Miles, Monica Maria

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Monica Maria Miles, of Christiansburg, Va., began her life journey on February 26, 1965, in Washington, D.C., with her parents, Mr. Fred Miles and Ms. Edwina Miles. Monica was the oldest of three children born from this union.

On April 18, 2009, Monica shed her mortal coil and went to be with the Lord where her loved ones and paternal grandparents, Mr. George Thomas and Mrs. Anna Doswell Miles, will meet her at the gates and together they will walk around heaven praising God all day.

Monica attended the District of Columbia Public Schools, graduating from Anacostia Senior High in 1983. Monica furthered her education at New River Community College, Dublin, Va., and Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va., where she studied business administration.

At an early age, Monica accepted Christ and began serving in Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church in Christiansburg, Va. Monica lived her adult life in Petersburg, Va., returning home in 1994 to give birth and raise her son, Chaz Divad Miles, with her family. The bond that she and Chaz shared was unbreakable.

Monica was a delightful and pleasant woman. She loved to wait on others and cook her famous pound cake. Monica had a smile that would light up a room. Although small in stature, Monica spoke her mind and stood her ground. Monica was a fun loving person and will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

In addition to her son, Chaz; and her parents, Fred and Edwina; Monica leaves to cherish her memories her maternal grandparents, Mr. John T. and Mrs. Nannie Mae Berger Hairston, of Christiansburg, Va.; stepmother, Mrs. Sandy Miles, of Queens, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Melisa Miles Bryant; brother, Mr. David Miles; brother-in-law, Mr. Anthony Bryant; sisterin-law, Mrs. Tracy Miles, all of Washington, D.C.; four nieces, Zaire Bell, KaShay, Tonjahnay and Ashlee Bryant; four nephews, David II and Darius Miles, Ra’Shawn and Damari Bryant; godmother, Ms. Sylvia McCannon, of Washington, D.C.; two godbrothers, Mr. Jimmy Hedgespeth, of Howard County, Md., and Mr. Jimmy Cook, of Washington, D.C.; god sister, Mrs. Nikothia Tate, of Bowie, Md.; a special friend, Ms. Bertlepea Lucas, of Washington, D.C.; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will take place at Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church, 670 High Street, Christiansburg, Va., on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Family viewing noon and funeral services 1 p.m. Final rites entrusted to Penn’s Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.