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Vera Jane Williams

October 5, 1951 November 25, 2018
Vera Jane Williams
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Vera Jane Williams was born October 5, 1951, to John W. McKinney and Lytia Yarbrough McKinney. Vera professed her faith in Christ at Collins Chapel where she was a member. She was an only child and her parents preceded her in death.   Vera grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from Melrose High School in 1969, where her mother taught English. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education.   In 1972, Vera married Alexander McEwen Williams III (Mack) and to this union, two children Aranya and Alex were born.  In 1972, after moving to Los Angeles, California, she worked for the local school system before deciding to stay home and raise her family.   In 1985, she moved back to Memphis to care for her father. Within a few months, she lost both her father and husband. Later in life she returned to education and worked for Southwest Tennessee Community College until she retired in September 2017.   Vera fought a good fight and completed her earthly journey on Sunday, November 25, 2018 and will be dearly missed by her children and loved ones.   Vera is survived by her children, Aranya “Rainey” Knox (Mario) and Alexander “Alex” Williams IV; grandchildren, Autumn Knox and Alexander “AJ” Williams V; sister-in-law, Lynn Carter; nieces, Lynita Spain and Dasha Price; cousins Ronnie Crowder, Jamika Shaw and Jenaya Robison; Godmother, Fannie West; dear friends Brenda Cox, Cassandra Thomson, Juanita Robertson and Cary Woods; extended family Frank lewis, Karen Bunch, Sydney Bunch III, Faye Williams, Karen Fleetwood and Ronnie Fleetwood, Sydney Bunch IV, Enoch Williams and Tiana Sanders, beloved relatives and a host of friends.

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11:00 AM 12/7/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/7/2018 12:00:00 PM
Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc.

3320 Millbranch Rd
Memphis, Tennessee 38116-3624

Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc.
3320 Millbranch Rd Memphis 38116-3624 Tennessee
United States

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