Mrs. Verna Christian, 85, of Vass passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Christian and son, Kenneth Christian. Verna worked as a newspaper and mail carrier for many years.

Verna is survived by 6 daughters, Lynda Muse and husband Sandy of Carthage, Peggy Sue Marsh and husband LaVern of Carthage, Barbara Collins and husband Charles of Vass, Carol Deese and husband Gary of Carthage, Bonnie Roberts and husband Mike of Carthage, Dana Trolio and husband Tony of Vass; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Betty Talbert of Carthage, Ann Barber of Aberdeen, Merilea Biggum of Florida; 2 brothers, Max Morris of Aberdeen and Charles Wayne Morris of Cameron; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carthage with Pastors Eugene Ussery and John Chavis officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church and other times at the home of Lynda and Sandy Muse. A private graveside service will be held at Cool Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery in Broadway at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 632 McCrimmon Rd., Carthage, NC 28327.