Verna F. Carson, age 94, of Wilmington, DE, passed away December 12, 2021 in Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
Although Verna received 8 years of schooling in her earlier years, she achieved her GED in 1975. Her first job at 18 years of age was in Huntington, WV working for the Sylvania Company. During WWII, Verna moved to Pensacola, FL, where she worked on aircraft for the US Navy.
She was a “Rosie the Riveter”. After the war, she moved to NYC to find employment. She worked for a company called Royal Lace Paper Work’s. In later years, Verna worked as a seamstress and for department stores. After retirement and well into her 80’s, she volunteered for 13 years with the Grandparents Mentoring Program working with troubled children. Verna was a Sunday School Teacher at Bethel Baptist Church, where she was a member for nearly 60 years. She was a deeply spiritual woman, who toughed through all of life’s storms.
Verna is predeceased by her husband, Curtis Ted Carson, who passed 20 years earlier. She is survived by her children, Mark E. Carson of Wilmington, DE and Curtis Kenny Carson of Smyrna, DE; grandchildren, Curtis P. Carson and Carrie McCullin, both of Smyrna, DE; and many great-grandchildren.
Friends may visit with the family, Monday, December 20, 2021 from 10am to 11am at Brandywine Valley Funeral Care, 412 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809, where a Funeral Service will begin at 11am. Masks will be required. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Middletown, DE.
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