Bishop Donnell D. Miller

June 24, 1958 ~ July 2, 2022 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Bishop Donnell Miller Obituary

"We Shall Behold the Lamb of God"

Though the clouds may hang over

there will be a brighter day.

In that land, they call heaven

God shall wipe all tears away.

We shall Behold the Lamb of God

Sitting on the throne

There be no more crying, no more weeping

Troubles will be gone

Hallelujah, there be joy forever more

When we reach that other shore.


It is with tremendous sadness that Hairston Funeral Home announces the death of our beloved Preacher of the Gospel, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague and dear friend, Bishop Donnell D. Miller.

He took flight to that great home called heaven on July 2, 2022.  Bishop Miller is the husband of Mrs. Juanita H. Miller, Manager/Director of Hairston Funeral Home, and also served as a Board Member, and was a genuine supporter of the firm.  H was born Donnell Dwight Miller, in Winston-Salem, NC on June 24, 1958 to the late Margaret Miller Johnson & Johnny L. Johnson Sr. the eight of nine siblings.  He was educated in the WS/Forsyth County Schools, and attended the Guilford Technical Community College Greensboro, NC He was a former employee at Pepsi Cola, WS, NC, and Supervisor at the Flowers Bakeries, Jamestown, NC, Donnell was a member the Galilee Baptist Church WS, NC during his early years, under the leadership of late Dr. Warnie C. Hay, where he joined the Spiritual Choir and learned to sing hymns.  He was called into the ministry and preached his initial sermon at age of 16 at Beulah Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. J. E. Lane. He was ordained by the Rising Star Missionary Baptist Association, Albemarle, NC.  He was baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the late Woodrow Powell and later joined the Progressive Apostolic Church (UCJA) Organization, under the leadership of the late Bishop O. D. LeGrant, in 1983 where he received the gift of the Holy Ghost and was ordained as an Elder, He remained there for many years until God, led him to start a church New Calvary Apostolic Church, where he continued to pastor and preach the word until his death. Bishop Miller became a member of the Cornerstone Churches of Christ International (UCCI) in 2007, under the leadership of Chief Apostle James H. Carter, where he was a Senior Member of the Administrative Board the Ass. Vice Diocese Bishop of North Carolina and South Carolina. 

Bishop D. Miller, was a Preacher’s preacher, he ordained and helped many get started in the ministry. He was an avid giver loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague and dear friend who will immensely be missed.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by daughter/niece Elizabeth N. Bash Murphy, sisters, Ruth Washington, Valerie L. Miller, Jackie Hughes, and Margaret Ann Reynolds, brother, Harold Miller. 

His memories will forever be cherished by his wife of 43 years, Elder Juanita H. Miller of the home ,7 children Rosa Rucker, Norfolk VA. Veronica/Frank Graves, Columbia SC., Tamiko Winston-Salem, NC, Victoria/Lamont Concord, NC, Devin/Syretta, Norfolk, VA., Roy, Vermont, sister, Angela M. Larry; brother, Johnnie L. Johnson, High Point, NC   nine grandchildren, 22 great-grands and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Public viewing: Friday, July 8th. 2022, 4:00-7:00

Services: Saturday, July 9, 2022, Visitation: 12:00- 1:00 Funeral Service at 1:00 Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144


All arrangements and services for the Miller family are entrusted to, Hairston Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be sent to, 

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Celebration of Life
July 9, 2022

12:00 PM
Milford Hills United Methodist Church (Statesville, Blvd, Salisbury, NC)

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