Nancy L. Miller

On Jan. 4, 2009, God and all of his angels called our loving mother, grandmother and best friend home to the eternal mansion he had prepared for her, a promise of no more pain and suffering. Go in peace, Mom, and know that the greatest gift you gave us all was God's salvation. You will be missed, but heaven was your home. Nancy Louise Vandeventer Miller was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Watauga, Tenn. to J.D. and Nell Proffitt Vandeventer. She was the wife of the late Sherrill Miller and had lived in Aiken for the last 41 years. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Pineview Baptist Church in New Ellenton. She participated in many child-related programs in the community. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia (David) Brunko of Myrtle Beach, Tammy (Jeff) Langley of Aiken and Melissa (Gaety) Miller-Ducate of Aiken; two sons, Dennis (Mary) Miller and Gary (Lisa) Miller, all of Aiken; 10 grandchildren, Megan Brunko, Justin Brunko, Adam Overcash, Christian Langley, Corey Langley, Rhonda James, Josh Miller, Natalie Johnson, Allison Cooper and Whitney Miller; four great-grandchildren, Hannah James, Caleb Miller, Addison Miller and Kyle Johnson; two sisters, Wilma (Wayne) Boswell of Limestone, Tenn., and Shirley Hardin of Aiken, and many others who affectionately called her "Grandma Nancy." She was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Vandeventer. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, with the Rev. David Lester officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Interment will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City, Tenn. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be directed to Pineview Baptist Church, P.O. Box 157, New Ellenton, SC 29809. Visit the online register at