of Dongola, AR
March 29, 1940 - June 12, 2023
Vertie Lea Blair Gregory, age 83 of Dongola, Arkansas went home to be with Jesus peacefully with family by her side on Monday, June 12th, 2023 at her daughter's home in Marshall, Arkansas. She was born in Marsena, Arkansas on March 29th, 1940 to Brice Greenberry Blair and Charity Anna Smithson Blair.Vertie was a lifelong Christian with a strong faith. She loved attending church as long as she was able. She graduated from Snowball High School. She played basketball for the Snowball Eagles and made many 3 pointers before 3 pointers were a thing. She worked at Levi's in Harrison and Flintrock in Marshall. She also worked at Daisy Queen and Area Agency on Aging. She worked at the grade school and later at Friendship as a foster "Granny" for many years. Vertie loved the kids she fostered as her very own. She enjoyed camping, fishing and being outdoors. Family meant the world to Vertie and time spent with her grandkids and great-grandkids were her greatest joy. She liked to watch the kids play sports and loved trips with the family to Silver Dollar City. Vertie was a very outspoken lady and was never shy about her opinions and beliefs. Her wonderful sense of humor and strong presence will be greatly missed by those who knew her best.Survivors include her daughter, Charita Langford of Marshall; grandchildren, Dusty Neal (Seth) of Marshall and Bryce Langford (Anthony) of San Antonio, Texas; great-grandchildren, Mason Neal, Karson Neal and Lillian Neal; siblings, Elbertia "Peachy" Jones of Harrison, Allie Mae Jackson of Harrison and Cleatus Mathis (Burl) of Bellefonte; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will also mourn her passing.Vertie is preceded in death by her parents, Brice and Anna Blair; her husband, Booster Casto Gregory who passed away in 2002; and siblings, Thadeaus M. Blair, Brice Albert Blair, Elton "Slim" Blair and John Alton Blair.Funeral services for Vertie will be 2:00 PM Thursday, June 15th, 2023 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Jackie Smithson and Bro. Bruce Smithson officiating. Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 PM preceding the service. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, where Vertie will be laid to rest beside her husband, Booster. Bearers will be Randall Blair, John Blair, Richey Eddings, Seth Neal and her many friends and family.
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I am so sorry to hear of Vertie Lee's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Prayers and Hugs to your family. ðŸ’ðŸ’–
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
To Vertie Lea's family, I have good memories of Vertie. She always seemed to be happy. Yes she did love that basketball. I pray you will find comfort in knowing that God loved her and also loves you.Our prayers are with you.
Prayers for all of you in your loss of your mom, granny and great grandma. She is with the Lord and her husband. Know she is happy and not in pain any more. She is smiling down on you all. Love yas
Charita, I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. May God comfort you and your family.
Very sorry for your loss. Vertie and I were pretty good friends. She will be missed by lots
Charita and family I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace with the lord.
My prayers go out for Charita and the rest of her family and friends.
Charita, so sorry to see the passing of your Mom Sending sympathy and hugs to you and your family!
Very sorry to hear this she was a great lady and I loved talking to her!! Prayers to all the family
She loved everyone I'm so very sorry to here of her passing
Our deepest sympathies. Vertie was such a friendly, fun loving person.
Sure. Going to miss our conversations but guess this. Is way God had plans, charita, Dusty, baby it was meant to be for us to see Vert and you both. Sympathy and peace, woth love. Cleatus.
So sorry for your loss..
I'm so sorry for your loss of your mom. Vertie was a wonderful and amazing woman. She meant the world to my family. The Angels took another precious and wonderful woman from us. Now, she is with her family and mine. Vertie may be gone, but not forgotten. I love her dearly. She will be missed by so many friends and family. Charity, my condolences and prayers are with you and your family â¤ï¸ðŸ™ðŸ™
Charita, so sorry to hear your sweet mama is gone - she always left you feeling happy. Praying for comfort in this difficult time
So sorry for you loss. Prayers for you allâ¤ï¸
I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for the family. Betty and Ray
Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. I only met Vertie Lea once, but I felt like knew her forever. My mother, Betty Lou Campbell Cash, told many stories of their adventures going to school and playing basketball. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our deepest sympathy
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for Godâ€™s comforting peace during this time !
My deepest condolences go out to the family. May God be with you as you go through this devistatating time, and always. Please know that my prayers are with you. ðŸ˜¢ Respectfully,ðŸ™âœï¸~Lynn~âœï¸ðŸ™
Charita, I am so sorry for you loss. I know your mama will be missed by both you and the extended family. All of you will be held close in my prayers.
Sorry for you loss enjoyed visiting on Facebook in the last few years.Loved busting when possible a great loving couple
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Vertie was one of our own. we didnâ€™t visit but we will miss her. I have many memories of her and Booster coming to church at Snowball. I know she will be missed. We pray that God will wrap you in his love and affection. Prayers for all of your family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs!
So very sorry to hear this very nice lady who will be missed by all who knew her prayers and love for the family
Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers â£ï¸â™¥ï¸
Sorry for your lossPrayers