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

She was born April 6, 1934, in Washington, D.C., to 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 was the co-owner of Miller Farms in Clinton. She attended St. Mary’s Piscataway in Clinton and Immaculate Conception 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 is preceded in death by her husband, Henry P. Miller; and son, Wayne J. Miller.

She is survived by her companion, Chandler Dunston of Mechanicsville; sons, Henry Philip Miller Jr. and his wife, Sandi “Shelley,” and Ronald E. Miller and his wife, Charlotte, all of Clinton; daughters, Cherie L. Barry and her companion, Emil Clark Jr., of Waldorf, Betty A. Fugate and her husband, Ted, of St. Leonard, Lynn M. Dunston and her husband, Dale, of Mechanicsville; daughter-in-law, Wendy Miller of St. Leonard; sisters, Carol Lee Melvin and her husband, Ray, of Waldorf and Suzanne Oliver of Huntingtown; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Jan. 24 at Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon today, Jan. 25, at St. Mary’s Piscataway in Clinton.

Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.