Vera Mae Modkins
Vera Mae Modkins
  • June 28, 1944 - June 19, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Vera Mae Miles’ journey began June 28, 1944, in Marlin, Texas, to the parentage of Verv Lee Miles and Sybil Mae Graves Miles. She was the second eldest of four siblings. Vera accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age.

She attended Booker T. Washington Public School. She was united to Earl Modkins, Sr., on July 6, 1963, and this union of 54 years bore five children, three sons and two daughters: Brenton, Sonya, Cetrick, Earl, and Ebony. Mama “M” was a loving mother and a devoted wife. She was a positive role model to many in the community.

She worked for Social Security Administration for 26 years and retired in December of 2012. She devoted over 20 years as owner of the Oak Cliff Bears Pee Wee Football Team. She was well respected, friendly, and kind.

On June 19, 2017, Vera Mae Modkins joined her Lord and Savior and was greeted beyond Heaven’s pearly gates by her husband, Earl Modkins, Sr.; and her parents, Verv Lee Miles and Sybil Mae Graves Miles.

She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Sonya Modkins McKay (Raymond) and Ebony Washington; three sons, Brenton Modkins (Sherry), Cetrick Modkins, and Earl Edward Modkins, Jr.; James T. “Fish” Modkins, Jr., (Margie); siblings: Rosie Nell Baysinger of DeSoto, Texas, Ever Jean Bruner of Lubbock, Texas, and Luster Miles (Gaye) of Dallas, Texas; mother-in-law, Emma Lou Waites Modkins; father-in-law, James Thomas “J.T.” Modkins, Sr., of Marlin, Texas; twelve grandchildren, Khe’Landria Modkins Jones (Kenneth), Brandon Smith, Triston Modkins, Rodnesha Webb, Alexis Modkins, Mykeelah Webb, Kenneth Spencer, Jr., Tahmia Modkins, Semaj Washington, Janiya Washington, Nia Modkins; twelve great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.