Monday, February 28, 2005

Virginia Louise "Ginny" Downing Miller, 61, died of cancer on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005.

She attended Christ Community Church in Brazil and was a volunteer at the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. She enjoyed traveling and reading.

Survivors include her husband, Don, whom she married Dec. 10, 1961; a son and daughter-in-law, Tobin and Cindy Miller; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Tim Kersey; three grandchildren, Sam and Cam Kersey and Samantha Sue Miller; a sister, Marolyn Ann Nees; two brothers, Bob and Mike Downing; a brother-in-law, Richard H. Nees; three sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Downing, Jo Ann Brewer and Vicki Downing; 11 nephews; two nieces; and a cousin, Marcia Nees.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Ian Christian Miller; a brother, Bill Downing; and her parents, Robert and Louise Downing.

Visitation will be at Christ Community Church, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that jeans and casual clothing be worn to visitation.

The funeral will be at the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Bee Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the church.