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Loretta Carter-Miller

November 9, 1931 October 25, 2016
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Dr. Loretta Carter Miller, age 84, died peacefully at home in St Thomas, USVI, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 of natural causes.

Born November 9, 1931, in New York, NY, she lived in Easton, PA, Washington DC and East Lansing Michigan before settling in the beautiful Virgin Islands of St. Thomas. She was a registered nurse for more than 60 years, and an instructor of Licensed Practical Nurses on island as well as one of the first care providers of people with AIDS in St. Thomas. Hurricanes drove her from the island for several years and she lived in Tampa, Florida as well Issaquah, Washington. She moved back to St. Thomas in 2009 where she completed the requirements for obtaining her Doctorate of Health Care Administration in 2013. Her area of specialization was in end of life care and she defended her dissertation after suffering a stroke in 2012. Loretta was a small business owner for many years working to teach, heal and support the communities she loved so much.

Survivors include her brother James Leroy Carter, her children, Kay and Scott Miller, grandchildren, Kaia, Melissa, Jason and Jessica, great-granddaughter Isabella as well as nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. Dr. Carter-Miller was preceded in death, by her eldest son Eric Warren Miller.

Funeral Information

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at Magens Bay Beach on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:00pm at Shed 1. Friends and family come together to celebrate her life.

Arrangements are under the care of Hurley Funeral Home and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Tortola.

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