Violet Elizabeth Miller

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Elizabeth "Monk" Miller, 68, of 25 Poppas Way, Asheville, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Howard and Kathleen Caldwell Miller and went by the childhood nickname "Bump." Mrs. Miller retired from Asheville Metal Finishing and was co-owner of Cel-Eblen Servicenter, Millers Wrecker Service and Wee Care Learning Center. She was a member, youth group leader, and former pre-school teacher of West Asheville Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, David B. Miller; her five children, David C. Miller and wife Deanna, Cheryl Miller, Terry Johnston, Connie Roberts and husband Ray and Lonnie Miller and wife Terry all of Asheville; three sisters, Faye Sealey and Brenda Allen of Asheville and Linda Wilson of Fair Play, SC; and nine grandchildren, Casey Ray Roberts, Cameron Miller, Ashley Johnston, Houston Roberts, Travis Miller, Erin Johnston, Colt Miller, Madison Miller and Walker Roberts. A funeral service will held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 31, 2008 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. with Revs. Earl Jones and A. Willis Gaines officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Visiting my Aunt Bump was one of my favorite childhood memories. Only getting to visit once or twice a year it was so fun to be around her and the home that constantly changed as she poured her creativity into it. Bump, to me, was the perfect blend of her parents; Mother and Daddy Howard. She had the humor and sassiness that Mother had and the easygoing nature of Daddy Howard, she always made people feel at ease and comfortable just like he did. I can’t accept that she is gone so I will take comfort in knowing that she is always with all of us, laughing, teasing and watching over us as she has found a peace that we can’t even fathom. I love you Bump!


  3. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. God has taken her to a wonderful, eternal home. May you feel His comfort and peace.

  4. I am very sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you. Know your mom is in a better place with no more suffering.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with each and ever one of you. I pray that God feel the void you have in your hearts with comfort you can only have through him. His word tells us that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I pray that each and everyone of you see her again in Heaven one day.
    I will be unable to attend the visitation or the funeral for Bump as Reuben’s Grandfather also left us to be with Jesus on Wednesday. His services will be at the same time. My prayers and thoughts will be with all of you.
    God Bless and comfort each of you, Reuben,Christy, Richie, Lindsey and Josh

  6. Terry and Family, I was very sorry to hear about your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Keep in mind always Jehovah’s promise found in Revelations 21:3 and 4. This day will come and you will be able to see your Mom again.

  7. Terry – you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s loving arms surrounding and supporting you, now and always. We love you.

  8. I did not get to know Ms. Monk for as long as I would have liked, but the time that I did know her, I will cherish forever. She touched every life of every person she encountered, and for that she will be greatly missed!!

  9. Cheryl, Connie, and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Take comfort in the fact that your Mom is no longer in pain and is now in Heaven with our Lord, waiting on us to join them…Praise Be To God! Do not hesitate to call us if there is anything we can do for you. We Love You, The Spencer Family

  10. Terry, Ashley, Erin and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. As this time right now is very difficult for you, just think of the relief your mom and grandmother feels. She has no more pain and suffering. She is reuniting with love ones whom have gone on before her and watching over you. She will always be with you!
    If you need anything, please do not hesitate to call me.
    Love you all!

  11. Divid and Lib’s Family, I was distressed to read about Lib in today’s paper. We are never ready to give up our loved ones and the only comfort has to come from our Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the concern manifested by caring friends. I am thinking of you and will hold you in my prayers. Hopefully in some small way it does help to know others do care. Mary

  12. What a beautiful life we shared with bump . A mother, wife, sister, i could go on but we all know she is and always will be a very special part of evey one of our lives. With that most beautiful smile she could make you laugh and with that same smile she could let you know she ment business.Bump touched alot of lives . I know that i will still see her because she is in All her kids as we are ours. Hang tight as a family through these hard times, family is all we have.May Gob be with you through days to come.We love you guys ..Donna & RikkiRenee’ (AKA) Poo

  13. Lonnie, Terry, Cameron & Travis,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. It is so difficult to give up those we love…but we always have our precious memories. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Words could never express the Love and Joy Bump brought to so many people. I feel so blessed to have known her and all the family. I have so many wonderful memories as we have watched our Grandchildren grow up. It seems like yesterday they were all toddlers in dance class. Cheryl you are a dear friend and I Love your whole family. Love to all Gail

  15. It was so sad to heard that one of our childhood friends has passed away. I am sure that God has a reason for all things and has prepared a better place for ‘Bump’ may God Bless her family and love ones. Eddie Owen

  16. We are sorry to here about the lost of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family always.

    AHS-SHC Staff

  17. Dear David and family: I just received Bob’s voice-mail and wish I were there in person to express my sincere sympathy to you and your wonderful family. I remember so well some good times there and up here and how joyful and caring Elizabeth always was. My heartfelt love and sympathy to you all. J. B.

  18. Terry,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Nothing can ever replace the love & devotion of a mother, but she is beyond the pain & suffering of this world & reaping her rewards. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. May God Bless your family.

  19. terry connie cheryl iam sorry to hear about your mom i willkeep you in my thoughts and prayers my mom said to tell you she would too thanks sharon and alma

  20. you all are in our prayers she was a good friend i enjoyed working with lib.we all know she is not suffering anymore.God Bless You All and again You All are in Our Prayers.

  21. Dear Miller Family,
    I was sadden to hear of you loss. She was a special and wonderful lady. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. God will bless each one of you and comfort you. Vickie at Nationwide Insurance

  22. To know Libby was to love Libby. She loved her children with all of her heart, but her grandchildren was her passion in life. Take peace in knowing that all of them now have a guardian angel for the rest of their lives. My deepest sympathy for the entire family, especially the children. Your mother in life, was an extraordinary lady, and in Heaven will be an extraordinary Angel.

  23. Terry,
    I know there are no words to ease your loss right now, but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. In time, may the memories of your mother bring you comfort as you remember the joy of being with her and all the love you shared.
    From the heart,

  24. Terry,
    I know there are no words to ease your loss right now, but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. In time, may the memories of your mother bring you comfort as you remember the joy of being with her and all the love you shared.
    From the heart,

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