Joyce Delane Cole Miller

joyce miller

March 17, 1945 ~ June 15, 2021

Born in: Buncombe, NC
Resided in: Buncombe, NC

Joyce Delane Cole Miller, 76, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Lucy Todd Cole. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Miller; one sister, Blanche and four brothers, Floyd, Richard, Eugene and Donald.

Joyce is survived by three children, Luci Sparks (James), Greg Miller (Michaela) and Chad Miller (Rebecca); eleven grandchildren, John Dylon, AnnMarie, Jim, Mara, Emma, Cayden, Campbell, Cooper, Colby, Madilynn and Michael; two sisters, Katie and Aline and one brother, Bruce. Joyce truly loved and cherished her entire family.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road with burial to follow at Gashes Creek Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 until 11:00 AM.


Funeral Service: June 19, 2021 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805



Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Visitation: June 19, 2021 10:00 am - July 23, 2024 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. So sorry for your loss, God just gained a sweet ,wonderful Angel. She was like a mom to Brady my son, and a very special lady to everyone she knew. God Bless you all!!! Love from the Ray family!!!!Darlene,Brady and Steven!!!!!

  2. My condolences to the Miller family May God continue to bless your family will continue 🙏to keep the family in my prayers

  3. Joyce we really had some wonderful times together growing up. You have always been such a sweet and caring person. God loves you so much more than we ever could here on earth, so you are with him now and your race has been run. We will catch up with you and all our loved ones at home one day soon. Family, you will be in my prayers as you go through this time in your life. Find peace, strength and comfort in your Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

  4. I will always remember that laugh and beautiful smile you will be missed enjoyed our talks at the family reunions love you and prayers are with the family

  5. So sorry for your lost . Her love for you her family and everyone around her will be felt forever.

  6. So sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a sweet, gentle lady. She raised all you children to be re-
    spectful and kind. You are in our prayers.

  7. So sorry to hear about your Mother. She was such a sweet and gentle lady who raised her children to be respectful and kind. You are in our prayers.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. My family and I grew up next door to the Cole family. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ruth Carr Dempsey
    Sandra Carr Griffin
    Melba Carr Beck

  9. It’s with sadness that I just saw that Joyce has left this journey here but with joy because I know that she is with our Lord. All my love and prayers are with all of you. May God’s comfort and peace be with you everyday.

    Mary Stephenson Taylor

  10. My beautiful sweet Aunt Joyce. I miss you and wish I could hug you one more time. I have such good memories of you. As a little child I remember the picnics we went on. The laughter around Grandma Cole’s dinner table. I love you very much, and I know I will see you again. I know you and Grandma Vess are cutting a shine up there. Full of laughter and peace… See you soon my sweet precious Aunt❤️

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