ForeverMissed
Arrangements:

Private - Family Viewing:          Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 
                                                     (Family & Close Friends)           
                                                   
Public Viewing:                     Tuesday, January 5, 2021                     
                                                  2:00 to 6:00 pm
                                                  Penn-Orr Funeral Home
                                                  3015 S. Inkster Road, Inkster, MI  48141


Private - Family Service:           Wednesday, January 6, 2021
                                                     (Family & Close Friends) 
                                                     Graveside Service
                                                     Washtenoug Memorial Park & Mausoleum
                                                   
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the social distancing practices in place at this time, the Family of Herman "Junior" Veasley will be having a Private Service to insure the health and safety of all. Though we will not be all together physically, we appreciate your love, prayers and support at this difficult time.

Dear Family and Friends,

We are all aware of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected the ability of family and friends to come together in person and grieve in traditional ways. I created this webpage as an alternate way to connect and support each other at this difficult time.

Sharing stories and memories with family and friends is a big part of the traditional ways in which we grieve. This webpage allows us to share stories, memories, pictures, and videos. And . . . it is easy to use! (If I can do it anyone can).

Please contribute to this webpage. Let us connect and support each other by filling this page with memories, pictures and stories (funny or not so funny) that will last forever.

Love you,
Dianne
Posted by Dianne Veasey on January 16, 2021
Facebook Post by Jason Terry-Robinson:

Jason Terry-Robinson

Damn we lost a legend. UNCLE JUNE (Herman Veasley Jr.)
Born in 1925 so don't ever tell me how long ago civil rights and Jim crow and segregation was when this man lived through all of that. Rest well ❤
Posted by Dianne Veasey on January 6, 2021
From Penn Orr Website:

Niema Lewis of Romulus, MI
January 4, 2021

Cory and Missy, I am saddened by the lost of June. Please know he is in a better place and he is resting with you mom.
Posted by Dianne Veasey on January 6, 2021
From Penn Orr Website:

Steve Loria
January 5, 2021

I had the privilege of meeting and working with Herman at Ford Motor for a few years before he retired one of the nicest and hard working men I have ever meet. My condolences to his family.
Posted by Jerome VanHook on January 6, 2021
With my deepest sympathy to my best friend there is nothing that can be said or done to take away the void that has been created in my heart with the decision to bring you home to your eternal resting place to be with our Lord. During the past 60 years plus, our relationship was one that was never tarnished between two buddies, if you knew Uncle June you knew one of his best friends was called Romie and that would be me. Unc you will truly be missed and may you rest in peace and one day we all will be joined together again in our everlasting life. You will always be my eternal brother and life time friend, in addition, Ves also expresses her sadness and sympathy as well. May you rest in peace Uncle June, your buddy forever, Romie.
Posted by Ruthie Kidd-Howton on December 27, 2020
“As a child growing up in the ‘60s, I loved the holidays (Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memoral Day, Fourth of July and/or Labor Day). Those occasions meant that all the nieces and nephews (including my siblings and I who were actually 2nd Cousins) ran and played while we enjoyed our family. Some time earlier when we were trying to say Cousin ..., Uncle Jun sat us down and convinced us that we better call them “Uncles and Aunts”. He explained that their grandmother, Mama Shipp, (who all four of them spent a lot of time with), taught them that since my mother was an only child that they must be her siblings. Years later, I understood the richness of the Family that was passed down from our Great - Grandmother.
Uncle Jun, this old world for me is a bit more lonelier without You. ❤️❤️❤️“
Posted by Dianne Veasey on December 27, 2020
Facebook Post by Gordie Rayford:

January 20, 2020
One of the Most Honorable Men I Know: UNCLE JUNE PASSED AWAY! A PATRIARCH OF THE FAMILY, HE IS REVERED AND WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED! Uncle June Loved Family, His 1950's Model Pontiac Bonneville and Fought Segregation When He Went Straight Through the Front Door of Whites Only at Front Door of a Restaurant. He and Uncle Ollie Were The First Black Youth In Attala County to Own a Brand New Car, Loved and Respected By All. As Stated: "Junior and Ollie Were Two Very Popular Boys."
-H.L.
Attala County, Kosciusko, Vaiden- West and Michigan. God Bless His Soul!
Don’t Cry For Me (CeCe Winans)
https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Going Home (Sam Cooke)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0TbmgqT7yE
Uncles Junior and Ollie, Blues and Night Brothers


Posted by Glenda Veasey Turner on December 27, 2020
My Dear, Sweet Uncle June, you have always been a very special person in my life, and I will truly miss you.

I remember always being happy whenever you were around, all the way back to my childhood years at your house on Grayfriars. You were always smiling and laughing, and you made me smile too. You would pop up at our back door whenever you felt like it, and you and Daddy were always coming up with some new project - something to fix, something to build, something to climb up on. You were the best, and you will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in Heaven, Uncle June.
Posted by April Halliburton on December 27, 2020
My Dear Uncle Junior,

I have so enjoyed our laughter and good times just talking, spending time sharing goodies. 

No Words! I Love You! I can look to the Stars and see you! The last time I visited you in the hospital, you said you were going to Heaven and when I wanted to talk to you, just look up and you'd be there. You said I will always know where you are! I do! I do know where you are my sweet! Among the Angels and Our Lord and Savior! Although my heart is heavy, I know you are at peace and with our Jesus! No more pain and suffering. Take Your Rest!

Until we meet again My Sweet Uncle Junior.. Take Your Rest My Sweet!

I will miss your Smile! 

I Love You!

Love April,
Posted by Dianne Veasey on December 26, 2020
Love and miss you Uncle June. Forever in my heart.

Dianne

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Posted by Dianne Veasey on January 16, 2021
Facebook Post by Jason Terry-Robinson:

Jason Terry-Robinson

Damn we lost a legend. UNCLE JUNE (Herman Veasley Jr.)
Born in 1925 so don't ever tell me how long ago civil rights and Jim crow and segregation was when this man lived through all of that. Rest well ❤
Posted by Dianne Veasey on January 6, 2021
From Penn Orr Website:

Niema Lewis of Romulus, MI
January 4, 2021

Cory and Missy, I am saddened by the lost of June. Please know he is in a better place and he is resting with you mom.
Posted by Dianne Veasey on January 6, 2021
From Penn Orr Website:

Steve Loria
January 5, 2021

I had the privilege of meeting and working with Herman at Ford Motor for a few years before he retired one of the nicest and hard working men I have ever meet. My condolences to his family.
his Life

The Obituary

Herman Veasley, affectionately known as Junior or June, was born on January 8, 1925, in Kosciusko, Mississippi.  He and his older sister Beatrice and younger brother Ollie, were raised by their mother, Inatio Shipp Brown and stepfather Isaac Brown in the small, rural Mississippi town of their birth.

As teenagers in Kosciusko, Junior and Ollie began tinkering with cars, which lead to working at the Ellis Motor Company.  He continued to use his extraordinary mechanical skills when he moved to Detroit, Michigan, and began working as a mechanic for the Greyhound Bus Company, Railway Express, and later, Ford Motor Company, from which he retired.

In 1945, he was united in marriage to Bernice “Bunny” Gaston, who was also from Kosciusko. The couple moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1946 and later moved to Inkster,  Michigan.  They united with Inkster Springhill Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Esaias F. Lee.  In 1963, the couple was blessed with a son, Herman Joseph “Joey” Veasley, who preceded him in death in 1992.  In 1987, Bunny, his wife of 42 years, made her transition.

He later united in marriage with Wanda “Renee” Gaston, and became stepfather to Renee’s son, Corey and daughter, Zlanda (“Missy”).  In 2015, Renee, his wife of 27 years, made her transition.

Over the years, Junior was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting and camping. He loved his family and his hometown, Kosciusko, MS. Memories of his childhood made him smile and laugh. The stories he told are priceless!
 
On Friday, December 18, 2020, Junior laid back to rest and quietly slipped away.  Peacefully and without pain he entered into his final rest.

He was preceded in death by his mother Inatio, stepfather Isaac, sister Beatrice, brother Ollie, wives Bernice (“Bunny”), Wanda (“Renee”) and his son Herman Joseph (“Joey”).  He leaves to cherish his memory his stepson, Corey, stepdaughter, Zlanda (“Missy”), two sister-in-law’s, Sherron Campbell and Shirley Veasey, one brother-in law, Ralph Gaston, special friends Vesta and Jerome ("Romi") Vanhook and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Psalms 91:16
With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation
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Precious Memories

Shared by Dianne Veasey on December 26, 2020
When my father, Ollie, made his transition in 2011, Uncle June made one request of me.  He asked that  the song "Precious Memories" be played/sung at the service.  I provided the church with a copy of the song to be played during the Family Hour.  Well . . . the church forgot, and so did I.

After the service, Uncle June shook his finger at me with a look of disappointment on his face and softly said "you didn't do it".  I asked him "what"?  His reply: "You didn't play my song".  Needless to say, it broke my heart.  He then made me promise to have it played/sung when he made his transition.  Please take a moment to listen and reflect on the Precious Memories that will always live in our hearts.  Thank you.

Uncle June,
This one is for You. Thank you for the Precious Memories that will live in our hearts forever. 

Love,
Dianne

Herman "Junior" Veasley

Shared by Dianne Veasey on December 26, 2020
Affectionately know as "Junior", "June", "Unc"

  • Sunrise:  January 8, 1925 
  • Sunset:   December 18, 2020


Mother: Inatio "Mother" Shipp Brown

Shared by Dianne Veasey on December 26, 2020
Affectionately know as "Mother", "Inada", "Grandmo"

  • Sunrise:  September 2, 1909
  • Sunset:   January 5, 2007