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REVEREND VERNESSA LARIE' WATSON

November 20, 1957 June 3, 2019
REVEREND VERNESSA LARIE' WATSON
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On November 20, 1957, Vernessa Larie’ Greer-Watson was born in Bartow Florida to the late Annie Mae Carlton-Greer and Lonnie Greer. She was converted at an early age and became an active member of her family home church, Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Arcadia, Florida.
She graduated from DeSoto High School in 1976. She later attended and graduated with honors from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida in 1984 with a B. A. degree in English. And a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Vernessa retuned to Arcadia where she worked with the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.
She accepted God’s calling into service in 1993 at the AME 11th Episcopal Distric (Tampa Conference) which is now the West Coast Conference. She later attended and graduated with honors from Interdenominational Theological Center/Turner Seminary in Atlanta, Ga. With a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Homiletics and Christian Worship in 1998.
She served on the Board of Examiners and Professor of the Collins Institute from 1999-2003, Homiletics, Church Administration, Praise and Worship.
She served in the Pastoral Ministry from October 1998 in the Daytona Beach District/ Central Florida Conference until returning to the Tampa Florida Conference and served on the Fort Myers District which changed to the South Conference and serving on the South Miami District from 2003-2005; Transferred from the South Miami District to the “Lively” Lakeland District under the now West Coast Conference until 2015. After retiring from the Pastoral Ministry of the West Conference until 2015.
She later Moved to Palm Coast, Florida November 2015 and attended Hurst Chapel AME, St. Augustine. She continued to work, worship and praise God. She Joined Hurst Chapel AME, Church in St. Augustine, Florida, January 2016 where she served as the Associate Pastor until the Lord called her home on 6/3/19.
Her life's theme: I am nothing without God. Her hobbies included Living, Loving, Laughing, Sharing, Cooking and everyone being happy with her cooking. Singing, Reading, Writing poems, skits.
Rev. Vernessa Larie’ Greer Watson leaves to cherish her memory, her children Jacqueline Guston (Aaron), Jacksonville, Florida; Carlton L. Greer (Octavia) Willingboro, N.J.; Brother: Alonzo Greer (Juanita), Seaford, DE; Joannie Davis (Charles), Palm Coast, Florida. Niece’s: Cecelia (James) Jordan, Winter Haven, Florida; Chakea Davis, Bradenton, Florida; Malana Greer, Ga; Nathan Vinson, Wichita, KS And, Sorority Sister, dearest friend Shirley McBride; and Deborah McKenzie, and a host of grandnieces; nephews’ great grand nieces, nephews’ cousins, and friends


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Visitation

Saturday

15

Jun

11:30 AM 6/15/2019 11:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

256 S. Orange Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266

Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
256 S. Orange Avenue Arcadia 34266 Florida
United States

Service

Saturday

15

Jun

12:00 PM 6/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

256 S. Orange Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266

Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
256 S. Orange Avenue Arcadia 34266 Florida
United States

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Location

Oak Ridge Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oak Ridge Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266

Oak Ridge Street Arcadia 34266 Florida
United States
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