NEWTON Martha Jean Pope Miller, 76, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 4, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at her residence. Born Oct. 28, 1942, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Tate William Pope and Gladys Roxanna Crawford. Jean worked many years in banking with First National Bank, First Union, Wachovia and retired from Wells Fargo Bank. She also enjoyed dancing, and being with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Edgar Lee Miller; sister, Phyllis Neuen; and great-grandaughter, Scarlett Vazquez. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Darin T. Miller of Hickory, Dwayne E. Miller and wife, Mercy, of Hickory; brothers, Todd Pope and wife, Rita, of Claremont, Bobby Pope and wife, Cindy, of Claremont; sister, Glenda Shook of Newton; grandchildren, Tony Miller, Cynthia Miller and fiancé, Randy Vazquez; and great-grandchildren, Summer Brooks, Karmyne Vazquez, Jeremiah Vazquez, and Edgar Osiris Vazquez. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 8, at Mt. View United Methodist Church in Claremont, with the Rev. Rich Irwin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 7, at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made to Mt. View United Methodist Church, 1248 Balls Creek Rd., Claremont, NC 28610. Condolences may be sent to the Miller family at www.willisreynoldsfh.com . Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to serve the Miller family.
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