Lemma Ann Vernon

February 15, 1942February 15, 2013
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Lemma Ann Grantham Vernon, 71, died February 15, 2013, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Visitation will begin Tuesday February 19, 2013 at 12 Noon followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm all at Christ United Methodist Church. Burial will take place in the Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland.

Mrs. Vernon was a native of Jackson, attending Power, Bailey, Murrah and Ole Miss. She lived most of her life in Madison, where she loved to fish and enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the water at Lake Caroline where she and her husband lived for many years. She was an avid reader and gardener. She loved planting her flowers and always felt God’s hand at their beauty.

She had many friends and felt so blessed by their love and support through the years. She was an optician and manager of Lakeland Optical for 28 years until her retirement in 2005. Since 1968, Mrs. Vernon had been a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lemma Gordon Grantham and Malcolm Kenneth Grantham. She is survived by her husband Marvin, the love of her life, of Madison, her cherished children, son Eugene Sherwood (Gene) Vernon, daughter, Laura Vernon Meacham and her husband Clint, son Kenneth Marvin (Ken) Vernon and his wife Amy, and her precious beloved granddaughter, Presley Ann Vernon, all of Brandon. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Gerald (Jerry) Vernon, nephew Leigh Vernon and wife Leah and twin great nieces, Julia Catherine and Anna Davis Vernon and niece Kathy Chapman of Hazlehurst. Her family was the most important thing to her and she thanked her Lord every day for the gift of love that they shared.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the music ministry of Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Marvin Vernon

March 13, 2014

We now close your guest book, but know that you remain in our hearts forever, my love.

Leon & Cindy Cefalu

March 1, 2013

We were very sorry to hear of Lemma's death. She was such a kind & gracious woman, always with a smile on her face. We know that you will draw great comfort in the memories of the life you shared, she loved her family & husband very much. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

February 22, 2013

Marvin, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I met Lemma years ago when I was a salesrep for Luxottica. She was my favorite account to call on in Jackson. Lemma was a beautiful lady who will sorely missed. Sincerely, Janet Kneeland

Charlotte Simmons

February 19, 2013

I loved looking at all the pictures of your wonderful family, Laura. I know how very sad you all are at the loss of your sweet mama, but please know that your friends are lifting you up, praying for you all, that you will rest in God's peace and comfort, knowing that you will be reunited with her again one day. You are all constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

February 19, 2013

Marvin and family..I can not express how sad I was to hear of the death of beautiful and precious Lemma! Praying for you all in this time of sorrow! She was very beautiful and so classy!

February 19, 2013

I met Lemma when i was 15 yrs old and I knew then I had met a very special woman. I can see her smile at me and oh what a smile it was so honest so genuine so full of life. . And her laugh oh what a laugh. She was then and continued to be such an awesome wife, mother, friend and of course eventually a grandmother. You will surely be missed by many as you were a true Southern Lady!! . My thoughts and prayers go out to the wonderful Vernon family for your loss of such an awesome woman who I am sure is smiling down on you all. My sincerest condolences Kelley Hall

February 19, 2013

Marvin, I was so sorry to hear about Lemma. I will always remember her smile, laughter and her wonderful voice.
Michael Gillespie

The Staff of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home-Parkway Memorial Cemetery

February 19, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Wendy Cooper

February 19, 2013

So very sad to hear about Lemma! I enjoyed the years I had the pleasure of working for her at Lakeland Optical and have many great memories of her. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and I am thankful I was blessed to know her. I pray that The Lord would comfort and strengthen them during this time.

shirley hedgepeth

February 19, 2013

so sorry to hear about lemma.we both thought she was a good person.

Raymond and shirley hedgepeth