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J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel (Smith Funeral Home)
Friday April 22nd, 2022
12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Greater Gethsemane Apostolic Church
Saturday April 23rd, 2022

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Paradise Funeral Home & Cemetery North
Tuesday April 26th, 2022
11:30am - 12:30pm

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Houston National Cemetery
Tuesday April 26th, 2022

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Vernell Lloyd

Vernell Jamison Lloyd was born to John and Alma Tucker Jamison on November 15, 1927 in Branchville, SC both parents predeceased her. The family was part of the Great Northern Migration to New York.

Vernell and Goveneur Patterson (deceased) was united in marriage April 12, 1948 to this union a loving and wonderful son was born Leonard (deceased).

Vernell and James Lloyd (deceased) were united in marriage on September 2, 1979. His unselfish love for her was boundless and unconditional.

Vernell retired from the Harris County Hospital District (Jefferson Davis Hospital as Assistant Director of Nurses and Grant Director for the Federal Healthcare Program for the Homeless).

Vernell confessed Christ as her Personal Savior at the age of 12 and lived a Fruitful Christian life. She remained connected and involved in the church. She loved hymns; she would sing along every chance she got as she was expressing her faith. She spent a lifetime caring for those who was unable to care for themselves.

In November 2019, Vernell moved to Florence, SC to be with her beloved niece LaDonna B. Pipkins. Vernell joined and fellowshipped virtually with Greater Gethsemane Apostolic Church under the leadership of Bishop Kenneth Swaringer.

In the wee hours on Good Friday morning, April 15, 2022, Vernell responded to the call of the Master and took her flight to her eternal home. She was a virtuous woman who will be sorrowfully missed by her family, extended family, and multitude of friends.

She has fought a good fight; she has kept the faith. God will wipe all tears away and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever.

 She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted grand niece and nephew LaDonna B. and Alexis D. Pipkins, Sr of the home; great grandnephews, Alexis D. Pipkins, Jr of Columbia, SC, Thomas L. Pipkins of the home; great grandnieces, Brooke A. Pipkins and A’ Mari S. Pipkins of the home; four generations of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of extended family and friends around the country.

Please keep the family of Vernell Jamison Lloyd in your thoughts and prayers.

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Mrs. Lloyd was such a blessing to me. I will always cherish our conversations when I took her a fish dinner. She and Mr. Lloyd were great customers at our restaurant..\"Josie\'s Place \"

Gwendolyn A Thomas Apr 21 2022 9:39 PM

Mrs. Lloyd… take this with you. You came into my life and made a deposit of love, knowledge, and wisdom. You were always the same warm and sweet! And for some odd reason, you had a sweet place in your heart for me. For that I am grateful for the time and moments we shared.
Rest In Peace

Tracy Davis Apr 20 2022 10:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vernell Lloyd

Tracy Davis Apr 20 2022 10:08 PM

She was a blessing in my life. Just like a angle sent from above encouraging me to finish my educational goals.

Brandon Foster Apr 17 2022 4:52 PM

We Loved her but God loved her best

Sheila Foster Apr 17 2022 4:45 PM

Our hearts are heavy for a moment, yet our Souls rejoice for your Victory in Christ on this Good Friday.
We thank God for the blessing you've been to us as a true neighbor. "It will be ALWAYS, Howdy, HOWDY and never goodbye".
Until we meet on that peaceful shore,
Irma & Pitchow

Irma Covington Wilson Apr 15 2022 5:16 PM