WINSTON-SALEM 5/6/1926 - 4/12/2018 Opal Henderson Miller, 91, of Lake Junaluska, NC died on April 12, 2018 at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, NC. She was born on May 6, 1926 in Greer, SC to the late Carl Edward Henderson and Mary Euleila Waldrop Henderson. She is survived by her two sons and their families: the Rev. Dr. Perry Miller and his wife, the Rev. Karen Farish Miller of Winston-Salem, and their daughter Elizabeth Miller and husband Gabe Hopkins of Washington, DC; son Kevin Miller and his wife, Lisa Funderburk Miller of Winston-Salem, and their children: Dr. Patricia Dias and husband Chris of Durham, NC; Carlene Miller McGrady and husband Stephen of Newport, PA; Miriam Miller of Boone, NC and Dusty Miller of Winston-Salem. She is also survived by her sister, Sarah Henderson Dominick of Reidsville, NC and niece Lisa D. Taylor and husband Tim of Lowell, NC. Opal was a graduate of Spartanburg (SC) High School, Converse College (B.S.) and Winthrop University (M.A.T.). She was married to the late Rev. John J. Miller for 63 years, who served as a United Methodist pastor of NC congregations located in Mooresville, Concord, Gibsonville, Dallas, Maiden, Charlotte, Cornelius and Stanley. Not only was she a faithful Christian and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Opal served as a media specialist for Spaugh Middle School and Harding High School of Charlotte. She was a pioneer in the use of computers and multimedia in public schools. After her retirement in 1988, they moved to Lake Junaluska, NC where Opal became an active member of First United Methodist Church, Waynesville, continuing her passion for media by serving as the church television ministries coordinator as well as the librarian for Lake Junaluska Assembly. In addition to involvement in numerous church and community activities, Opal also enjoyed music and sports, participating in both Haywood Community Chorus and Senior Games, where she was a medalist at local, state and national competitions. At the core of Opal's life was a deep faith in God, lived out through her love for family, church, students, and the people and friends of the communities in which she lived. A service of celebration and remembrance will be held at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will take place at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park in Waynesville on Wednesday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, Waynesville (designated for television ministry) and mailed to: 566 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786. Correspondence may be sent to the Miller Family at 4360 Milhaven Park Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Online condolences may be made through

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