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Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo)

3715 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL

OBITUARY

Vera June Blackerby

August 4, 1936October 6, 2019
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Vera June Blackerby, age 83, of Calera, left this world to be with the Lord on October 6, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was the second of seven children born to Rev. Jimmy Joe Horton and Vera Mae Garrett Horton. She was a hard worker her whole life, whether taking care of her family or running multiple successful businesses. She was a member of Kingwood Assembly of God and remembered Bible verses even as Alzheimer's took so much of her memory. Her enjoyment in life came from gardening, quilting, sewing, cooking, canning, and especially spoiling her grandchildren. She was an extraordinary mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terrell Pickett; her daughter, Mary Burch; and brothers, Morris Horton, Wayne Horton, and Larry Horton. She is survived by her children, Perry Blackerby, Rhonda Pate (Wayne), Regina Bates (Raymond) and Mark Blackerby (Christie); adopted son, Steven Blackerby; daughter-in-law, Lalitha Blackerby; grandchildren, Rekha Blackerby, Braydon Bates, Priya Blackerby, Amber Blackerby, Garrett Bates and Katie Blackerby; sister, Jimmie Ruth Headley (Lamar); brothers, Elton Horton (Faye) and Harry Horton (Beth); and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at South Haven Health and Rehabilitation for their exceptional care of Vera over the last several years. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). Her funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), with burial to follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Calera. Rev. Bruce Headley will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer's of Central Alabama at alzca.org.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019

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Biography

Vera June Blackerby, age 83, of Calera, left this world to be with the Lord on October 6, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was the second of seven children born to Rev. Jimmy Joe Horton and Vera Mae Garrett Horton. She was a hard worker her whole life, whether taking care of her family or running multiple successful businesses. She was a member of Kingwood Assembly of God and remembered Bible verses even as Alzheimer's took so much of her memory. Her enjoyment in life came from gardening, quilting, sewing, cooking, canning, and especially spoiling her grandchildren. She was an extraordinary mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terrell Pickett; her daughter, Mary Burch; and brothers, Morris Horton, Wayne Horton, and Larry Horton. She is survived by her children, Perry Blackerby, Rhonda Pate (Wayne), Regina Bates (Raymond) and Mark Blackerby (Christie); adopted son, Steven Blackerby; daughter-in-law, Lalitha Blackerby; grandchildren, Rekha Blackerby, Braydon Bates, Priya Blackerby, Amber Blackerby, Garrett Bates and Katie Blackerby; sister, Jimmie Ruth Headley (Lamar); brothers, Elton Horton (Faye) and Harry Horton (Beth); and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at South Haven Health and Rehabilitation for their exceptional care of Vera over the last several years.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). Her funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), with burial to follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Calera. Rev. Bruce Headley will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer's of Central Alabama at alzca.org.