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Sen. John Miller (D-1) (Gregory Connolly/WYDaily)
Sen. John Miller (D-1) (Gregory Connolly/WYDaily)

Funeral arrangements have been announced for state Sen. John Miller, who died Monday of a heart attack.

Miller’s family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. April 7 at Weymouth Funeral Home, located at 12746 Nettles Drive in Newport News.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. April 8 at First Baptist Church Denbigh, located at 3628 Campbell Road in Newport News.

Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park, located at 12750 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.

A former broadcast reporter, Miller had represented District 1, which includes the City of Williamsburg and parts of James City and York counties, since 2008.

In addition to his service as a senator, Miller was a past president of the adult literacy program Peninsula READS and is the only legislator to be honored twice by The Virginia State Reading Association as a “Friend of Literacy.”

Despite his diverse commitments, he made time to officiate games as an umpire for the Warwick Little League, a position he held for 20 years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation online at or