Vernell Jefferson Willard, 83, of Reidsville went home to be with The Lord, Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Annie Penn Hospital.
A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, February 4, 2022, at Reidlawn Cemetery with Pastor Jr. Kennon officiating. The family will receive friends at her grandson’s home (4841 NC Hwy 135, Stoneville, NC).
Vernell was born in Caswell and was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Margaret Jefferson. She retired from Creighton Shirt Factory with over 40 years of service. Vernell loved fishing with a cane pole, and she loved to cook. Her favorite dishes were cabbage, corn, and potato salad. Vernell especially adored her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph Willard, Sr.
Vernell is survived by her daughter Debbie Hicks and husband, Wayne; son Ralph Willard, Jr.; grandchildren Shannon Shown and husband Larry, Penny Mosley and fiancé Jason Dickens, Shayne Willard, Kennon McMillon, Jr. and wife Amanda, and John McMillon and wife Callie; great grandchildren Ashley, Hunter, Savannah, McKenzie, Deven, Marcus, Serenity, and Destiny; brother Pee Wee Jefferson and wife Hazel; and a large extended family.