Vernelle Cromer PDF Print E-mail

Vernelle Milstead Cromer, 99, of Newberry, widow of Colie B. Cromer, died Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Heritage at Lowman.

She was born in Newberry on August 27, 1918, to the James J. and Ava Addison Milstead. She was the oldest member of the Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and was member of the Elizabeth Shealy Sunday School Class and the Women's Ministries.

Mrs. Cromer is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Cromer Maybin and William “Bill” Maybin; four grandchildren and their spouses: Leah and Steve Bush, Beth and Glenn McWilliam, Greg and Michele Bowers and David and Dawn Bowers. She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren: Anna (Chad) Weaver, Jessica (John Ralph) Williams, Jessie Carter-Bush, Jacob Wade, and Susannah McWilliam, Tyler, Hayden and Addison Bowers and Colie and Justin Bowers; two great-great-grandchildren: Ava Kate and Caroline Weaver.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Jo Cromer Bowers, a brother, Jimmie Sease Milstead and a sister, Dorothy Milstead Turner.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 3:00 pm at the Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Seth Yi. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be a private celebration for family members at Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry prior to the church service. Mrs. Cromer may be viewed at the funeral home until 12 Noon on Saturday.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Heritage at Lowman, White Rock, S.C. and also the staff of Lutheran Hospice for the care they gave to Mrs. Cromer during her illness.

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#10 Norman Bunn 2018-07-07 18:11
While your hearts are surely hurting with the passing of a dear and wonderful sister in Christ, it is a great comfort to know that she is now in glory with her savior. She was a great blessing to me and to Jane during our time at NARP. Now she and Jane can share stories and memories. I look forward to seeing her again soon, but for now she will be greatly missed.
#9 Ron Vigus 2018-07-07 15:08
Joyce and I share your sorrow and you have our prayers and sympathy are with you. Mrs. Nelle was an awesome lady, always cheerful and glad to share her life. I trust that the hope of the resurrection that Jesus gives and the great memories that you have of her will comfort you.
#8 Kathy Clary Gracey 2018-07-05 15:15
I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Nelle's passing. She was always very sweet and kind to everyone she met. She was such a treasure to everyone she knew. Her passing marks the end of an era for my generation of the family. The last surving sibling or sibling-in-law to our Mamas and Daddys. I'm sending my thoughts, prayers, love and hugs to you all. May God Bless and comfort you all.
#7 Glenn Kunkle 2018-07-03 11:34
Leah,Steve,Davi d,Dawn,Tyler,Ha yden,and Addison; You all have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
#6 Willie Miller 2018-07-02 21:17
To Nelle's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I passed her house going to the doctor last week, my sister drove me and said that is Nelle Cromer house, her birthday is Aug. 27th. Well, I said she will be a hundred. My sister and Nelle worked together at JP Stevens and my sister's daughter was born on the 27th of Aug. in 1973. I loved Nelle and would see her in Little Mtn when the grandchildren had something special at school.
#5 Kim Derrick 2018-07-02 14:02
I just now learned of Grandma Cromer's passing. I'm so sorry for this great loss to your family. She was a great blessing to her family and all that knew her. May your faith and wonderful memories guide you and give you comfort in the days and weeks to come.
With our Love & Prayers,
Kim & Ashleigh Derrick
Jeremy, Breanne (Derrick) & Aubree Burns
#4 Pam Bush 2018-07-01 19:46
To the family of Vernell Cromer or as we lovingly called her, Grandma Cromer,
Grandma Cromer was a special lady who shared her love, wisdom and knowledge with us all. She was a devoted grandmother who loved and cherished her family. We are praying for God's blessings for each of you, and that you will find comfort in the many sweet memories that she left behind. Love, David & Pam
#3 Judy H. Bedenbaugh 2018-07-01 19:01
"Mrs. Nelle" was a dear sister in Christ. She shared your joys, gave you hope, comforted your hurts, listened to you, laughed with you, showed you a better way, told you the truth and encouraged you. My life was blessed by having known her.
#2 June Nelson 2018-07-01 11:30
Shirley sorry for your loss prayers for you and family
#1 Frederick Nikonchuk 2018-07-01 04:50
To the Family ,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. I recently lost my father. The pain of losing a loved one is a pain that seemingly never goes away. However, the pain can lessen when we think of what God has promised to do for us.
What comfort does he provide us? First of all, at 1 Cor 15:26 it says: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." So God views death as an enemy and will eventually remove death.
Secondly, Jesus gave us hope when at John 11:25 he said: "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" So there is a chance to see our loved ones again under better conditions.
This comfort from the Bible has helped me in dealing with the loss of my father and I hope it will help your family to some degree with your loss.