Nannie Elizabeth Miller peacefully gained her wings on July 14, 2020.
She was born June 23, 1928 in Crewe, VA to parents, Joshua Lynn Jennings and Isabelle M. Jennings. She graduated from Bluestone-Harmony Academy in Keysville, VA. While at the Academy, Nannie enjoyed playing basketball and meeting new classmates.
In her earlier years, she worked at the Jefferson Theatre in Newport News, VA; later to return back home to Nottoway County, VA., at which time she began working at Piedmont Geiratic Hospital in Burkeville, VA. until her retirement.
Nannie joined Union Baptist Church, which she loved so dearly, at a young age; she was faithful and loyal until her health failed. During the course of her church life she was a member of various choirs (Sanctuary and Mass), and served on different committees such as the Planning, Hospitality, Finance, Pastor’s Aid, Missionary, and Single’s Ministry. She was also a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Virginia Chapter No. 64 in Crewe, VA.
Whenever you ran into her she always greeted you with a warm smile and a pleasant hello; if you ever stopped by the house you knew you were good for something to eat and you might catch her indulging in one of her favorite pastimes of cooking and canning. Her gentle character embraced all whom she came in contact with never wavering throughout her life, which resulted in many admirers and friends.
Nannie had eight siblings, four of whom preceded her in death: James Jennings, Mary E. Jennings, Dorothy Hubbard Gray, and Willie Tranza “Shorty” Jennings; and one grandson, Tyrone Taylor.
From the marriage to her late husband, James H. Miller Sr., Nannie leaves to carry on the legacy of her love, two sons, James H. Miller Jr. (Ruth/friend) of Bowie, MD, and George L. Taylor (Patricia) of Wallingford, PA; siblings, Laura J. Johnson (Charles) of Hampton, VA, Helen Samual of Hampton, VA, Barbara McRae of Hampton, VA, and Thomas Jennings (Daisy) of Newport News, VA; one brother-in law, Lee MIller of Burkeville, VA; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and dear friends.
A Poem to My Mother (written by James Miller in grade school)
It's love that makes the world go round and faith that makes it fair
But Mothers make it holy with their truth and with their prayers
So now I send my greetings, I’m as grateful as can be
To my Mother for her love and truth and for her faith in me
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