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Elizabeth Miller King

Elizabeth (Beth) Miller King died on the 14th of July, 2020 at her home. Born on September 8th 1959 in Alamance County, Elizabeth lost her battle with breast cancer after a nine-year fight. She is survived by her loving husband, James Bradley (Brad) King, daughter, Ashley Smith Mulhausen and husband John, and son, Lewis Holden Smith. She was the daughter of Evanell Moore Miller and Charles Edmund Miller, both deceased. Other survivors include parents Bill and Jo King, a sister, Anne Miller McDowell, two grandchildren, Lyla B. Mulhausen and Evelyn E. Mulhausen, special nieces, Amber M. Evans and Abigail L. McDowell and nephew, Wesley Blake Evans, deceased. Stepchildren, Taylor B. King, Caroline K. King, and Hunter W. King. Pets are Grady, Lucy, Ricky, and Piper. Brad was her rock and took incredible care of her during her illness. Elizabeth loved to travel and Brad took her to her bucket list destinations of Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, all over the Caribbean, and over 30 cruises around the world. They loved to travel and experience life. Brad was the best husband in the world and she was so thankful to have been his wife. Elizabeth was a Senior Advisory Software Engineer with a long career of 39 plus years which started with Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, TX, and continued with Fiserv. Elizabeth was a graduate of Graham High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab (FURR), P.O. Box 1164, Hampstead, NC 28443. Special thanks to Elizabeth’s medical team at Novant Cancer Specialists led by Dr. Lance K. Lassiter, as well as her amazing team of support – Jennifer S, Brooke, Sarah, Allison, and all the other amazing people who took care of her for all those years. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Ben Park of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, formally of Johns Hopkins Hospital for years consultation and support.

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To Elizabeths family - I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Elizabeth a few times with my husband George Darden. I know from his stories about her and growing up together what a special lady she was. My thoughts will be with you all as you honor the light she brought to this world.

Katherine Hopkins Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

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Katherine Hopkins Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

My husband (Rick) and I moved into the same neighborhood as Elizabeth/Brad back in the summer of 2011. We didn't actually meet in person until 2012, but became fast friends. We had a lot in common, and when you got us together - it was hard for anyone else to get a word in edge-wise. Elizabeth was so very generous and always willing to lend a helping hand, even when her plate was more than full. She gave 110% to everything she did, and encouraged others to do the same. If you needed anything taken care of, you could be sure she would make it happen. One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood, and this is the kind of relationship I had with Elizabeth. We spoke the same language, never needing to sugarcoat anything. There is a quote by Maya Angelou that says, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." This rings so true when I think of Elizabeth, she always made me feel like everything I did was "spectacular" - she was my biggest cheerleader! I will miss her greatly (as I know everyone who knew and loved her will), but it puts a smile on my face to think of her spreading joy in heaven! ~Marnie

Marnie Smedley Jul 16 2020 12:00 AM

I had the blessing of working with Beth for many years. Last year, Beth and I were on a lengthy project team meeting where deadlines were looming and folks were growling. After the meeting, Beth called me to tell me how much she appreciated my positive attitude and how it brightened her day. The truth is I was feeling just as drained and grumpy from that meeting, but Beth's encouraging words and kindness brought a smile to my face and a warmth in my heart. In the midst of everything, she was a ray of sunshine. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope that with each ray of sun that shines upon you, a memory of Beth will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.

Joelle McGill Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

Beth worked for me and with me for the past several years at Fiserv. She was the bravest person I have ever met and the most joyous. She made me feel welcome as a friend and not just as a coworker. She was so smart and great at her job, she had boundless energy, and she cared so much for everyone around her. I keep her example of bravery and good humor and plain spoken-ness in my memory at all times. I know her loss is devastating to her loved ones but please know what a light she brought to all who knew her. She shared her joy and love for her family at all times.

Mary Bush Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

I met Beth in 1981 when I moved to Austin to live with my old rooommate, Janet Davis. We lived in an apartment complex off Anderson Lane and had many good times together. Beth was vivacious and loved to laugh. She was also wild about her Tar Heels! I remember that she had a pet rabbit in her apartment that was eating the curtains over the sliding glass door! Brad and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Beth was a light in this world and I will miss her in it.

Ann Poling Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

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