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Deacon Roy Miller

May 5, 1943 August 24, 2021
Deacon Roy Miller
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Obituary for Deacon Roy Miller

On August 24, 2021, we were saddened by the sudden transition of our beloved Deacon Roy R. Miller of Rice, VA. He was the 3rd child of John Edd and Sophonia Miller.

Roy received his education through the Prince Edward County School System. He was baptized at an early age and joined the High Bridge Baptist Church, under the leadership of Revered Bailey. Roy enlisted in the Army from 1967 – 1969. He fought in the Vietnam War as the A162 ASLT Helicopter Gunner and received an honorable discharge. Roy was employed at the Stack Pole Company, Inc. as a machine technician. He was later employed at Crewe Transfer Corporation as a truck driver for 20 years. Final employment was at the Lindsay Hardwood Company, as a truck driver, until he retired in 2015.

Roy was also a coach for the Burkeville Allstar Little League.

In 2013 Roy & his wife were the founders of God Harvest Christian Center, located in Crewe, VA.

On March 28th, 1970, Roy married the love of his life, Elnora Marie Ward and with this union they were blessed with two sons. Roy really enjoyed being a husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather.


Roy loved raising a garden for himself and all his relatives. Roy had a loving heart. He cared about other people outside of his family. He enjoyed spending time outside tending to his garden, but he most enjoyed the time he spent with his loving wife, traveling, enjoying retirement, and being busy in the ministry.

Roy was his wife’s armor bearer & faithful help mate. Roy was ordained as a deacon at God’s Harvest Church Center and served faithfully. He also was enrolled as a student at International College of Bible Theology held at God’s Harvest Christian Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edd and Sophonia Miller of Rice, VA; brother Edward Miller; sisters, Mattie J Wilson & Flosie Tripp.

Roy leaves to honor his legacy, his loving & devoted wife of 51 years, Revered Dr. Elnora Miller; sons, Roy L. Miller (Kimberly) of Richmond, VA and Michael E. Ward (Paulette) of Crewe, VA; & grandchildren, Da’Quan Johnson, Bryan Ward, Brandon Ward, Johnathan Ward, Tyvonne Spencer, Sharquil Oliver, Shekijah Ward; nine great grandchildren; brother; Jerry Miller of Philadelphia, PA, sister; Shirley Jones, of Crewe, VA; Five sisters in-law; four brother in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.


Public viewing Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 3 to 7PM at God's Harvest Christian Church Center, 7685 East Patrick Henry Highway, Crewe. Funeral Service Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 2:00PM at Springhill Baptist Church, 403 Springhill Rd., Blackstone. Interment Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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