Martha Walker Albrecht Miller
July 14, 1953 – June 8, 2018
Martha Walker Albrecht Miller, 64, passed away on June 8, 2018.
Martha was born on July 14, 1953 to Reverend Fleetwood and Ellen Albrecht, and she was the eldest of four children. Martha’s father was an Episcopal Minister, and Martha was a lifelong Episcopalian.
Martha graduated from Ashley Hall in 1971 and attended Hollins College before graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. She then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where she met her husband Ned. The two graduated in 1978 and were married on December 30th of that year.
Martha worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Greenville County and spent 33 years as a Senior Staff Attorney for the Social Security Office of Hearings and Appeals.
Martha was very involved in her community. She was a member of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum; the President of Stone Lake Pool; a board member of Project Care; and a leader at SPOHNC, a self-help nonprofit organization supporting people with oral, head, and neck cancer.
In 1995, Martha was diagnosed with cancer and given 2-5 years to live. She underwent numerous surgeries and throughout all of the trials and tribulations, her kind and gentle spirit never wavered. Because of her sweet disposition and unrelenting perseverance, her family calls her their walking angel.
Martha and her husband have attended Christ Church since 1992 where Martha was active in the International Order of St. Luke the Physician, a healing ministry. She was also a member of the Just Faith Ministry and a part of the centering prayer group at the church, and she valued meditation and yoga along with prayer as part of her recovery.
From the beginning of her diagnosis, Martha’s prayer was to see her children grow up, and her prayers were answered. Martha was a devoted wife and mother, a woman her husband lovingly refers to as “an elegant iron wisp of a woman”.
Martha is survived by her husband of 39 years, The Honorable Edward W. “Ned” Miller; her daughter, Elizabeth Lehman Miller; her son, Edward Walker Miller and his wife, Leigh Frasher Miller; her granddaughter-to-be, Lillian Martha Miller; her mother, Martha Ellen Jones Albrecht; her two brothers, Charles Beaufort Albrecht, II and Fleetwood James Albrecht, Jr.; and her sister, Helen Albrecht Berg. Martha is predeceased by her father, the Reverend Fleetwood James Albrecht.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church on Friday, June 15th at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow the service at historic Christ Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church International Order of St. Luke the Physician, 10 N Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601 or the Cancer Society of Greenville, 113 Mills Ave, Greenville, SC 29605.
- Edward W. "Ned" Miller, Husband
- Elizabeth Lehman Miller, Daughter
- Edward Walker Miller, Son
- Leigh Frasher Miller, Daughter-in-law
- Lillian Martha Miller, Granddaughter-to-be
- Rev. Fleetwood James Albrecht, Father
- Martha Ellen Jones Albrecht, Mother
- Charles Beaufort Albrecht II, Brother
- Fleetwood James Albrecht Jr., Brother
- Helen Albrecht Berg, Sister
Christ Church International Order of St. Luke the Physician
10 N Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Cancer Society of Greenville
113 Mills Ave, Greenville, SC 29605
- Memorial Service Friday, June 15, 2018
Martha Walker Albrecht Miller
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June 23, 2018
Ned, we were saddened to learn of Martha's passing. She was a beautiful and brave lady. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Robert and Katie Gillespie
June 19, 2018
Ned, I just heard the sad news about Martha. Martha and I were friends in law school, and I will never forget her unfailing great attitude, generosity, and kindness to everyone. She had a lovely laugh, and always an optimistic outlook on life.
I was unaware she had fought cancer for so long, but I know her tenacity and courage enabled her to keep on living and loving her family and friends for many years.
God bless you and comfort you with memories of the happy times you shared, and with the knowledge you will have a glorious reunion one day.
June 15, 2018
Dear Ned, I was so sad to learn that Martha has left us. I had the pleasure of interacting with Martha at OHA for years. Martha was a consummate professional. She was so kind and a pleasure to work with. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Best, Don
June 15, 2018
Ned, Walker and Elizabeth- I’m so sorry to hear of Martha’s death. The Pollard’s have so many wonderful memories of all you guys and Martha’s gentle parenting and friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always as we grieve her but celebrate the wonderful and gentle spirit she brought to you guys, us, and the world... May the love and peace of God be with you. Joe Pollard
June 14, 2018
I was saddened to learn of your wife's passing. She was obviously a person of great strength and character to have so courageously battled her illness for such a lengthy period. I know how inadequate words are at a time like this, but I also know you and your family are comforted by many beautiful memories.
Please know that you are in my thoughts at this sorrowful time. God bless you.
June 14, 2018
To The Miller Family - -
Martha fought a very valiant battle.
She was always so pleasant and kind all along the way, and I know the world is a better place because of the many attributes of Martha Miller.
Sincerely - - -