Ms. Veronica Ann Searcy, of Manchester, Tennessee, departed this life on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the age of fifty-one. She was born March 10, 1963 in Tularosa, New Mexico, the daughter of Talmadge Searcy and Christine Searcy Roberts.

Veronica was preceded in death by her father, Talmadge Searcy.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Christine and Jim Roberts; her companion of over 20 years, Arthur “Bill” Leabo; her sister, Angela Christine Williams and husband David of Olathe, Kansas; one step-brother, Michael James Roberts and wife Marilyn of Vancouver, Wash.; two nephews; two nieces; three great nieces; maternal aunt, Lucille Tims of Manchester, Tenn.; her paternal aunts, Elwanda Searcy Templeton of Newport, and Linda Searcy Rorex and husband Jim of Swifton; and her six cousins. 

Friends visited at the funeral home, Monday, April 7, 2014, 9:30-10 a.m.  Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carol Nash officiating.  Interment followed in Swifton Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Jim Rorex, Cletus Thompson, Thomas Blevins, Jess Lee Dunivan, Boyce Dunivan, Kenny Crider.  Honorary pallbearers were Steven Templeton, Ronnie Templeton, Mike Templeton, Bo Rorex, Michael Roberts, David Williams, and Chris McAlee.

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Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.