George John Miller

January 28, 2017

George John Miller, 90, died peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017. George, a Charlotte native was born on December 1, 1926 to the late John George Miller and Pearl Lapes Miller. He grew up in the Wesley Heights Historic District and graduated from Central High School. George graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Commerce. His college years were interrupted by a tour of duty in the US Army during World War II. Upon his returned to Chapel Hill, he finished college and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Following his passage of the North Carolina State Bar, George returned to Charlotte and served as the Solicitor of Mecklenburg County. He loved the practice of law and was a member of several firm and partnerships over his fifty-year career. George was a former president of the North Carolina State Bar.

A life-long dedicated member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, George served in many capacities including, President of the Parish Council and was responsible for the establishment of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Foundation. He also served on the Board of the Hellenic College in Brookline, Massachusetts. For his distinguished and outstanding service to the church and community George was honored as an Archon by the Ecumenical Patriarch.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Georgia Maletis Miller and his brother, Nick John Miller. He is survived by a daughter, Janet Miller Rogers and her husband, Todd of Charlotte and son, Jim Miller of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Anna and Christopher Rogers; sister Eva Miller Paul of Ann Arbor, Michigan and many nephews.

A Trisagion will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday evening at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The funeral service will be at Noon on Thursday at the Cathedral. The family will receive friends following the Trisagion in the Hellenic Center and prior to the funeral in the Cathedral. Entombment will follow the funeral service in Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Cathedral Foundation, 600 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave Charlotte NC 28204. Online condolences at www.kennethpoeservices.com Phone: 704 641-7606

 

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  • Steve & Elham Flaherty

    May his memory be eternal.

  • Peter J Thevaos

    Sincere sympathies to the Miller, Rogers and Paul families. The Miller family was a large part of the very fabric of Charlotte and the Charlotte Greek Orthodox Community. I served on the board at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and the Cathedral Foundation with George. He was a force to be reckoned with and a strong leader just like he was in the court room. I also remember his bride Georgia and what a class act she was. You are together again. RIP George and May Your Memory Be Eternal. "Zoi Se Sas" to those he leaves behind.....pjt

  • Maria Collia

    George J. Miller is a beautiful soul, a model Christian, a devoted family man, a brilliant lawyer, a productive citizen, and a loyal friend. When I first moved to Charlotte, as a young bride,he was my choice to help me with a difficult problem regarding my birth family He never sent me a bill. I want to share some family history, because I do not want it to be forgotten. My mother-in-law, Antigone Pappas Collias used to babysit the Miller children. Many years later, a widow with two small boys, she married Gus T. Collias, who was a first cousin of George Miller's mother, Paraskeve(Pearl) Lapes Miller.The families have remained close over the years. Mrs.Paraskeve was a mentor to my mother-in-law, always encouraging her to send her sons to college. They were both advocates of education. My father-in-law, Gus was extremely proud of his nephews, George and Nick, and visited their offices often. George, and his witty, bright, and caring wife, Georgia, were role models for those of us who were younger. And in more recent years (a relative term) George and my husband, Nick, would go to the coast to fish with a group called the "Blue Brothers." They always stopped at a restaurant/bakery called, "The Orange Blossom" where they enjoyed the "apple uglies." They had some wonderful times together, and much love to be shared. In very recent years, they were both in declining health, which kept them separated. But, "Love never dies." I am blessed to call George Miller my friend and my relative. God rest his beautiful soul, and give his family peace. Please share this little history with the younger generation of Millers. Thank you.

  • Jake and Bess Gurley

    We have such fond memories of George and, of course, Georgia. Now, he is reunited with his loving soulmate. He will be missed. Jake and Bess (Stassinos) Gurley