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Martha Bennett Miller

26 décembre 192814 avril 2021

Martha Bennett Miller, 92, a resident of Bridgewater passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at her home.

She was born on December 26, 1928 in Sugar Grove, WV and was the daughter of the late Rev. Isaac Lee and Lottie Wyant Bennett. She grew up in Franklin, WV.

Martha graduated from Franklin High School and attended Bridgewater College and Glassboro State College in New Jersey. She worked as an elementary School Librarian in Salem County, New Jersey for 11 years. She sang professionally in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salem, New Jersey for 14 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and a member of the church choir.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Loren Lee Miller, son of Rear Admiral T. C. and Ruth C. Miller. Also preceding her in death was a three and half year old grandson, Ryan Christian Simpkins; a sister, Cornelia B. Shaw and two brothers, Paul and Emory.

She is survived by two daughters, The Rev. Julia Diane Miller of Philippi, W.Va. and Bobbi Dee Bevis and husband, Bob, of Woodstown, N.J.; a son, The Rev. Christopher Loren Miller and wife, Linda, of Absecon, N.J.; four grandchildren, Elex Simpkins and wife, Tammy, of Lampe, MO, Adia Speer and husband, Christopher, of Pemberton, NJ, Danica Miller and husband, Tim Wallace of Elmer, NJ and Joshua Bevis of Woodstown, NJ; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Lorine Harris and husband, Howard, of Ruckersville, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 10-11 am, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Lindsey Funeral Homes in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service will follow at 11 am at the funeral home with The Rev. Laura Lockey officiating. Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville.

Those attending are ask to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church 660 South Main St., Harrisonburg VA 22801.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


  • The Rev. Julia Diane Miller, Daughter
  • Bobbi Dee Bevis (Bob), Daughter
  • The Rev. Christopher Loren Miller (Linda), Son
  • Elex Simpkins (Tammy), Grandchild
  • Adia Speer (Christopher), Grandchild
  • Joshua Bevis, Grandchild
  • Nine, Great-Grandchildren
  • One, Great-Great-Grandchild
  • Lorine Harris (Howard), Sister
  • Several, Nieces & Nephews
  • Loren Lee Miller, Husband (deceased)
  • Rear Admiral T. C. Miller (Ruth C.), Son (deceased)
  • Ryan Christian Simpkins, Grandson (deceased)
  • Cornelia B. Shaw, Sister (deceased)
  • Paul & Emory, Brothers (deceased)
  • Lottie Wyant Bennett, Mother (deceased)
  • Rev. Isaac Lee Bennett, Father (deceased)
  • DONS

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church


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Martha Bennett Miller


Annette and Joe Paxton

19 avril , 2021

We would like to send our heartfelt prayers to Martha’s family and to all who loved and cared for her during her illness. She was a special woman and we have wonderful memories of her. I (Annette) cherish the visits and phone calls I was able to have with her in the last several years. We are unable to attend her service tomorrow but will keep all in our prayers.

Helen and Ed Troutman

18 avril , 2021

We want to express our sympathy for the loss of a dear family member. Was happy to meet Martha at the family reunion.
She liked my sweet ice tea and I remember her smile.

Martha Crummett. Hottle

16 avril , 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss. We are Cousins and now that is another one gone to their reward.
I don't remember her when she was young but knew her later and it was a real treat to be around her. She loved life and people which is a wonderful legacy to leave with all who knew her.

God bless all the family and I will be praying for you as I will be unable to attend the funeral even though I would love to be there. I will be in spirit.