Age: 87 Address: Spruce Pine Date of Death: Friday, July 19, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Mildred Burleson Miller, age 87, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with her family and her Lord on Friday, July 19, 2013 at The Mitchell House. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Hoy and Abbie Young Burleson and the wife of the late Frank Miller. She was also preceded in death by daughters: Martha Summerlin, Barbara Ann Miller and Preida Miller; sons: Bobby Joe Miller and Kenneth Sherril Miller; sisters: Wilma Daniels and Annis Burleson; and brothers: Ray and Lloyd Burleson. She worked for over 20 years at Hampshire Hosiery and was also a homemaker. Mildred was a loving, kind soul who never met a stranger and her family was her life.
Surviving is her daughter, Marilyn Grindstaff of Newland; son, Frankie Miller and wife, Robin of Bakersville; two daughters-in-law: Judy Miller and Sylvia Miller, both of Spruce Pine. Twelve grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23rd at Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Pastor Fred Proctor will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the services on Tuesday at the church and at other times the family will be at the home of Judy Miller at Estatoe. Graveside Services will follow in the Newdale Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of The Mitchell House and Hospice of Mitchell County for the wonderful care given to Mildred. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County at 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.