Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN


Dusty Miller

May 20, 1934January 11, 2020

Dusty Miller, born Vesta Fay Miller, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020. She was 85 years old, born on May 20, 1934 in Atwood, Kansas. In December of 1953, she married Ernie Miller in Delta, Colorado. They moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1968, and Dusty worked as a payroll supervisor at Life & Casualty and then at American General. Dusty has been a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband have been members of the Hermitage United Methodist Church for 40 years. She was involved in activities at her church, including volunteering with Room at the Inn and Vacation Bible School. She loved to read and garden. She loved her roses. She made clothes and quilts for her family. And she specialized in hugging. She was mother to many more than her children. There was always room at the table for another. She loved unconditionally. And though she will be dearly missed by her family and friends, they will continue to feel her presence daily in their lives. She was and is a motor of Love. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Ernie Miller. And her children - Gene Miller and wife Susan, Kevin Miller and Michelle Miller. Also her grandchildren - Aaron Miller, Ryan Miller, Levi Miller and Dakota Miller. Visitation will be Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4pm to 8pm at Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens - 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN. On Friday, January 17, 2020, visitation will be at 10am followed by a life celebration service at 11am at Hermitage United Methodist Church - 205 Belinda Drive, Hermitage, TN.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Service to Celebrate Friday, January 17, 2020


Dusty Miller

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Barbara Pitto

January 17, 2020

My heart is touched by the loss of your mother. The words of her obituary are so personal and tender. The fact that she specialized in hugging gave me a smile and there was always room at the table for another... such a wonderful home to grow up in! No wonder you are the person you have become! God bless you during this journey and may you feel His embrace as you go forward.

~Barbara Smith Pitto

Denise Creehan

January 17, 2020

Thinking and praying for you all. I remember meeting your Mom at a family gathering a long time ago. She was precious. I wish I could be at her celebration of life to comfort you all. Love you all.

Bob Boykin

January 16, 2020

So many fond memories of Mrs. Miller and the Family on holiday occasions, Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners at Gene Miller‘s house her son. I got to know her a little bit, she was always so sweet and kind to everyone. Rest in peace Mrs. Miller you are now with the father in heaven and every day will be a celebration of your life. God Bless

Vickie Hurst

January 14, 2020

Michelle. I only knew your Mother through the wonderful memories Cindy Jean Smith Moore has shared with me over the years. But the second I saw her photo I knew I would have loved her hugs. Then to read hugs were her specialty..... I am so sorry for the loss you and your family are suffering. .. but I know in my heart.. I Will get that hug one day. Love you.

Cindy Moore

January 14, 2020

Sweet Dusty!
Thank you for being "My Other Mother"!
Your kindness & love that you showed not only to me but others as well.
I will miss you but I know I will one day see you again! I love your whole family & I tell them so!❤