Miller memorial plaque presented by board of social services

Members of the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Board of Social Services convened at the Meadowdale Library on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, to present a plaque in memory of Kelly E. Miller for his distinguished service as a board member from Jan. 2001-Dec. 2007.  

The plaque, which will be hung in the Kelly E. Miller room at the library, was presented to his widow, Edith Miller, by the board chair, Mary “Liz” Welchons, and Marsha Sharpe, director of Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services.  

“Mr. Miller will be remembered as a dedicated member of the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Board of Social Services.  During his tenure on the board, he was known for his unwavering integrity and his distinguished and committed service on behalf of the citizens of Chesterfield County,” Sharpe said.

Miller, a 30-year resident of the Dale District, had also represented the district as a member of the Board of Supervisors from 2000 through 2007, serving as its chairman in 2002, 2004 and 2007.

He served 18 years as a member of the Chesterfield Planning Commission, including several terms as chairman.

Born in Georgia and raised in North Carolina, he received a bachelor’s degree from Guilford College, N.C., and a law degree from Tulane University. He was a general attorney with the U.S. Defense Department and an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Engaged in the private practice of law since 1969, he had maintained a law office in the Meadowbrook area of the Dale District for more than 20 years. Miller was a Commissioner in Chancery for the Circuit Court.

He was a member of the Chesterfield Republican Committee and had been active in numerous civic organizations, including the Parent-Teacher Association. He had been a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. His wife, Edith, retired after 30 years as a teacher in Chesterfield County. The Millers raised two daughters, Susan Royer and Catherine Estes and enjoyed their four grandchildren.

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