Leanora J. Miller

February 19, 1932 - July 27, 2023

02/19/1932 - 07/27/2023

Past Services

Friday August 11, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

Leanora J. Miller, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023, in Newport News, VA. She was born on February 19, 1932, to Mary and George Day.

Leanora led a fulfilling life, touching the hearts of many through her various roles and interests. She began her career as a Hostess at Ft. Eustis Officer Club, where her warm welcoming nature shone through. Leanora’s passion for cooking led her to start her own catering business, which brought joy and delicious meals to countless people.

Outside of work, Leanora found solace in her garden, tending to vibrant flowers and lush greenery. She also enjoyed spending time indoors, solving puzzles and crosswords that challenged her mind. Leanora’s compassionate spirit extended beyond her own family, as she served as a Foster Parent for the city of Newport News, providing love and support to children in need.

Leanora was a devoted member of Rising Sun Baptist Church, where she found peace and strength in her faith. She was baptized in the York River, a significant moment in her spiritual journey. In her younger years, Leanora’s dedication to education shone brightly as she achieved the honor of Valedictorian from Morrison High School’s class of 1948.

Leanora was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Day; father, George Day; sisters, Eva Etter, Queen Carr, and Georgia Faye Day; brother, Robert Day; daughter, Phyllis Jamerson; and son, Bobbie Jo Miller.

She is survived by her loving son, Don Miller (Michelle), and daughter, Shirley Miller. Leanora cherished her role as a grandmother, and her grandchildren, Garlita Kennedy (Aaron), Don Miller II (Daphne), Peyton Jamerson, Justin Miller (Keyla), and Brittany Anderson, held a special place in her heart. Her great-grandchildren, Maceo Miller, Alessandro Miller, Kahari Jordan, Nazir Jordan, and Amari Graham, brought her immense joy and happiness. As well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Leanora J. Miller’s presence will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and resilience will continue to inspire and guide us in our own lives.

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Stuart & Wanda Cooke
6 months ago

Praying for comfort to sooth your hearts at this hour and in time the joy to focus on the many great lifetime of memories.
Stuart and Wanda Cooke

Paul Day
6 months ago

The passing of my Aunt brings me great sadness as she was my Father’s last living sister. I reflect on her in my life as my babysitter, on holidays, cooking at Church, and regular visits. I miss her and although I have not seen her in years that saddens me even more. Then I think that she never had the opportunity to meet my children, the next generation and they have no memories of her to take with them. But, all is not lost, in my father’s footsteps I will share pictures and tell great stories about my aunt as her “Little Black Boy” as she often called me. I love my Aunt, all of my Aunts. I love y’all and I will miss you. Rest now and join your brother and sisters. Be at peace.

Angelo Fizzarrio Carr
6 months ago

My Aunt Lee. I have fond memories of you and I will never forget them. Sassy, witty and can be funny, when she’s in good mode. Gonna miss you. May you rest peacefully in heaven. Kiss my mother for me!

Juanita M Day
6 months ago

My deepest condolences to my family, Shirley, Pedro and your family. I send love, peace and comfort to you all. 🕊
I will always love and cherish Aunt Lee. She is my favorite, her personality was amazing and genuine.
Love 💕 Always,
Nina and family

Tia “Krystal “Jacobs
6 months ago

My condolences to my family my cousin Pedro and Shirley Miller, and family. Now my aunt Lee will be with her siblings in heaven she was ready to go home. I love you Aunt Lee and I’m glad we got to talk.💕💕💕💕🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

David Myers
6 months ago

Keeping the Miller family in our prayers and hearts.
Candice and David Myers

Mary Cheeseman
6 months ago

To the Day/Miller Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. You have our family’s sincere condolences. Keep the memories alive in your heart and she will always be with you. Love and Prayers Cheeseman/Robinson Family Taliaferro RD Endview Community. Mary Alice and Nelson Cheeseman

Beverly Reeves
6 months ago

Heartfelt condolences to all her loved ones.
“When flesh and heart shall fail and mortal life shall cease, Amazing grace shall then prevail in heaven’s joy and peace'”

The McSwine
6 months ago

To: Pedro, Shirley and The entire Family of Aunt Lee, we are saddened to hear of the passing of your loved one. God gave us Aunt Lee and she was very deeply appreciated 🙏 and will be missed. Just a few words of comfort. God called Aunt Lee ” HOME,” we feel that she ran a good Race, her Victory has been WON ! GOD (we believe) said to Aunt Lee, ” my child come on home with me, where every day will be SUNDAY, YOU will not have to suffer with pain no more. Aunt Lee is absent from us,(body) but she is present with The Lord ! May God bless each of you and Heaven continue to smile upon you.
The Mc Swine’s
Rockey & Bonnie

Paciencia and the kids
6 months ago

Sending much love and prayers to my family during this time of grief. My the Lord and His angels bring you comfort and peace. We love you Aunt Lee. You will be missed. Xoxo.