Verna Rozell Cross

Verna R. Cross, 64, of Waco, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco

Funeral service: 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Jeff Wyers officiating. Burial will follow at Gholson Cemetery.

Verna was born September 27, 1954 in Limestone County to Jess and Nan Rozell. She loved music of all genre’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess Benard and Nan Stearns Rozell; and sister, Beverly Murehead.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mandolin and Jere Shannon; sisters, Margaret Elaine Wright and Peggy Williamson; several nieces and nephews; and best friend, David Lane.

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. No words can express how wonderful this lady was to everyone she met, To the Family, Have Faith in the Lord for he know all our weakness and fears, Verna has lived a beautiful life and still will for now her and Ms Nan can once meet Again,, Love

  2. No words can express how wonderful this lady was to everyone she met, To the Family, Have Faith in the Lord for he know all our weakness and fears, Verna has lived a beautiful life and still will for now her and Ms Nan can once meet Again,,

  3. To the Family, Have Faith in the Lord for he know all our weakness and fears, Verna has lived a beautiful life and still will for now her and Ms Nan can Rejoice Again,,

  4. To the Family, Have Faith in the Lord for he know all our weakness and fears, She has lived a beautiful life her and Ms Nan can Rejoice Again,,

  5. To God Be The glory, rest my Friend

  6. Iam really sorry to hear about your mom she will be missed. God bless you and your family

  7. I will always remember the fun times we had at Levi’s and at Waco Housing Authority. I will never forget you.

    Gina Short

  8. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, I understand what you are going through. My thoughts are with you at this time.

  9. My condolences to Mandy and Jerry, and family! Verna, thank you for all those years of friendship with you! I have been Blessed with your friendship and you might be gone in the flesh but the heart will never forget you!

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Verna’s death. She was such a sweet woman and hard working, successful career woman.
    In your grieving, I hope these words help “when the body fails, God’s promise does not. Life for her, dad for us.” Our minister said those words at my father’s memorial and it really helped me.
    Mandy, your Mom loved her time with you and her family . Know that you were the light of her life and brought her immeasurable happiness.
    Love,
    Laura Lankford

  11. Gary and Andrea Moore

    In honor of a life well lived.
    With love,
    Gary and Andrea

  12. mina spence @sons

    so sorry for loss she was good freind @person

  13. So sorry for your loss. It was always fun visiting Verna. Her and her family was always welcoming. There was always something good to eat. Hugs to all.
    Carey (Lewis) Williamson

  14. Andy and Anita Anderson

    Andy and Anita Anderson
    Verna was a very special person and we will miss her greatly. So happy we able to spend some time with her lately. Prayers to you all.

  15. Nancy Yankie Sidarous

    I went to school with Elaine and Verna at China Spring. When I taught Verna piano lessons, as only a schoolgirl myself, I could see then that she was very musically talented. I knew she would grow up to be delightful and beautiful woman, though we sadly didn’t know each other as adults. I lost touch with her after I graduated and went to Baylor. I’m very sad that she is gone far too soon from this world, but I know enough about her, even as a child, that she is gracing heaven as a musical angel. I am so very sorry though for her earthly family. The loss of such a Treasure is so very hard her loved ones. My prayers are with you as you weather such a deep loss. Nancy Yankie Sidarous

  16. Verna was my diabetic Sister. While at work we kept each other motivated and made sure we took our meds. Rest easy beautiful Queen.

  17. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Verna. I worked with her years ago when she worked with the City of Waco. She left there and I later talked to her and I really was glad that we got together again. She was such a handful, as she could always make you laugh at some of the dumbest things.
    She will be missed by so many people, but she will also be remembered by so many.
    My prayers go out to you as her family and I share your loss.

  18. So sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Verna was sweet, kind and loving lady. We worked at Southwestern Bell together. We ate lunch a lot while working there. We saw each other at Walmart and at Scott and White Clinic. It was always good to talk with her and enjoy her friendship. God bless you all. Carolyn Hall

  19. MaryAnthony Arriola Burgos

    Rest in Peace
    God Bless you

  20. MaryAnthony Arriola-Burgos

    May you rest in Peace

  21. I love you Verna and will miss you.
    I know it is farewell for now not goodbye forever.

  22. Robert W. "Bobby" Strickland

    I was notified by her family that she had past away which to me was unexpectedly. It caught me by surprise to say the least. I wanted to attend the evening visitation, but that is another story. I will say these words of condolence and hope they provide some solace to the grief her family is experiencing at this time. In a lifetime we meet someone who for whatever the reason makes a momentary influence in our lives. My brief contact with this child of God was brief and was from another acquaintance, but we developed a friendship via the ever popular Facebook. Unfortunately sometimes a friendship is short lived, but rest assured her influence will be one of lasting proportions. Kind, warm and the cutest smile with dimples bigger than Houston Texas. Infectious and worth knowing her if for no other purpose than to bring a warm smile to your face. Verna need not worry about tomorrow or from here on out. She is with Adonai Who has healed her pain and suffering with His open arms of LOVE! She exhibited the qualities few ever come to know. A great Faith, A Hope for eternal life and a Love which was everlasting and saw her through her difficult despair. Rest easy little lady and when it is my time, I want to see that infectious smile featuring those world class dimples! God bless you and all who came within her influence. She was one of a kind!

  23. good-bye aunt verna ! you will be missed ! give aunt brenda a hug ! i love you ! misty mongold

  24. LaWannia Carpenter

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

  25. I will always miss you kk. One day we will meet again.

  26. My sincere condolences to the family. When someone falls asleep in death (Ecclesiastes 9: 5,10) the memories we have of them become our most precious treasure. May those memories comfort you as well as God’s promise at Isaiah 26:19 of a future, earthly resurrection.

  27. I will always miss my friend from work no one can understand this.

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