Susan P. Miller

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan P. Miller on Thursday, December 14, 2023. She is an Angel amongst so many who passed before her in the arms of our Heavenly Father, including her mother and father, Jean and Donald Pulsifer, her father-in-law Cecil Miller Sr., and several others who were dear to her heart.

She was a lifetime resident of Hampton Roads and graduated from Denbigh High School. She met the love of her life, Cecil Miller Jr., at Calvary Baptist Church, where they were both members. They would have been married for 41 years on December 18. 

Susan worked at Fort Eustis and Fort Monroe. She retired from the Joint Warfighting Center in August of 1998 as a Budget Assistant. She received many awards and outstanding reviews; her reputation earned the respect of many. 

Susan fought a battle with Multiple Sclerosis for over 40 years with such strength, courage, and beauty.

She leaves many behind to cherish her memory: her husband Cecil Miller Jr.; daughters Julie Kilburn (David) and Melissa Smith; son Todd Goodson (Jenn); seven grandchildren Jared, Tinley, Tate, Kennedy, Tanner, Finn, and Anderson; a special mother-in-law Betty Miller; siblings Steve Pulsifer (Ann), Beverly Yarrington; sister-in-law Sandy Snapp (Donnie); nieces and nephews that she loves dearly, Jennifer (Jon), Shelby and Aubrey Moore, Kayla Snapp (Brian and Ava Adams), Matthew (Amanda) Pulsifer; and many cousins and friends.

Susan was loved by so many; she had a smile that would light up a room, and her eyes were so beautiful, like the ocean.

While we miss her so deeply, we will care for each other in ways that she cared for all of us. Susan had strength that was admired by all around her. She loved her family more than anything.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Riverside’s Dr. John Livingstone and Dr. Chip Harris. Dr. Livingstone, thank you for always finding and researching ways to help Susan. Dr. Chip Harris, thank you for keeping her loving heart going for as long as it did. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Susan’s memory to the National MS Society

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The family would like to host a Celebration of Life with an Open House at the Miller’s Residence on Monday, December 18, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.


  1. Lisa and Jeff Martin

    We are so Sorry to hear of Susan’s Passing. We Know she’s in Heaven with a New Body and With Many Family and Friends who have gone on Before us. We Loved her Dearly and she Will be Missed.

  2. Patty Pride Wilkins

    With love and sympathy, I am praying for you Cecil and the family during this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you.

  3. Pam Snow

    Susan was truly one of kind,a fighter like no one I’ve ever seen. When you were around her she always had a beautiful smile and at gatherings was always up helping. Her and her husband,Cecil raised two beautiful intelligent girls who any parent would be proud of. My heart goes out to my cousin Cecil,their girls and the whole Family. You were an Angel on earth to so many now you have your wings and you’re an Angel above watching over them,Fly High Susan ❤️🙏🙏 You will be missed




  5. Pauline Hrubes

    So happy to have met Susan. Loving and witty, a great friend. “You light up my life” and others. I cherish the time spent with her, Susan’s heart was big enough to love everyone, and small enough to find where each person fits. I know that she had a special place there for me. Love always. Will always remember her.

  6. Debbie, Bob and Ashley Korff

    We very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. I have known Susan since working with her at Fort Eustis many years ago. And, later living two doors from each other for the past 20 years. Susan has always been the sweetest person that we have known. She always had a kind word to say. She battled MS with such dignity. Our family always admired her strength. She is now a beautiful Angel in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Miller family.

  7. Judy Harrell

    I am sure Heaven’s gates were open wide to accept Susan with open arms. She always had a sweet smile and kind words.
    We are sorry for your loss and send our love.

  8. Kathryn Severson

    Susan has always been a gem! From the moment Karen and I met you guys back in the neighborhood in Wendwoood! I remember those days fondly and getting together w your family as well! Remember the great times and the smile that “ shy Susie” had on her face all her life! She never let anything get her down and we could all learn lessons from her life! She will be missed but will always be w all of us and I take comfort in that! Love to all her family and friends! ❤️

  9. Tom Allen

    To Cecil from Msrk Hudson and Tommy Allen, Mark sends his condolences from Florida. I’ll, with a sister will visit. Allen family is very sorry for your loss.

  10. Rick Taylor

    Cecil, I was saddened to hear the news about Susan. Take comfort that she is now in a better place! Hang in there and my condolences to you & the family.

  11. Susan and Dwight Wolf

    Such sad news of Susan’s passing. She was one of the kindest people you could ever meet and we were so lucky to have her beautiful family as neighbors for many years. So sorry we could not be there to celebrate her life as we were traveling back into town when a dear friend shared the news. We were blessed to be a part of her life. Much love and peace for you Susan.

  12. Robert Mitchell

    Cecil I am so sorry to read this sad news today. God bless you and your family. Take care and comfort knowing many are thinking and praying for you.

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