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Joan Vivian Miller, 78, of Clinton died suddenly Jan. 21, 2013, at her home.

She was the co-owner of Miller Farms in Clinton.

Born April 6, 1934, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Bennie E. Garrett and Genevia Dennison.

She graduated from Suitland High School and married Henry P. Miller on Nov. 2, 1951. She went on to work as a secretary at Andrews Air Force Base for several years before becoming a stay-at-home mother to her six children.

She attended St. Mary’s Piscataway Church in Clinton and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mechanicsville.

She always enjoyed reading. In her younger years, she enjoyed sunbathing, family vacations to Ocean City and drive-in movies. In her later years, she enjoyed playing cards, going to casinos and her weekends in St. Mary’s County.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Wayne J. Miller. She is survived by her companion, Chandler Dunston of Mechanicsville; son, Henry Philip Miller Jr. and wife, Sandi (Shelley), of Clinton; daughter, Cherie L. Barry and companion, Emil Clark Jr., of Waldorf; daughter, Betty A. Fugate and husband, Ted, of St. Leonard; daughter, Lynn M. Dunston and husband, Dale, of Mechanicsville; son, Ronald E. Miller and wife, Charlotte, of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Wendy Miller of St. Leonard; sisters, Carol Lee Melvin and husband, Ray, of Waldorf and Suzanne Oliver of Huntington; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Jan. 24 at Lee Funeral Home in Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Jan. 25, at noon at St. Mary’s Piscataway, Clinton. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.