Marjory Caudill Miles, 96, provided a home away from home to anyone in need

Marjory Caudill Miles

Marjory Caudill Miles, 96, otherwise known as “Granny,” was born May 9, 1923, and returned to her heavenly home Sunday, Feb., 23, 2020, surrounded by family in her Virginia Beach home after battling dementia for several years.

The support of her family and her firm belief in God gave her peace and comfort towards the end of her life. Marjory was born to the late Mable Richards, a homemaker and hotel owner from Roanoke. In Norfolk, she ran Miles’ Tourist Home, then moved to Virginia Beach for the remainder of her life. Marjory was the type of person to provide a home away from home to anyone in need. In her youth, she loved to dance and won many competitions doing so.

Later in her life, she became a light to those who met her as she was immersed in the Christian community; her faith in the Lord became what she was known for, and she was not ashamed to share the Gospel! Marjory is one of the main reasons that many of her family members are believers in Christ today. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and served Him to the very end. She remained in constant prayer for her family, and when people went through hardships and felt hopeless, she was there to remind them that Jesus was their hope. Marjory may have been soft-spoken, but she had a giant voice for her Savior.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Juanita Klug; daughter, Darlean Chesson; son-in-law, the Rev. Billy Carter; and great-grandson, Jonathan Victor Mackey.

Marjory is survived by her daughter, Patricia L. Carter; five grandchildren, Gayle Kennedy, Lynda Duke, Kathy Jimerson, Charles Chesson II and Vickie Mackey (spouses); 13 great-grandchildren (spouses) and 22 great-great-grandchildren (spouses) with two more on the way; as well as beloved nieces and nephews. Marjory’s legacy of faith will continue to grow, through the generations of her own children and all of those whose lives were impacted by the work that Jesus did in her life.

A celebration of life will be held for Marjory at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, at Calvary Assembly of God. Please come and share memories with us of Marjory’s life!

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Marjory to the GoFundMe account to help cover funeral costs under the name Teressa Waller Champion, 4925 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Share online condolences with the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville.

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