Vera Mae English

September 21, 1925 - June 22, 2011
Vera Mae English

Vera Mae English

Vera Mae English of Wilmington, NC, died June 22, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.

She was born on September 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Milford Lennot and Helen Ida (Watson) Palmer and was preceded in death by her husband Vance Graham English and two brothers, Arthur Palmer, Arnold Palmer and a sister Iva Douglas.

Vera was a member of The First Church of the Nazerene of Wilmington and had been employed with General Electric, Nuclear Division.

Surviving are: a daughter, Fairy G. Hales and husband Keith of Wilmington, NC, a son, Robert L. Garber II of Wilmington, NC, two brothers, Elwood C. Palmer and wife Joyce of Skowhegan, ME and Cyril A. Palmer and wife Frances of Penticton, BC, a sister, Margaret H. Hazelton of Zephyrhills, FL, five grandchildren, Kevin Hales of Cary, NC, Katherine Forsblom and husband Mike of Stockholm, Sweeden, Robert L. Garber III, Megin Knight and husband Jason and Adam Garber, all of North Pole, Alaska, and two great grandchildren, Grace Neskey and Emily Elisabeth Forsblom, and also Robert L. Garber Sr. and wife Martha of Burgaw, NC.

A visitation will be held Monday, June 27, 2011, from 7pm – 8pm with a memorial service and Eucharist at Village Road Funeral and Cremation Service, Leland, NC with the Rev. Mark Opgrand.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Wilmington or Trinity Grove Nursing Home, Wilmington.

The family wishes to express heart felt thanks and gratitude for the kind care given by Spring Arbor Assisted Care, Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Wilmington, the 10th floor staff at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington and especially Jill Finnegan (PA).

A service of Village Road Funeral and Cremation Service, Leland, NC.


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  • June 23, 2011
    Robert & Carroll Herring says:
    When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. I will forever treasure the memories of Vera and myself of shared times past. We will keep you in our prayers, Love in Christ, Robert and Carroll Herring

  • June 27, 2011
    Julian and Vivian Burnett says:
    Fairy,Keith and family, We were saddened to hear of Mrs. English's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your St.Paul Friends, Julian and Vivian Burnett

  • June 28, 2011
    John and Sharon Hales-Smith says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I always remember Mrs. English along with Mrs Smith at all of our family functions. May God bring you strength and comfort in the days ahead. With love, John and Sharon