Mildred Miller

Published 11:34 am Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mrs. Mildred Miller, 97, of Somerset Assisted Living, Mocksville, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born Feb. 7, 1921  in Raleigh County, W.Va. to the late Harry Raymond and Lula Jarrell Winfree, one of 13 children. Mrs. Miller was a longtime and oldest member of First United Methodist Church, Mocksville. She was a dedicated volunteer in many areas: Hospice; reading program at Mocksville Elementary; Somerset, Autumn Care, and Davie Place Caring Centers; First United Methodist Church Nursery, and Prayers & Square Quilting Ministry. She received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service, and in 1999, received the Davie County Citizen of the Year Award.

She was preceded in death by: 2 husbands, Shirley Vaughn Ritz and Orville Cephas Miller; a daughter, Sharon Boner Rexroad; 4 sisters; and 5 brothers.

Survivors: 2 children, Shirley Cottle (John) of Mocksville and Robert Ritz (Maggie) of Winston-Salem; stepdaughter, Shirley Miller of Clearwater, Fla.; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) and Jacqueline Cottle, all of Tampa, Fla.; Carmen and Alexa Radson of Los Angeles, Calif; Kelly (John), Jack, Kurt, and David Benner, all of  Summerlin, Nev.; Mike (Trade) and Grant Bonner, all of Elkview W.Va.; Kerrie  (Rob), Nick, and Mia Persiano, all of Roswell, Ga.; and Daryl (Tiffany), Charlotte and Andy Henshaw, all of Winston-Salem.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Glenn L. Myers Jr. officiating. The body will be placed in the church sanctuary 1 hour prior to the service. The family will greet friends in the sanctuary at the conclusion of the service. Burial will be Monday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery, Davis Creek, W.Va.

Memorials: Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry, c/o First UMC, 310 N. Main St., Mocksville.