Henry Benefiel Miller of Oxford obituary, funeral services

Published 5:47 pm Monday, March 13, 2017

Henry Benefiel Miller, 9, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Waller Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Oxford University-United Method Church at 11 a.m.

Born in Oxford to Joel Miller and Cori Benefiel, Henry was a larger-than-life, amazing child whose contagious grin and big brown eyes brought laughs and joy to many. He was a near constant presence during the early years of his parents’ restaurant, RAViNe, where he could be seen resting on Cori’s hip during service or throwing toys off the balcony.

He is survived by his parents; his younger brother, Louis; his grandparents, Gay Graeber and Jack Stubbs of Oxford, and Kathy Cooper of Memphis; his aunts and uncles, Kinzi Cooper of Indianapolis and Jordin Cooper of Memphis, and Liz Palmer and James Miller of Louisville, KY; and his cousins, Kieran Miller of Louisville, KY, and Journe and Joshua Simpson of Indianapolis.

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Henry was an incredible reader — his love for books never ceased to amaze.  To honor his passion, his family has set up an endowment in his name to preserve his literary legacy. Tax deductible donations can be made in the name of the Henry Miller Memorial Fund to the Younger Foundation at P.O. Box 40, Marks MS, 38646-0040.

For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, please visit our website at www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call 662-234-7971.