Michael Bauer Miller
1976 - 2021
BORN
1976
DIED
2021
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Charlotte, NC
Michael Bauer Miller
August 31, 1976 - September 9, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina - Michael Bauer Miller, age 45, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 9, 2021 surrounded by his family. Mike survived childhood cancer and recently battled a four-year fight with colon cancer. He was an inspiration to so many people who were amazed at how he stayed positive and maintained a never give up attitude as he faced cancer related medical challenges throughout his life.
Mike was born near Toledo, Ohio and lived in Brighton, Michigan until the family moved to Charlotte in 1985. Mike had a passion for sports and was a die-hard fan of the Michigan Wolverines and all teams Detroit: Lions, Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings. He was a graduate of Charlotte Catholic High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and became a CPA. He started his career with Arthur Andersen and later joined Deloitte. In 2011, Mike joined Food Lion/Ahold Delhaize and most recently served as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Retail Business Services until his passing.
Mike also had a passion for supporting families navigating the challenges of childhood cancer. He was involved with Charlotte based Camp C.A.R.E. (Cancer Ain't Really the End) an organization that provides a week of camp and other year-round activities for children with cancer. He started as a camper at age 10, served as a camp counselor for over 20 years and ultimately served as the volunteer Chairman of the Board of Directors for many years before his passing.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Jada, and faithful dog, Eli; his parents, Paul and Diane Miller of Charlotte; his siblings, Mark and his wife, Susan of Winston-Salem and Matt and his wife, Shelly of Charlotte and Amy Walters of Charlotte. He is also survived by his nephews and niece, Nick and Katherine Miller and Alex, Kyle, Kevin and Luke Walters and in-laws, Roger and Shirley Watkins of Bostic, NC. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Louis and Alice Bauer, and paternal grandparents, Dr. Ernest and Leone Miller.
A heartfelt thank you to all who have prayed and cared for Mike over the years. The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Kunal Kadakia and Dr. Joshua Hill with Levine Cancer Institute. Mike really enjoyed and appreciated all the visits from friends during his last couple of weeks. We will miss Mike's enduring quick wit, love of family and friends and courage to embrace life to the fullest.
Mike will be remembered with a memorial service to be held at 3:00 PM Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Per Mike's wishes, a reception will be held at Sir Edmond Halley's, 4151 Park Road in Charlotte following the service.
In lieu of flowers, Mike requested memorials be offered in his memory to Camp CARE, in care of The Mike Miller Memorial Fund, PO Box 35072, Charlotte, NC 28235 or at www.CampCARE.org.
Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


Published by Charlotte Observer on Sep. 12, 2021.
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1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC
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I have lots of great memories of working with Michael on different engagements in our Arthur Andersen days. He could always make you smile with his quick witted comments and he was also a great mentor. He will be missed!
Kevin Leder
September 14, 2021
Diane & Paul: My deepest sympathies go out to you both, your family, and Mike's family. You are two of the nicest, most thoughtful people I know and, even though I did not know Mike personally, I can only imagine that he was a wonderful person. My heart goes out to you both and I know God will hold you tightly during this difficult time. Warmly, Sandra Sleet
Sandra Ingemanson Sleet
Family
September 14, 2021
Jada and Family, We are so very sorry to learn of Mike's illness and death. What a life so well lived and well loved by so many. Our heart hurts for all of you for such a loss at such a young age. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We will contribute to Camp Care in his memory. Love to All, Wanda and Don Hastings
Wanda James Hastings & Don L Hastings
Friend
September 12, 2021
I worked with Mike for a number of years at Deloitte. I was always impressed by Mike´s wit, his passion for life, and his love of a good-natured argument. I can still remember his delight at bargaining the heck out of a car dealer to get the last nickel of discount on his green sedan and basically being told to leave the dealership! His love of camp CARE was well-known and showed his kind heart. Prayers for Jada and the entire Miller family.
Cassie Simmons Thompson
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