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Obituary: Virginia (Jones) Miller; Dumfries, VA


vl-millerVirginia “Jennie” Miller, a native of Howard County, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 in Dumfries, Va.

She was 85 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Miller, a native of Dierks, Ark. 

Virginia was the daughter of Lorene and Neil Jones of Nashville, Ark., and grew up in the County Line community. She was a graduate of Nashville High School and married Harold in 1953. Virginia was the mother of four children and was an accomplished homemaker. 

Virginia is survived by her four children: Katharine Miller of Dumfries, Va., Harold L. Miller Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., Betty Miller of Fort Mill, S.C., and Jewel Miller of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, Grace Miller and Sam Miller of Indianapolis, Ind., and Shawn Gregor and Harold Gregor of Woodbridge, Va.; daughter-in-law Ellen (Bugher) Miller; and son-in-law Shawn Gregor.

She is also survived by her brother, Sonny Jones of Mansfield, Texas, and her sisters, Vivian Pope of Mineral Springs, Ark., Connie Westbrook of Conway, Ark., Johnnie Owens of Longview, Texas, Marjorie Hopper of Bingen, Ark., Annette St. Louis of New Boston, Texas, and Janie Sartin of Longview, Texas.

Virginia was known to her friends and family as a gracious host and kind spirit. She excelled in cooking, and was a skilled seamstress, often making dresses for herself and her daughters when they were children. Virginia was a very warm and welcoming person and was loved by all who knew her. She loved her husband, raised four happy and successful children, and doted unapologetically on her grandchildren. Always looking for ways to improve herself, she loved exercising and did so until she was physically unable. 

Virginia traveled widely with her husband, an Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. The Army stationed them in Germany twice, Japan (where she learned the art of Japanese flowering arranging), and throughout the United States. During those 30 years, she was active in the Officers’ Wives Club. Prior to her marriage, Virginia lived in Dallas, Texas, where she modeled for Neiman Marcus and then worked as a receptionist for Dr. Katharine Bennett. While living in northern Virginia, she worked for many years as a receptionist for Computer Sciences Corporation in Falls Church. She was a member of the Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church from 1978–1987. When her husband retired from military service, they relocated to Columbia, S.C.  She became a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbia and was active in the Internationals Ministry. She also served on the Membership Committee and Garden Club of the Quail Hollow HOA in West Columbia, S.C.

Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

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