Vernelle Milstead Cromer, 99, of Newberry, widow of Colie B. Cromer, died Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Heritage at Lowman.
She was born in Newberry on August 27, 1918, to the James J. and Ava Addison Milstead. She was the oldest member of the Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and was member of the Elizabeth Shealy Sunday School Class and the Women's Ministries.
Mrs. Cromer is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Cromer Maybin and William “Bill” Maybin; four grandchildren and their spouses: Leah and Steve Bush, Beth and Glenn McWilliam, Greg and Michele Bowers and David and Dawn Bowers. She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren: Anna (Chad) Weaver, Jessica (John Ralph) Williams, Jessie Carter-Bush, Jacob Wade, and Susannah McWilliam, Tyler, Hayden and Addison Bowers and Colie and Justin Bowers; two great-great-grandchildren: Ava Kate and Caroline Weaver.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Jo Cromer Bowers, a brother, Jimmie Sease Milstead and a sister, Dorothy Milstead Turner.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 3:00 pm at the Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Seth Yi. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be a private celebration for family members at Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry prior to the church service. Mrs. Cromer may be viewed at the funeral home until 12 Noon on Saturday.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Heritage at Lowman, White Rock, S.C. and also the staff of Lutheran Hospice for the care they gave to Mrs. Cromer during her illness.
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