Verniece Norvell Mann

July 13, 1919June 2, 2020

Verniece Norvell Mann, age 100, of Terrell, Texas died peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Verniece was born July 13, 1919 in Oklahoma to parents William and Rachel (Crawford) Boyd.

Verniece is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers, one grandson Russell Monk, and her son-in-law Benny Monk. Those left with cherished memories are her daughter Arneta Monk, granddaughter Barbara Mamo and husband John, grandson Jim Monk and wife Connie; great-grandchildren Diane Ramsey, Lisa Phillips, Joshua Monk and Monica Burns; great-great-grandchildren Allison, Ian, Colton, Logan, Cheyenne and Skyler, along with a host of other beloved family and friends. Verniece was affectionately known as Big Mama.

Verniece was homemaker until World War II, when she became a “Rosie the Riveter” at North American Aviation in Dallas. Later, she moved to California, where she spent a 30-year career at Lockheed. She was part of a team that built motherboards for booster rockets during the early NASA space missions. After retirement, she moved back to Texas to be with her daughter and grandchildren.

Verniece was warmhearted, deeply loving, passionately protective of her family, and generous. She loved doing crossword puzzles and reading the Bible.

Verniece was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Elmo. She was a strong Christian woman who loved the Lord and served him well. Her thoughts and actions truly reflected a woman of God.

A graveside service for Verniece will be held Monday, June 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Grove Hill Memorial Park, 4118 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75228.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please make donations to Alinea Family Hospice Care located at 303 E. College St. Terrell, TX 75160, or you can call at 972-563-1560.

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 8, 2020


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Debra Ross

June 5, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Niece. I always could not wait for you & Uncle Russ to come for the weekend to Grannys. We would have supper & laugh!. I will miss you but I know you are in the heaven's above rejoicing with all our family that have left us. Forever in my heart.