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Woodlawn Funeral Home & Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA

OBITUARY

Jerry Martin Miller

8 November , 19378 November , 2019
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IT’S A MOVING DAY CELEBRATION!

Jerry Martin Miller, 82, passed away on November 8th, 2019.

Jerry was born on November 8th, 1937 in Rocky Point, North Carolina to Christopher and Lena Miller.

Jerry always had a love for learning which he demonstrated during his time at Rocky Point Elementary and Long Creek Grady High School. He then expanded his love for learning new skills to the U.S Navy, where he served honorably from 1956 – 1960. During his service Jerry became an Aviation Electronics Technician. After his service, Jerry pursued a career at RCA where he worked out of Cape Canaveral and Patrick Air Force Base in Melbourne, FL.

Jerry then found joy working in Aviation & Tactics Simulation, most notably for Link Simulation Systems Division, where he worked on Orion (P-3C) Aircraft and S-3 Tracker Aircraft as a contractor for the U.S Navy.

Jerry ended his career in Aviation after 31 years in Norfolk, VA at SSAAC Lab.

Since Jerry always wanted to continue learning he decided starting a second career in 1996 as a real estate agent for Gallery of Homes.

When Jerry was not hard at work he enjoyed spending some lazy days fishing with his brother in Belhaven, NC and at Lake Joyce where he always trying to catch "Bubba". While Jerry was waiting to catch an award winning fish, you could find him reading some of his favorite books from authors Bill Johnson and Smith Wigglesworth.

Jerry dedicated his life to the Lord, he loved the Lord above all people, and ministering to all who were willing and in need.

Jerry has enjoyed the last 25 years with his loving wife Carol by his side. Jerry will be dearly missed by his sons Randy, Jeff and Chris and continues to live on in the hearts of his step children Sherry (Stede) Granger, Darin (Bertha) Perkins.

Jerry was a very special Grandfather to Joy (Bryan) Daughtry, Josh (Danielle) Radford, Daniel Radford, Ave Miller, Stede Granger II, Leah Granger and Dane (Karen) Perkins. Jerry will also be cherished by numerous other Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, a sister Bettie Hoffman, family and friends.

Jerry was met in heaven by his parents and four siblings, James Miller, Carolyn Miller, Dorothy Johnson and Jean Carter. Jerry was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Jeannette F. Miller.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will take place on Monday November 18th, 2019 at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Visiting hours will begin at 1:00pm with a service at 2pm. Burial will take place after the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. There will be a reception at the Funeral Home following burial.

Jerry was passionate about giving back to others, donations may be made to The Carpenter’s House International, 3465 West Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, Haven House, 2901 Mapleton Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504 or a charity you are passionate about.

  • FAMILY

  • Christopher James Miller, Father (deceased)
  • Lena Savage Miller, Mother (deceased)
  • Carol Miller, Wife
  • Randy Miller, Son
  • Jeff Radford, Son
  • Chris Radford, Son
  • Sherry Granger (Stede Granger), Step-Daughter
  • Darin Perkins (Bertha Perkins), Step-Son
  • Bettie Hoffman, Sister
  • Joy Daughtry (Bryan Daughtry), Grandchild
  • Josh Radford (Danielle Radford), Grandchild
  • Daniel Radford, Grandchild
  • Ave Miller, Grandchild
  • Stede Granger II, Grandchild
  • Leah Granger, Grandchild
  • Dane Perkins, Grandchild
  • Jeanette F. Miller, 1st Wife (deceased)
  • James Miller, Brother (deceased)
  • Carolyn Miller, Sister (deceased)
  • Dorothy Johnson, Sister (deceased)
  • Jean Carter, Sister (deceased)
  • Numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Family and Friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Josh Radford
  • Daniel Radford
  • Wayne Nixon
  • Lou Ramos
  • Jeff Hoover
  • Seth Doherty
  • Bryan Daughtry
  • Adrian Yancy

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, 18 November , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel Monday, 18 November , 2019
  • Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Monday, 18 November , 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception Following Burial

Memories

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Danny Cole

12 November 2019

While working the 5 plus years with Jerry at Link Simulation , he was always ready to share a laugh and help others. He will surely be missed in his circles. Now he is assured of no worries or troubles and can continue the work that he began in this life.

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Jerry with Great Grand Daughter Abby Christmas 2011

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Jerry and Great Grand Daughter Abby

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Jerry, Carol, Great Grand Daughter Abby

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Grandpa Jerry, Grandma Carol, Abby

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Jerry and Great Grand Daughter Abby

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Jerry with Great Grand Daughter Abby Christmas 2011

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Jerry and Great Grand Daughter Abby

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Jerry, Carol, Great Grand Daughter Abby

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Grandpa Jerry, Grandma Carol, Abby

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Jerry and Great Grand Daughter Abby

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Three Generations- Grandpa, Son, Great Grand Daughter

Biography

IT’S A MOVING DAY CELEBRATION!

Jerry Martin Miller, 82, passed away on November 8th, 2019.

Jerry was born on November 8th, 1937 in Rocky Point, North Carolina to Christopher and Lena Miller.

Jerry always had a love for learning which he demonstrated during his time at Rocky Point Elementary and Long Creek Grady High School. He then expanded his love for learning new skills to the U.S Navy, where he served honorably from 1956 – 1960. During his service Jerry became an Aviation Electronics Technician. After his service, Jerry pursued a career at RCA where he worked out of Cape Canaveral and Patrick Air Force Base in Melbourne, FL.

Jerry then found joy working in Aviation & Tactics Simulation, most notably for Link Simulation Systems Division, where he worked on Orion (P-3C) Aircraft and S-3 Tracker Aircraft as a contractor for the U.S Navy.

Jerry ended his career in Aviation after 31 years in Norfolk, VA at SSAAC Lab.

Since Jerry always wanted to continue learning he decided starting a second career in 1996 as a real estate agent for Gallery of Homes.

When Jerry was not hard at work he enjoyed spending some lazy days fishing with his brother in Belhaven, NC and at Lake Joyce where he always trying to catch "Bubba". While Jerry was waiting to catch an award winning fish, you could find him reading some of his favorite books from authors Bill Johnson and Smith Wigglesworth.

Jerry dedicated his life to the Lord, he loved the Lord above all people, and ministering to all who were willing and in need.

Jerry has enjoyed the last 25 years with his loving wife Carol by his side. Jerry will be dearly missed by his sons Randy, Jeff and Chris and continues to live on in the hearts of his step children Sherry (Stede) Granger, Darin (Bertha) Perkins.

Jerry was a very special Grandfather to Joy (Bryan) Daughtry, Josh (Danielle) Radford, Ave Miller, Stede Granger II, Leah Granger and Dane Perkins. Jerry will also be cherished by numerous other Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, a sister Betty Hoffman, family and friends.

Jerry was met in heaven by his parents and four siblings, James Miller, Carolyn Miller, Dorothy Johnson and Jean Carter. Jerry was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Jeannette F. Miller.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will take place on Monday November 18th, 2019 at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Visiting hours will begin at 1:00pm with a service at 2pm. Burial will take place after the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. There will be a reception at the Funeral Home following burial.

Jerry was passionate about giving back to others, donations may be made to The Carpenter’s House International, 3465 West Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, Haven House, 2901 Mapleton Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504 or a charity you are passionate about.