Vernese Smith

Vernese E. Smith

Friday, June 13th, 1924 - Sunday, December 6th, 2020
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Vernese E. Graham Smith (age 96) of Richland, New Jersey went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

She was born on June 13, 1924 to the late George and Irene Rinner Graham in Kingstree, South Carolina. Upon moving to New Jersey, she attended school in Milmay and Dorothy. She later met and married the late Maurice L. Smith.

Vernese was a deaconess and member of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Mays Landing, NJ.

She is survived by three sons, Earl, William and Lawrence (Denise); two daughters, Renee Morgan (Anthony), Marcella Smith; one forever daughter-in-law, Vivian McKnight; one former son-in-law, Robert Manning; one sister, Bessie Green; one brother, Frederick Graham (Cynthia), 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

A pass through will be held at New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 6755 Millville Road, Mays Landing, NJ on Tuesday, December 15 from 9-11 a.m. Service and burial will be private.
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    Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    New Mount Calvary Baptist Church
    6755 Millville Road
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
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Services & Burial Will Be Private


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George Green Jr.

Posted at 09:12pm
My deepest condolences and prayers to my cousins. I'm going to truly miss my favorite Aunt. Rest in Peace Aunt Bernese.

Karolyn F Johnson

Posted at 09:48am
My condolences to the family of Vernese. I met her at the home of her sister, Mae, in Vineland. I wish her family the best.

Karolyn Johnson

Elwood Williams

Posted at 09:04am
My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to my childhood friend Earl, his brother William and the entire Smith/Graham family. The close friendship between you and my parents, Arelester & Elizabeth Williams, trickled down to Earl, William and I. I will cherish those memories forever. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are those who grieve, for they shall be consoled.

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