Vernell Neville

Vernell Neville

08-12-1969 - 06-29-2023


1488 Hoe Avenue, Bronx, New York 10460
Bishop Alphonso Grampus—Officiating
Rosehill Cemetery—Linden, New Jersey

Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys. Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay…

Vernell Neville was born to Jessie and the late James Neville in Alexandria, Virginia on August 12, 1969.  She transitioned into eternity peacefully on June 29, 2023.

Vernell was the eldest of three children.  Shortly after her birth her family relocated to New York City, NY for a better life.  Vernell attended and graduated from the New York City Public School System.  In pursuit of higher education, she attended Mercy College and graduated with honors with a Master’s Degree. 

Vernell was blessed to welcome into the world her son, Charles before marrying the love of her of life David White where her daughter Sandra was born to this union.

Growing up, Vernell attended church with her family and accepted Christ at an early age.  In continuing her walk with the Lord, she joined Agape Love Christian Center on October 24, 2010 under the leadership of Bishops Alphonso and Veda Grampus. 

Vernell loved the Lord with all her heart.  She regularly attended Sunday Service and Bible Study.  Vernell served faithfully in the following ministries:  Symphony and the Voices of Praise, Gods Blessings Corner Children’s Ministry, Hospitality Ministry, Woman’s ministry, Food Pantry, Health Ministry, Maintenance Ministry and Singles Ministry.  If the doors of the church were open and she was able to get there you could find Vernell serving and getting closer to God.

Vernell was a loving, passionate, and dedicated mother, friend, daughter, and sister. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends. She consistently prayed for God’s protection and guidance over her mother and love ones. Vernell had a big caring heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

To cherish her memories, she leaves behind her mother Jessie Neville; her grandmother Sarah Solomon; her son Charles Jones;  her daughter Sandra White; her grandson Charles Jones III;  her sister Celeste Rivers-Neville, her brother Calvin Rivers-Neville and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews other relatives and friends.
Don’t remember me with sadness, Don’t remember me with tears,
Remember all the laughter,
We’ve shared throughout the years.
Now I am contented That my life it was worthwhile.
Knowing that I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
When you are walking down the street
And you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps, Only half step behind.
So please don’t be unhappy Just because I’m out of sight, Remember that I’m with you
Each morning, noon, and night.


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