Vera Jeanette Shinall Truitt entered into the presence of her Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
She was born on July 16, 1932, in Bartow County, in the Cassville area, to Dock and Iva Nette Shinall.
She graduated from Cass High School in 1950 and two weeks later married the love of her life, Jessie J. Truitt. They were married for 56 years until his passing in 2006. They made their home in Acworth, GA, and raised their four children there. She was a homemaker.
She was a fabulous cook and cooked every day for her family. Sunday dinners were famous at her house as she would rise in the early morning hours to cook for her family before attending Sunday school and Church. She provided many meals for various church functions and for years was the youth camp dietician for the Southeastern District of the Evangelical Methodist Church feeding 300 people, 3 times per day.
For many years, she taught youth and young adult Sunday school classes in both Northside Methodist and Calvary Baptist. She was a leader in Women’s ministries. Vera and her husband James were charter members of two Evangelical Methodist Churches: Northside EMC in 1954 and Love EMC in 2005. At the time of her passing, she was a member of Love Community Church (EMC) in Acworth. She was also a member of the Northwest Georgia Walk to Emmaus Community where she served on several teams before her health began to decline.
She was an avid fan of Southern Gospel Music – traveling over many states to attend various concerts. She also loved to go on cruises and traveled to many destinations both in country and outside of the US.
Her number one love was for her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren more than anything else except Jesus.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Dock and Iva Nette Shinall; her brothers – Paul Shinall and Horace Shinall; her sisters – Dorothy King and Sarah Brantley; her husband – Jessie James Truitt; her son – Terry Truitt; her daughter – Pam Truitt Freeman; her grandson – Skip Lucas and her son-in-law – Howard F. Lucas, III.
She is survived by her daughters – Belinda (Jeff) Truitt Brock and Donna Truitt Lucas; grandchildren – Scott (Brianna) Keeton, Tracie Keeton, Trinity Petrella, Noah (Jenna) Lucas, and Tyler Freeman; great-grandchildren – Ashley Grabarkewitz, Austin Grabarkewitz, Daniel Petrella, Hannah Keeton, Boedy Keeton, Cambrie Lucas, Lincoln Lucas, Jax Lucas, and due to be born in October - Micah Lucas.
The family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, August 1st, from 1 – 3pm and 6 – 9pm, and on Thursday, August 2nd, from 12pm until the service time.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 2nd, at 2pm in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Donna T. Lucas, Tracie Keeton, and Rev. Larry Shreiner officiating. Active pall-bearers will be Scott Keeton, Noah Lucas, Trinity Petrella, John Graham, Gary Sosebee and Perry Kemp. Honorary pall-bearers will be the members of Love Community Church.
Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Acworth.