“Kitty” Miller Coble, 90, peacefully passed away on March 21, 2020 at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Howard Coble, parents, Reverend Walter J. Miller and Anna Atwood Miller, her sister Jerry Dowdey(Carl), her brothers, Jim Miller, and Tom Miller(Sandra). She is survived by daughters Kathy Coble and Jerry Cornwell(Ed) of High Point; grandchildren KC Poss(Evan) and Woody Cornwell(Jackie), great-grandson Mack and sister-in-law Billee Miller. Many nieces and nephews filled her life with great delight.
The daughter of a Methodist Minister, Kitty grew up moving often and learned to appreciate our ever faithful, unchanging God. Lake Junaluska provided stability and an incredible group of life-long friends. Kitty's parents instilled a legacy - the treasure of faith, family, and how to truly be a neighbor. A graduate of Salisbury High School and Greensboro College, she taught at the Methodist Children’s Home in Winston-Salem and High Point’s Ray Street school cultivating her love for children. Kitty married Howard Coble, Minister of Music at Wesley Memorial UMC. Before Howard’s passing last September, Kitty shared 63 years of marriage with the love and joy of her life. Their love story involved genuinely caring for others and showering kindness on all.
After her daughters were born, Kitty transitioned from teaching and became a homemaker, fully supporting Howard in his ministry. Her life’s highest calling, the nurturing of family was a great pleasure. She served as a Children’s Sunday School teacher and a Girl Scout leader. With High Point’s Junior League, she furthered her impact on children sharing Art History lessons in elementary schools. A longtime garden club member she cherished friends and valued relationships while gaining a passion for plants. A United Methodist Women’s lifetime member, she served and advocated for others. An avid reader, she spent countless hours fostering the love of books to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed tennis with family and friends. Kitty and Howard walked 3 miles daily greeting neighbors along the way – whose kind words and smiles she savored. "Mama" treasured her grandchildren and great-grandson; they enriched her life and lifted her spirits.
Kitty’s gift was positivity – she offered timely encouragement to family and friends. Her mantra was-enjoy life – make the present count; don’t rush, revel in nature’s beauty; and always be there for others.
Always gracious, Kitty showed appreciation daily. Her Christian faith provided a foundation that allowed her to have hope in all circumstances. She loved to laugh and celebrate life’s special moments no matter how big or small. Kitty’s favorite place was around a table with those she deeply loved.
Kitty’s life will be celebrated at a future date. The family wishes to thank the compassionate staff, nurses, and community of Arbor Acres during these final months.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to “Good Shepherd Fund” at Wesley Memorial UMC, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262; Lake Junaluska Assembly’s “Annual Fund”, PO Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745; or Arbor Acres “Resident Assistance Fund”, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston Salem, NC 27104.
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (Good Shepherd Fund)
1225 Chestnut Dr., High Point NC 27262
Lake Junaluska Assembly's "Annual Fund"
P.O. Box 67, Lake Junaluska NC 28745
Arbor Acres "Resident Assistance Fund"
1240 Arbor Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27104