April 15, 1947 – February 9, 2018
Pamela Parrish Miller, 70, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Friday, the 9th of February at her residence surrounded by her family. One of three children, she was born the 15th of April 1947 in Greensboro, NC, to the late Howard Milton Parrish and Hazel Marie Parrish. Pam was a graduate of Grimsley High School and attended Guilford College, both in Greensboro. She met Tom, the love of her life, on a blind date, and after dating for only a few short months, they were married before he left to serve in Vietnam.
She worked as an administrative assistant and later helped Tom start Miller and Associates Construction Company. In 1984, the family moved to Charlotte where she spent the rest of her career as a Real Estate agent; first with Cranford Realty, then Coldwell Banker, and finally ReMax.
After their retirement, Pam and Tom split their time between Belews Lake in Stokesdale, NC and Merritt Island, FL. Pam loved to water ski, and she and her four amazing friends, who were known as the “Show Girls”, skied every chance they could. It was never difficult to spot the Show Girls on the lake because it’s not every day that you see five accomplished skiers on bindless skies doing reverse toe-holds while being simultaneously towed by a single boat.
A service to celebrate Pam’s life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, the 17th of February 2018 in the Historic Chapel of Ellington Funeral Services. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Another passion in her life was her family. Pam is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Tom Miller; her two children: Jim Miller and his fiancé, Jamie of Wake Forest, NC; and daughter, Jenny Loden and husband, Jason of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren: Mattie, Caroline, Sydney, Benjamin, Declan, and Cameron; one sister, Sandy Henretta and husband, Hank; one brother, Buddy Parrish and wife, Leigh.
Memorials may be made in remembrance to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.