Lois Seawell Vernon was born October 13, 1933 in Winston-Salem, NC, to her parents, Efland A. Seawell and Willie P. Seawell. She transitioned to her new home in heaven on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the age of 86.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She was a homemaker most of her life, focusing on raising children while her husband fulfilled his career as a traveling church furniture salesman. A woman of faith, Lois was always active in church wherever the family lived. This included First Wesleyan Church in Siler City, NC, First Wesleyan Church in High Point, NC and Crosswinds Church in Leland, NC. She loved her family and loved spending time with them. For many years she prepared “Sunday Lunch” for the entire family, times that are still remembered fondly by family members to this day.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Vernon and her sister, Mary Gamble. She is survived by her sister Dottie Gaines Henson (husband Jack); children: daughter Susie Bennett and husband, Bill; sons John Vernon and wife, Kim; Rick Vernon and wife, Susan, and Chris Vernon and wife, Ashley; grandchildren: Kasey Kiser (husband, Chris), Brent Bennett (wife, Skye), Travis Vernon, Kyle Vernon (wife, Hillary), Andrew Vernon (wife, Katherine), Allyson Vernon, Caleb Vernon, Anna Kate Vernon, and Eli Vernon, 8 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 30, at 4:00 pm in the Farlow Fine Arts Auditorium of Wesleyan Christian Academy, 1915 N. Centennial Street in High Point NC. A Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow at 5:00 pm. A private family interment at Floral Garden Park Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Her family wishes to thank the employees of Wake Forest Baptist-High Point Medical Center and Pennybyrn Transitional Rehabilitation Center for the special care they provided.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Vernon Pastoral Scholarship Fund at Wesleyan Christian Academy, 1917 N. Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27262, or Crosswinds Church, 445 Lanvale Road, Leland, NC 28451.
Lois and Leroy Vernon Scholarship Fund
1917 N. Centennial St., High Point NC 27262
445 Lanvale Rd., Leland NC 28451