Let the memory of Vera be with us forever
  • 51 years old
  • Born on March 19, 1965 .
  • Passed away on September 10, 2016 .

Vera Fern Hockaday, 51, a native of Granville County passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the home of her parents.

Vera grew up on a farm where she helped her family tend tobacco. She was a former member of Brassfield Baptist Church and attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Lumberton She was a graduate of Peace College and Gardner Webb where she majored in Education. She was a elementary school teacher in Lumberton. She was very musical and loved children. Her faith in God was really strong.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Drew Grumbles and Rev. Sonny Diggs. Burial will be in Brassfield Baptist Church Cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, Herbert and Veneda Hockaday, two brothers, Johnny M. Hockaday and Pete Hockaday (Shelia) all of Creedmoor, two nieces, Jamie Hockaday (Josh Smith) and Karen Hockaday.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Youth for Christ or to Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 12:30-2:00 PM at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.


Posted by Pamela Rogers on 31st October 2016
Sweet Sweet Vera. My condolences to the family. I went to church at Trinity Baptist in Lumberton.
Posted by Nancy Hunike on 22nd September 2016
So, so sorry to hear about Vera. God has a plan for us all! I will be praying for your family during this difficult time. Love to you all...
Posted by Genia Stephens on 13th September 2016
May God give comfort to those she left behind. Vera was a sweet person who had a heart of gold and a kind and loving spirit. She was loved by all her children and friends. Heaven has surely gained an angel and I bet she is teaching the children who have gone before us in heaven. You will be missed Ms. Hockaday at Rowland-Norment Elementary. Prayers be with the family.
Posted by Bev Murphy on 13th September 2016
So very sad that you've been taken from this place but comforted knowing where you are... know you're enjoying catching up with Grandma and Grandpa...no pain or sickness now. Love you muches!
Posted by Lisa Baxley on 13th September 2016
Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure... You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Posted by Betty Ray on 12th September 2016
Vera's sweet spirit and kind smile will forever be missed. I always loved talking with her and spending time with her and talking about all the good country cooking we were missing when we were away at school. She loved her friends and family so well.....and the children that she taught were blessed to have her for a teacher. I'm sure the Lord greeted her with "Well done thy good and faithful servant." Love you dear friend.........
Posted by Kim Mitchell on 12th September 2016
Vera, I just learned of your Homegoing today! During our time at Peace College, I was blessed to have so many wonderful friends/sisters. You were grounded in your faith and I am blessed to have been able to share two years of my life with you and my Peace sisters. Truly Heaven has gained an angel! Until we meet again dear friend...God Bless you and prayers lifted for your family in the days ahead.
Posted by Kay Turner on 12th September 2016
May the family find peace and comfort in knowing Vera is in the arms of her heavenly Father. Her suffering is over. I will keep your family in my prayers

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