Pamela Dreeme Cox Miller
Pamela Dreeme Cox Miller lost her battle with cancer and went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at her home surrounded by family and friends.
Born Sept. 7, 1952, to George and Ethel (Upwright) Cox, Pam attended Kearneysville Elementary School and was a 1970 graduate of Shepherdstown High School, where she was editor of the yearbook, member of the Tri-Hi-Y organization, and head majorette of the band. Upon graduation, she attended Shepherd (College) University, studying under Dr. Guy Frank, professor of Music.
She was a lifelong resident of Kearneysville as well as a lifelong member of Grace Reformed United Church of Christ. She also belonged to the Grace Reformed United Church of Christ Women’s Guild, former Sunday school teacher, and was co-director of the Kearneysville Players, a troup of youth who performed musical skits for the Charles Town Library in the ’80s. She was also a member of the Charles Town Moose.
With experience in piano, she taught piano lessons for years, with students ranging in ages from young child to adult. She enjoyed sharing her love of music with her many students down through the years. She served as a former organist and choir director at Grace Baptist Church in Shenandoah Junction and assistant organist at Grace Reformed UCC and Leetown Baptist Church.
For a few years, she worked as a secretary at the Department of Highways.
As owner of Miller Farms, she enjoyed spending time working at the produce stand, which enabled her to visit with old acquaintances and meet new community members from the area as well as surrounding states. She also coordinated and was the driving force for the Triple S Arena/Miller Farms horse shows.
She was an avid traveler who enjoyed visiting Williamsburg, Virginia and Walt Disney World, outdoor gardener, loved TV game shows, watching the “Waltons” and “Big Bang Theory,” football, spending time with her pets, and always strived to help others. She enjoyed volunteering her time in community events ranging from judging local talent shows to organizing band competitions.
As a homemaker, her family always came first and her dedication reflected in her love and devotion to them, always with a smile on her face.
Surviving are her loving husband of 44 years, James William Miller; her loving daughter, Cheryl Miller Arellano and her husband, Juan; mother-in-law, Dorothy Helen Miller; brother-in-law, Robert Miller and wife, Susan; niece, Elizabeth Staubs; two great- nephews, Christopher and Michael; and special aunt, Nancy Jo Upwright; along with numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, William E. (June) Miller.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Grace Reformed United Church of Christ, Kearneysville.
Graveside burial took place at Pleasant View Cemetery, with a memorial gathering dinner following at Grace Reformed United Church of Christ.
On behalf of Pam’s family, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has provided support and prayers during this difficult time. Pam said, “I had no idea that all these people were part of my life. I have my family and I have God.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Reformed UCC, P.O. Box 207, Kearneysville, WV 25430 or the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County, P.O. Box147, Charles Town, WV 25414.
Condolences may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.