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Verna Black

September 19, 1925 — July 8, 2023

Verna H. Black (Nana), age 97 of Springville, Alabama, peacefully left for her heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her one true love, N.C. Black and her son, Ronald W. Black. Her father, John William Harris and her mother, Bertha Kervin Harris, her brother, JW. Harris Jr., and her sister, Norma Harris Sanders also preceded her.

Nana is survived by Donna Black Crowder (daughter), Martha Ann Black (daughter-in-law), grandchildren; Jason W. Key (Karen), I. Lee Black (Ansley), Lori Key Busenlehner (Keith), and Ben Black (Marcy). Nana's great grandchildren are Kaylyn Evans (Neil), Jared M. Key (Leigha), Keison Busenlehner (Mara), Jacob R. Key, Abbi Busenlehner, Andrew Black and William Black. Nana was also blessed with three great-great grandchildren; Emmett Evans, Kinsley Key and Oliver Evans...her bundles of love.

She was surrounded with love from family and friends. Nana was a member of The New Covenant in Panama City, Florida. She had so many friends from church, including the entire Griner family that made her part of their family. every time she could visit.

There will be a very large hole in all our lives without her.

Thankfully, she spent her life preparing us to be strong and to be able to go forward. Nana's smile will never he forgotten. She was full of grace and love for those around her. She loved everyone she met, and everyone loved her precious personality. Nana had a beautiful life, well lived, and now she is back with those she so dearly loves in heaven. We will now celebrate your life, our dear Nana.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

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