Donna “Dee” Miller

June 3, 1932 - November 15, 2015
Donna “Dee” Miller


Donna Denison “Dee” Miller, 83, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, surrounded by family at Davis Healthcare.

Dee was born in Chicago, IL. on June 3, 1932 to Harold Denison and Helen Bloomquist Denison.

Dee trained as a legal secretary and pursued a successful career in that field. She had a beautiful smile that could light up a room. Her sharp wit and quick sense of humor made her a delightful companion. She was singularly devoted to her family and was a loyal and caring friend. Her kindness and her loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.T. Miller, Jr., her daughter, Christine Dodge, her step daughter, Karen Stone and her sister, Patty. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Scott and Nancy Miller of Burnsville, VA., her son in law, Nick Dodge of Wilmington, her daughter and son in law, Patty and Scott Rader of Wilmington, her grandchildren Erin, Nurry Leigh, Brett, and Cara and her stepsons, Andrew and Tom Miller and their families.

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the incredible staff at the Walker Taylor household at the Davis Community who provided the most compassionate care and never failed to let Dee and her family know that she was cared for, cared about, and appreciated.
The knowledge that these good people were there for Dee was a tremendous comfort.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • November 22, 2015
    Brenda says:
    To Patty and the rest of the family, May the God who gives comfort,give that comfort to you all at this time of loss. 1 Corinthians 15:26 says that the last enemy death is to be brought to nothing.

  • November 20, 2015
    Julie Rehder says:
    Thank you so much for allowing the Davis family to care for your mother. I remember her sweet face and spirit and her presence is missed. I know that as time passes our residents have fewer and fewer contemporaries who knew them in their younger days be we love to hear their life stories and treasure the opportunity to meet their beautiful and caring families. We hold each of you close during this time of grief and hope you will come back to see us when you feel you are able. We truly appreciate your kind comments about the Walker Taylor staff and their loving care.

  • November 20, 2015
    Patty Rader says:
    You re alive and well in my full heart forever. Rest easy, beautiful angel.

  • November 20, 2015
    Sherry Garvey says:
    From the first day I met Donna I loved her. We enjoyed joking and bantering, she had a quick wit and always kept me laughing. I enjoyed caring for her and will miss her so much. Whenever I walked into her room I made a grand entrance to make her feel special. I hope she knew. I will miss that little stinker!

  • November 19, 2015
    Mary Wilcox Hultman says:
    Mom could not have asked for a sweeter roommate at Walker Taylor. Donna was never without a genuine smile, even when she was napping. I will miss her greetings when I enter the room now. I hope that John Denver will give her a special "live" concert!