STATESVILLE Bernard "Bernie" Edward Miller, 44, of Statesville passed away, after a brief battle with an autoimmune disorder, Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Born June 12, 1974, he was the son of Scott Lee Miller and Marion Alice Small, who survives. Bernie was a loving husband who enjoyed taking vacations with his wife, Trish and loved skydiving with his daughter, Marsai. He was an avid football fan who loved the 49ers and also enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his brothers. He attended Faith Baptist Church. Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of five years, Patricia "Trish" Higgins Miller; daughters, Marsai Alice Miller and Kirsten Nevaeh Fuller; son, James Allen Fuller Jr.; siblings, Thomas Frederick (Renee) Miller, Scott Lee (Edwina) Miller, Bernadette (Karl) Meissner, Theresa Ann Faires, Michael Joseph Miller, Terry Alan Miller, Brian Thomas Miller, John Michael (Amanda) Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews who will all miss him dearly. A celebration of life service will be held at Faith Baptist Church Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tim Lowry officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernie's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Bernie Miller.