Vernie Estelle Ganey

February 16, 1933 - February 28, 2017
Vernie Estelle Ganey


Vernie Estelle Ganey, age 84, of Leland, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at her home.

She was born on February 16, 1933, in Bolivia, NC, the daughter of William and Florence McDowell.

Vernie enjoyed reading and cooking for her family and was known to many as the “Best Biscuit Maker Ever”.

She is survived by her husband Floyd Ganey, Sr., son Floyd Ganey, Jr. and his wife Myrtle Phillips; grandchildren Christopher Lee Ganey and Stephanie Renee Ganey Ashcraft and her husband Michael; great grandchildren Elizabeth Zoe, Samantha Mia, and Hannah Layla Ashcraft; sisters Theo Bass, Bessie Lee Vereen, Louise Caison, and Marie Justice.

Together with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Gladys Lewis and Madeleine Marshburn.

Memorials may be made to Leland Church of God 9849 Wayne Street Leland, N.C. 28451.

A service to celebrate her life will be arranged at a later date.

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


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  • March 02, 2017
    Dennis Mathewson says:
    I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - " The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)

  • March 02, 2017
    Glenna Butler says:
    With heartfelt sympathy to the family, with love and prayers. Ken & Glenna Fryar Butler and Maude Fryar