Ms. Verna Hollis

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Funeral services for Ms. Verna Hollis of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary with Rev. Joseph Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Miss Verna Hollis was born in Sumter County, Georgia on July 9, 1948 to the late Cleve Hollis and the late Rosa Lee Carter.

During the Civil Rights Movement in Southwest Georgia in 1963, Miss Hollis was arrested along with a group of other young girls and spent 45 days in the Leesburg Stockade. Those girls later became known as The Leesburg Stockade Girls and the Lost Girls of Sumter County.  As an adult she worked at King’s Restaurant and did housekeeping for about fifteen years until she became disabled. God called her home on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia

Miss Hollis will lovingly be remembered by her son Joseph Jones II, a U.S. Military Veteran. Joseph has five daughters and three sons: Christopher Jones and wife Triteasha, Kimberly and her two lovely sons, Ambrosia Jones and her lovely daughter, Cynthia Angrish and her lovely daughter, Broderick Jones and his lovely daughter, Taqwan McCrary, Verlencia Jones and Shekierria Jones and five beautiful great grandchildren. Miss Hollis also has two brothers and one sister: Charles Edward Hollis and his two sons and two daughters: Clifford Washington III and his wife, Sandra Lee Washington and her son and daughter. Sandra lost a lovely little girl early in life.

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b.j. United States
5/3/2017 7:12:03 AM #

My sympathy to all. May You reflect back over the many wonderful memories you shared together, and I am sure they'll bring a smile to your heart. The Bible promises we will see our dead love one back in the resurrection.Rev.21:3,4.


Kimberly Ethridge United States
5/3/2017 2:23:04 PM #

So sorry for your loss.  Prayers for guidance during this difficult time.  Kimberly & family


O Castleberry United States
5/4/2017 5:21:11 AM #

My heart goes out to you all for the loss of your dear loved one.It is comforting to know that there are promises to look forward to by means of God's Kingdom. One of these wonderful promises is in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8, where it let's us know that, the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will swallow up death forever and will wipe away the tears from all faces. I hope that scripture can be a means of comfort and provide you all hope throughout your grief.


Louise United States
5/4/2017 6:32:27 AM #

My condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that the family will look to the almighty God for comfort because he is the god of all comfort he tell you this at 2corinthian 1:3 4 that he will comfort you


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