February 4, 1930 - September 7, 2018
On Friday morning, September 7, 2018, God called Vernetta Louise Lee to her Heavenly reward. Vernetta was born Feruary 4, 1930, she was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Harry and Annie Lee. Vernetta was a life long resident of Norfolk and a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington High class of ‘48. She received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina A&T University class of ’52, followed by a Master’s from the University of Michigan. Upon completion of her education, she began her career as a Teacher and taught countless young men and women with love, firmness and a spirit of excellence. Her high standards and values had a great influence and lasting impact on her students’ lives. She retired from the Virginia Beach Public School System after 36 years of service. Vernetta accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, was baptized and served faithfully in various ministries at The Historic First Baptist Church, Bute St. until her health began to fail. She was a member of the Lizzie Hinton Missionary Circle, Church Anniversary committee and served in the Soup Kitchen as well as Usher Board #2 and the Memorial Usher Board. She sang in the Chancel Choir and the Love Choir to name a few. In her community she was a longtime and faithful member of the Lindenwood-Cottage Heights Civic League. Vernetta loved her family dearly and was affectionately called “Net” or “Aunt Net”. She loved spending time with her family, telling stories, joking and admonishing them when she felt it was warranted. She enjoyed time with friends as well and proved to be a faithful friend and neighbor. "Net" had a great love for music, traveling and bowling. She loved North Carolina A&T and always beamed and boasted “Aggie Pride”. She knew the value of a good education and encouraged family and friends alike to advance themselves and pursue their dreams. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother John and wife Nancy P. Lee. She leaves to cherish her memory, one sister, Gladys Bishop, two nieces, Linda Bishop and Marsha Lee Jones; one great niece, Anita Bishop; two great great nieces, Sequoia Bishop and Ashley Bishop, two great great nephews, Mark Jones and Keyshawn Brown; two great great great nieces, Paris Deloatch and Hailey Jones; and one God son, Fred Young. She also leaves a host of wonderful cousins and dear friends to cherish her memory. We celebrate a life well lived! We love you and will miss you. You are forever in our hearts!!!
On Friday morning, September 7, 2018, God called Vernetta Louise Lee to her Heavenly reward. Vernetta was born Feruary 4, 1930, she was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Harry and Annie Lee. Vernetta was a life long resident of Norfolk... View Obituary & Service Information
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