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Vernell B.
Pounds (Carter)

July 28, 1963 – November 6, 2018

Vernell Pounds
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Obituary for Vernell B. Pounds (Carter)

Vernell Bersell Carter Pounds was born July 28, 1963 to Bernard Ridgley & the late Betty J. Simmons.

“Priscilla” as she was affectionately called, attended grade school in Havre De Grace, MD and graduated from Havre De Grace Senior High School in 1981.

Priscilla worked for the Havre De Grace Police Department for 12 years.

Priscilla & Jeffrey Pounds were married in 1997. They later moved to Delaware where she acquired her med tech license and was a CNA. Priscilla worked with the mentally disabled and retired from Coatesville Veteran Hospital.

Priscilla was raised in Gospel Tabernacle 1st Apostolic Faith Church under the leadership of Bishop Harry T. Lee, Sr. where she was baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost. Priscilla loved singing. She used to sing on the Deliverance Choir & on the Combined Choir. Her favorite scripture was Hebrews 11:1- “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.”

Priscilla was also a member of Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Fellowship Church while she was living in Delaware where the pastor was Bishop Ralph Harmon.

Priscilla loved to read and watching movies. She was funny and fun to be around. Her smile would light up the room. So many people called her mom. She was a good listener & loved talking to people.

Priscilla leaves to cherish her memory, her fathers Bernard Ridgley & Charles Simmons; 2 sons, Reggenal (Megan) Carter and Jerrel Pounds, Sr. both of Havre de Grace, MD; 6 grandchildren, Maya Carter, Jerrel Pounds, Jr., Alivia, Donna, James & Byron Marshburn ; 1 great grandson; King Williams; 1 Goddaughter Stephanie Pettigen; 4 sisters, Debbie (Chris) Gardner of Edgewood MD; Dana Ridgley; Tandra Ridgley; Dorea Ridgley all of Aberdeen, MD; 5 brothers, Terence Ridgley of California; Charles (Paulette) Simmons of Edgewood MD; James (Tamara) Simmons of Havre de Grace MD; Curvine (Vetashma) Ridgley of North Carolina; Clayton Ridgley of Aberdeen, MD; 3 Aunts; Lee Carter of Bronx, NY; Kathy Carter &, Alishia (Robert) Schofield both of Havre de Grace, MD; 1 brother-in-law Marshall Pounds of Delaware; 2 special friends, Sharon Knight and Earline Mittons; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving mother Betty J. Simmons; her grandparents and 3 uncles.

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When Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gospel Tabernacle First Apostolic Faith Church
330 Superior Street
Havre De Grace, MD 21078

Service Information

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 12:00pm
Gospel Tabernacle First Apostolic Faith Church
330 Superior Street
Havre De Grace, MD 21078

Interment Information

Harford Memorial Gardens
3839 Aldino Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
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