God created Vernon Wardell Warren on February 27, 1941 in His own image and likeness for DeWitt and Margaret Glenn Warren. Vernon was the eldest of seven children, six boys (Monty, Jet, Cornell, Freddie, Keith) and one girl (Debbie). His parents DeWitt and Margaret had five children in marriage, Margaret remarried and the team became seven. His mother Margaret Williams, his father DeWitt Warren, his brothers Jet and Jr. and a son Sean proceeded him in death. Vernon passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Vernon’s spiritual life began at Bray Temp C.M.E. Church in East St. Louis, Illinois, where there was a strong family support system and much love. He later joined Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Wallace Hartsfield, Sr. Vernon was active in his church and served as a Deacon. At the time of his passing he was a member of Connection Point Church under the leadership of Pastor Clay Withers. His life was enriched with learning the importance of a having a relationship with God.
Vernon attended East St. Louis Public Schools. During his years at Lincoln High School he was an outstanding football player. His classmates fondly called him “Baby Huey” because of his large statue. He graduated from Lincoln Senior High School.
He learned early…..if you want something in this world you had to work for it. He ventured into the workforce and one of his first jobs was making ice cream at Famous Barr Department Store in St. Louis Missouri. Later he became employed for Heitman Meat Packing Company. He relocated to Kansas City and was employed by Yellow Freight Co and Churchill Hill Truck Lines. After Churchill closed he was employed by ABF and retired from this company. During his employment he was a proud member of Teamsters Local 41. After retirement he worked part time for the Holiday Inn at the Stadium where he never met a stranger.
He married JoAnn Henry and they had one son Devan. He later married Berda Brown and became an integral part of her daughter Ebony Brown’s life. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Berda Warren, his children Derek, Cassandra, Cheryl, Devan and Ebony. His brothers Cornell (Cynthia), Monty (Barbara) and Keith, a sister Debbie (Larry), his grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Connection Point Church 10500 E. State Route 350 Raytown, Mo. Services are entrusted to Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Funeral Chapel.