Vernesser Ann Wilson was born on August 10, 1957, to the late Mary Esther Wilson and Eddie Wilson.
Being the eldest of four children, she professed a belief in Jesus Christ at the age of nine at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Sardis, MS under the leadership of the late Pastor Grady McKinney, Sr. There she sang in a little gospel group (which had no name) that was organized by Bro. M.C. Rudd and the late Rosie Bell Toliver.
After going to Patton Lane School until 7th grade, Vernesser left and moved to Chicago, IL where she graduated from Tilden Technical High School in 1976. Furthering her education, she went to Olive/Harvard College and graduated with an Associates of Science degree in 1977. After obtaining her degree, she advanced to Bryman School of Nursing and graduated with a degree in Nursing (LPN) in 1979.
While in Chicago, Vernesser joined Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church where she served on the Usher Board from 1979-1989. She later returned home to Sardis, MS in 1989 and reunited with St. Peter M.B. Church and served as a faithful usher and choir member. At St. Peter, Vernesser became a part of a gospel group named the “Supreme Angels” and was a lead singer and sung baritone. She then became a member of the “Southern Travelers” where she was the group’s manager, lead singer, and sung baritone. Further along, she managed a family group called “CouZens.” She also continued to serve as St. Peter’s janitor, choir member, and dedicated church member until her heavenly transition.
Vernesser was employed at North Panola Hospital for five years until it closed, after which, she worked at Springs, Inc. for many years until her health declined. She volunteered at Just Us Kids Daycare Center as Santa Clause for the children.
Vernesser was an excellent cook, known for her DELICIOUS cakes, butter rolls, spaghetti, sweet potatoes, lasagna, and so much more. She was also a caregiver, peacemaker, FASHION DIVA, family lady and family nurse who enjoyed spending time with the ones that she loved. Overall, she was a wonderful person who loved everyone and brought a smile to everyone she ran across. She had a SPECIAL passion for children.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Tonshay Wison; four grandchildren, Mya, Dee-Dee, Baby, and Cupcake; brother, Ronical (Melanie) Wilson; two nieces she raised as daughters, Constance Wilson and Dominique Barksdale; and a host of special sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Vernesser was preceded in death by her son, Cazarae Wilson; mother, Mary Esther Wilson; father, Eddie Wilson; stepfather, Joe Lewis Bobo; three sisters, Evelyn Bobo, Patricia Wilson, and Amanda Bobo; as well as three best friends, Michelle Callicut, E.A. Henderson, and Theresa Burt.