OBITUARY

Elizabeth Leigh Miller

July 9, 1971April 10, 2019

Elizabeth Leigh Miller, 47, passed away April 10, 2019. Born July 9, 1971, Leigh was a native of Jacksonville, attending Riverside Presbyterian Day School, St. Patrick Catholic School, and graduating in the inaugural class of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. She went on to earn her Associates Degree in Science from the Florida State College at Jacksonville, and served as a Dental Assistant at numerous practices in Jacksonville and surrounding communities.

Leigh was an extremely talented pianist and vocalist and had a tremendous passion for music and art, particularly musical theatre. She will be remembered for her beautiful voice, zest for life, extraordinary wit and charm, artistic flair, and caring and generous spirit to both friends and strangers.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Charles Kirkland “Chaz” Miller, parents Don and Debbie Miller, sisters Tara (David) and Donna (Lou), uncle and aunt Don and Barbara Price, adopted aunt Carolyn Simpson, cousins Eric Miller (Leah), Courtenay Miller, and Stephana Taylor (John), and a number of extended uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Services will be held Monday, April 15, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. graveside at Riverside Memorial Park with Rabbi Robert Goodman officiating. In lieu of flowers in light of religious burial considerations, the family requests donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the American Cancer Society.

  • FAMILY

  • Left to cherish her memory are her son, Charles Kirkland “Chaz” Miller, parents Don and Debbie Miller, sisters Tara (David) and Donna (Lou), uncle and aunt Don and Barbara Price, adopted aunt Carolyn Simpson, cousins Eric Miller (Leah), Courtenay Miller, and Stephana Taylor (John), and a number of extended uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Services

  • Graveside Service Monday, April 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Elizabeth Leigh Miller

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Stephanie Avery (formerly May)

April 14, 2019

I remember so many fun times with Leigh when we were at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts together. She had the most gorgeous voice and spirit. I'm so sorry for her family's loss, especially her son, Chaz. Sending kind thoughts to all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Marcy Burnette

April 13, 2019

Rest Easy My Dear Friend! We have so many memories together that I can't even begin to list them all! We have literally known each other our entire lives!

My heart breaks for your family and the pain that I know they are going through. You my friend are now pain free and will watch over all of us!

Our Mimi will be so Happy to see you! I can see ya'll now laughing and talking about everybody! Oh what memories!

I love you, always have and always will. Spread your wings and fly!

Your friend for life,
Marcy Burnette

Kerry Wright Sizemore

April 13, 2019

Leigh was such a special person! She was two years behind me at St. Patrick’s, and was friends with my brother, Kelly Wright.

The coolest thing about our relationship wasn’t that we were close friends, or confidantes, but through the years, we ran into each other at very important times.

The first time was pretty random. It was just a meeting at the blood donation van at FSCJ. We hadn’t seen each other since school, and she was SO sweet and bubbly and a great person to be around. We talked forever.

The next time was very special. I was a labor coach at the time, working towards becoming a labor and delivery nurse. I would go to the old University Hospital (now UFHealth) and sit with women and support them through labor. Leigh just happened to be in labor with her son, and I was privileged to sit with her and listen to her thoughts and how excited she was about her baby. It was a very special coincidence ❤️

The last time that I ran into her, I was working as a nurse at Baptist Medical Center, and I was floated from my floor to the oncology floor. I was given a patient’s chart and I walked in the room, not recognizing the name (I didn’t know Elizabeth Miller). Leigh was sitting up in bed, recognized me, and you would never know that she was sick. We chatted and laughed, and she told me about her son, and the battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She never complained, or asked for ANYTHING that other patients might ask for. She was so sweet!!

I believe that I have run into her at a store after that but that was our last special meeting. We were Facebook friends.

I just want to say that Leigh was such a very special person. One of those people who light up a room. My days were brighter every time we ran into each other.

I am sorry for the long book, but this is on my heart. My condolences to her entire family. Especially Chaz-the son who she loved so much!

Curtis Layfield

April 12, 2019

Liegh ,
She was as cool as you could be ! A wonderful & grateful person , willing to stand strong throughout her life , she had a great personality as well as an awesome sense of humor , if she had ever needed my help with anything...because of who she was , and how she treated me , I would have always been there had she ever needed my assistance! She will be missed ..................

Colleen Reilly Redmond

April 12, 2019

Leigh was charasimatic, compassionate, extremely talented and a true friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY