Marissa Elise Miller, 12, of Vienna, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 5, 2013, in Wood County, W.Va.
Marissa was born April 17, 2001, in Parkersburg, daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Dr. Lisa Glorioso Miller.
She was a seventh grade student at Jackson Middle School. She loved spending time with family, friends and her dog, Moguls. Marissa was an amazing student and athlete, having won many awards. She had a passion for basketball, soccer and running. Her family called her "Mighty" and her motto was "Be Kind. Work Hard. Have Fun." Her favorite place was the Elite Sports Center because of the people who work there. Marissa was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Vienna.
Marissa is survived by her parents; sister, Ciara Miller; brother, Tyler Miller; her paternal grandparents, Dr. Robert Miller of Cumberland, Md., and Carol Frost of Baltimore, Md.; maternal grandparents, Dr. Joseph and Kay Glorioso of Pittsburgh, Pa.; great-grandmother, Dorothy Trautwein, also of Pittsburgh, Pa.; uncles and aunts, Dr. Robert and Cindi Miller, Dr. Douglas and Kimberly Miller, Carol and John Lewis, Erik Miller, Kara Miller and Dr. David and Tammy Glorioso; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va., with Father John Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Marissa's family requests that donations be made to the Elite Sports Center, 2000 First Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101 or to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, P.O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26101, in her memory.
Condolences may be sent to the Miller family at www.lamberttatman.com