Victoria Lexa Miller, 23, of Fairhaven passed into the heavenly kingdom after a long illness on Monday, September 28, 2020.
Victoria was born at St Luke’s Hospital on Saint Valentines Day 1997. She lived in Fairhaven her entire life, attending Wood School and Hastings Middle School, and graduating high school from Independence Academy. Victoria is survived by her mother, Pasa A. (Lavallee) Miller, and her grandmother, Donna (Maino) Lavallee, both of Fairhaven. She also leaves her much loved aunts and uncles, Stephen A. Lavallee of Louisiana, Lucas A. and Mandy L. Lavallee of Fairhaven, Catherine A. (Lavallee) and Joel M. Foos of Seekonk. Victoria is also survived by her cousins who she adored: Lila J. Lavallee, Sydney M. Sienicki, London A. and Vienna L. Lavallee, Vincent D. and Hazel Mae Foos, and Gabriel J. Beauvais.
Victoria participated in her community, volunteering at Gifts to Give and the Salvation Army afterschool program. Since Victoria’s desire was to work with children, she attended BCC classes in Early Childhood, as well as interned, and worked at local day care centers. She volunteered at The Centre’s Elaine Howland Mother and Child program, helping to process, organize, and to distribute diaper and clothing donations for families. Victoria was also known to take the children aside for art or music while waiting for their mothers, and she relished every minute of it. The children were drawn to her playful and kind nature.
She loved all forms of art, participating in many classes at the former Fairhaven Art Center. She was an intern, an associate instructor of children’s classes, and had her artwork included in several exhibits there. Victoria was a creative soul, being a talented artist and a lovely singer. As a member of The Centre UMC Missional Community, she sang at Sunday services and Centre events. She was a faith-filled Christian who sang praises to the Lord using her angelic voice, providing her ‘Gramma’ much joy. Appreciating musical variety, Victoria also enjoyed singing popular music at The AHA New Bedford open mics.
Victoria loved spending time with a couple of close friends and her family, particularly her mother and grandmother. She enjoyed long walks along the beaches and in the woods, often accompanying her mother and several dogs. She helped with the family-owned doggie daycare.
Victoria was Sunshine, genuinely sweet, loveable, innocent, beautiful, vivacious, bubbly, engaging, positive, lively, animated, spirited, friendly, funny, witty, playful, kind-hearted, prayerful, compassionate, considerate, caring, gentle, giving, loving, sensitive, adventurous, unique, creative, curious, wondering, fun-loving, spiritual, artistic, fearless, fearsome, brave, joyful. She was patient, gentle and caring with her little cousins and her Gramma. Victoria liked giggling, laughing, making funny faces, telling silly jokes, making others smile, giving and getting calming hugs. Victoria had faith in God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and her family. She had no boundaries; pushed others out of their comfort zones- specially to be kind without boundaries; zest for life and ‘the next thing.’ Victoria was trying to find her place in this world.
Victoria is victorious over all her struggles and pain. She is enjoying everlasting peace with Jesus Christ.
Her visitation will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 11am-12:30pm in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven followed by a graveside service at 1pm at the Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven.
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