Vernice Dawkins “Bunt” Montgomery

vernice-montgomeryMrs. Vernice Dawkins “Bunt” Montgomery, 90, of 208 Dogwood Drive, entered eternal rest on Monday, October 12th, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Widow of Julius Montgomery, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late James Haskell “Hack” Dawkins and the late Rena Mayberry Dawkins.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Mrs. Montgomery was preceded in death by: three children, Robert Montgomery, Lorene Allen, and Elnora Littlejohn; and siblings, Robert, Gabe, Calvin, and T.L. Dawkins and Charles Durrah, Shirley Cumberlander, Julia Mae Smith, Mary Worthy, and Jacqueline Lightning.

Surviving: 5 sons, James “Red” Montgomery, Eddie Montgomery (Marjorie), Matthew Montgomery, Crawley Montgomery (Straucey), all of Gaffney, and Terry Montgomery (Karen) of Cowpens; 4 daughters, Esther Byers (Rev. Lee) and Sheila Posey (Frankie) of Gaffney, Carolyn Watson (Terry) of Duncan, SC and Andrea Gregory of York, SC; two sisters, Maxine McFadden (David) of New York City and Wilma Davis (Lavander) of Gaffney; 46 grandchildren, including Kathy Littlejohn (James), Shanetta Posey (Trey) and Julitan “Chin” Foster (Misha), raised in the home; 108 great-grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-great grandchildren; son-in-law, Donnie Ray Littlejohn of Gaffney; aunts, Lenora Camp of Huntersville, NC and Trudy Dawkins of Gaffney; sisters-in-law, Bessie Jean Dawkins, Melissa Durrah and Margaret Montgomery.

Services will be Friday, 3:00 p.m., in Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. C.A. Wallace officiating and Rev. Lee Byers delivering the eulogy. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

She will lie in state Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the church.

Professional services are entrusted to The Gilmore Mortuary