Mrs. Verdine Jerry Mills, daughter of the late Thorman Jerry and Lessie Williams Jerry, was born in Richmond County, Georgia on September 1, 1941. She departed this life on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
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She attended schools in the Bronx, New York and worked as a Transit Worker in New York City. She was a certified Foster Care Worker, was a Cook for Lucille Murray Daycare and attended Refuge Temple in Manhattan, New York. She made her home in Statesville and united with Community Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Thomasine Jerry and Betty Bowe and a brother, Thorman Jerry.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life her children, Kenneth “Pit Bull” (Trina) Jerry, Paul (Corelle) Grant, Kim (Louie Alicea) Sinclair, Charlene (Bill) Kirkland, and Victoria (Mark Lester) Mills, all of Statesville, Clayton “Lefty” Jerry-Mills and Christopher Zeke Jerry-Mills, both of Bronx, New York, Luis Mills of Chapel Hill, Carlton Mills of Bronx, New York, and Serena Mills (Wakal Marshall) of Albany, New York; one sister, Katherine Jerry of Brooklyn, New York; sixteen grandchildren, Demetrius Jerry, Paul Marshall, Melodie Garcia, Gloria Garcia, Geoffery Mills, Christina Mills, Jasmine Sinclair, Ryan A. Jerry, Quincy Mills, Erika Mills, Danielle Sinclair, Allen Mills, Tyrell Scott, Nyasia Mills, Nicholas Mills, Tiana Mills, Andy Mills, Carlton Mills, Jr., Zayden Mills and Lucious Mills and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Tribute to Mommy
All through the years Mommy gave us love, trust, compassion and pride. And we were luck to have you as our Mom. Because you were always more than just a mom when we needed understanding, you were there as a friend and through your guidance, we grew and blossomed into the men and women we are today. You gave us strength and knowledge of why you put your trust in the Lord and took life “One Day At A Time”. And even in the times of troubles and pain, your voice would sing out to him. Yes, we felt your strength and it has helps us to understand how we, your children must learn how to live our lives… “One Day At A Time”!
We love you, Mommy
Rest In Peace!