March 15, 1957 – September 22, 2022
Archie R. Miller, 65, died on September 22, 2022, following a brief illness due to hepatopulmonary syndrome.
He was born on March 15, 1957, and grew up in Burlington, North Carolina. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in fine arts. Archie worked as a web developer in Northern Virginia and Richmond and most recently worked as a primary consultant and trainer for Wells Fargo and for Turnberry Solutions.
He was predeceased by his father, Archie Miller Sr. Survivors include his wife, Elaine; daughter Oksana; son Nicholas; mother, Shirley Miller; sister Cindy Simmons; a niece; two nephews; and other relatives and friends.
What a loss. My condolences and best wishes to Archie’s family and many friends.
I worked with Archie at Crutchfield. He was truly a good soul who brought a can-do attitude, levity, and a team-first approach to every activity.
He’ll be missed–not least of all by me.
I will miss my smart, funny, kind-hearted cousin. My thoughts are with Elaine, Oksana, Nicholas, Aunt Shirley, Cindy and Tommy, and all others who’s lives he touched.
I worked with Archie at CarMax. He was my first real mentor. He was the best, one of a kind. A man with endless curiosity and the greatest sense of humor. He showed us how to research fiercely, build deep empathy for our users and for each other. This world is a better place because of Archie. ❤️
I will cherish the conversations and countless meals we shared together over the years. We worked together first at Snagajob and then CarMax. Archie left an indelible impression everywhere he went. His love and passion for his craft was obvious for anyone who met him. I’m saddened for the friends, family and community he leaves behind.
Archie was a natural teacher who helped give my career trajectory. I loved our lunches & hockey chats. So grateful for the time I had to learn from him.
II PROUDLY SAY THAT HE WAS A VERY DEVOTED SON. WE HAD A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP OVER THE YEARS.WE TALKED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING ABOUT HIS PAST WEEK AND WHAT WAS GOING ON IN OUR FAMILIES,, CURREN EVENTS. ALTHOUGH WE DISAGREED WE COULD LAUGH TOGETHER AND KNOW WHEN TO STOP! !I WILL MISS YOU MY SON BUT YOU LIVE IN MY HEART. I WILL MEET YOU AGAIN IN HEAVEN!
Archie was a wonderful human being. I was introduced to him years ago through VCU School of the Arts Dean Joe Seipel and instantly connected with him. He has joined my classes as a guest speaker for years, and his mentorship and coaching was always fun, knowledge accessible, and inspiring. He was generous with his time. He had great wit and humor. And he will be missed. On behalf of the students of VCU and from the bottom of my heart – thank you Archie.
I will miss you terribly and think of you often, my dear friend. Give ’em hell wherever you are.
Archie’s mother is my best friend! I never knew Archie while he was growing up, but I heard his mother and dad talking about
he and his sister each time I was with them!! He called many times while I visited!! I met Archie at his aunts funeral and his dads funeral!! He was full of energy, and had a dynamic personality.. I wish that I could have known him longer and better. I had to move away from Burlington, but his mom and I
always talked about Archie and his achievements, we were both so proud of him and his sister, Cindy. When he married she was so proud of him. When he had his two children, she was overjoyed! Every telephone call included at least 30 minutes of discussing our childrens ‘ lives! When I heard that Archie was sick, we both prayed that he would be well soon!! The day of his death was the saddest day for us. Just a few months before we had talked about how well he was doing professionally!! God takes wonderful people with tremendous talent. Shirley and I will see Archie in heaven someday with his sweet, talented dad!Archie had two of the most wonderful parents that anyone could ever meet. Archer lived a life serving others, Shirley is still living a life serving others!! Archie, I know that your life has been a blessing for all those you met on this earth! Rest until we meet in heaven someday!! You were SO loved!❤️🙏
Archie, you were my best friend for over fifty years. You were the best. Elaine, Oksana, Nick, you’re all in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Fly high, Arch. Catch you on the flip side.