LAKELAND-Virginia Lee Wood Miley, 91, spouse of Dr. G. Odell Miley, passed away July 20, 2019. Born on September 10, 1928 in Timberville, VA, she was the daughter of J.B. and Grace Wood. Virginia graduated from Plant City High School, FL in 1945. Virginia and Odell married on December 28, 1947, and they celebrated 71 years of marriage. They resided in Lakeland, then Winter Haven where they welcomed their first son, Christopher. After moving to Orlando, they welcomed their second son, Craig. Virginia worked as a licensed practical nurse for 12 years in Orlando and Sebring, and her highest calling was showering love and caring on her family. She was preceded in death by her parents J.B. and Grace Wood, her brother Vernon Wood, sister Reeda Carmichael and son Christopher. Her survivors include her husband G. Odell Miley; her son Craig Miley (Debbie Smoak Miley) of Clermont, FL; grandson Christopher Miley (Sydney Lambeth Miley) of Indianapolis, IN; granddaughter Rachel Miley and great-grandson Kaden of Magnolia Springs, AL; grandsons Stephen Batman of Lakeland, FL and Kevin Batman (Emily) of Clermont, FL; great-grand-children: Paisley, Leah, Kase, and Kolt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at a Celebration of Life gathering in Estates at Carpenters at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 1001 Carpenters Way, Lakeland, FL 33809. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the G. Odell Miley Scholarship Fund at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801.
Published by The Ledger from Jul. 23 to Jul. 24, 2019.
We are richer for our experiences of this fine and faithful woman and saddened by her passing. She is rich in so many things and generous in caring and sharing. As she enters a well-deserved rest we bid her farewell and, "We will see you in the morning!"
Thank you, dear sister, for the example of a life well lived.
Roger and Judy Watts
July 23, 2019
July 23, 2019
Dear Odell and family:
I know you are grieving deeply. Please know that I share it. I am personally saddened by Virginia's death. Her loving spirit and devotion to Christ was a gracious example. She will be missed.