Mary J. Miller
January 19, 1928 – February 9, 2016
Mary J. Miller, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 19, 1928, Mrs. Miller was the daughter of the late Russell Grant Sr. and Violet (Naylor) Grant. As a young woman, she worked for Hearn Brothers Supermarket and later for the Colonial School District.
A gifted athlete, Mrs. Miller was adept at all sports, especially bowling and was a participant in a number of local leagues. A devout Christian, Mrs. Miller was a lifelong and active member of Berean Baptist Church in New Castle. She loved gospel music and attending gospel concerts. In her leisure time, Mrs. Miller enjoyed traveling with fellow members of the Weston Senior Center and baking. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother and will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her brothers, Russell, William and Wayne Grant. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Charles R. Miller; daughters, Mary Ann Goldsmith (Russell) of Milford, DE, Betty Martin (Don) of Roaring Spring, PA and Jean Stevenson (Bob) of Acworth, GA; son, Robert Miller (Angela) of Wilmington, DE; sisters, Dorothy Smith of Ocala, FL and Shirley McCamley of Summerfield, FL; brothers, Robert Grant of Egg Harbor, NJ and Joe Grant of Zolfo Springs, FL; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Monday morning, February 15, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions can be made to Homewatch Caregivers, 5560 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.