Vernie "Granny" King


Nov 13, 1923  Jul 9, 2017

Asheville – Vernie Reemes “Granny” King went home to be with her Lord Sunday, July 9, 2017 following 93 years of wonderful life.

A native of Madison County, Mrs. King had resided in Buncombe County for most of her life. She had worked most of the dairy farms in and around the Sandy Mush area, and had retired as a seamstress from Hadley’s Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Granny will be very much missed, but very much remembered in our hearts and minds. She was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. A mother, a doctor, and councilor, a friend: she was everything a woman, mother and Granny could be. Each and every one of us was very blessed to have her in our lives. She will also be remembered for her famous biscuits and gravy when you were in her home or on the porch. You were always treated like family. She was a loving, caring, pet-loving, family-loving, gardening, hard-working mind-speaking type of woman. She will be loved and missed by all.

Mrs. King was the daughter of the late Tony and Lettie Marlor Reemes, and was the wife of the late Marcus Oliver “Pap” King. She was also preceded in death by a son, Max Eugene King; sons-in-law: Tony Williams and Jimmy E. Surrett; granddaughter, Tonya Michelle Ballard; brothers: Bud, Lester, Beed, Dimp and Willard; and sisters: Ad and Poss.

Surviving are her children: Rex Willard King, Susie King Webb, Phillip Ray King, Pat Williams, Betty Cook, Sheila Duong, Richard Stanley and Lester Stanley; Max’s kids: Missy, Tater, Kim, Mark, and Kelly; Missy’s children: Holly and Ashley; Tater’s sons: Jonathan and Jeffrey; Jonathan’s kids: Cadin and Calob; Jeffrey’s daughter, Chloe; Kim’s kids: Chase and Hallie; Mark’s kids: Trenton and Telia; Kelly’s son, Kevin; Rex’s son, Tony; Tony’s kids: Luke and Brandy; Phillip’s kids: Lucy, Sharon, Jimmy, Josh, Sammy, and Sierra; Lucy’s kids: Bryan and Brittany; Brittany’s sons: Evan and Alex; Sharon’s kids: Mark and Amanda; Mark’s daughter, Ryleigh; Jimmy’s son, Jordan; Jordan’s daughter, Pasley; Josh’s son, Ryan; Sierra’s son, Isaha; Sammy’s daughters: Chloe and Chelsy; Susie’s kid’s: Mike, Teresa and Natasha; Mike’s kids: Calob and Cassy; Teresa’s kids: Jonathan, Michelle and Brandy; Michelle’s kids: Candis and Alexis; Pat’s daughter, Angie; Angie’s kids, Tyler and Ryley; Betty’s kids: Mark and Marty; Marty’s kids: Janie, Austin and Jarred; Janie’s son, Javin; Sheila’s kids: Justin and Katie; Katie’s son, Joseph; Justin’s kids: Mylo, Mevea, Diamond, Jenevea, Desman, and Keauna.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday at Piney Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday at the church.

To all who knew Vernie King, with grateful hearts, we wish to express our thanks to the many friends and relatives who stopped by and sat on the porch with our dear Momma. The kindness of the Luther family as well as Bethesda Church will never be forgotten. Mom was the wind beneath our wings, the calm in our storm, the vessel that caught our tears, and the bed that always had room. If there is any good in any of us, it is because of our mother.

Anders-Rice Funeral Home is assisting Mrs. King’s family.