Akiko ‘Katie’ Sakuma Miller, 86, enjoyed traditional Japanese dancing, music and flower arranging

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Akiko "Katie" Sakuma Miller
Akiko “Katie” Sakuma Miller

Akiko “Katie” Sakuma Miller died peacefully in Williamsburg on Oct. 30, 2015, at the age of 86.

Mrs. Miller was born in Japan, daughter of the late Seshichi and Sue Saeto Sakuma on March 16, 1929. She moved to Coeburn in 1958 with her first husband, Douglas Wayne Blevins. After moving to Williamsburg, Mrs. Miller worked as an assistant housekeeper for 40 years. She married Charles P. Miller on Oct. 3, 1973. Mrs. Miller enjoyed traditional Japanese dancing, music and flower arranging.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and husband Charles P. Miller.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her twin sister, Kazuko Sasaki; daughter, Katherine Bosdell (Wayne); granddaughters, Jessica Bennett (Josh), Sara Cook (Shawn Skay) and Rebecca Haynes (John Henry); grandchildren, Kameron Cook, Kailey Cook, Elijah Haynes, Corey Skay, Drew Bennett and Gavin Skay;many family members in Japan; and devoted friend, Thomas Tocco.

A visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at Nelsen Funeral Home.

In expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Sentara Hospice.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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