Coleen Ward Miller

February 7, 1933April 3, 2018

A service of celebration for Coleen Ward Miller, 85, will be held 11 o’clock on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Chapin United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Jody Flowers and Rev. Paul Allen. The family will receive friends from 10 o’clock until 11 o’clock at Chapin United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Miller passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Born in High Point, N.C. on February 7, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Jefferson Gideon Ward and Belva Mitchell Ward.

She retired from the Maryland Public School System where she taught Physical Education and Science. Their love of golf and sunsets on the lake brought them to Chapin for their retirement years. Alongside her husband they travelled through 49 states and numerous travels abroad.

One of Coleen’s greatest loves was her church family at Chapin United Methodist Church. She enjoyed volunteering in the church office, being a part of the United Methodist Women, Chapin UMW Book Club, Chapin UMW’s Flowers Circle, and the Black Sheep Sunday School Class. Up until last year she was a proud member of the traditional church choir. Because of her love of teaching and her faith she enjoyed leading small group Bible studies along with Disciple Bible studies.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, John Ward Miller. Surviving are her three sons, James “Mike” Miller, Paul Edward Miller, James Karl “Bud” Miller; a daughter, Jeanne “Jean” “Jeano-Beano” Ellen Miller; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a sister, Edith Graves.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Chapin United Methodist Church, 415 Lexington Avenue, Chapin, SC, 29036

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  • Visitation Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018

Coleen Ward Miller

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Carol Lambert

April 5, 2018

Coleen, you were my secret pal in the Margie Derrick circle. I still cherish knowing you and sharing a lasting friendship. I have always missed John but I know you two are together again strolling across heaven R. I. P. My friend.