Carolyn H. Miller

Carolyn H. Miller, 89, took Jesus’ hand and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Born Carolyn Elizabeth Hampton to Thomas and Mary Hampton on November 26, 1932, in Princess Anne, Maryland. She graduated from Warwick High School, Newport News, VA, and attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. She worked in the bank and later in the School System helping children read, etc., and at While-A-Way Nursery.

Carolyn Miller was a member of Parkview Baptist Church, Newport News, VA, before marrying Charlie in 1955 and then became a member of Hilton Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was a Sunday School, Training Union, VBS, and GA/Acteens teacher, and Nursery and Kitchen worker. She decorated beautiful cakes and Wedding Cakes for family, friends, etc., and enjoyed cooking homemade meals, and froze and canned fruits and vegetables from Dad’s Garden. She loved and enjoyed watching/caring for family, friends, and neighbors’ children, and was also a caregiver of family and others. Mom wrote beautiful poems. She loved reading her Bible and Christian books, doing Word Finders, and coloring beautiful pictures.

Survivors include daughter, Diane E. Miller, two sons, Douglas C. Miller and John E. Miller all currently of Newport News, VA. Special Loved considered an adopted daughter, Toni Parker; granddaughter, Carlisle Parker Davidhizar (Ethan); and great-grandchild, Rusty and numerous loved sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and special loved friends and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Thomas and Mary Hampton; brother, James Hampton (Isabell); Mae Royall (Billy), Marion Wood (Hugh), Hazel Hall (Tom), Jeanne Schoonover (Walter), and others.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. at Hilton Baptist Church, 101 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601, officiated by Rev. Lynwood Wells. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The CDC highly recommends masks for inside gatherings.

Special thanks from Mom and Family for the Loving Care and support from Dr. Robert E. Feely, Jr.; Dr. Robert Harvey; Dr. Rathore, Riverside Nephrology; Dr. Weiner, Riverside Pulmonology; Drs. Alaeddini and Vaughan, Riverside Cardiology; Dr. Brohi, Riverside Hospitalist; 5th Floor West, Riverside Hospital Oncology; and Reginald “Reggie” Smith and many others.

Memorial Donations may be made in memory of Carolyn Miller to Hilton Baptist Church ( or to the Cancer Society (

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

1 Comment

  1. Linda Carver Wooten

    Dear Miller Family,
    It is with a heavy heart that I read of your Mom’s passage to heaven. I will always have fond memories of her growing up at Hilton Baptist Church. She always made me feel welcome in your home and a part of the family. She made our Wedding cake for Bob and my wedding. To me it still is one of the most beautful and delicious cakes ever made.
    keeping you all in our thoughts

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