Vernon Waters

Published 8:52 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Vernon Waters, 69, of Waters Avenue, transitioned Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his residence. He was the son of the late Bessie Viola Waters and Robert Henry Waters. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Andre Stokes, and brothers, Roosevelt Waters and Robert Lee Phillips.

He attended John F. Kennedy High School. He retired from Planters Peanuts (Kraft) in 2012 after 42 years of faithful and dedicated service. Vernon was a member of St. Phillip’s Pentecostal Church, where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, Pastors’ Aide, Trustee Board, Transportation Ministry and Wednesday night Bible study until his health failed.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Geraldine Waters, of Suffolk; two daughters, Anita M. Waters, of Suffolk, and Christina Waters, of Richmond; three sons, Cordrell Waters (Shawanee), of Suffolk, Dermain Waters, of Portsmouth, and Derrick Riddick Sr., of Brooklyn; sister, Shirley Arline (Joe); three brothers, Henry Lee Waters (Yvonne), John C. Waters (Mary) and Robert Earl Waters (Oris); goddaughter, Devon Hollimon, of South Carolina; devoted niece, Pamela Waters; uncle, Willie B. Beamon; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, at St. Phillps Pentecostal Church, 728 Ashley Ave. Bishop Marshall C. Godwin Sr. will deliver the message of comfort. He will be laid to rest in Waters Family Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.