Vera Presley-Whitted

Mar 22, 1955 - Sep 26, 2021

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Saturday, Oct. 02, 2021 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

144 South Harrison Street (Roof Top)

East Orange, New Jersey 07018

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On March 22nd, 1955, Vera Presley-Whitted was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Sylvester and Wilhelmina Presley, and was one of sixteen children. She attended Elizabeth High School and later completed her degree.

In 1980, Vera entered holy matrimony, resulting in three children. She worked hard to provide for them. She was employed in several trades, including work as a diamond setter, ...

East Orange, New Jersey 07018

On March 22nd, 1955, Vera Presley-Whitted was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Sylvester and Wilhelmina Presley, and was one of sixteen children. She attended Elizabeth High School and later completed her degree.

 

In 1980, Vera entered holy matrimony, resulting in three children. She worked hard to provide for them. She was employed in several trades, including work as a diamond setter, machine operator, and associate at the Home Depot. She never let anything get in the way of obtaining what her family wanted and desired.

 

Vera was an accomplished seamstress and loved to crochet; she also made beaded jewelry and relished in coming up with new designs. She was the best home cook and baker; for all our birthday dinners she pulled out all the stops. She could make anything you would ever want and enjoyed doing it. She loved to shop and had a knack for finding authentic, quality items on sale, and was eager and willing to teach anyone how to do the same.

 

Before meeting her, everyone knew of Vera’s bold and audacious demeanor. She often greeted you with a smile outlined in red lipstick, slicked-back curly hair, fancy shades and high-heeled leather boots; she held a style that was unmatched by many.

 

Even when she was biting, she was kind. She never expected more of you than what you were willing to share.

 

Vera would give to her loved ones and rarely asked for anything in return. Vera loved to laugh and dance. She loved music and would sing whenever she felt like it. Some of her favorite songs were "Return of the Mack” by Mack Morrison and "Bad Girls” by Donna Summer. She told some wild stories, certainly earning her the nickname of Crazy Auntie Vee.

 

But above all else, Vera loved being a mom and she enjoyed spending time with her children until the day she died. Vera Prelsey-Whitted transitioned into the next life on September 26th, 2021.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, brothers Richard, Robert, Avery, Garet, and Howard, sister Gail, sisters-in-law Margie and Annette, and brother-in-law Joe. She is survived by her children, Kyle (Kayloni), Khalia, and Kayla Whitted; four sisters, Theresa, Carol, Dorothy (Horacio), Claudia; and five brothers Harold (Fredrena), Douglas, Philip, Paul, and Michael.

 

She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.

 

She was more than just a mother, an aunt, a daughter, or even a friend: she was larger than life and our own personal super hero. She wasn’t just sunshine; she was the fire and light that comes with it. The world lost gold and is forever poorer for it.

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