Torrey Kesean Miller Sr., affectionately called “T-Styles,” was a professional barber and lifelong resident of Statesville, N.C. He passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the age of 44. Torrey was born in Iredell County on September 28, 1977. He was the son of Frankie and Louisa Kimbrough Miller. He was married to Tonika Westmoreland-Miller.

He graduated from Statesville High School in 1996 and continued his education at a Barber School in Greensboro, N.C. Upon licensure, he utilized his artistic craft until his death and served the community as a passionate barber/mentor. He realized a lifelong dream of owning his own business, T-Styles. Torrey was a devoted father, an exceptional football player, and Steelers fan. He enjoyed music, cooking, grilling, traveling, and being social. He was a spiritual man and touched the hearts of many people with great conversations and laughs. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Tonika Miller of the home, and his parents, Frankie and Louisa Kimbrough Miller, he leaves to cherish the memory of his life his children, Unique Williams, Torrey Miller Jr. and Jasmine Scott; his sisters, Chante’ Miller (Maria), Keisha Smith, and Shamika Stevenson; his brothers, Ronald Smith Jr. and Travis Barnes; his granddaughter, Skylar Williams; his godmother, Helen Gibbs (Jerry); and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Smith Sr.; his grandmothers, Elizabeth Jackson (maternal) and Patricia Smith (paternal); his grandfathers, Ollie Kimbrough Sr., David Jackson Sr. and Horace (Spike) Smith.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, February 18, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. the Christian Outreach of the Piedmont. Minister Maurice Lackey will officiate, and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.

Mr. Miller will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 12:30 p.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 1 until 1:30 p.m., but will assemble at the residence of his parents, prior to the service.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Miller at Flowers, donations, and condolences may be offered through Rutledge & Bigham.

Rutledge & Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family.

6 thoughts on “Torrey Kesean Miller Sr.

  1. Xavier Zsarmani says:

    Incredible journey Torrey lived, never giving up as he capped off his life-long dream of opening his own barber business. I’m glad I visited him and had a long talk with him and his son in his establishment. You will be greatly missed. The laughter, the jokes and reminiscing about all the good times we had.

  2. Dennis Lassiter says:

    Torrey was a good dude. He taught me a few things while we were in Barber School … lol! He was always full of laughs no matter what he was feeling. R.I.P. homie!!!

  3. Unique: I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It’s so hard to lose a loved one. Please keep your “Uniqueness” and know that he is an angel smiling down on you and your daughter every day.
    With Love,

  4. Markeese trammell says:

    I knew him for a short time, but this dude was a real man. He stayed real by his words and actions. When he spoke, you had no choice but to listen and soak up the knowledge he was giving. He was one of the best barbers in Statesville no questions about it. If he had something, he will give to the next man in need. May your family keep the name going and r.i.p. to you, king.

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