Vernia Mae Mells went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Jewish Geriatric Life Care Center in Longmeadow, MA. She was born on January 21, 1941, in Cox, GA to the late Annie M. Jones Mells. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1960 and continued her education at Springfield Technical Community College where she studied Secretarial Sciences. Vernia retired from Westover Air Reserve Base in 2011, She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Springfield, MA, where she was employed as Church secretary for several years. .