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Moody Funeral Sevices, Inc. Stuart Location
Monday October 11th, 2021
11:00am - 5:00pm

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Jessie Mae Vernon

Mrs. Jessie Mae Ayers Vernon, age 102 of Stuart, died Friday, October 8, 2021, at Northern Regional Hospital in Mt. Airy, NC. She was born in Patrick County on April 23, 1919, to the late Charles L. Ayers and Nora Frances Clark Ayers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis F. Vernon; one son, Charles L. Vernon; an infant son, Keith Dennis Vernon; an infant daughter; three sisters, Essie Shockley, Elva Shockley, Lucille Spencer; and four brothers, Cary, Roy, Bill, and Clark Ayers. Mrs. Vernon was a longtime member of Concord United Methodist Church. She graduated from Hardin Reynolds High School in 1935. She is a graduate of Averett University, and Radford University. She began her teaching career in 1941 retiring in 1981 having taught in both Stokes County and Patrick County.
Mrs. Vernon loved her family tremendously with great devotion. The meals she prepared for her family each Sunday night and on special occasions for more than fifty years is witness to her love for family. She was a tireless volunteer faithfully serving her church, the Retired Teachers Association, Blue Ridge Therapy Connection, Red Cross Blood Mobile, Harden Reynolds Alumni Association, and other needs in the community.
Surviving is a son and daughters-in-law, Donald and Carol B. Vernon of Stuart, Carol W. Vernon of Stuart; 5 grandchildren, Michael Vernon, Keith Vernon and wife, Sara, Randy Vernon, Chris Vernon, Mark Vernon; 13 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; special caregivers, Tami Jackson, Amber Butler; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Vernon will lie in state on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 11 AM to 5 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. A private graveside service will be held for the family and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church, 1497 Concord Church Rd, Stuart, VA 24171. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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I have such fond memories of Jessie Mae from church at Concord. She was such a sweet lady and made me feel special every time I saw her. My daughters said she was the "bell lady" at church since we rang the Sunday School bell. She was a great Sunday School teacher and will be missed!

Charlotte Clark (Amanda and Allison) Oct 19 2021 12:31 PM

I loved working with her at the nursing home. She was such a wonderful woman and I learned so much from her in her words and her actions. Prayers for you all!

Aaron Jordan Moore Oct 12 2021 12:47 PM

Mrs. Vernon was a very special lady and an inspiration to us all! She will be greatly missed. We know she is rejoicing now in heaven with the other saints.

Tom & Carol Beasley Oct 12 2021 11:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jessie Vernon

Tom & Carol Beasley Oct 12 2021 11:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jessie Vernon

Rusty & Nadine Smith Oct 12 2021 10:07 AM

Deepest sympathy to the family.

Karen Spencer Oct 11 2021 8:39 PM

Our sympathy. What a fine, accomplished, woman. Our sympathy to the family.

Bonnie and Frank Greenwalt Oct 11 2021 8:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jessie Vernon

suzanne francis Oct 11 2021 7:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jessie Vernon

Margie Stowe Oct 11 2021 7:41 PM

Mrs. Vernon was such a special and encouraging teacher. I loved her classes and appreciate the skills that she taught that I have used throughout my career. My condolences to Donald, Carol B., Carol W, and all the family. She was a truly wonderful and kind person.

Shirley Inman Woodall Oct 11 2021 12:01 PM

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