Obituary – Vera Mae Silas

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Vera Mae Silas

Vera Mae Silas

BOSSIER CITY, LA – A celebration of life for Vera Mae Silas, 84, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Bro. Dana Casey and Ms. Donna Rhymes officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday.

Vera passed away on May 27, 2016 following a lengthy illness. She was born in Leeds, Alabama on March 16, 1932. Vera married her childhood sweetheart, in their hometown of Leeds, Alabama on December 25, 1948 and her life of adventure began. During their sixty years of marriage they produced two loving children and traveled most of the United States and Spain. Although they traveled far distances, they made it a point to return to Leeds at least twice a year to visit family.
She was an extremely talented seamstress, and dress designer also blessed with an amazing ability to crochet, embroider and knit clothing and decorative items. She custom made draperies for her many homes as she traveled as an Air Force wife.

Each morning it was her habit to make the bed and get fully dressed with makeup and her hair perfected. At 5:00 o’clock each evening, the table was set and a delicious meal was ready for her family. She prepared all holiday meals herself, complete with pies and cakes of the season. Relatives loved to visit during holidays and the house was decorated in anticipation of each event.

From 1968 to 2010 she was a sale representative of rarely accomplished success for Avon products. She made this a “full time job” and met a huge number of friends. Amazingly she created her own layaway system. Her imaginative, friendly style earned her various forms of industry recognition.

She was a Christian woman who possessed complete acceptance of Jesus Christ. She was a member of First Baptist Bossier. Her family was her joy and she anticipated the glory of heaven.

Vera is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Tidwell and husband Brian Tidwell, Sr.; son, Joel Gaines Silas; sister, Marshalene Hartsfield Silas; grandson, Brian Tidwell, Jr. and wife Jessica; granddaughter, Lisa Johnson and husband Adam Johnson, Sr.; great grandchildren, Adam Johnson, Jr. and Landry Johnson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James Morris Hartsfield, Sr. and Jessie Cornelia Hartsfield; loving husband of 60 years, Ocie E. Silas; brother, James Morris Hartsfield, Jr. and wife Hilda; brother in law, Eugene W. Silas; niece, Karen Cantrell; and nephew, David Silas.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Brian Tidwell, Sr., Brian Tidwell, Jr., Adam Johnson, Sr., and Adam Johnson, Jr.

You may offer condolences to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com

Hill Crest Memorial
Funeral Home
Haughton, LA
318-949-9415