Alice Joyce Miller Virginia Beach - Alice Joyce Miller, 85, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 11, 2016. Joyce was predeceased by her parents Charles and Anna Nance, her brother Eugene "Spud" Nance, and her sisters Louise Bramble, Virginia Barrows, Elizabeth Ogden and Pauline Reid. She is survived by her sister Gloria Ward (Luke) of Florida. Joyce is also survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Elmer E. Miller; her children: The Honorable Tommy E. Miller (Pam) of Norfolk, Brenda MacKillop (Ray) of Indiana, Deborah Kassir (Nabil) of Virginia Beach, and Bruce Miller (Rev. Gina Miller) of Avon, N.C.; her grandchildren: Claire Caetano (Jerry), Scott Miller (Lauren), Chloe Miller and Nicholas Miller; Mark MacKillop, Amy MacKillop and David MacKillop; Summer Kassir Haltli (Brennan), Alexander Kassir (Marissa) and Brett Kassir; Carly Miller and Matthew Miller; and her great grandchildren: Waid, Harper Alice and Elle Caetano; Nadine and Oliver Haltli; Layla Grace and Benjamin James Kassir; Jackson, Colby, Alli and Dylan Kassir. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including beloved niece Emi Ostrander (Greg), who was a blessing in times of need; and her cherished extended family Kal and Joni Kassir of Virginia Beach, their children Marie Payne (Tanner) and Lindsay Ashcraft (Alex), and grandchildren Eleanor Payne and Lillian Ashcraft. Joyce attended Granby High School and then embarked on a 68-year journey as a wife and mother. She gave unconditional love to her family and developed lifelong friends. Joyce could brighten the day of anyone with her smile and ready conversation. She never met a stranger or forgot a face. She will be so very missed. Her final act of giving was to donate her body to science in order to train medical professionals. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, http://www.lung.org/ . A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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