Vera B. Stoddard
Vera B. Stoddard, age 90, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, after a short illness, on Wednesday, July 21,2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday July 29, 2021, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, 4034 W. Pioneer Dr. Irving, TX. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday before service. Flowers may be delivered too the church on Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Following the service, the family will meet at the family home.
Vera was born May 20, 1931, in Cunningham, a small farming community in east Texas. Where she grew up, was educated, and married John Stoddard, the love of her life, in 1947. When the cotton market fell, they moved to the Dallas area in 1956.
Vera had a zest for life, and a zest to shop. It made no difference if it was K-mart or Macy’s, she could move through the stores with the precession of an Olympic Marksman. She dressed in a sense of style and grace, never leaving home not looking her best, and with pearls.
She was a long-time member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Irving, TX. She Joined the Church in 2005, a loving Christian wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She worked all our Bible Schools and Halloween programs; sang in the choir and enjoyed being a part of church life when her health was good.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertha Miller; husband, John; sisters Arlene, Ruby, Doris, and Iwanda; her brothers, Vester, Junior, Buddy and Carrel.
She is survived by her children, Diane Wilcox and husband, Harold; Randy Stoddard and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Bridgette-Allen Williams and husband, Adam; Brandi Mead, Angela Allen; and sister-in-law, Faye Miller; great grandchildren, Chaz Britt, Colin Williams, and Layla Mead; and several nieces and nephews along with a host of other family and friends.
Lana Norwood Fox
7/28/2021 08:37:27 pm
I am so sorry that I will not be able to come to Aunt Vera's funeral. I cannot drive, and my husband Butch, is down with his knee and cannot drive. Just know that I will be thinking of you all...I loved Vera. One of my favorite memories was after she and Johnnie moved over on 12th street, going there at Christmas time and they had the most beautiful artificial SILVER tree with blue/red ornaments on it and lights (so upscale and fancy)....and you could go into their bedroom and on her dresser, was her mirrored tray with over 20 bottles of perfume....I remember being in love with Evening in Paris. Their house was always emaculate and I loved going to visit. I miss Vera and Johnnie both. Good days; good memories. Love to you all; hope to see you in the "not too distant" future. May you find peace in the quiet places. Love, Lana
9/30/2021 09:44:35 pm
Thank you for a wonderful tribute. FYI, she still had a mirror tray full of perfume. I'm sorry that so much time has passed since we connected.
10/1/2021 02:42:39 pm
Yes, I do miss all you guys....would love to stay in touch....and maybe we could get together real soon....don't want to let too much more time pass between us... we kids are it!!!
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