Valerie Jean Miller-Cox

February 2, 1958 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 62)


John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die”.

Valerie was born on February 2, 1958 in Durham, North Carolina to Charles and Mable Moore Miller. She gained her wings and departed this earthly life on Sunday evening February 16, 2020. Val, as she was affectionately known by her family and close friends, made a peaceful transition to her heavenly home in the company of family members at UNC Hospital.

Valerie became a member of White Rock Baptist Church at an early age and she was a member of the Sunday schools and the children’s programs.

She later became a charter member of Beacon Light Missionary Baptist Church and served as the church secretary in the beginning. She was a trustee and church clerk and served on the kitchen committee. Valerie was always willing to help no matter what the task.

Val attended the Durham, NC public school system and graduated from Hillside High School in 1975. She continued her education at North Carolina Central University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education in 1979. While at NCCU she joined the marching band and played the alto clarinet and saxophone. She enjoyed college life and made many long lasting friends.

After graduation she worked in Accounting at the Record Bar for a couple of years. After leaving there she became employed with the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools as Secretary of Student Records and worked there for 20+ years.

Valerie was the type of person who did not meet strangers. She loved life, traveling and meeting new people. She also loved planning events and spent many years as a bridal consultant.

Valerie loved music and she found the perfect place (Brett’s Open Mic) to enjoy her favorite pastimes; listening to music, meeting old friends as well as making new ones. Everyone who attended there on a regular basis knew and loved her and she felt right at home among them.

Valerie was a faithful and generous friend. She never had a problem sharing the last of what she had, giving a word of advice or encouragement, and seeking ways to make someone’s day.

Her very close friends considered her more of a sister than a friend and she considered them as her extended family. They were very close knit and supportive and she thought the world of them and they felt the same way about her.

Valerie is survived by her loving parents, Charles and Mable L. Miller of Durham, NC; two brothers; Roderick Miller of Durham, NC, Gregory Nunn of New York, one nephew DeMario Lewis of Durham, NC. Aunts; Ms. Hazel Moore Layne of Durham, NC, Ms. Estella (Claude) Dixon of Durham, NC, Ms. Ruby Moore of Durham, NC, Claudette Miller of Durham, NC, Mary Miller of Newark, NJ, and Janice Miller of Maryland. Uncles; James Moore (Juanita) of Wilmington, NC, Arnold Miller (Rosa) of Parkton, NC, and a host of loving relatives and friends.



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February 21, 2020

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

February 22, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Beacon Light Missionary Baptist Church
403 Cook Road
Durham, NC 27713

Funeral Service
February 22, 2020

1:00 PM
Beacon Light Missionary Baptist Church
403 Cook Road
Durham, NC 27713

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