April 25, 1930 - February 25, 2017
Evelyn Vernell Rayzor, 86, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Temple, TX. Vernell was born April 25, 1930 in Tioga, Texas to John Henry Macklin Needham and Effie Lavada West. She married Willie “Bill” Allen Rayzor on October 17, 1949 in Ardmore, OK. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1996.Vernell and Bill ran Rayzor Grocery from 1969 to 1986 in Pilot Point, TX. They then moved to Temple to be close to family. She loved working in her Aunt Minnie’s Antique Shop of Temple, being outside in her flower gardens, and spending time with family. She loved telling stories about the good ole days.Vernell is survived by her daughter, Sharon Robbins and husband Johnny of Temple, TX; two grandchildren, Johnny Robbins, Jr. and wife Courtney of Round Rock, TX and Sabrina Castro and husband Rolando; three great-grandchildren, Maximillian, Ada, and Adelyn; brother, Donald Needham of Sanger, TX; brother-in-law, Jesse Rayzor, Jr. of Pilot Point, TX; two sisters-in-law, Doris Needham of Arkansas and Kay Needham of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Effie; husband, Bill; three brothers, John Needum, Bobby Needham, and Totsy "Elbert" Needham; and sister, Vernetta Ashcraft.Visitation will be held 12:00 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Slay Memorial Chapel in Pilot Point, TX with a graveside service following at Pilot Point Community Cemetery in Pilot Point, TX. Online condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vernell’s memory to Pilot Point Community Cemetery, P.O. Box 65, Pilot Point, TX 76258 or Temple Animal Shelter, 620 S. 31st Street, Temple, TX 76504.Services are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center. To send a flower arrangement to the family of Evelyn Vernell Rayzor, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Evelyn Vernell Rayzor, 86, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Temple, TX. Vernell was born April 25, 1930 in Tioga, Texas to John Henry Macklin Needham and Effie Lavada West. She married Willie “Bill” Allen Rayzor on October... View Obituary & Service Information
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