ASHEBORO — Doris Goldston Miller passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, at Hospice House in Asheboro after a short illness following surgery for a broken hip.
She was born on March 13, 1939, to Margie and David Goldston of Wake Forest, NC.
After graduating from Wake Forest High School, Doris attended Greensboro Women’s College before becoming a homemaker. She later worked as an administrative secretary at Acme McCrary, for Randolph County Mental Health, and owned Genesis Real Estate. However, her most meaningful job was as the pastor’s wife of West Asheboro Baptist Church.
She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman as “her children rise and call her blessed.” Doris not only cared for her family but lived her life daily as the hands and feet of Jesus whether she was baking mini pies or sheltering the homeless.
Mark 25:35-40 exemplifies her life:
35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ ”
Doris Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Miller; parents Margie and David Goldston; grandson Jonathan Miller; brother Jimmy Goldston.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Charlie William Miller Jr. (Chuck) and Lisa Miller, John and Virginia Miller, Beth and Mike McAllister; grandchildren, Charlie Miller III and Whitney Miller, Catherine and Dustin Hinson, Katelyn Boswell, and Jake McAllister; great grandchildren, Charlie Miller IV, Harvey Miller, and Ashlynn Hinson; brother, Bill Goldston; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews; and her church family.
Visitation will be held at Pugh Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate her life will follow on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Sam Hicks officiating at West Asheboro Baptist Church.
She will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be to West Asheboro Baptist Church, 831 Uwharrie Street, Asheboro, NC, or Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC, 27203.