Celebrating the life of Lee Henry Miller
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Lee Henry Miller, born on November 28, 1921, in Burkeville, Virginia, had a long and fulfilling life before entering his eternal rest on October 26, 2023, at the age of 101. He leaves behind a legacy of service, faith, and cherished memoris.
Lee was born to the late Veola and Florence Miller and was the fourth child among seven siblings. He grew up in Nottoway County and received his education there, as he developed a strong foundation for his life.
During World War II, from 1942 to 1945, Lee proudly served his country as a dedicated Military Police Officer in the United States Army. He was recognized for his commitment and valor with the World War II Victory Campaign Medal, a testament of his courage and dedication to the nation.
After his military life, Lee returned home and worked with his brothers at Miller Brothers Painting and Wallpapering Company as a Professional Painter. Beyond his work, he shared his passion for life with those around him. He enjoyed fishing with family and friends and relished sharing stories about his upbringing in the Burkeville community, which he held so dearly. Lee was not only a skilled craftsman but also a talented baseball player. He was known for his hard work during the week and for looking forward to relaxing on the weekends. Often you will find him on his front proxh, watching the cars and people go by. If you asked how he was doing, he would reply, "I'm kicking, but I'm not kicking high." He used terms of endearment life "Puddin,", "Sweetheart," "Honey," "Bo," and "Cuz."
Lee was preceded in death by six of his siblings: Ed, James "Dick," Randy, Willliam, "Nan," Viola, and David. He is suvived by his daughter, Linda W. Cook of Covington, VA, his granddaughrer, Winifred Twitty (William) of Richmond, and his great-grandson, Orion Twitty of Owings Mills, MD. Lee is also survived by seven nephews: George, Rodney, David "Ronald," Carlton "Poke," Thomas "Tommy,"Randolph "Randy," and James, and one niece, Patricia "Tricia." He is also survived by great-nephews and nieces, great-great nephews and nieces, one first cousin named James "Skeeter" Miller, and a host of relatives and dear friends.
Viewing Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 12 to 5PM at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone and Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 9:30 to 10:30AM at Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home, Amelia.
Funeral Services Thursday, November 2, 2023 ast 11:00AM at Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia, 10300 Pridesville Rd., Amelia, VA
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504 East Street
Blackstone, VA 23824
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Amelia, VA 23002
10300 PRIDESVILLE ROAD
AMELIA COURTHOUSE , VA 23002
14201 Meade Road
Amelia, Virginia 23040