Mrs. Vertie Lee Jones, 97, has been an important part of the Midway community and Midway Baptist Church for many years. A photo of Mrs. Vertie Jones from the 1980s.By JAMIE PATTERSON
The Midway community has a gem in Mrs. Vertie Lee Jones.
The kind lady has served as a pillar at Midway Baptist Church for the past seven decades. Her door is always open for visitors, and she never meets a stranger.
With a quick smile and a hearty laugh, she has touched many lives within her rural community.
At 97 years old, she has quite a story to tell.
“And I thank the Lord for that,” she said, with a smile.
Mrs. Vertie, also known as “Skeet,” was born on June 3, 1915 in Holmes County to Lee Vert and Mattie Burell. When she was only eight years old, the Burell family moved to Sunflower County, close to Indianola.
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