Joyce Carpenter Miles


Mrs. Joyce Carpenter Miles, 85, wife of the late Jerry F. Miles and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Friday, April 8, 2022, at Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor in Chesapeake, Va. A native of Birdsnest, she was the daughter of the late Wilton Danzel Carpenter and the late Addie Hamblin Carpenter. She was a retired teacher’s aide for Kiptopeke Elementary School and attended Cheriton Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Susie Bumann, and her husband, Fred, of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Amy Jones, of Birdsnest, and Gabriel Bumann, of Chesapeake; and two great-granddaughters, Haleh Green, of Painter, and Rylin Jones, of Birdsnest. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sabra DeWitt, and a sister, Lucy Harlow.

A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Cape Charles Cemetery, with Pastor Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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