Vernell (Perry) Sawyer

October 11, 1940 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Vernell Sawyer Obituary

Vernell Sawyer was born to the late Ernest and Lutish Perry in Hampton, FL on October 11th 1940. The family later relocated to Jacksonville, FL where she graduated from Matthew W. Gilbert High School. Vernell went on to meet Harold E. Sawyer and they married on April 30th 1971.

Over the years many memories were made as their family bloomed. As a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother she had a passion for looking after her family. Many would tell you that she prepared home cooked meals everyday of the week for the ones she loved. She was a die hard football fan and loved the Jacksonville Jaguars. She truly enjoyed time spent with family.

Vernell Sawyer departed from this life on Friday, January 5th 2024. She was preceded in death by her husband; Harold Ernest Sawyer and sons; Willie Ernest Sawyer, Kenneth Sawyer Sr. and Darrell Sawyer Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories, children; Dexter Perry, Deloris Jenkins (Steve), Kimberly White (Earl), loving sister; Catherine Douglas, grandchildren; Darrell Sawyer Jr, Eddie Ford Jr, Kenneth Sawyer Jr, Benjamin Sawyer, Latosha Sawyer, Deonna Sawyer,Tahvia Mays, Octavia Figueroa, Derek Gillespie, Kenya Cromwell, Reginald House; 21 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends

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Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

10:00 AM
Cleo Williams Burns Memorial Chapel
3031 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209


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