Vernest Bryson Crenshaw was born June 6, 1950 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Winnie Pearl Bryson and Grover Rockwell, Sr. She passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020.
Vernest, fondly known as “Penny”, was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Mt. Pleasant Class of 1968. She furthered her studies and graduated from the University of New Mexico. Vernest worked several years in the MPISD, she worked for the Homeless Shelter in Midland and she was a member of CASA, Mt. Pleasant. Vernest was a member of the Greater Hope Church of God in Christ, Mt. Pleasant where she was an active member and loved her church. She was an Usher and served in the Evangelist Dept. Street Ministry, the nursing home ministry and a member of the prayer team. She also served in the Hospitality Department and would gladly and with enthusiasm work wherever she was needed. Vernest also ushered for the Greater Hope Outreach District and the Texas Northeast Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. While in Midland, Texas, Vernest was a member of Alexander Temple Church of God in Christ where she was also active.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her son Jeffery Crenshaw, her sister Dian Davis; her brothers James “Stink” Bryson, Trenton S. Davis, Grover (Bam) Rockwell, Ivery Joe Moore and Vincent Rockwell.
She leaves to cherish her memories her daughter Crentha Brannon of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; her sons and daughter-in-law Brian Bryson of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Johnny Crenshaw, Brock and Tarra Crenshaw all of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law Betty Green of Phoenix, AZ, Letha Harvey of Kansas City, MO, Hattie and Darrin Craig of Pittsburg, Texas, Brenda and Robin Price of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Lilly Rockwell of Ft. Worth, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law Marvin and Debera Bryson of Austin, Texas; Carl and Katrina Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Michael and Hope Davis of Mt. Vernon, Texas, Grover Green of Dallas, Texas, Alvin and Linda Rockwell of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Jacky Rockwell of Longview, Texas, Dwayne Lynnwood and Beverly Rockwell, Lionel Rockwell all of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Billy and MeShell Rockwell of Dallas, Texas; sisters-in-law Sonya Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Texas and Katherine Moore of Dallas, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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