Vera Thompson, 74, of Monticello departed this life on April 8, 2017.

She was born to the late Hubert and Armittie (Rush) Thompson on January 12, 1943.

She accepted Christ and attended Pine Grove AME Church during her formative years later joining Metropolitan AME Zion Church where she remained until it’s consolidation and was no longer in the area. She began attending Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church and ushering when needed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alexander Thompson and Hubert Thompson Jr.; sister, Linda Kay Thompson; and grandson, Micah Lee Veasey.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Wanda Kay (Melvin Sr.) Veasey of North Little Rock; brother, Stacey Alan Thompson (whom she raised as a son) of St. Louis, Missouri; grandson, Melvin Veasey Jr. of Monticello; granddaughter, Brittany Rochelle Veasey of Monticello; and great granddaughters, Miranda Kay Veasey and Jada Alyssa Jackson, both of Monticello; sisters, Dorothy Jo Brooks, Palestine (John) Henry, and Gloria Dean (Fred) Ford, all of St. Louis, Missouri, Flora Mae Binns of Columbus, Ohio; Glenda Joyce Wade of San Jose, California, Shirley Mae Thompson of Monticello, and Barbara Lynn Thompson of McGehee; brothers, Lewis Thompson of San Jose, California, Melvin Thompson of Phoenix, Arizona, Calvin Wayne Thompson of St. Louis, Missouri, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Union Ridge Cemetery #2 in Monticello.