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Obituary for Verna Lee Minick (Overstreet)

Funeral services for Verna Lee (Overstreet) Minick, age 93, of Winnsboro, Texas, will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro, with Bro. Perry Shirley and Bro. Ronny Spence officiating. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., followed by services at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Pineview Cemetery with grandsons and great-grandsons, Brandon Finney, Cody Finney, Josh Finney, Gabriel Pollard, Chris Worth, and Lawrence Worth, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Don Bailey, Mike Finney, Rickey King, Jon Shirley, and Gary Thacker. Verna lived a long and fulfilled life, passing away in hospice care at Whispering Pines Nursing Home on December 14, 2022.

Verna Lee Overstreet was born at home on November 18, 1929, in Bettie, Upshur County, Texas, to Amos and Myrtie Lee (Nipper) Overstreet. In addition to her parents, Verna was preceded in death by first husband, Odis Eugene Finney, the father of her four sons; second husband, Carl Derwood Minick; and son, Tommy Finney. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Johnnie Overstreet and Edward Overstreet; and sister, Mary Biffel. Survivors include sons, Larry Finney and wife, Sherry, of Winnsboro; David Finney and wife, Linda, of Winnsboro; Steve Finney of Como; step-daughter, Reba Covington of Azle; daughter-in-law, Dona Finney of Indiana; sister, Shirley Caldwell of Winnsboro; close friends, Sharie Ivey and Sue Spence, both of Winnsboro; and many nieces and nephews, who affectionately refer to her as Aunt Verna Lee.

Other survivors include eight grandchildren, Mike Finney of Indiana; Rachel Finney of Sulphur Springs; Jessica Worth and husband, Chris, of Sulphur Springs; Josh Finney and wife, Brittany, of Winnsboro; Cody Finney of Winnsboro; Leslie Rogers and husband, Jay, of Ft. Worth; Brandon Finney and wife, Kristina, of Sanger; and Chastadie Spruiell and husband, Norman, of Como as well as two step-granddaughters, Tracye MicKunas and husband, John, of Aledo; and Shirlyn Grubbs of Ft. Worth.

Verna is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren, Lawrence Worth; Emma Worth; Lily Worth; Olivia Worth; Kaden Finney; Kyler Finney; Sonny Rogers; Sierra Finney; Eliana Finney; Devon Pollard; Gabriel Pollard; Christian Finney; and four step-great-grandchildren, Zachary Sutherland; Ashton Gerrish; Bradley MicKunas; and Jared Grubbs. Six great-great-grandchildren also survive, Aurora, Hunter, Clarity, Branton, Emma, and Alice and six step-great-great-grandchildren, Ariana, Esther, Wyatt, Bo, Oliver, and Remi.

Verna attended Hepsibah, Newsome, and Leesburg Schools in her early years, later attending Winnsboro High School. Verna was a devoted wife and mother to her family, known to her sons as Mom or Mama, to her grands and greats as Granny, and to others as V.L. Verna cherished these roles in her family and had lovingly made, throughout the years, her children and grandchildren handmade crocheted afghans. Throughout the years, as co-owner in their logging business, she served up many meals in her kitchen to sawmill crews and sold many board feet of lumber to buyers. Friends and neighbors could always enjoy a good homecooked meal at Verna Lee’s kitchen table. Verna loved to crochet, fish, collect recipes, can, and cook. Some of Verna’s favorite foods were pickled beets, muscadine jelly, homemade ice cream, fried catfish, sweet tea, green tomato relish, plums, and a good watermelon. Verna was a Christian and a longtime, loyal member of Pineview Missionary Baptist Church, serving as church secretary for forty-five plus years . Verna loved life, her family and friends, her church, and her community, and she will be greatly missed by all.

Much appreciation to Whispering Pines Nursing Home and Heart to Heart Hospice for their loving care of Verna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pineview Cemetery, c/o Carolyn Spence, 1164 CR 4490, Winnsboro, TX 75494.

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