Thomas Elijah Vernon

Thomas Elijah Vernon born on January 16, 1935, passed away peacefully

at home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Thomas is processed in death by his parents, two sons, and six siblings.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 65 years Elsie Vernon; daughters, Mary Johnson
(David), Karen Alley (Roland); 10 grandchildren, Amanda Cohen (Matt), Skylar Harris,
John Thomas Johnson, Stormy Harris (Brian), Misty Wilson, Crystal Bessiere (Glenn),
Rachel Vesley (Brian), Kira, Conner, and Colby; 8 great grandchildren, Samuel Cohen,
Brady Wilson, Chris, Tyler, John, Kayleigh, Kinley, and Emma Bessiere, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Thomas was a hard working Christian man. He loved the Lord, his church, his family,
and friends. He was known by everyone and never met a stranger.
Thomas will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Services for Thomas will be Saturday, June 12, 2021 with a visitation
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and a service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow in Bailey’s Chapel Cemetery.


  1. Donna Hill Thompson on June 11, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Uncle Thomas was a truly wonderful, caring, hard-working, dependable, strong and loving man. He was a pillar in our family for many, many years. We will miss him so very much. Earth has lost a great man and Heaven has gained a devoted angel. We love you Uncle Thomas and will miss you! We love you Aunt Elsie, Mary (David), Amanda, John Thomas, KayKay, Skylar, Stormy and all!

  2. Patricia Dallassandro on June 11, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    I remember him,when I visited MGOG.nice sorry ??✝️✝️??❤️❤️

  3. Kathy A Akers on June 12, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Although Uncle Thomas & MaMa Vernon were actually not related, my family felt that they have always been a part of us. They started keeping my children when my youngest was 3 months old. The two older boys loved going to their house & getting to feed & see the farm animals. Thomas was the most Godly, hard working, funniest, & sweetest man I have ever known. He will truly be missed on this earth. So, until we meet again, May you Rest In Peace our dear friend. ?????????

  4. Cindy and Willis Scurlock on June 12, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    When I think of Bro. Thomas I think of “Father Abraham.” When we were little he would always sing that song with us kids. We will definitely miss him. Love and prayers to the family.

  5. Kathy Yancy on June 15, 2021 at 11:08 am

    I have only known mr Vernon for several years and I have only known him thru the drive thru at his bank but he could always make me smile and he was always very loving I just loved when he came thru he always brightened my day there are always certain customers you always looked forward to seeing and he was definitely one of my favorite customers I will miss seeing him .. my prayers are with your family until we all get to see him again one day

  6. Shirley and Terry Hosmer on June 18, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    We are so sorry we did not know about Brother Vernon passing! Prayers for all the family especially Sister Elsie! He was a very kind and friendly man who was always there in time if need for anyone! He will be missed!

  7. Terry and Shirley Hosmer on June 18, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    We are so sorry to see this! We didn’t know about Brother Vernon’s home going to heaven! We will be praying for all the family and especially Sister Vernon!