Vernessa Vera Grant

May 27, 1958 ‒ November 17, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Vernessa Vera Grant, 62 of Delaware, OH passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, OH.

Born May 27, 1958 in Flint Michigan, the daughter of Marvin & Bulah (Lewis) Grant. Vernessa graduated from Flint Northwestern High School and would go on to get her Bachelor’s Degree from Spring Arbor College. She worked for the State of Michigan as an Office Coordinator before her retirement. Vernessa was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Flint, Michigan.

Vernessa was preceded in death by a granddaughter Donyé M. Grant in 2004 and special friend R.B. Jones.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents Marvin & Bulah (Lewis) Grant, sons Marneé ( Laquana) and Donyél (Arielle) Grant; grandchildren Klaire and Alivia Grant, Joshua A. Britt, Cameron E. Lewis, Tristan A. Lovell, Amiah J. Ball, Ava D. Ball, Alexa N. Lovell, and Donyel ER. Grant II; brother Donald Grant; sister in-law Deborah Fisher-Grant; nephew Donald Grant II. Goddaughter Monica Thompson.

Vernessa’s greatest achievement in life was the family that she raised. Raising her sons to be the men that they are today. Vernessa also enjoyed singing around the house, loved to go shopping, and fashion, she also loved to accessorize with jewelry. Her sons and those close to her will remember her as the grateful, loving, and blessed individual that she was.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Flint, Michigan

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Though our hearts are saddened for the moment, we rejoice knowing God will wipe away our tears, and
    strengthen us in love, until we meet again. Condolences and much love to our Family in Flint.
    Annie Ruth (Grant) Smith
    Raleigh, North Carolina

  • It’s so hard to believe that my cousin has taken her wings to her brand new home in Glory! Her beautiful smile, and soft spoken voice will be missed here on earth. To Uncle Marvin, Aunt Bulah, and Cousin Donald you were blessed for many years to enjoy the life she lived from a little girl to an adult. Marnee and Donyel continue being the young men your Mom raised you to be. She will forever be proud of you! And to the rest of the family, just know it’s not for us to try and figure out why, but it’s just knowing she is now resting in the arms of the Almighty! A life well lived!
    We will miss you Cuz’!

  • My heart is broken as I must say an earthly farewell to my dear friend Vernessa. We were blessed to share a wonderful friendship, not to mention our famous dining excursions, time spent on my deck during the summer months, colorful exchanges of our beautiful grandchildren (which we never grew weary of talking about!) as well as our grown children. Vernessa was so proud of her sons! We were prayer warriors for each other and I admired her strength and conviction in the Lord. I am certain the red carpet was rolled out for Vernessa as she entered the gates of Heaven and God greeted her with open arms, “Welcome home, my child.”
    Rest easy, my friend. I love you. 💕🙏🏽

  • My Grant Family…
    Vernessa was a beautiful soul, with a radiant smile and a child of God. She has been called home along with so many of our loved ones. Uncle Marvin,Aunt Bulah and Donald you have memories that will live forever in your hearts of Vernessa. Marnee’ and Donye’l your Mother will continue to watch over you and your children from her heavenly home the same way she cared for you here on earth…
    God will provide you with peace because HE determines our steps no matter how many plans we make. REST IN PEACE VERNESSA!!

  • Sending condolences to my Grant family. Donyel and Marnee let the loving memories of Vernessa help ease your pain day by day.

  • My Condolences to my Grant Family. Vernessa was my 1st cousin. Our Mothers are sisters.. I remember when we were little, we use to be at church-Nelson Chapel… all the time and one day a few of us cousins were in the church basement laughing and playing and Vernessa gave me this nickname.”Mal”, short for malnutrition..because I was a very thin(skinny) girl at that time. She would always laugh when she called me that. I will remember her smile and laugh the most. R.I.H. cousin..You will be missed.

  • I am still at a loss for words.😥 As I try to put words together to make sense of this unexpected loss, I also must rejoice as one of my favorite scripture reading Philippians 4:4-9 says to do in times like this. My Sistha-Cousin, as we would call ourselves, has transitioned. Spiritually, I am praising 🙌🏿God; for to be absent from the body is to be present with Him, but my carnal man is tore up 😭because our last conversation on Friday, November 13, 2020 was our last conversation on this side of life💔. I rejoice because I KNOW, she is with our God👑. Our conversations were always loving and spiritual. We laughed😂🤣, cried😢, and shared the love❤ of Family moments-how proud she was of her Marnee and Donyel, how much she loved her grandbabies, how she was traveling back and forth to check on Uncle Marvin and Aunt Bulah, the keeping Cuz Donald in check. Our text messages and prayers will be cherished memories of our Sistha-Cousin love. Family, know that I am here for each of you in this time of bereavement and always. As my Daddy used to say, “Family is All we Have”. Bigs hugs and Much love 💜❤💜🙏🏽💯

  • To the entire Grant family!

    “No hour is ever eternity, but it has its right to weep.” ― Zora Neale Hurston
    Like many of you I was shocked and saddened by the lost of Vernessa, “VV”. We met in our freshman year of college. We have known each other for 44 years old, the laughter was awesome, the sister friendship was challenging, but real! The family trips were awesome, remembering Hilton Head Island, SC. Big Laugh! Yes, VV you ask me to send you my favorite chocolate chip cookies, just last week, The cookies were on their way. We shared many many stories, the laughter was contagious! Last month we spoke about old boyfriends from the past. Every day we sent encouraging and uplifting text messages and spoke at least once a week. Yes, we loved to dress and accessorized our outfits. We believed in being a Class Act!” With all that said, the truth of the matter our sister love remain untouched. And for this I am eternally grateful.
    I realize our heavenly Father doesn’t make mistakes and so He called you home to be with Him. I will miss you dearly and know we are together in spirt, however REST IN PEACE, RISE IN POWER, until we meet again,

    To: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Grant, Marnee, Dontle, and grandchildren, I am reminder of a song VV would sing when we felt sad;

    He Looked Beyond My Faults
    Dottie Rambo
    Amazing Grace shall always be my song of praise
    For it was grace that brought me liberty
    I do not know just why He ever came to love me so
    He looked beyond my faults and saw my need
    And I shall forever lift mine eyes to Calvary
    To view the cross where Jesus died for me
    How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul
    He looked beyond my faults and saw my need
    I shall forever lift mine eyes to Calvary

    Be encouraged with these word!

  • God has said suffer little children. Forbid them not to come unto me. We are all children before God. Mother is in a better place. No more pain no more suffering!! Heavenly Wings fit for a Queen. May God keep us all until our appointed time.

  • My condolences to the Grant family.
    Vernessa was a vibrant person with a beautiful smile.She loved her sons and was very proud of them. I met Vernessa for the first time at Neithercut Elementary school when our sons (Marnee and Chris)
    were in the third grade. They are still friends( brothers) to this day. We are forever bonded, I love Marnee and his family. May God continue to strengthen the family during this part of your life journey. Just know that God will never leave or forsake you. Sending prayers, love and hugs to you 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽😘

  • Our condolences to the Grant family we are saddened by this loss may God heal your burdens of pain and sorrow

    Sincerely Mr Mike Wilson an family

  • I love you, cousin. Rest in peace, rise in glory. Praying for God’s comfort for my Aunt Bulah, Uncle Marvin, cousin Donald, and the entire Grant family. I love you!

  • Sorry for the Family’s loss. I will miss my sister, and friend. Praying for My Mom and Dad stay strong she is home with God.

  • My 1st cousin Vernessa Grant has went home to be with Our Lord! I have such good memories of laughter and joy with her!!! She’ll be missed by all.. I love you very much and may you rest in peace….

    Little George…