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Suzanne Miller, wife of Del. Jackson Miller, remembered as a 'sweet friend,' devoted mom

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Local and state leaders are sharing their condolences with Del. Jackson Miller, whose wife, Suzanne Miller, has died.

Miller announced his wife’s death Wednesday night in a statement to friends on Facebook. He wrote that she had been battling cancer.

“Suzanne was the strongest person I have ever met. All these years of living with chronic pain that nobody really understands, all the while being a great wife and mother to our boys. She was the bedrock of this family,” Miller wrote. “Thank you to everyone who has already reached out to offer prayer, help and sympathies.”

Miller, 50, was in the news this spring when he ran unsuccessfully against Dumfries attorney Jacqueline Smith (D) in an April special election to replace the late Clerk of the Circuit Court Michele McQuigg (R) who died in February, also of cancer.

Miller has served the Manassas-area 50th District in the House of Delegates since 2006 and is the House majority whip. Prior to being elected to state office, Miller served on the Manassas City Council and as a police officer. Miller co-owns Crossroads Realty in Old Town Manassas.

The Millers have two teenage boys and have lived in Manassas for several years.

Prince William County Supervisor Marty Nohe is a close friend of the couple and described Suzanne a dedicated wife and mother who seldom talked about herself. He said she and Jackson met while students at Virginia Commonwealth University.

“She was just a very devoted mother,” Nohe said. “She talked a lot about her family and not about herself.”

The Republican leadership team in Virginia’s House of Delegates released a statement Wednesday calling Suzanne Miller’s passing “the loss of one of our own.”

"We are devastated by the loss of Suzanne Miller and heartbroken for Jackson and his two boys. Suzanne was the light of their life,” said the statement, released by Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell, Speaker-designee Del. Kirk Cox, Majority Leader-designee Del. Todd Gilbert and Caucus Chairman Del. Tim Hugo.

“For all of us, she was a sweet friend we were fortunate to know. She carried herself with poise and grace through a difficult fight against cancer, serving as an example to all that God can and will sustain each of us through life's trials,” the statement continued. “The House of Delegates, including our spouses and children, is a family. Tonight, we mourn the loss of one of our own. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the Millers."

Dottie Miller, chairwoman of the Prince William County Republican Committee, also released a statement sharing her condolences.

“Anyone who works in politics and is married knows that your spouse and family makes a sacrifice just like you. Suzanne Miller’s loyalty to her husband, Jackson, and his public service were admired by our entire committee and all who knew her,” Dottie Miller wrote. “We are so saddened by her death and we pray for the loved ones she leaves behind.”

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Joseph George 4 Neabsco

R.I.P. Suzanne and I send prayers and condolences to Jackson and the Miller Family.

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