On Wednesday, September 13, 1939 Vera Lacy Farrell was born to Forrest Lacy and Ruthie Mae Sanders Lacy. Vera confessed a belief in Christ at Calvary Baptist Church under Rev. C. Crutcher. She later worshipped under the late Pastor Paul Frederick Coleman. She met and married Arnett Johnson, Sr., and from that union five children were born. Vera later married Jesse Farrell.
Vera passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Forrest and Ruthie Mae Lacy; her husband, Jesse Farrell; a son, Arnett Johnson, Jr.; a brother Sam Lacy; four sisters, (infant twins) Gloria and Floria Lacy, Leona Braswell and Mary Earnestine Smith.
She leaves to cherish her beautiful memory two sons; Montry Johnson., SSgt. Thaddeus Fitzgerald Johnson (Jana) of Jacksonville, N.C.; two daughters, Sandra Johnson, Sharon Nunley (Willie); three brothers, Norman Lacy, her twin brother Vivian Lacy (Shirley), A, C. Lacy (Anita); three sisters; Tressie Lacy, Carolyn L. Williams (Sylvester), Marjorie L. Williams (Eddie); eight grandchildren; Audra Clark, Kyle Smith, LaKeiva Smith, Daibrei Nunley, James Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, LCpl.Joshua M.Johnson (Tierra), Sr. Airman Justis Johnson; fourteen great grandchildren, Lazaire M. Johnson, Brehyana Johnson, Teyhana Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Jr., Cameron S. Clark, Storm S. Thomas, Serenity S. Thomas, LeKia Smith, Kyla Smith, Lyric Smith, Davion Nunley, Jeremy Jai Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Jade Johnson; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Signature Funeral Services. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Soul Winners Baptist Church, 4221 Crump Rd, Memphis, TN 38141. Pastor David Rhodes, officiating.