OBITUARY

Cecile Tyler Miller

May 18, 1936April 17, 2019
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Cecile Tyler Miller of North Chesterfield, VA died April 17, 2019 in Richmond after a long illness. She was 82. Mrs. Miller was born May 18, 1936 in Elizabethton, TN, the only child of the late Henry and Cecil Walters Tyler, and grew up in Knoxville where her father was employed by the Prudential Insurance Company of America.

She was a graduate of West High School in Knoxville, TN, Carson-Newman College (Bachelor of Arts in Church Music) and did graduate study in rehabilitation counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. A homemaker and mother, Mrs. Miller was a private teacher of piano and voice and was employed as a church music minister in Wytheville and Lynchburg, Virginia.

She also was an adjunct instructor in water gardening and ponding for Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, Texas, and proprietor of Serenity Water Gardening, also of Mesquite. In retirement Mrs. Miller became well known for effectiveness in ministries to the aged and sick and in personal evangelism.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, The Rev. Thomas Earl Miller Jr., of The Virginian, an independent living retirement facility in North Chesterfield, a son, Thomas E. Miller, III, and his wife, The Rev. Mary Day Miller of Boston, MA, and their daughters, Anna Marguerite Balfour (Edward) of Englewood, OH, and Grace Elizabeth Miller of Boston; also, a daughter, Marianne Miller Ringlesbach and her husband, John S. Ringlesbach of Richmond, and their daughter, Tiffany Anne Mitchell and her husband, Jacob, of Mechanicsville, VA. She is also survived by her great-grandsons, Jonathan Ray Tucker, son of Tiffany Anne and son of Jeremy Ray Tucker of Mechanicsville, VA; and Damen Allen Mitchell of Mechanicsville. Also, a great-granddaughter, Alexis Mari Mitchell of Mechanicsville. Also, a step great-grandson, Jackson Alexander Saunders of Waynesville, NC. She is also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Monday, April 22 at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road in North Chesterfield at 11 AM. A reception for the congregation will follow. Burial will be at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery, U.S. Highway 17 at Church View, VA in Middlesex County, at 3:30 PM on April 22nd.

The family wishes to express appreciation to the skilled and compassionate staff of the James River Hospice, the employees of the memory care unit at Elmcroft of Chesterfield, also the skilled nursing staff of BonView Rehabilitation and Healthcare, as well as the wonderful nurses and associated employees of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals.

The family will receive friends at Woody Funeral Home, Huguenot Chapel, 1020 Huguenot Road, on Sunday, April 21 from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts to Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235 or to Carson-Newman University, Box 71970, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.woodyfuneralhomehuguenot.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Henry Tyler, Father
  • Cecil Waters Tyler, Mother
  • She is survived by her husband of 60 years, The Rev. Thomas Earl Miller Jr., of The Virginian, an independent living retirement facility in North Chesterfield, a son, Thomas E. Miller, III, and his wife, The Rev. Mary Day Miller of Boston, MA, and their daughters, Anna Marguerite Balfour (Edward) of Englewood, OH, and Grace Elizabeth Miller of Boston; also, a daughter, Marianne Miller Ringlesbach and her husband, John S. Ringlesbach of Richmond, and their daughter, Tiffany Anne Mitchell and her husband, Jacob, of Mechanicsville, VA. She is also survived by her great-grandsons, Jonathan Ray Tucker, son of Tiffany Anne and son of Jeremy Ray Tucker of Mechanicsville, VA; and Damen Allen Mitchell of Mechanicsville. Also, a great-granddaughter, Alexis Mari Mitchell of Mechanicsville. Also, a step great-grandson, Jackson Alexander Saunders of Waynesville, NC. She is also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Huguenot Road Baptist Church
  • Carson-Newman University

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 21, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 22, 2019

Memories

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Bill & Charlotte Henderson

April 20, 2019

Tommy we are so sorry to hear that Cecile had passed away. Our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

Bev Warner Lozano

April 19, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was the interim minister at Skipwith Baptist Church for a while. He and Cecile came to see Jerry and me every day when Jerry was In Henrico Doctors Hospital. I always appreciated Cecile’s gentle reassuring voice and she always squeezed my hand before they left.

Bonnie Lee (Tyler) Katusich

April 18, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Cecile's passing. We have such fond memories of seeing you and Cecile at Tom & Gail Tyler's 50th anniversary. We feel like we've just begun getting to know our VA family! We all are thinking of you and loving you and keeping you in our prayers. With much love, the Ewell & Katusich family: John, Bonnie, Joe, Jessica, Lily, and Sean.

Cheryl & Craig Casper

April 18, 2019

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Tom and the family. Our greatest memory of this lovely Christian lady was in the hallway one Sunday morning at Talbot Park Baptist Church when she put her hands on Cheryl's shoulders and said how much she loved Jesus. Cecile and Tom were so kind to Cheryl's Mother, Nancy, when she was ill in 2004 and in Lake Taylor Hospital. They made weekly visits and brought cards. We know she is with Jesus this very minute.

Bob Lee

April 18, 2019

Tom and family, we love you and our prayers are with and for you in these moments, hours and days to come. May you receive mercy and find grace in your loss and grief. And may the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace along this journey. I am so blessed to have been Cecile's pastor. More though, she was a pastor to me. My, how she ministered to me. Thank you, Pastor Bob, Melanie and Isabella

Freda McCormick

April 17, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. I will always remember her sweet smile & loving personality

Paula Schields

April 17, 2019

Cecil was a sweetheart. I loved it when she played the piano in the social hall at Talbot park Baptist in Norfolk. She always gave you wonderful hugs and made you smile. She will be a wonderful guardian angel.

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Biography

Cecile Tyler Miller of North Chesterfield, VA died April 17, 2019 in Richmond after a long illness. She was 82. Mrs. Miller was born May 18, 1936 in Elizabethton, TN, the only child of the late Henry and Cecil Walters Tyler, and grew up in Knoxville where her father was employed by the Prudential Insurance Company of America.

She was a graduate of West High School in Knoxville, TN, Carson-Newman College (Bachelor of Arts in Church Music) and did graduate study in rehabilitation counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. A homemaker and mother, Mrs. Miller was a private teacher of piano and voice and was employed as a church music minister in Wytheville and Lynchburg, Virginia.

She also was an adjunct instructor in water gardening and ponding for Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, Texas, and proprietor of Serenity Water Gardening, also of Mesquite. In retirement Mrs. Miller became well known for effectiveness in ministries to the aged and sick and in personal evangelism.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, The Rev. Thomas Earl Miller Jr., of The Virginian, an independent living retirement facility in North Chesterfield, a son, Thomas E. Miller, III, and his wife, The Rev. Mary Day Miller of Boston, MA, and their daughters, Anna Marguerite Balfour (Edward) of Englewood, OH, and Grace Elizabeth Miller of Boston; also, a daughter, Marianne Miller Ringlesbach and her husband, John S. Ringlesbach of Richmond, and their daughter, Tiffany Anne Mitchell and her husband, Jacob, of Mechanicsville, VA. She is also survived by her great-grandsons, Jonathan Ray Tucker, son of Tiffany Anne and son of Jeremy Ray Tucker of Mechanicsville, VA; and Damen Allen Mitchell of Mechanicsville. Also, a great-granddaughter, Alexis Mari Mitchell of Mechanicsville. Also, a step great-grandson, Jackson Alexander Saunders of Waynesville, NC. She is also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Monday, April 22 at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road in North Chesterfield at 11 AM. A reception for the congregation will follow. Burial will be at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery, U.S. Highway 17 at Church View, VA in Middlesex County, at 3:30 PM on April 22nd.

The family wishes to express appreciation to the skilled and compassionate staff of the James River Hospice, the employees of the memory care unit at Elmcroft of Chesterfield, also the skilled nursing staff of BonView Rehabilitation and Healthcare, as well as the wonderful nurses and associated employees of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals.

The family will receive friends at Woody Funeral Home, Huguenot Chapel, 1020 Huguenot Road, on Sunday, April 21 from 3-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts to Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 W. Huguenot Road, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235 or to Carson-Newman University, Box 71970, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.woodyfuneralhomehuguenot.com.