Born in Marlin, Texas, she was the daughter of the late James M. Adams and Verda Lee McClain Adams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Berrien Daniel Sutton, who died January 2, 2000. Verda Lee graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. degree, attended Southern Methodist University, and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She loved to sing, play the piano, garden, and travel. She was a dedicated member of the Garden Club of America, and served as a national officer. Mrs. Sutton enjoyed numerous activities at the Highlands Country Club and the Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, FL. Mrs. Sutton exemplified her faith in Christ each day of her life. She worshipped at Peachtree United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA and First United Methodist Church, Ormond Beach, FL. She also attended Highlands United Methodist Church and was a resident at Chestnut Hill.
Mrs. Sutton was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Johnson and husband Tim of Charlotte, NC; two granddaughters, Gail Johnson of Charlotte and Meredith Johnson of Atlanta, GA. The last years of her life, Verda Lee was lovingly cared for by a special group of ladies, who she loved very much.
The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at First United Methodist Church of Franklin. Rev. Vic Greene and Rev. Janet Greene will officiate. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, NC.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service.
Memorial donations can be made to the Highlands United Methodist Church, 315 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741 or the Foundation Fighting Blindness, PO Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21298.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.