Pastor’s Attempt To ‘Raise Wife From the Dead’ After Suicide


A Haunting Tragedy Unveiled: South Carolina Pastor’s Eulogy Plunges into Loss and Grief

Losing the Light

In the aftermath of a devastating loss, South Carolina pastor John-Paul Miller took to his pulpit at Myrtle Beach’s Solid Rock at Common Market to deliver a heart-wrenching eulogy for his beloved wife, Mica Miller. The tragic end, a self-inflicted gunshot wound, had ripped a hole in their lives and left their congregation reeling.

“She was beautiful on the outside. She won so many beautiful pageants when she was young,” Miller said, his voice trembling with emotion. “…But I got to lay next to her body and spend time with her body about four times this week, and each time, it still didn’t hit me. I thought she was gonna wake up. I even tried to raise her from the dead one time this week.”

A Life of Joy and Adventure

Despite the darkness of their current situation, Miller painted a vivid picture of Mica’s vibrant life. She was an avid traveler, embracing mission trips and vacations to exotic locales like Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Disney World, and Africa. Her zest for life and unwavering faith left an indelible mark on those around her.

Seeking the Truth

As the investigation into Mica’s death unfolded, North Carolina’s Robeson County Medical Examiner, Richard Johnson, officially ruled it a suicide. Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins maintained that the evidence was “quite clear and compelling.”

However, the tragic incident has sparked questions and speculation, leading Mica’s family and friends to launch a public campaign for “JusticeforMica.” They express concern over “false stories” circulating in the wake of the tragedy.

Uncovering the Details

Authorities revealed that Mica had filed three “separate support and maintenance” requests since last year, the latest on April 16. These filings signaled her intention to formally separate from her husband.

On the fateful day, investigators determined that Mica purchased a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun from a pawn shop. Later, they discovered a gun case and a receipt for the purchase in her vehicle at Lumber River State Park, the site of her death. The serial number on the recovered handgun matched that on the gun box.

In a chilling 911 call, Mica can be heard asking a dispatcher to track her location. When the dispatcher confirmed her whereabouts, Mica made a heartbreaking revelation: “I’m about to kill myself, and I just want my family to know where to find me.”

Unanswered Questions

While Sheriff Wilkins has stated that John-Paul Miller and a woman he is allegedly romantically involved with were out of the county at the time of Mica’s death, the investigation continues to unravel the circumstances surrounding this tragic event.

The South Carolina pastor’s eulogy, while a testament to the love shared between husband and wife, now serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of seeking help in times of despair. The community continues to grapple with the loss of a beloved beacon of faith and support, as the search for answers and closure carries on.

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