Loris Agatha Miller

August 2, 1929 - June 21, 2013

08/02/1929 - 06/21/2013

Loris Agatha Christie Miller was born on August 2, 1929 in Portland Jamaica to Edith Cargill and Albert Christie. She received her education at Linden School for Girls until the age of 12 when she immigrated to the United States. Her education was completed at Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls. During her adult years, Loris worked for the Gillette Company and John Hancock Life Insurance Company before leaving the work force to devote herself to raising her children and later helping to raise her grandchildren.
Throughout her life, Loris embraced many nicknames that depicted her loving personality and character. She was affectionately known as Lolly, Curly Top, Little Lady, Mums, Nana, and in her early years “Cabbage” for her love of the vegetable. Her steadfast commitment and love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was demonstrated in her service and participation in various ministries in the local churches she attended- Nurses Board, Senior Choir, Greeter’s Ministry, Sunday School and her beloved Young at Heart Ministry.
Loris had many artistic interests such as making flower arrangements, gardening, home decoration, and playing keyboard and piano. She was also a masterful cook, particularly when it came to Jamaican cuisine. It was her delight to cook for everyone. The miracle of the feeding of the five thousand was often witnessed in the Miller household. She regularly prepared food for family, neighbors, friend, and anyone who was in need of a meal. There always seemed to be more than enough and no one who mysteriously turned up at mealtime at the home ever went away hungry. Instead, they left licking their fingers in contentment.
Towards the end of her life, illness clouded many of Loris’ life memories, but never her passion and love for God, her family, friends and especially the Word of God. Her visits with family ended with prayer and Loris reciting and singing her favorite scriptures and hymns. Loris entered into her eternal rest on June 21, 2013. She leaves to mourn and cherish her life daughters Cheryl and Jacqueline of Virginia Beach, son Gary and daughter-in-law Pamela of Danbury Connecticut, grandchildren, Geoffrey and Alexa, great-granddaughter Evynn Agatha and a host of relatives, friends and church family at Azalea Garden Church of God in Virginia Beach.
She will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.

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Rosanne Newman
8 years ago


Am sorry for your loss. I hope to stop by but not sure I will be able to get over from Churchland, but my thoughts and a fruit salad will be there.

Adrian Earl
8 years ago


Please know that you have and will continually be in my prayers. I know the pain and heaviness you feel right now, but know His Grace is Sufficient at all times. Love you much.

Gabriella Miller
8 years ago

Cheryl, my love to you and your family as you share memories of your wonderful mom with lots of joy and laughter.

Donna Marchant-Roof
8 years ago

Cheryl, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories bring you peace and comfort during this time. With Love, Donna

Alfreda Fitts
8 years ago

Dear Cheryl

I cannot tell you how sorry I am. I just learned of your mom’s homegoing a few minutes ago. Please know you and your family will be in my prayers. May God continue to keep you now and in the days ahead.



marie pogorelec
8 years ago

Dear Miller family, please know that my heart and prayers are with you. Your mom was blessed to have such a loving family who loved on her untill her last breath. Praise God for His visitation. May her departure with her smile forever be itched on your heart. love your friend Marie.

8 years ago

Gary, Cheryl and Jackie and family. Your mom also known as Nana Miller will be missed. We will keep you guys in our prayers.

Love you all


patricia isom
8 years ago

Gary, Sheryl, and Jackie: I am so sorry for your loss. We loved her, but God loved her best. Thank God her living was not in vain. Keep strong my cousins and keep in touch. From the Isom Family.

Kim Berry
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss, Jackie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

DEssence Alston
8 years ago

I had the pleasure of being this sweet lady hairstylist. She truly had a beautiful spirit and I enjoyed and looked forward to all her visits with me. She always encouraged me and spoke kind words to me. Ms. Loris was very stylish and always requested me to color her hair blonde. Her daughter and I had to convince her that her gray was beautiful! Mrs. Loris your work is done. Rest on.. You lived a full life. You have beautiful children with a big heart like yours. I know you are proud of them and they are proud to have you as a mother. Rest on Job well done.. Love you sweet lady…

Sheryll Lundy
8 years ago

Jackie and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort and strength in the Lord. Your mother will always be with you as you remember times spent with her. God bless you all.

Danesha Bazemore
8 years ago

Jackie I am so sorry and you and your family are in my prayers. I love you and let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

E. Lionel Perry
8 years ago


May the peace of The Lord be with you and the family at this difficult time. There is no more suffering, pain, or illness for your mother now as she is present with The Lord. Peace and blessings to you all!

Mary Collins
8 years ago


So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Hold onto God and He will see you through.

Andrea Kline
8 years ago

May your memories of your beautiful, loving mother sustain you and bring you peace.

Michael Montgomery
8 years ago

My condolences at this time. Now my mom has a new friend! They will be laughing harder than we do! I love you Jackie!


Linda Ellison
8 years ago

When I first met Ms. Miller, she was so kind and caring. She was always willing to help others, once she came into contact with you. The advice she would give to anyone and everyone would be “think positive and never let anyone make you feel bad about yourself”. Her words of encouragement to others, kindness, humility, and caring personality are displays of how much she loved God and how she dedicated her life to Him.

You’re going to be missed, but you will never be forgotten. You will always be in our hearts.

Rest in Peace, Ms. Miller.

Love always from your extended family,

Linda Ellison, Claudio Baptist and Dominique Ellison