Deana Ann Denton

December 22, 2021
Deana Ann Denton

Mrs. Deana Ann Miller Denton, of Wilmington, NC was born on December 30, 1972, to the late Russell Rogers Miller and Mary Ruth Hayes Miller, in New Hanover County, and entered into eternal rest on December 22, 2021 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, completing her journey of 48 years.

Deana had a fond love for her family who she adored, she loved to travel and spend time with her fur babies Curry, Wyatt, and Lilly. Deana graduated from Laney High School where she was Valedictorian. She attended Wake Forest University and graduated with honors. Deana loved the band and played the baritone for many years throughout school and at Wake Forest University. Deana worked as a paralegal in the Wilmington area for many years. She loved to play competitive darts and won many tournaments. She and her husband Mike enjoyed cruising the Caribbean often. She will be missed by all who had a chance to meet her.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband of 7 years: Mike Denton, of the home; one brother: R. Dean Miller, and wife Karen of Castle Hayne, NC; one sister: Denise Hayes Miller, of Wilmington, NC; one nephew: Dustin A. Miller; and many friends.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from the hours of 5:00PM till 7:00PM, on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • December 28, 2021
    Gina Oakley says:
    Deana was such a fun person to be around. She loved playing darts and cutting up! She knew how to make you laugh even if you were about to cry. Her humor and funny antics will be sorely missed. Losing her mom changed Deana because she lost her best friend on this earth since before birth. I take comfort in knowing that they are together now. RIP my sweet friend until we meet again.

  • December 28, 2021
    Jean Winstead says:
    As Deana's mother-in-law, I could not have been more proud of the beautiful (inside and out) mate my son chose. She was kind, loving and always showed a sense of humor. She was a wonderful addition to my son's life and the level of love and commitment they shared was the envy of many. Deana will be sorely missed. RIP sweet girl.

  • December 28, 2021
    David Miller says:
    Thinking of Denise and Dean & Family. Love, David & Sandra Miller, Aberdeen, NC

  • December 29, 2021
    Becky Griffin Dolly says:
    Sending love & prayers for Dean, Denise & family at this difficult time.

  • December 29, 2021
    Brenda whitley says:
    Dear sweet wonderful friend I will miss you. You were always a joy to be around even when you were down you lifted others up and brightened their day. I was one of those people. You encouraged me to be confident and to just do it because you believed that I could and made me believe it too. You could bring calmness when needed and also put people in their place when necessary. Anyone who knew you loved you and we will all miss you. Forever in my heart