In Loving

Elethia P. Miller

January 8, 1946 – January 13, 2023

Elethia was born on January 8, 1946 and was the eldest of seven children born to the union of Charlie and Vertis Pope in Halifax, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband Kearney Miller, her parents, her son Rialto, and her brothers-in-law, Everett, Alvin, and Bernard Miller.

On Friday, January 13, 2023, our beloved Elethia (Mickie/Meekie) Miller peacefully transitioned from the earth to be with her Lord and her beloved husband Kearney Miller. Those who knew her, know that she is singing and rejoicing. Elethia was a woman of faith, and she lived her life of service by giving, teaching, and loving all of those around her. Elethia was an amazing cook, baker, and canner, and loved being able to share her goodies with anyone she met.

Elethia and Kearney made Richmond, Virginia their home where they raised their family during their 53-year union until his passing in 2016. Elethia retired from Children, Incorporated in 2017 where she worked for over 40 years as a Data Entry Clerk, and moved to Wilmington, NC to live with her daughter and her family. Elethia would talk to anyone she met, and it was not unheard of for her to get the name of a grocery store clerk so that she could bring back something that she baked after telling the clerk why she was purchasing that fruit, flour, or vegetable.

Elethia was a proud, dedicated member of Broad Rock Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, where she served in the choir, and was part of the diaconate, as well as the kitchen ministry.

Left to cherish her beautiful spirit are her daughter, Kearnetta Green (Tommie); son Landre Miller (Netiece), and daughter-in-love Danita Miller. Her memories are also lovingly cherished by grandchildren, Rialto Spence, Tiffany Holt, Symoine Miller, Christopher Efird-Green (Lea), and Philip Green; great-grandchildren, Kaylen, Brooke, Za’Niyah, Bryce, Rialto, Savannah, Andrew, Sydney, and Tristan; great-great grandchild, Santana; sisters, Janice Hedgepeth, Jean Pope, Frances Bolding, Linda Bolding, and Larue Pope; brother, Charlie Pope (Wilda); sisters-in-law, Barbara White (Clarence), Ernestine Pryor, Patsy Freeman (Wallace, Sr), Florence Miller, Shirley Miller, and Wilnet Miller;brothers-in-law, Larry Miller, Sr. (Connie), Jerry Miller, Sr.; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, special friends Cheryl Braxton, and Dale Brooks; honorary granddaughter, Malikia Hunter; and many, many loving friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.

Click here to view the live-streamed funeral service for Elethia Miller.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Elethia’s favorite charitable organizations, Children, Incorporated,, or The American Cancer Society,

Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service

2720 Enterprise Pkwy

Richmond, Virginia 23294


Friday, January 27, 2023


2:00 PM

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  1. Margaret Williams January 20, 2023 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    God needed another angle. That’s what she is.

  2. jill Gajewski January 20, 2023 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Mickey was a remarkable woman who brought joy to everyone she met. She always amazed me for her courage, optimism, and kindness. My family and I will miss her.

  3. Connie Elam January 20, 2023 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    A Beautiful auntie inside out. Will truly be missed

  4. Renee' Willis-Williams January 20, 2023 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Miller family, thank you for sharing ‘Miss Elethia’ (Mrs. Miller) with the neighborhood. Our appreciation of her joyful spirit through our years of high school; college, marraige and motherhood is part of her legacy.

    ‘Joplin Family’

  5. Lauren Burrell January 21, 2023 at 12:48 am - Reply

    An amazing woman who was extended family and a big part of my childhood. She will be missed!

  6. Violet Guthrie-Miller January 21, 2023 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Such a sweet, caring and loving person has left our earthly presence and answered the call of the Master. Elethia will be truly missed. Sincere condolences and prayers to the family, may precious memories sustain you during this difficult time and the days ahead. God’s love and comfort be with you.

  7. Mamie Staples January 22, 2023 at 7:31 am - Reply

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    May God continues to be with the family she always send me cards always asked about my sister Selma we love her be Blessed we talked 12/2023 love ❤️

  8. Denise Tillery-Yarbough January 22, 2023 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Meekie, a SWEET ANGEL, always spoke softly making everything better. Sending hugs and condolences.?

  9. Diane Booth January 22, 2023 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Diane Booth My heart is saddened that this kind, loving woman of God is no longer with us on this side but my heart rejoice knowing that she is with her Savior in Glory. She will be truly missed. My prayers are with her wonderful family.

  10. Jessica Finn January 23, 2023 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Elethia was a beautiful woman inside and out. I had the privilege to work with her at Children Incorporated for ten years. She was always giving and doing for others. She was an amazing cook and I always looked forward to her yummy lunches she prepared for her people at work. I have many lovely memories of this wonderful woman. One story that stands out with her and Kearney, they asked for my help one weekend and I said absolutely I would help. I had my son Jovanni, while Elethia and I were working on the task, Kearney entertained My son. Monday, I came to work and Elethia asked me to walk outside. My son told Kearney he was working hard to get a scooter. They went out and bought him that scooter. So many precious & sweet memories. She was amazing and I was truly blessed to know her. I know she is rejoicing and God welcomed her with open arms.

  11. Valorie Hatten January 23, 2023 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Miss Elethia was truly a angel on earth I loved her so much she helped me thru a difficult time in my life and I will truly cherish her and I thank GOD for bringing her into my life’s path. and a privileged to have known her. She will be missed at the New Hanover Senior Resource Center in Wilmington NC. ( I will miss the banana nut bread and all the other goodies).

  12. Carl a DeShazior January 24, 2023 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Sorry for your loss and God’s gain. The name Elethia just keeps on giving.
    She is gone but not forgotten. My wife Sarah and I will miss your Heartfelt Christmas and Birthday cards we thank you,
    I have always wondered how large was your database of names, I will get your answer when we talk in Heaven.

    Carl DeShazior!

  13. Donna, Terrain Sr. & Terrain Jr. January 24, 2023 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Aunt Mickie was nothing short of loving and amazing. We will miss you so much. May we all hold onto lessons taught, heartfelt memories and kindness like no other. Kearnetta, Landré, and family, may God’s loving arms wrap around you’ll during this difficult time. Rest in Heavenly peace Aunt Mickie. ~Love Always

  14. Janet Bell January 24, 2023 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    My condolences and prayers to the family. Mrs Miller will truly be missed.RIP

  15. Michelle Harris January 27, 2023 at 4:54 am - Reply

    has fallen from the family tree
    I keep hearing a voice that say, “Grieve not for me” Remember the best times, the laughter, the song
    The good life I lived while I was strong Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you
    Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through
    My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest Remembering all, how I truly was blessed
    Continue traditions, no matter how small Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin Until the day comes we’re together again,To:The Pope and Miller family Mickie live a blessed life and remember you will see her.again one day. She will be miss, You have our condolences,and prayers. Love Michelle and Quentin Harris

  16. Doris M. Robertson January 27, 2023 at 7:42 am - Reply

    With deepest sympathy. Gone but never forgotten. She always remembered me on my birthday and Christmas. Rest on my friend.?????

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