Vera Le Nora Rhodes Morgan was born July 23, 1921. Vera at age 100 years old went to be with her loving Lord and family waiting for her in heaven.
Vera was the last living child of Marshal E. Rhodes and Nannie E. (Brooks) Rhodes family. Vera Morgan is survived by her two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; daughter in law, Linda Morgan and numerous nieces and nephews extended family.
Vera was a member of a Historical Farming family and active Charter Member of Pyron Baptist Church while living in Baker, FL.
Vera’s stated “my father was very proud in help building the Pyron Chapel Church. His daughters played the piano during service. A beautiful memory, “There was an organ with two rows of choir members and Pastor Tillman on the pulpit.” The church remains a sacred place to worship and honor the Lord. Smiling she stated “After church, Pastor Tillman loved to come to the house for Sunday dinner. He enjoyed my special homemade Key Lime pie.”
Vera Rhodes Morgan excelled in numerous sports. A forward in basketball and played all positions in softball.
Baker High school graduation ball dance was held at the Crestview Country Club. All the boys were good at the jitterbug and waltz dance. Burt Robinson was a good dancer.
During school lunch time Aunt Vera often walked into downtown Baker during her where Rosie Kiers at her dress shop wanted her to have lunch together. Chocolate milk Casserole and sometimes a donut.
Very close school friends were Maggie Parker, Kitty Lee, Janice Marrow, Mildred Hobbs, and Agnis Eiland. She graduated from her beloved Baker High School in 1939. And retired a supervisor with Florida State Department.
Vera loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. And her favorite pet cate Hersey Lee who filled all those hours alone.
Vera was very religious person and loved God and her savior Lord Jesus Christ. She enjoyed hearing religious songs one of her favorites, “One Day At A time Sweet Jesus”. She always had a wonderful prayer especially before meals. Asked how she was able to say such heartwarming meaningful prayers, she stated “the words in my prayers come from my heart.”
The family wants to send our deepest appreciation to Hospice Care for all their care and help during Vera’s last days. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any donation to be sent to: Pyron Chapel Church, William Gray, Johnson Road Baker, Florida 32531.