Vernell Johnson Tolley

Published 2:41 pm Friday, July 15, 2022

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Vernell Johnson Tolley, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at her residence. She was born January 29, 1941 in Butler to the late Dana and Polly Sheets Johnson.
Vernell was of the Holiness Faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Tolley; two sisters, Lucille Stines and Louella Dugger; and a brother, David Sheets.
Survivors include three sisters, Betty Markland and husband Dana, Helen Ellison and Sarah Hartsook; her sister-in-law, Wanda Hyder; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Melinda Pritchard, and a special nephew, Kevin Markland; and her two furry buddies, Rhudy and Bear.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Carl Grindstaff officiating. Music will be provided by Lacey Maines and Donna Shepherd. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Markland, Chris Markland, Nicholas Markland, Katie Markland, Lucas Greenwell, William Conwell and Doc Maines. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Amedisys Hospice, including Megan Renfro, niece, Lacey Maines, and niece, Brenda Millsaps. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Tolley family.

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