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Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Vella Mae "Aunt Mae" Tucker, 93, Gadsden, who passed away Monday, July 17, 2017. The Rev. Roy Daugherty will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
Vella was a retired nursing assistant. She loved the Atlanta Braves and spending time with her family. Vella was of the Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Paul Tucker; parents, Grover and Della Sharpton; sister, Wilodean Deerman; and brother, Henry B. Sharpton.
Vella is survived by her nieces, Linda Morris, Pam (Tommy) Campbell and Kim (Russ) Davis; and nephews, Bobby (Gloria) Deerman and Timothy Sharpton.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Deerman, Matthew Deerman, Chase Thrasher, Rickey Gladden and Ken Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Special thanks to Amanda Smith, Alacare Hospice, especially, Lindsy and Crystal; and to Physicians Apothecary.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday before the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com. .