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Mary Dickerson Vernon

April 11, 1923 — September 6, 2023

Mary Dickerson Vernon


Mary Magdeline Dickerson Vernon, 100, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2023.  She was born on April 11, 1923 to the late Notable Dickerson and the late Elizabeth Milhauser Dickerson.  She was married to the late William Irvin Vernon, Sr.


She was a faithful member of Alton Baptist Church.  Mary was a hard worker who put her all into everything she did, she never backed down from her daily tasks whether it was on the farm or at the house, her favorite task was to wash the dishes as she looked out of the window at the beautiful birds in her yard.  More than anything, Mary loved her family and was dedicated to each of them.  


Left to cherish her memory are:

Her Children

Bonnie Smith (Ronnie) of Farmville, Va

William “Billy” Irvin Vernon, Jr. (Bonnie) of Alton

Grady Leon Vernon (Joan) of Alton

Ten Grandchildren

Nineteen Great Grandchildren

Eighteen Great-Great Grandchildren


***Preceded in death by***

One Daughter

Christine Vernon

Three Grandchildren

Tina Rickmond, Bonita Lynn Smith, and Phillip Waskey

Two Brothers

Warner Dickerson and Joseph Dickerson


A graveside service will be held Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. at Alton Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Vance Midgett officiating.


The family will receive friends Sunday following the service at the graveside and other times at the home of Billy and Bonnie Vernon, 1097 Dawson Trl., Alton, VA.


For memorials, please consider Alton Baptist Church, 5071  Harmony Rd, P.O. Box 11, Alton, VA 24520.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.
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Graveside Service

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alton Baptist Church Cemetery

5071 Harmony Rd, Alton, VA 24520

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