James Lee MillerMay 12, 1930 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 87)
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (II Timothy 4:7)
James Lee Miller, son of the late Miles and Ruth Miller was born May 12, 1930 in Warren County, North Carolina. Peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017, the angels were dispatched to the Warren Hills Nursing Center and summoned James to eternal rest.
At an early age, James accepted Christ into his life and joined the Burchette Chapel United Church of Christ. He remained a member until his health began to decline.
James was employed with Nick Ulysses Construction in Richmond, Virginia for many years until retiring and relocating to North Carolina.
On February 3, 1950, James was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Annie Seward. This union was blessed with eight children.
James was a very kind, caring and loving person. He touched the lives of everyone he met, and was loved by all who were blessed to enter his presence. He had a big heart, and a warm caring spirit.
He would always keep you laughing, even during his sickness when people visited. He had many hobbies, but enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting, mechanic work, relaxing on his porch, listening to music and loving his cat, “Mann”.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 noon on Monday January 1, 2018 from the Burchette Chapel United Church of Christ of Manson NC. Rev Charlie Leath will officiate and burial will follow in the church Cemetery.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by: two sons, David Miller and Walter Miller; one grandson, Walter Leon Miller; two sisters, Jessie and Katherine; five brothers, Robert Miller, Miles Miller, Frances Miller, Grant Miller and Sylvester Miller.
James’ memory will live in the hearts of: six devoted children, Evangelist Shirley Williams (Reverend General Lee) of Norlina, North Carolina, Belinda Yancey (Roger) of Warrenton, North Carolina, Clyde Miller (Sabrina) of Petersburg, Virginia, George Miller of Warrenton, North Carolina, James Miller and Ernest Miller, both of the home; four grandchildren raised as his own, Shirley Person, Cynthia Person, Thomas Moss and Kenton Miller, along with twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren; one god-daughter, Jasmine Sumler; one god-granddaughter, Rosalynn Davis; one sister, Lillie Bell Reid of Soul City, North Carolina; two daughters-in-law, Dorothy Kearney (Bruce) and Joyce Miller; seven sisters-in-law, Mary Foster of Soul City, North Carolina, Mildred Jones of Henderson, North Carolina, Lucy Judkins (Samuel) and Miranda Turner (Al), both of Richmond, Virginia, Dorothy Miller, Janet Miller and Nellie Miller all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two brothers-in-law, Richard Williams, Jr. (Mary Lou) and James Williams (Lillian), both of Richmond, Virginia; two step sisters-in-law, Julia Williams (Leon) and Maggie Perry, both of Norlina, North Carolina; three step brothers-in-law, Robert Williams and Linwood Williams, both of Norlina, North Carolina and David Lee Williams of Richmond, Virginia; a special niece, Lorena Joyner; a devoted cousin, Kevin Williams; a new friend and roommate, Henry Pitchford, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.