Vernelle Ruth Brewington, daughter of the late Edward and Christina Plummer, was born on October 12, 1926 in Cape May, New Jersey. She attended Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut and later, the Mount Vernon School of Nursing. Following the passing of her mother, her father married Agnes Plummer who embraced Vernelle as her own daughter. Vernelle united in holy matrimony to Walter Brewington on November 12, 1950 and moved to Mount Vernon, New York. Being the only child, she desired to have a big family. This union was blessed with four children; Wanda (deceased), Wayne, Wynne and Willette. She owned her own beauty salon, "La Glamorette" in Mount Vernon and later she would become a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Vernelle loved the Lord and she was the matriarch of her family. She relocated to San Antonio, Texas in 1997. She joined Maranatha Bible Church and was a member until her death. She enjoyed the arts, painting, puzzles, writing poetry, dancing and reading. Vernelle peacefully went home to the Lord, surrounded by family on Sunday, August 9, 2020. She will be remembered for her love, strength and perseverance. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Christina Plummer; husband, Walter Brewington and daughter, Wanda Brewington. After her daughter's passing she raised her grandchild, Jillian, as her own daughter. Her beautiful, long lived life will be forever cherished in the hearts of her children; Wayne Brewington of Tampa, Florida; Wynne Boyd (Tony) of Charlotte, North Carolina and Willette Hopkins (Charles) of San Antonio, Texas. She also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and many friends.

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  1. My sincere condolences to the family on your loss Vernell was a loving doting mother and grandmothers she will be truly be missed but GOD will take care of y’all Keep the faith

  2. I will always love the Grandmother of my Children. She was a Great Woman with a big heart. SIP Queen Vernelle. Love you always your Daughter-In-Law. Tania

  3. Wynne I’m so sorry for your loss. How I remember talking to your mother, hearing her laugh with that big beautiful smile. Angel will be missed by so many people. I wished I had the relationship with my mother like y’all had. Rest on Angel rest on.

  4. Mrs. Brewington will always represent the epitome of love! Family was always her priority, & that was evident in her fervent devotion to family, friends, including anyone in her presence! My thoughts, & prayers are with the entire family. There will always be Infinite stars in the universe. Now, we have another bright star to remind us of her luminous life on this earth! I know that she is so proud of each, & every one of you! Love & God Bless! Celia Arce & family (Jillian’s Godmother)

  5. To God be the glory for sharing such a beautiful spirit as Mother B with us all, I am forever blessed for having known her. From glory to glory

  6. Throughout this journey we call life we meet people who enrich our lives, Mother B did just that for me. I think God for placing her in my life to show me what true beauty and grace is at any age. Forever in my heart, love you

  7. May God provide your family with courage, faith, & most of all…. may all the beautiful memories sustain you during this difficult time!

  8. A very gracious and caring person that I had the good fortune to know these past three years. You will be missed.

  9. Willette my heart is saddened by the lost of your Mom. Mrs B was such a sweet and kind person with such a beautiful smile. James and I will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. Irene Brown.

  10. What an humble and sweet woman of God! I loved her dearly!! Her smile made me smile. What joy she was to be around; I took advantage of every opportunity to talk with her whenever I saw her at church. Willette, we are so sorry for your and your family’s loss. Praying for you all. Love, Carl and Beverly Ellison

  11. Family, we are sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom and grandmother. May the peace of God get you through this most difficult time and the memories of her carry you through tomorrow and the days to come. Love you, Chap. Elliott and LaTonga Williams

  12. My sincere condolences to the Brewington family. Mrs Brewington was a kind and beautiful woman. God has received another sweet angel. She will always watch over you. I will pray your strength in the Lord. We love you.

  13. A beautiful smile, beautiful inside and out. Such a big part of my friendship with Wynne…strength, guidance and support always. Rest in beautiful peace for a job well done.

  14. On behalf of the City of Live Oak, Texas the City Council and Staff we extend sincere thoughts and condolences to the family of Mrs. Vernelle Brewington. Mrs. Brewington was a long time resident of Live Oak. Her kind spirit and caring heart will be greatly missed by all who were blessed by knowing her. Willette you are an amazing woman of God, thank you for giving your Mom such wonderful care. May God comfort you and your family . Mayor Mary City of Live Oak

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