Derek Rhys Miller, 26, of Sterling, VA passed away at home Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.Derek was born Sunday, April 5, 1987, in Silver Spring, MD. He was a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, living in Sterling for the past 18 years. He was a graduate of Potomac Falls High School, Class of 2005.
He was a loving and devoted father to his daughter Shia Johnson. He also enjoyed writing fiction, writing music and playing guitar, especially with his friends. Derek was a true Dallas Cowboys fan, and loved his cat, Curly.
In addition to his daughter Shia, Derek is survived by his mom Kimball Miller; his dad, Matt, and step-mom, Kathi Miller; and his brothers, Kevin Miller of Woodstock, VA, Jason Miller of Sterling, VA, and Bradley Miller of Sterling.
The family will receive guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle SE, in Leesburg.
The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, in Ashburn.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Sterling Volunteer Fire Company, 46700 Middlefield Drive, Sterling, VA 20165.Online condolences may be made to the family at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com.