Kerry Elizabeth Miller (née Britt)

August 3, 1971 - August 31, 2023
Kerry Elizabeth Miller (née Britt)

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Kerry Elizabeth Miller, succumbed to complications due to cancer peacefully, on Thursday afternoon, August 31, 2023. One of the phrases stated most often regarding her was, “to know her is to love her.” Kerry was a truly humble, passionate, patient, fun-loving, generous, deeply spiritual, empathetic, and kind individual. She was beautiful inside and out. Kerry never compromised on her principles, yet she was always quick to reach out and help friends in need. Love was definitely an identifying mark of who she was down to her core; whether it was for her Heavenly Father Jehovah, her biological family, or her additional “chosen family” and friends. She will be deeply missed by all the lives she touched.

Kerry was born in Cherry Point Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, NC on August 3, 1971 to O.C. Britt and Janie Smith. Soon afterward, her father’s deployment to Turkey gave Kerry a chance to start her travels overseas at an early age and start her love of travel and other cultures. The family experiences overseas would play an instrumental part in who she would be.

Kerry may have started off shy, but through the years she truly spread her wings and grew to be a beautifully bold, strong individual. She initially became associated with the local Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Morehead City, NC as a child through her family, and at a very young age, she began to make the Truth her own with the help of the local congregation.

On September 5, 1987, at the age of 16, she dedicated and publicly demonstrated her desire to serve Jehovah, God through baptism. When she was 18 her family moved to Washington, NC, and continued to willingly make any needed sacrifices to expand her service to Jehovah. She was deeply passionate about her theocratic career and became a Regular Pioneer, or full-time minister, right after graduating high school. Her ministry and Bible education work were always at the forefront of her life’s goals.

Eventually, she also joined the Regional Building Committee to aid in the construction of Kingdom Halls, often working with the itchy insulation crew. She also searched for additional ways to expand her ministry. In 1996, she moved to Belhaven, N.C. to help the local congregation. She also joined the NC Disaster Relief Committee. Through the assignments during the aftermath of the floods in 1999, she rekindled a friendship with Robert and their love for each other, Jehovah and adventure was unstoppable from that point on; they were married on February 17, 2001.

Although she had an education in the medical administration field and had worked for various medical/ orthodontic offices, her focus was always helping others. With her husband, they saw an opportunity to further expand their ministry by helping the Spanish language field. After twenty years, Kerry became fluent and was often mistaken as a Spaniard for her masterful use of the language.

Among her most memorable achievements was having served in Colombia for a short time, having attended her 4th Pioneer school, Pioneering (or full-time ministry) for over 22 years, spending time and having fun with the young ones of every congregation she was a part of, and making numerous friends. She will always be remembered for her laugh, giggle, loving smile, and strong faith.

She firmly believed the words of Proverbs 16:3- “Commit to Jehovah whatever you do, And your plans will succeed.”

She leaves behind her dear family, as follows: Husband, Robert Miller of Wilmington, NC; Mother​, Janie E. Church of Elm City, NC; Father,​​ O.C. “Butch” & Ginny Britt of Morehead City, NC; Mother-in-Law​, Graciela Leal of Pinehurst, NC; Brother-in-Law​-​Andrew and (his late spouse) Cristina Miller also of ​​​​​Pinehurst, NC; Siblings ​-​ Brandi Brock of Mt. Gilead, NC, Sandy & Nicole Ipock of Collierville, ​​​TN, Kelli and Andrew Miller of New Bern, NC and Kimberly Richards of Morehead City, NC; Cousin: Michael Smith of Newport, NC; Aunts and Uncles – Liz Carroll of Jacksonville, AL, Jack Smith of Newport, NC and ​​​​Carol Waldrop of Stockbridge, GA; along with 14 nieces and nephews. Kerry will also be deeply missed by members of all the Congregations she has been a part of, including Morehead City, Washington, Belhaven, Southern Pines, Concord, and Wilmington (all of NC) as well as the Quinchia Congregation of Colombia, South America… as well as many, many additional friends along the way.

Please leave memories and condolences for Kerry’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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Saturday, September 9, 2023
5:00 PM

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4806 Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC 28411

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  • September 12, 2023
    Debbie Fonville-Bryant, Belhaven Congregation says:
    She was definitely everything you described her as and more… she will definitely be missed and my condolences to all her family and friends…may Jehovah’s Holy Spirit comfort you through this difficult time..I love you all and will keep everyone of you in my prayers.🙏❤️

  • September 12, 2023
    Lydia Harding says:
    Kerry was beautiful, sweet & kind. I spent much of my teen years spending time with her. Sleepovers, movies, snacks, games….she was so much fun to be around. Her smile would light up the room. I may not have seen her in many; many years…but; her memory will forever live on in my mind and heart. Sending my love to her entire family during this difficult time.

  • September 11, 2023
    Doretha Ross says:
    Enjoyed pioneering with Kerry. We will all miss her.

  • September 08, 2023
    Judy says:
    I remember the wonderful time Kerry spent in Washington nc Not only was my spiritual sister but my second cousin. She definitely made the truth her own. Her mom janey was my first cousin. She’s had alot of smith in her. The sweetness in her radiated. I never met Robert but I’m sure he is as wonderful as Kerry. ❤️

  • September 08, 2023
    Yaritza Diaz says:
    Although I only knew Kerry for a short time, her smile and warmth left a deep impact on my husband and I. She really was a kind and beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers go to her husband, Robert, and to the rest of her family.