Gladies Vernell Neville

May 16, 1930 - August 29, 2020
Gladies Vernell Neville

Gladies Vernell Neville, age 90, of Wilmington, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born on May 16, 1930, in Wilmington, NC, the daughter of Maxie Leon Bolton and Alma Pearl Cox Bolton.

Gladies is survived by her children Randy Neville (Brad Kline), Sharon Collet, Connie Lawson and Sheila McCarthy; Grandchildren Scott Cherry (Saudi), Ben Collet (Michele), Nicole Lawson (Iggy Illanes) and Natalie Collet (Pep Joseph) and Great Grandchild Vivienne Collet. She is also survived by several Nieces and Nephews.

Together with her parents she was predeceased by her Grandmother Lula Benton and seven Brothers and Sisters.

Gladies loved cooking for her family, spending time tending to her garden and never passed up an opportunity to go “Treasure Hunting” at Thrift Stores and Specialty Shops.

She had a genuine love for people and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends at a visitation to be held from 11:00am till 12:00pm on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A Service to Celebrate Gladies’s Life will follow.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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Service

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
12:00 PM

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1535 South 41st Street
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910-791-9099

Visitation

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • August 31, 2020
    Nicole Lawson says:
    She was the best and My favorite person. Never met a stranger. I love you and will miss you forever and ever!

  • August 31, 2020
    Mercedes Walden says:
    Heaven needed another Angel and called for Vernell. One of the nicest person I had the privilege to be around growing up in Hialeah, Fl with Sharon, Connie and Randy. She was always welcoming and I loved her cooking!!! As kids we would try to sneak something by her but she always knew what was going on. Her and Clarence always had an open door for any of their kids friends and believe me we were a wild bunch. R.I.P. Vernell you will always be missed and loved by all who met you. My heartfelt condolences to Sharon, Connie, Randy and the rest of the family. Love to all Mercedes

  • September 01, 2020
    Roberto Onofre says:
    May you rest in paradise and Connie will know your always with her as her sunbeam to warm her heart always. ⚘

  • September 01, 2020
    Pamela Kerr Lessor says:
    Aunt Vernell was a beam of light. She and my mom were the tightest of friends in Hialeah, sitting at the table having coffee and chatting daily. Vernell had a way with words like no other and could make you laugh often. She was a warm giving person and we lost a mischievous earth angel. She will be forever remembered fondly and joyful. Deepest condolences to the family. Most lovingly from the Kerr’s of Melbourne Fl and Wilmington NC

  • September 01, 2020
    Joanne Jackson says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sharon, Connie and Randy. Your mom was a force to be reckoned with, like our mom. I remember when we were kids we always had so much fun at your house at our sleepovers after Saturday night dancing. Your mom always made sure there was plenty of food to eat. Heaven received another great person. Our hearts go out to you. Love to you all. Joanne, Ginger and the Thompson Family.