Verdys Chavis

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Verdys B. Chavis

MAXTON — Verdys B. Chavis, 74, of 3192 Elrod Road Maxton, was born Dec. 3, 1939, and after an extended illness, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 22, 2013.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Praise and Worship Ministries in Red Springs, Bishop Ricky Deese and the Revs. Dr. Michael Cummings and Eddie Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hebron Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Elbert Chavis; her parents, Mr. James R. and Mrs. Verlie Mae Jacobs; two sisters, Brenda Locklear and Patricia Jacobs.

She leaves to cherish her memory (her greatest joys) Phyllis Chavis-Green (Patrick), Robbie Van Chavis (Lisa), Kelvin Ray Chavis, all of Maxton, Wendy Marie Chavis-Locklear (Matthew) of Shannon, and Chasity Renee Chavis-Barton (Sam), also of Maxton; her grandchildren, Alicia, Aaron, Heidi, Colby, Keith, Megan, Amber, Ross, Jade, Kelly, Holly, Abigayle, Ethan, Chayton, Sadie, Kelsey; eight great-grandchildren; a special niece, Deneen Locklear-Blackmon; two sisters, Joyce Sampson and Janice Davidson; along with a host of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Verdys served as First Lady at several churches in both North and South Carolina (Mt. Hebron, Hoke County Holiness, and Pee Dee Chapel). She was known to many of the kids as Grandma, Nana, and Aunt Verdys, a stern, but a loving, Godly woman. Mrs. Verdys loved to attend church and singings. After 20 years of faithful service, she retired from LOF Glass Inc in 1997. She found a new fulltime job in her kitchen cooking for her family. She was very involved with planning events for her graduating Class of 1958 (Pembroke Senior High). Her words of wisdom helped many people to overcome. She fought her battles putting God first in her life. However; her greatest accomplishment is 2 Corinthians 5:8 "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." Rest easy sweet child of God.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Revels Funeral Home Pembroke.

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Revels Funeral Home
407 Breece St
Pembroke, NC 28372
(910) 521-4298
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Published in The Robesonian from Dec. 24 to Dec. 27, 2013