Vera Richardson Neighbors


Vera Richardson Neighbors, 86, of Gurley, Ala., formerly of Carbon Hill, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

Visitation will be held today, Aug. 10, 2019 from 2 until 3 p.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Carbon Hill. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Chapel, with burial to follow at Carbon Hill Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Phillip Noles will officiate.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Gertie and Claudie Richardson; grandparents, Salinda and Benjamin Pair; sister, Ozella McClesky; brothers, Bud Richardson, Horace Richardson, and James Richardson.

Neighbors is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Henry Watson Neighbors; her only daughter, Clarice (Clare) Neighbors Robinson; nieces and nephews, Mahala Spano, Sylvia Richardson, Salinda Johnson, Steven Richardson, Doug Richardson, and Carla Hunt; and grand-nieces and -nephews, Stephanie Browning, Joey Spano, Brett Owens, Blake Hunt, and Katie Grace.

She worked for BellSouth Telephone Company for more than 38 years, meeting her beloved and forever friend, Bertha Johnston, and retired on December 20, 1985.

As those that knew her, she couldn’t stay retired, and worked in a Day Care Center. She also worked in the clerical department of Lloyd Noland Hospital for many years.

She was a longstanding member of Carbon Hill Church of God and Forestdale Church of God. In recent years due to her decline in health, she attended church in Gurley, Ala.

Her true enjoyment came from caring for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook, as attested to by her family and many friends.

We have been blessed by her wonderful sitters that have worked around the clock, when I was no longer able to care for her myself. They have become an integral part of our family. Dad and I want to sincerely thank you for the wonderful care given to her by  Sherry Atkinson, Teresa Rice, Lisa Galloway, and part time Tonya Nolan.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation would be sincerely appreciated.

Wilson Funeral Home and Crematory LLC, Carbon Hill; 205-924-4147