in chorus, served on the yearbook staff, and served on SGA. At ABAC, Miles was an ABAC Ambassador, the Stallion Newspaper Editor, and he was elected as Mr. ABAC during the annual pageant. He made a far reaching impact at Northwestern University by serving on the Homecoming Committee and working for the Northwestern Campus Activities department with Organizations and Activities.
He had a heart for young people and a passion for excellence. Miles showed this to the world by his devotion to the Tift County 4-H Program. Miles was currently employed as the AmeriCorps Community Service Specialist with UGA Extension in Tift County. He has held many roles in the Tift County Extension office over the years, including Program Assistant as well as the Director of the Strong African American Families program. His love for 4-H was undeniable and contagious. He dedicated his life to improving the lives of the 4-Hers that came through the doors of the Extension office. Miles trained hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students in valuable life lessons in community service, public speaking, citizenship, and leadership. His impact will live on for generations to come.
Miles currently served on the ABAC Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Wiregrass Farmer's Market Board of Directors, and the Diversified Enterprises Advisory Board. In the past, he held leadership positions in the Tift County Relay for Life committee, the Fiesta del Pueblo planning committee, and countless more community outreach events. He was a CASA and tirelessly advocated for the best interest of Tift County's children. He was recognized as one of Tifton's "Top 10 under 40" for his service to our community. The legacy he leaves behind is unmatched.
Miles is survived by his mother, Loretta Drummond of Tifton, his father, John Charles Drummond of Nicholls, brother, Chris Drummond of Cleveland, Ohio, step sisters, Mikala Davis of Tallahassee, Florida and Monique Davis of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, Cassandra Davis of Waycross, Adrian Reyes of Tifton, Leah Wooddall of Waycross, and Josie Smith of Tifton.
In line of flowers, please make donations in Miles' name to the Tift County 4-H Endowment Fund, mailing donations to University of Georgia, CAES Office of External Affairs, 117 Four Towers, Athens, GA 30602.
Reflection of Life Services will be held Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at Southview Mortuary Chapel with committal service to follow in Oakridge Cemetery and a repast will conclude at the Tifton Welcome Station. A Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m. at the Tift County Extension Office. You may sign the guestbook at Professional care and services are entrusted to Southview Mortuary, Inc.
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