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Aaron Douglas Miller

February 3, 1974 - September 14, 2016

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Aaron Douglas Miller, 42, of Raleigh, passed away unexpectedly on September 14, 2016. Aaron was born in 1974 in New Britain, CT to Eugenie (Jane) Miller and Russell E. Miller. He moved to Raleigh with his family in 1983.

Aaron is survived by his wife, Stacy Vandenboom Miller and his children, Kayla, Sarah and Luke and step-daughter, Sydney Morgan, his parents, Jane and Russell Miller, a brother, Jason Miller of Raleigh and sister, Shana Miller Clagg and husband Jeffrey of Oxford and their children, Ashley and Joshua. He will be sorely missed by the Miller and Vandenboom family.

Aaron was a gifted and creative woodworker and carpenter. He loved his children above all. He taught himself to play guitar and found peace in the instrument. He loved cooking, camping, the outdoors, and fishing. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger. He could always make us laugh with his sense of humor and always tried to look at the positive side of life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Aaron's name to the Raleigh Rescue Mission or Durham Rescue Mission.
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John Barry
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February 3, 2017
We had plenty of acoustic jam sessions together. Creating and exploring the art and magic of guitar . Shared plenty of trades on face book of what famous guitarist inspired us for the week. Fun stuff Aaron ! You and I coasted through High school knowing that we had " the talent " that all musicians would understand. I look forward to opening the door that takes me to my next eternal life and see you sitting in peace and wanting to jam with me once again.. til then friend...

John Barry
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Stephanie Flint
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September 22, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Aaron Douglas Miller
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Shana
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September 21, 2016
Mike, thank you so much for sharing with us at the memorial service. It was good to laugh at the fools we were when we were kids!
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Michael Morris
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September 21, 2016
I have had so many memories of Aaron come flooding back to me over the past few days, some made me smile, some made me laugh out loud, but all of them reminded me of what a great friend he was. Although we hadn't seen each other in many years, when we reconnected it was as if no time had passed at all. I will forever be grateful and honored to be counted as one of his friends.
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Brian Gould
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September 21, 2016
I was honored to meet with Aaron's family last night at his memorial, after so many years apart. I was in the same grade with Jason from 6th grade on, so through our friendship I met "the younger brother" and the rest of the family as well, and Aaron and I grew to be great friends as well.
When I heard this terrible news, I thought of a friend I hadn't seen in over ten years. Through social media, I had the good fortune of reconnecting with Aaron about 3 years ago. We spoke frequently, and he was as warm as I always remembered him, he gave me advice more than once on home repair, and he asked my opinions on all matters from buying a grill to cooking techniques. We shared a common interest in music and politics. I enjoyed our back and forth.
He will always hold a special place in my heart.
He was a good man.
He always seemed glad to see me and made me feel that I was important to him.

May God Bless his soul, and welcome him.
I pray that the Miller family has an incredible new guardian angel.

My deepest condolences.
God Bless,
Brian Gould
A friend for 30 years.
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Kenney
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September 20, 2016
My prayers for healing and forgiveness for his family and friends. Aaron was my neighbor and friend. He always waived each time he drove down the block and always had a smile on his face. He was a person who left a first impression of being a genuine good hearted soul.. .He was a talented musician,a loving friend,neighbor,father and husband. He always had A SMILE and an extra set of hands to help anyone. He will ALWAYS be remembered in the hearts of our neighborhood. Sincerely Tara Kenney, Clayton NC
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Michele Boudreaux
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September 20, 2016
I haven't seen Aaron in many, many years. But I grew up with him. He was the first person to talk to me when we moved from Pennsylvania to North Carolina when I was 11 years old. I was wandering around outside looking for a kid, ANYONE really. And he wandered out as well. He was kind and he became one my best friends until we moved away then distance got in the way. But my mom remained in contact with Jane and Russ and so I always felt like I knew how he was doing and that one day we'd hang out again.

While most of my memories of Aaron are of him as a young teenager, some things never seem to change. To me, he was warm, sweet, often hilarious, and cared deeply for those around him. As a kid, he was always there for me. He was one of my best friends during some of the more formative years of my life. I won't ever forget him.
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Judy and Chuck Hargrove
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September 19, 2016
The picture of Aaron shows the warmth of his personality, and Chuck and I will miss that ready smile he gave us each time we saw him. Have you ever seen a deck with an inlaid wood design? We have, and it was created and built by Aaron. The craftsmanship is superb. What a talented and loving man. God Bless. Judy and Chuck
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Kara Johnsen
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September 19, 2016
In one of my favorite shows robin Williams says "you want the true picture of a man? See him through his daughters eyes. That's his legacy. To be deeply loved if not widely, truly loved by one of the people who knows you best. And wow that's as good as it gets" I know he wasn't my father but he had a father figure stand in my life. I love him so much.
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September 19, 2016
I personally owe so much to my friend Aaron. He went up to bat several times to get us the Jobs we have today. By us I mean everyone at BWS ... of it wasnt for him none of us would be living such an abundant life. So grateful and thankful for the opportunity he gave us. He truly was a kind and giving man. Thank you my friend.
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Shana
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September 19, 2016
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Jane Miller
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September 19, 2016
Yes it is Sarah.
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Joseph Muller, Jr.
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September 18, 2016
I remember when he let me (when I was like 10 or 11) beat him at basketball at Aunt Janes house and swore up and down that he didn't let me win lol. Just goes to show you how selfless he was! I wish I could have seen you one last time, Aaron. I love you!
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Terry Thayer
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September 18, 2016
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Sydney Morgan
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September 18, 2016
Is this Sarah?
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Shana
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September 18, 2016
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Mike and Susie Pirtle
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September 17, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Aaron will be missed. We will be praying for you and your loved ones . Love always Mike and Susie Pirtle
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Joshua
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September 17, 2016
My condolences to the Miller family. While I didn't know Aaron personally, I lost my mother last year unexpectedly, so I know how much a loss like that can affect a family, especially the children or grandchildren of the one who passed. Hopefully the words at Job 14:14, 15 will give some comfort to Aaron family's & friends, since the Bible promises that in the near future we'll be able to see our dead loved ones again here on Earth.
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September 16, 2016
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chip ardman
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September 16, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Aaron a year or two ago when we working on Floor & Decors. Immediately after meeting, we became friends, and I enjoyed seeing him walking into every store for the begining of the job. His great spirit will be missed.
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Theresa Barker
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September 16, 2016
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Krista Williams
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September 15, 2016
I am so incredibly sorry to hear the news about Aaron. We met in high school and chatted through Facebook occasionally through the years but no matter what his amazing spirit always shined through. We often traveled to the same areas of the country for work in passing .."Oh you are in Denver...I was just there. It is beautiful!" and also how much we missed our families while we were gone from home. He was so happy to be off home and not traveling so much and able to be with his family. I am heart broken for you all and wish you strength and love through these coming days and weeks. God bless you all.

-Krista Roth Williams
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