Verna Elizabeth Graham-Duffy was born into the flesh on March 5th 1958 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Timothy and Olivia Cottle. She was welcomed through the gates of Heaven on August 1st 2021. Verna was well educated in the Philadelphia School district receiving her diploma in the process. Verna was the mother of 3 children and a host of grand and great grandchildren in which she took pride in caring for. Verna worked tirelessly to provide for her family working 3 jobs at once on occasion. Verna was a nurturing and compassionate person whereas anyone she came in contact with she made it her duty for them to feel comfortable. Verna in her free time would enjoy doing puzzles, binge watching any show on television and talking with her loved ones. Verna leaves to cherish her memory her mother Olivia, Brother Ronald, Sister Timothyia, Brother in law Clinton, Son Allen, Daughter in law April, Daughters Jonel and Rhonda, Son in law Tyrone. Her cousin but adoptive brother Eric. 13 grandsons,12 grand daughters and 6 great grandchildren. Best friend Karen Renee and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. She was preceded by her husband the Love of her life Ralph Alphonso Duffy into the gates of heaven “I love my tree I swear”.
This is not Good-Bye
My father has come to take me home, that does not mean I'm gone.
In my smiles you’ll always see all the love you gave to me.
Wipe those tears, do not cry, there’s no reason for good-byes, cause in
your hearts I’ll always be living on in your memories.
The sound of my voice will comfort you, as you remember the
“I Love You's”.
So don't be sad cause’ I’ll always be forever in your love for me.
Written by: April Graham
When I fly away from this life to begin my new journey, please don't cry tears of sorrow. Only cry tears of understanding, knowing that my work here is done. As my body goes into its eternal slumber and my soul begins to soar through the sky towards that promised Utopia and the meeting of its Maker. A lifetime of struggle will finally get the reward of peace. For all the love, patience and humility, through the trials of life. Always taking good with the bad and never complaining about what should have been, just taking one day at a time to solve life's puzzle with patience and Faith which leads to strength to move on when times get hard when the way is not always clear. My feet are still firmly planted on the solid rock of Almighty God seeking his guidance which has given me the patience and wisdom which has protected me without limits now my soul is at peace. Love You Always, Your Son in Law Tyrone Written by: Tyrone Graham
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