Vera Mae Johnston Redmond, 89, of Phenix City, AL passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Columbus Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home, 4048 Macon Road, Columbus, GA on Monday, September 24, 2018 beginning at 12:00 p.m. (EST) with Pastor Tony Dickerson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The family will have a private burial at the Ladonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Vera was born on June 21, 1929 in Geneva County, AL to the late Lonnie and Lessie Ward. She was a very loving mother and grandmother. Vera enjoyed gardening, fishing, and, most of all, spending time with her family. She was employed for many years in the Admissions Office at the Medical Center in Columbus. Vera attended Pinehurst Baptist and will be missed greatly by the congregation.
Other than her parents, Vera is preceded in death by her past husbands, Ralph Redmond and Robert E. Johnston; daughter, Kathy Mae Gatlin; two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her daughter, Judith Wilks (Jerry); son, Robert Edward Johnston, Jr (Betty); sisters, Mae Scott, Marie Long (Huey), Connie Walters (Ken); grandchildren, Jayson Johnston (Laura), Frank Wilks (Teri), Jeff Wilks (Tara), Eddie Wilks (Melissa), Jonathan Redmond (Taylor); great-grandchildren, Raylon Johnston, Justin Wilks (Alicia), Corey Wilks (Bridget), Hannah Wilks, Gracie Wilks, J.D. Wilks, Haleigh Wilks; great-great-grandchildren, Oakley Wilks, Kylen Wilks.