Vernice C. King was born on May 4, 1948 to Angus Campbell and Zella Manning in DeFuniak Springs, FL. On October 29, 2018, in Clermont, FL, God called her home to join his Army of guardian angels and she departed as a faithful follower with a smile on her face.
Vernice attended Chapel Hill Elementary/Middle School and graduated from Tivoli High School, Class of 1966. Thereafter, she began her employment. In July 2017, Vernice retired from Eglin Inn’s after 32 years of dedicated service.
Vernice confessed Christ at an early age. Later, she became an active and proud member of New Zion Tabernacle of Fort Walton Beach, FL. She served as the Head of the Usher Board and took part in the hospitality committee, Singles Ministry, Women’s Ministry, clean-up committee, and was an honorary member of the dance team.
Vernice is known for her joyful spirit, contagious smile, and caring demeanor. Her interests included baking, gardening, and playing card and board games. For many of those who may not know, she used to paint canvases as a hobby. She devoted much of her time to her loving family and friends. In her most challenging days, she remained positive and encouraged others to remain faithful.
Vernice was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, John Campbell, Carl Campbell, and Glenn Campbell, and one sister, Joyce Laurel. She is survived by her son, Ryan King (Jennifer) of Grovetown, GA; her daughter, Tamisha Major (Brian) of Ocoee, FL; four grandchildren, Jaden King and Alexis King of Grovetown, GA and Trace Major and Braxton Major of Ocoee, FL; five brothers, George Campbell (Betty) and Burrell Campbell (Ann) of Detroit, MI, Vernon Campbell of Pensacola, FL, James Campbell and Marcus Campbell of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, Shirley Baker and Belinda Daniels (Niles) of DeFuniak Springs, FL; one sister-in-law, Mae Alice Campbell of DeFuniak Springs, FL; one brother-in-law, Lorenzer Laurel of Ridgeland, SC; three aunts, Mary Francis of Ocala, FL, Elsie Peppers of Jacksonville, FL, and Lillian Campbell of DeFuniak Springs, FL; and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.”