Vercy Virginia Miles

06/26/1919 - 09/29/2011

Miles, Vercy V. Wilkins, beloved mother and grandmother, age 92, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2011. She was born June 26, 1919 in the farming community of Franklin, Arizona. She was an excellent student with a particular interest in speech, band, and dance. Vercy was widely recognized for giving humorous readings. She later worked as a librarian, post office clerk, and teacher. During World War II she moved to Los Angeles to work at a military supply depot. There she met Lynwood Miles whom she married in 1945. In 1950 they moved to Mesa where they raised four children. Together they were devoted to their family – the heart and center of their lives, creating a wonderful atmosphere in which their children could learn and grow. Vercy’s dedication to her family was demonstrated throughout her life as she worked diligently to care for, serve, and guide her children. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were precious blessings. Vercy celebrated special occasions by drawing the family close and providing memorable gatherings where all could enjoy delicious meals, a lovely atmosphere and family fun. She was very organized, a hard worker, frugal, modest, a wonderful cook and seamstress. Through her sacrifice and service she has given dearly to her family and will be eternally remembered for her love and devotion to her family and God. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Lynwood, son Brian, daughter-in-law Shaunna and grandson Curtis. She is survived by her children Lynn (Lynette), Linda (Dee) Burrell, and Robert, daughter-in-law Rae, 30 grandchildren, and 63 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, October 3, 2011 at 10 AM, at the Harris 2nd Ward Chapel, 1455 N Harris Dr., Mesa with visitation from 9:00-9:40 AM. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.

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