Willa Bertha Veasley

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Willa Bertha Veasley, 76 of Osceola, was born May 21, 1945 in Tuscumbia, Ala., to Calvin and Sylvia Speed Freeman. She was the first of five children born to their union. Willa Bertha accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior under the leadership of Pastor N.D. Timmerman and was an active member of Promiseland Church of God In Christ under the leadership Pastor Johnny Moore. Willa Bertha was a graduate of Rosenwald High School.

Willa Bertha operated a clothing store, The Dress Corner in Osceola. She will be remembered for having a giving spirit, warmhearted smile, her generosity and faith in God.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Emmett Speed, Earnest Speed and L.C. Speed. Willa Bertha closed her eyes to this life and gained her heavenly crown in the comfort of her home on Nov. 15, 2021.

Willa Bertha leaves to cherish her love, devotion and memories her husband of 58 years, Elder Albert Veasley, Jr. of the home; her children, Rodney, Benard, Albert III, Candrea, Raneshia, Ericka, Benard, Jr., Syenda, Alyssa, Brianna, Tina; two brothers, Leonard Speed and James Speed; one sister, Lula Mae Speed; a sister-in-law, Diane Speed; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10-11 a.m. at Living Word Cathedral Church of God In Christ, 603 North Semmes Street, Osceola.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Living Word Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Osceola where Elder A.L. Thomas is the pastor. Elder Albert Veasley, Jr. will deliver the eulogy with burial to follow at Whiteside Gardens Cemetery in Osceola.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mhfuneralhomeinc. or visit us on Facebook at McDonald-Horne Funeral Home.

We are requesting that the practices of social distancing and wearing face masks are observed during the visitation and funeral service.

McDonald-Horne Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements.