Jeffrey Miller had planned only to serve as the videographer at his cousin’s recent wedding, but he ended up delivering the bride’s ring, too.
Miller, a general clerk at the Milwaukee Processing and Distribution Center, was at the Friday wedding rehearsal of his cousin, John Miller, and bride-to-be, Elizabeth Duff, last month, when she had to take a return call from the Postal Service.
She learned that her Priority Express package was slated to arrive at her Greenfield, WI, home on Saturday.
The problem: The package contained Duff’s wedding ring — and the wedding was going to occur in Milwaukee on Saturday morning.
Following the rehearsal, Miller stepped out of his videographer role and began making calls to his postal contacts.
“I tracked her ring to the main facility in downtown Milwaukee that handles all the branches’ mail,” said Miller, a 29-year postal employee.
By the next morning, word had spread throughout the facility to be on the lookout for the special package.
Lorenzo Games, an express clerk, found the parcel and set it aside.
Distribution Operations Manager Lillian Nieves approved Miller’s request to pick up the package.
“It was a blessing to help make their union more complete,” she said.
Miller made it to the church with his video equipment — and the wedding ring — less than an hour before the ceremony.
“We are so thankful for Jeff’s hard work,” said Elizabeth Miller, the bride. “It was so important for me to get [the ring] on time since it was custom-made to be a perfect complement to my engagement ring.”
Nieves is happy Miller’s efforts are receiving recognition.
“Our postal employees take so much pride in doing a great job for the customer,” she said.