Verdie M. Sommerville
Verdie Mae Palmer Sommerville, 94, of Marietta, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, at her home and in the care of her loving husband.
She was born on April 23, 1927, in Cleveland, Ga., to Walter and Nellie Palmer, the second of five children: older brother Vernon, younger sisters Louvern and Emma and younger brother Harold.
Surviving are her devoted husband of 67 years, Earl Sommerville; her loving son, Robert McTyre (Pam) of Florida; and one sister, Emma Knowles of Marietta. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Russell McTyre (Sherri) of Cumming and Matthew McTyre (Kathy) of Canton, and four great-grandchildren, Jake McTyre, Lane McTyre, Kate McTyre and Mallory McTyre.
Verdie was a life-long resident of Marietta. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1944, lettering in basketball. She retired from Dobbins Air Force Base after a career of dedicated service. A member of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Marietta, Verdie served in various capacities as a faithful, lifelong member of the congregation. Her love for the Lord was apparent in the way she loved and cared for others.
She enjoyed cooking, traveling, watching Braves baseball and, most of all, spending time with her family. They will be blessed with warm memories of Christmas Eve celebrations and countless family dinners. She leaves a strong legacy of faith, wisdom and love to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by those that loved her.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home.
The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Byron Edens officiating. Burial will be at Kennesaw Memorial Park.