Jane Albritton Miller, 87, a resident of Falls Church, Va., and native of McMinnville, was born Oct. 11, 1932, and passed away suddenly and peacefully at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia on Oct. 18 after a brief hospitalization.
A gifted pianist and organist, she performed at numerous weddings, funerals and other occasions at First Baptist Church in McMinnville, while a high school and college student. She graduated from Central High School as class valedictorian in 1950. At Union University in Jackson, her extracurricular activities included Chi Omega Sorority, Student Council, Baptist Student Union Council, Allegro Club and Who’s Who in American colleges and universities. She went on to graduate from Union University with a degree in organ and music. Jane taught elementary school music in Connecticut while earning a master’s degree in music education from the University of Connecticut. Upon moving to Falls Church, she resumed her career and after many years retired from Fairfax County.
A devoted member of Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church since 1972, she faithfully served with the church’s music ministry, vacation bible school and other education programs, giving generously of her time and talent.
She was daughter of the late Dr. O.M. Albritton and Mary McGill Albritton of McMinnville.
Her survivors include sisters Ann Smotherman of Estill Springs and Mary Albritton of McMinnville, her children Susan (Blaine) Foote of Nashville, Emily Lofton of Vienna, Virginia, and David Miller of Reston, Virginia. Her other survivors are granddaughters Sara (Wes) Waggoner of Franklin, and Heather Libby (Larry Gill) of Lebanon; grandsons Keenan (Jennifer) Lofton of Vienna, Va., and Corey Lofton of Denver, Colo.; great-granddaughters Lyla Waggoner and Libby Gill, nephew Charles Haston (Valerie Womack) of McMinnville, and niece Mary (Rick) Wright of Estill Springs.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna. Visitation is followed by private burial at Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Magness Library in McMinnville, or Columbia Baptist Church music ministry in Falls Church.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 23, 2019