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.

Please share condolences and memories with the family by clicking on the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

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

“It’s sea and islands now. The great continent has sunk like Atlantis.” –c s lewis


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • November 19, 2015
    Breanna Acton lit a candle:
    Lit since November 19, 2015 at 11:14:39 PM

  • November 19, 2015
    Sharon Patterson says:
    I have known Donna Miller just a little over a year now and have grown to Love herself a Patti both as if they where my real family. Love the bond that we had with one another, Patti sorry for your loss and know that I am always here if you should ever need me the both of you are beautiful woman. Donna will be missed for sure

  • November 19, 2015
    Sharon Patterson says:
    I have known Donna Miller just a little over a year now and have grown to Love herself a Patti both as if they where my real family. Love the bond that we had with one another, Patti sorry for your loss and know that I am always here if you should ever need me the both of you are beautiful woman. Donna will be missed for sure

  • November 18, 2015
    Miranda says:
    It was such a blessing to have the opportunity to get to know Dee, She was such a wonderful addition to our Family. I was blessed to have the honor of caring for her, she always kept us on our toes and gave us a good laugh. I truly loved her and will miss her and her daughter wonderful daughter Patty. Sending all my love and prayers for her family in this hard time. Dee will always have a special place in our hearts, thank you for giving us the chance to be a part o her extraordinary life.

  • November 19, 2015
    Jo says:
    I met Donna the first day she came to Walker Taylor. Her spicy sense of humor and joy will be sorely missed. She was a bright light of our home and just an incredible person to get to know. I enjoyed teasing her and she returned the same. Many a morning she would be awake and watching early morning reruns of "I love Lucy" and we would spend a few minutes laughing over something funny. Donna, I will miss those moments but I also celebrate that you are now pain free. And Patti, I know you miss your mom; but, you did it right. Just being with your mom at the very end. You are truly a remarkable daughter and a living tribute to a very special person.