Virginia Lou Shepherd Miller, age 82, of Statesville, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at Aurora Assisted Living after an extended illness.  She was born in Wilkes County May 29, 1936, to the late Foy Samuel Shepherd and Ada Ballard Shepherd.

She was a member of Seventh Street Baptist Church in Statesville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Miller; one son, Danny Shepherd; infant son Gerald Shepherd; two sisters Gaynelle Blankenship and Joyce Pointer.

Those left to cherish her memory one daughter; Deborah Myers and husband J.C, Myers Sr. of Statesville; one sister, Sylvia Waugh of Stony Point; two grandchildren Natausha Myers Collins and Jay Myers both of Statesville; one special niece Sheila Crawford and husband Charlie of Statesville; one nephew, David Waugh; one great-niece Maddie Crawford; along with many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Chapman Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Naomi King will officiate. Burial will follow in Iredell Memorial Park 2304 Shelton Ave, Statesville. Visitation will be 1:00 - 2:00 pm before the service, at the Chapel.

Pallbearers include: David Waugh, Bryan Ervin, Mike Pendergrass, Vinnie Nathaniel, Bubba Bowman, Justin Collins.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the Miller family by clicking the link below. Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the Family of  Virginia Lou Shepherd Miller.

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I remember Virginia when I was a child attending 7th St. Baptist Church. She always had a smile and laugh that was contagious.  Her Italian Cream Cheese cake was always my favorite.   It was always a blessing for me to play the piano when she sang with Gaynelle and their mom,  Ada.  I have such fond memories.   My prayers are with you all.  
Pastor Max Hayes - Stony Point, NC
I am so sorry for your loss.  I know how much you loved her Tasha, decorating her room with Christmas Trees and decorating for other holidays and all the time you and Debbie spent with her. I am sure yall made her feel so loved. I love you Debbie and Tasha,
Love Wendy Alford - Statesville, NC
What a beautiful smile, Mrs. Miller had. I am very sorry that you have suffered this loss. It is hard to know just what to say when a loved one dies. Be assured that our loving Creator is aware of your loss and pain. Through His son, Christ Jesus, he has arranged to bring back to life, "all those in the memorial tombs." (John 5:28,29) At that time, Rev. 21:3-5 says: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them.  And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, grandma and friend. May God's Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely,
Meryl, jw.org - Durham, NC

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