The Reverend Doctor Eugenia Papin Miller Durham passed away on July 30th 2018 at 4:15 pm in Burlington NC while in comfort care in Alamance Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her daughter Carol Durham Taylor and son in law Lee as well as her Priest Rev Becky Crites.
Born in Little Rock Arkansas on March 14th, 1939 to Marjorie and Eugene Snyder later adopted by her mother’s second husband Paul Miller. She graduated Maryville College in 1961 with a degree in Christian Education. She taught second grade for several years before becoming a director of Christian Education in the early 70s. Eventually she went back to Seminary and became an Episcopalian priest in 1993. She was called to serve in Safford Arizona until she retired at 72. During her time in Arizona she also earned her PHD in Theology.
Eugenia is survived by another daughter Arden S. Durham, Grandchildren Lizann Wessinger Leary, James Durham Wessinger, and Aine Zalina Dirado. Sister Karen Miller Fenton, brother Robert Miller and step sister Faith Miller.
Her family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her name to Holy Comforter Episcopal Church for Christian Formation, to further the education of others in the name of our Lord.
Her favorite saying was “Life is what happens when you are planning something else”
Eugenia’s Funeral services will be held at Holy Comforter Church, 320 E Davis St, Burlington NC on Friday August 3rd, at 11 am followed by the release of red balloons and a small reception for the family and friends