Rose Nell Miller

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 23, 2011

SUFFOLK — “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all of His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” —Matthew 6:33

On Saturday, July 23, 2011, God dispatched one of His heavenly angels to transport His earthly angel Rose Nell Miller from her labor to Heaven to receive her reward. She was born on May 15, 1915, in Isle of Wight County to the late Sarah Miller Morris and William Ellis. She was greatly influenced by her grandparents, the late Ada Vick Miller and Richard Harrison Miller. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Lousie Miller Faulk, Estelle Miller Hall and William Henry Miller.

Rose Nell Miller

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She was educated at Ebenezer Schools in Isle of Wight County and retired as a domestic worker after more than 70 years with Mr. and Mrs. William Reid.

She was a lifetime member of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. In 1993, she was bestowed the honor and privilege of becoming St. Mark’s first church mother. She was an active deaconess, stewardess and class leader No. 2 until her health failed.

Rose leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Belvie M. Jones (William), of Suffolk, Va.; one son, Richard Miller (Audrey), of Suffolk, Va.; special sister, Thelma L. Brown, of Suffolk, Va.; granddaughter, the Rev. Sharon Y. Jones, of Suffolk, Va.; grandsons, William E. Jones Jr., of Suffolk, Va. and Quincy G, Jones (Mary), of Courtland, Va.; special great-granddaughter, Tamari Jones, of Courtland, Va.; four great-grandchildren; three nieces, Kimberly Smart, of Harlem, N.Y., Ada M. Miller, of Suffolk, Va., Andrea Faulk, of Laurelton, N.Y.; several cousins, Kenneth A. Miller (Mellanice), of New Jersey, Thelma M. Greenidge (Bruce) and Jamie, of Brooklyn, N.Y., DeShawn Reed and Aja Reed, of New Jersey, and a very special cousin, Bishop Madison Copeland; and many relatives, friends and the St. Mark church family.

Ms. Miller’s visitation will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, July 30, from noon to 7 p.m. A funeral service will take place at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 817 McKinley Ave., on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. She will be laid to rest in the Garden of Redemption at Carver Memorial Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and flowers may be extended to the Miller family at

Professional funeral arrangements are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Inc.