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Vernita Dennis

September 5, 2021
Vernita Dennis
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Obituary for Vernita Dennis
Vernita Dennis, 78, died September 5, 2021.

Vernita was born June 30,1943 in Memphis, TN to Robert Pattilo and Laverne Jackson. From an early age until adulthood, she was raised by Lorena and Charlie B. Liggons, who all preceded her in death.

Vernita was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church- Westwood at the time of her passing.

She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN. Vernita married her life partner, James Dennis, on March 3, 1963. They were blessed with five children.

Vernita retired from Federal Express and continued working at Tippy’s Market, the family business, until her health failed. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and spending time with family.

Vernita departed her earthly life on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at her home in Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her birth parents, her life parents, and her daughter, Tinita Dennis.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, James Dennis; four children, Terence Jackson (Raenetta), Memphis, TN, Angela Taylor, Memphis, TN, Darrell Dennis, Walls, MS, Derrick Dennis, Memphis, TN; and one sister, Doris Jean Sanders, Memphis, TN. She leaves nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Private Services by the Family

Webcast will be available Sunday , September 12, 2021.

Serenity Funeral Home (901)379-0861
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