Versia Mae “Sweet” McRae was born on November 1, 1941 in rural Coffee County to the late Lucy McCloud and the late Will Flanning. She united with the Pleasant Shade Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully on the mission ministry ushers board and choir member. She departed this life February 21, 2020.
Versia was a woman of great faith, wisdom, strength of character and a will to live a Christian life. She put everyone before herself. She was one of the kindest people you could ever meet. She not only opened her home to many, but she opened her heart as well. She was a mother who loved her children/grandchildren unconditionally. She was a friend and a mentor in the lives of everyone she encountered, and was blessed beyond measure. A legacy was built by trusting God in everything she did. She was loved by all who knew her. Truly a life well lived.
Versia leaves to celebrate her life six children: Ophelia Sconiers (who proceeded her in death) Enterprise, AL, Preston Flanning, Enterprise, AL, Hayward Flanning Enterprise, AL, Allan Flanning (Starretta) Pell City, AL, Melissa Cole (Theron) Springlake, NC, Michelle Searcy (Jerry) Enterprise, AL., eighteen grandchildren, thirty six great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, two nephews; Larry Simmons (Angulah) Level Plains, AL, Jerry Simmons Enterprise, AL, two nieces; Wille Bell Bigham Enterprise, AL, Lanette Engram (Ray) Enterprise, AL., three dear friends; Delores Brooks, Gene Faison, Lola Downs and a host of those who knew and loved her.
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