Betty Jane “Mamaw Miller” Woodie Miller, 88, of Millers Creek passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at her home.

A graveside service will be held at 2: p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Mountlawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Shannon Critcher, the Rev. Grant Caudill and the Rev. Brian Miller officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 6 until 8 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Miller was born May 23, 1932, to Raymond Carl Woodie Sr. and Alma Lee Barker Woodie. She graduated from Artistic Beauty School and was a pharmacy technician at Brame Drug Store for 42 years. She was a member of Millers Creek Baptist Church. 

She is survived by: two daughters Debbie Minton and husband, Jerry, of Millers Creek and Crystal Stringfield and Marshall Johnston of Asheville; 10 grandchildren, Brian Miller (Holly) of Bristol, Va., Clarissa Shepherd (Scott) and Angela Ellis (Greg), all of Millers Creek, Tara Johnson and Jessica Stringfield, both of Asheville, Kendra Birch (Nathan) of Wilkesboro, Jeremiah Minton (Amber) of North Wilkesboro, Katie Frazier (Justen) of the UK; Jacob Minton of Spruce Pine; and Joshua Miller (Mandy) of Greensboro: 23 great-grandchildren, Sarah Shepherd Miller (Luke), Rachel Shepherd, Brenton Miller, Brandon Miller, Savannah Ellis Walsh (Ryan), Chaselyn Ellis, Dawson Ellis, Shaunasee Briand, Colton Briand, Lilly Briand, Jarrett Minton, Colby Minton, Olivia Minton, Lakyn Minton, Landon Seeley, Waylen Williams, Triston Williams, Layla Williams, Jackson Peek, Nadia Johnson Garcia (Daniel), Laney Miller, Jonah Miller and Ty Miller; one great-great-grandchild, Annaleya Burch; one sister, Peggy Shepherd (Charles) of Abingdon, Va.; one-sister-in-law, Edwina Woodie of Millers Creek; two daughters-in-law, Henrietta Miller and Teresa Church, both of Millers Creek; many special nieces and nephews; and her pride and joy poodle, “Bo.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Revere Miller; two sons, Jimmy Dale Miller and Jeffery Dean Miller; one grandson, Nathaniel Minton; a sister, Helen Shepherd; and two brothers, R. C. Woodie and Gary Woodie.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.

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