Jeffrey Lee Miller, Sr., 56, of 700 Wall Street, Sanford, NC gained his wings on Thursday, August 13 at UNC Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC after a long battle with cancer.
Jeffrey served his country faithfully as an Infantryman in the United States Army for over twelve years and received an Honorable Discharge. Jeffrey’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Lapel button, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, and Army Service and Overseas (3rd award) Service Ribbons, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.
He was employed at Tyson Foods in Sanford for a number of years. He was a member of Star Hope Baptist Church of Sanford.
Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents; Cora Lee Miller and Jessie Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Thomas Miller; daughters, Chenika Thomas, Chinita Harrington (Aaron), and Tamika Pulley; sons, L.B. Thomas (Emily), and Jeffrey Miller, Jr.,
five step-children that he helped raise; Marquie, Tiffney, Glenn, Charles, and Johnny; one brother, Jessie Miller (Sandra); five sisters: Shirley Williams, Mary Lois Hailey (Russell), Corine Kelly (Phillip), Mary Ann Johnson (Montell) and Katrina Ocheltree (Larry); a host of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He also leaves behind a special sister-in-law, Judy Brown Branch of Baltimore, and a special brother-in-law, Herbert Brown Jr. (Gail) of Greensboro, as well as his mother-in-law, Helen Brown of Sanford. He also had a special friend, Mary Ellen O’Shields whom he called “Mom” for a number of years.
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