Marilyn Faye Branson Miller, 87, of Fletcher passed away at Care Partners Solace Center surrounded by her family on Thursday, March, 16, 2023. She was born on July 19, 1935 to the late Harry and Winifred Faye May Branson in Detroit, Michigan.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her children’s father, Marion Lee Oliver and her second husband, Howard Duane Miller.
Marilyn was a registered nurse and specialized in elder care and skilled nursing, she was always in service of others. In addition to her selfless career she was an active member of her church, Seventh Day Adventist of Hendersonville. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, quilting and singing in the choir.
She is survived by her children, Peggy Ann Dixon and her husband, Frank Dixon of Hawkinsville, GA, Timothy Lee Oliver and his wife, Denise Oliver of Fletcher, NC, Thomas Oliver and his wife, Jennifer L Simpson-Oliver of Longwood, FL, and Tamara “Tammy” Arner and her husband, Joe Arner of Berrien Springs, MI; grandchildren, John Todd, Abbigale Oliver, Kristan Oliver, Katherine Oliver, Arden Oliver, Reagan Oliver, Joelle Bradfield and Rachel Arner; nine great grandchildren along with her brother, Harry W. Branson and his wife, Sandra of Dayton, OH.
A funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 20, 2023 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor David Wright officiating. A burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Years ago Marilyn and I did a short term mission project together. While riding in the car to our destination, she shared her philosophy with me. While explaining her Christian life, she stated she holds herself to a very high standard, but regarding others, she does not hold them to the same standards. She did not want to be judgmental towards others. I thought how much better we would be as a church if we all adopted this philosophy. She was a good person and a good friend. She will be missed.
My Aunt Marilyn loved God and lived out that love for Him. That is the only thing I would want said about me when I leave this earth. Thank you for your legacy, Aunt Marilyn.
Marilyn was a good friend to me and her kindness will always be remembered. Go Rest High on the Mountains until that day when Jesus comes to call you home.