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Vernecia Jacquelin Truss

November 25, 1929 — February 2, 2023

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Vernecia Jacquelin Truss “Jackie”, a remarkable mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 2, 2023.  Jackie was born November 25, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan. Jackie was educated in the Detroit Public School system and graduated from Miller High School in 1945.  She continued her education at Wayne State University and Wiberforce University, in Wilberforce, Ohio, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951.  While attending Wilberforce University she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Upon graduating, Jackie moved back to Detroit and began her career as a Social Worker with the State of Michigan. She worked with the state until retiring in February 1992.  

Jackie married Allen Mack Mitchell in 1954 and to this union three daughters were born.  As a widow, she married Thomas M. Truss in 1963 and to this union three more daughters were born.  

Jackie loved to travel, especially internationally, attending or watching all types of sports, playing bridge, celebrations, holidays, and hosting others at her home.  

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents William Ivers and Hattie Bell Harris, and her only sister Jolean Janis Morgan.  She leaves to preserve her memory: daughters, Phaer Wynn (Clarence), Jolean Martin (Ronald), Stacey Mitchell, Terilyn Ellis (Lee), Malorie Melvin (Syril), and Kelcey Smothers (Jeffrey); 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and many who shared her love.  

 

 



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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, February 17, 2023

2:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Cole Home For Funerals - NW Chapel

16100 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 18, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Cole Home For Funerals - NW Chapel

16100 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235

Family Hour begins at 12:30pm

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Burial

Saturday, February 18, 2023

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