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Stacy Spencer Miller

December 31, 1969 - December 30, 2018

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Pullen Memorial Baptist
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Saturday, April 27, 2019
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2:00 PM

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A Celebration for Stacy Miller will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27605. A reception will immediately follow the service at the same location.

Mrs. Stacy Spencer Miller, 69, of Durham, North Carolina, died on December 30, 2018, due to complications from Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a genetic condition causing lung disease. In spite of this health challenge that was diagnosed over 20 years ago, she lived a full life.

She was the daughter of Thomas Spencer Meyer and Dorothy June (nee’ Spies) Meyer, born in 1949 in Toronto, Canada. She was raised in Chapel Hill, NC with her sister, Susan. Her love of Dance led her to receive a BFA in Dance at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Over her lifetime, she was proud to have been a member of the cast of The Lost Colony; a dance instructor at the North Carolina Governor’s School in Winston-Salem; a member of the Gerda Zimmerman Dance Ensemble in Charlotte, North Carolina; and a Certified InterPlay Leader. She was a lover of nature and creative expression, whether that be in the written word, spoken word, fiber art, visual art, or playing the banjo.

She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the UNC School of Nursing for ten years. She was a member of The Avatar Meher Baba Community, Off the Deep End InterPlay Performance Ensemble, Tapestry Weavers of The South, Triangle Weavers Guild, and Sisters of the Golden Thread.

Stacy married Kenneth Harper Miller on June 1, 1979. They made their home in Durham, N.C. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas. Her life will forever be cherished in the lives of her mother, Dorothy June Meyer; her children: Karina Miller Corey (James Russell) of Apex, NC; Tina Mendenhall Sneed (Robert “Chip”) of Huntersville, NC, Kristin Miller Bohne (Jeremy) of Anchorage Alaska; her grandchildren: Eleanor Elizabeth Corey, Camille Spencer Corey, Chipper Sneed, Samuel Sneed, Laura Elizabeth Sneed, Karoline Leighton Bohne, and Dalton Thomas Bohne; her sister, Susan Meyer Sinyai (Albert) of Asheville, NC; nieces, Ashley Sinyai Hathaway and Corey Sinyai Dingess; and great nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of devoted friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to https://www.mehercenter.org/support/donate/#donate
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Kenneth H Miller
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June 1, 2020
Remembering you, Stacy, on our Anniversary.
Love, Ken
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Ken
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April 21, 2020
Happy Birthday, Dear Stacy.
Love, Ken
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Alana H Barter
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December 31, 2019
I miss our telephone visits and conversations. You are remembered and well loved...Alana
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Ken Miller
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December 29, 2019
Blessings and Love to you dear Stacy on the Eve of your passing.

Ken
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Thomas Cavano
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April 20, 2019
I knew Stacy when she was a dancer at NCSA and The Lost Colony. A lady of infinite grace and equanimity. When I saw her last it was at an NCSA reunion. She said her time was coming. She said it with acceptance and peace. She left blessings in her wake. My condolences to those that lost her - I ever admired her.
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Winnie Barrett
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April 2, 2019
Sending love and light to Ken and the family,
in our Beloved Meher Baba, who is the solace and the healing of our hearts.
In Baba's eternal love,
Winnie Barrett
Asheville
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Cynthia Winton-Henry
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March 14, 2019
Direct. Elegant. Craftswoman. Wisdom Bearer. Chronic Illness Expert. Pixie Smile. Smart. Artist. Every bit of me honors you Stacy! You are a lineage bearer for the birthright of play. Thank goodness we knew you.
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Mike Davitt
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January 29, 2019
I feel fortunate for so many positive connections with Stacey almost all through InterPlay activities. I'm sad that I will not see her again, but grateful for all that love we shared. It was easy to see spirit in her eyes. She was lovely to be with, authentic, a joy. Peace to Ken and family. Love, Mike
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o Richard Lewis
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January 23, 2019
May you be dancing without any encumberances pain as you make the most fantastic adventure
Had the pleasure to know this fantastic person through Cathy Simmons. Stacey you will be missed by All.
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LUCY BEATTY
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January 17, 2019
I was So happy to reconnect with Stacy in the last year at the Friday Afternoon Hillsborough Baba group. She had such a sharp wit and insightful contributions.I remembered how much I valued her friendship in the "Sunday Morning" Baba group 25 years ago. My love to you Ken and all her family at this time. Lucy Beatty
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Janet L Jones
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January 16, 2019
Stacy’s influence of loving trees, truth, art and the sacredness of a shared story are a few examples of the powerful ways she connected with me and others. Her ability to critique a possible performance piece with direct honesty in a stage worthy delivery opened my eyes and heart to give my best. Stacy’s friendship and exquisite listening are treasured gifts she freely shared along with her light, laughter and love.
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Joyce Davis
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January 15, 2019
Well said, Jean, and thanks for your posting. Joyce Davis
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Jean McKinney
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January 15, 2019
Stacy was a close friend for almost 40 years. I am witness to how she had known grief in her life, and how, with courage, creative expression, and a gift for piercing any and all self-deceptions, she found healing and empowerment. She lived from her heart, and invited others to live likewise. I miss her greatly.
On my wall hangs a small tapestry that she wove: a many-rayed golden star in a midnight blue sky, shining over the silhouette of an ancient city. It is reminiscent of the Star of Bethlehem, reminding us to honor what is sacred. Like that star, Stacy's love will shine on in all of us who knew and loved her.
Peace to you and your family, Ken.
Jean McKinney
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Kay Stewart
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January 14, 2019
A warm and beautiful woman of grace. Our hearts are with you, Ken. Kay & Dave
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Christopher Copeland
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January 14, 2019
Stacy and I lead SpiritPlay a few times together in Raleigh some years ago and I always cherished her mischievous directness. I will miss your wit and wisdom, Stacy. Sending you peace and love, Ken.
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Karina Corey
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January 13, 2019
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Robin Wilson
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January 13, 2019
It seems impossible that my “always there for me” friend Stacy has passed away! I wish I could tell her how very inspirational she was to me & I am sure to many others. I will continue to hold her dear in my heart & pray for her family. Thank you Stacy for your gifts!
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Glenna Batson
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January 13, 2019
Stacy was one of the Wise Cracks, an improvisational group of seasoned women who rocked the boat with their dance and stories. She was gorgeous - a real transparent artist who shined with graciousness and empathy, soulful on every level. I can't believe she is gone, but her spirit remains with me and all of us for ever and a day. love to all the family, Glenna
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dinny addison
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January 12, 2019
I admired and loved Stacy from the first day I met her. Hearing about her beautiful and graceful life is so inspiring.
Dinny Harper Addison
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Sheila Collins
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January 12, 2019
I knew Stacy through our connection to the national organization for InterPlay - Body Wisdom. When I was president of the board I had asked Stacy to consider coming on the board because I knew of her talents and dedication to InterPlay. She declined for health reasons but she did whatever she could within the limitations of her health. She always demonstrated doing all the good that you can for as long as you can and I always admired her for that.
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January 12, 2019
I call it Stacy's tree, a large oak where Stacy played and climbed as a child off of airport rd. and she went there to meditate, it was one of the largest trees in chapel hill. Sadly they cut it down to build an office complex. Stacy was horrified and sad about it. I thought of Stacy as my sister, she understood me and I loved her. Our last time together was a trip to Baba's center (I can't drive due to my legs so she drove). I always ran in to Ken and Stacy in Wellspring/Whole Foods, it was always joyous. I loved the way she spoke-so clear, defiant and compassionate. Marc Flayton
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Randy Wasserstrom
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January 11, 2019
Lit a candle in memory of Stacy Spencer Miller
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Ken Miller
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January 11, 2019
To all the many friends and extended family, to the many connections she loved and fostered, and to the unbounded support offered upon the passing of my beautiful Lady, you have my heartfelt thanks and appreciation. She loved you all dearly as she always led with her heart. Our family is grateful for your outpouring of love for dear Stacy. Great Joy as she now dances freely.

Ken
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