|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1933|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2006|
Vesta Jane Collett
KETTLE ISLAND - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Vesta Jane
Collett, went home to be with her Lord and Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006.
Born March 22, 1933, at Stoney Fork, she was the daughter of the late Perl V.
and Florence Brock.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, JoAnn Brock
Lasley; her brother-in-law, Ronnie Sharp; her sister-in-law, Janie Carol Brock,
and her husband of 33 years, Vernon L. Collett Sr.
She is survived by her four sons and their wives, Vernon and Pam, Rodney and
Debbie, Dennis and Jamie, and Scott and Sara. She was also blessed with nine
grandchildren: Mark and wife Susan, Heather and husband Scott, Joshua,
Jeremy, Kelsey, Ryan, Benjamin, Peyton, and Nathan; and four great-
grandchildren: Hunter, Isaac, Hannah and Jared. Also surviving are her brothers
and sisters: Al Brock, John Brock, Gwen Sharp, Brenda Jones and husband
Ronnie, Linda Redmond, Judy Rice and husband James, Mickey Wilder and
husband Ted. Survivors also include her uncles, Pearl, Ernest, Larry, and
Homer Brock. Also left to mourn her passing is a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends as well as the students of Right Fork School who
loved her dearly.
A lifelong, devoted member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, she sang in the choir,
and she loved to share her testimony and faith through music and singing with
her family. She had been a member of the gospel singing group, The Believers
for many years.
She also taught in the Bell County School System for 42 years, touching the
lives of hundreds of children for generations. Since her retirement in 1995,
she continued her dedication by serving as a substitute teacher. Funeral
services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Mill Creek Baptist
Church, with the Rev. Travis Wilder presiding. Music will be provided by Benny
Howard, Jim Miracle, Barry Barton, and the Rev. Demus Couch.
Burial will follow in the Brock Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews,
Albey Brock, Bill Brock, Eric Brock, Robert Caruso, Scott Chapman, Todd Green,
Tim Lasley, Greg Lasley, Eddie Leisge, Charles Ramey, Keith Rice, Jeff Whitehead,
and Eric Woolum. Honorary pallbearers include the men of Mill Creek Baptist
Church and her cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Mill Creek
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to Mill Creek
Christian Academy in memory of Vesta Collett.
Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, in charge of arrangements.
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Record added: Jan 23, 2012
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