SHELBY-Vernie Wellmon Hamrick, 94, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at home.
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A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late B.B. and Gerthie Bridges Wellmon.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, W. Sam Hamrick; her daughter, Wanda Hamrick; two brothers, Buford and Max Wellmon; and three sisters, Ruth Patterson, Selma Helton, and Beulah Smith.
Vernie was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church where she was a devoted servant for more than 41 years. She was the director of WMU and was the founder of the annual "You are a Blessing Rest Home Party".
Mrs. Hamrick is survived by her daughter, Freida Hamrick Pauley and husband Larry of Shelby; three grandchildren, Eddie Pauley and wife Deanna, Wendy Thrift and husband Robbie, and Cale Crotts and wife Tammy; six great-grandchildren, Brittany Crotts, Zachary Thrift, Cori Thrift, Caleb Crotts, Madeline Pauley, and Dawson Pauley; two great-great-grandchildren, Gracie Gantt and Macey Gantt; very special caregivers and friends, Kathy Reinhardt, Paula Reynolds and Melissa Langley; and her beloved pet, Onyx.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home.
Celebration of Life Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral and Crematory
Officiated By: The Rev. Tim Trexler, the Rev. Broadus Heatherly and Dr. Timothy Sims
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park, following the service
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Hamrick
Memorials: May be made to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Building Fund, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28152; or to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150; or to the donor's choice.
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 19, 2013