A Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Daughter, and Sister… Venerly Chanel Jackson-Ford was born on March 20, 1960, to the parentage of Melvin and Gloria Jackson. Venerly passed away on January 3, 2023, after a long battle with medical complications surrounded by many loving family members.
Venerly found the Lord at a very young age with membership at Peaceful Rest Baptist Church. At the age of about 12, she began membership with Community First Baptist Church, Pastor C.H. Gerald. She was an active member of the Youth Choir and BTU. And later began membership with Greater Community First Baptist Church, Dr. LaCedric Williams.
Venerly was a very involved, and proud graduate of the Class of 1978, South Oak Cliff High School (S.O.C.) Golden Bears. Fun little fact about Miss Venerly… her grade schoolteacher began calling her by the name Beverly, and Venerly never corrected her, and that is how the name Beverly came about.
Venerly was employed with National Semiconductor for 20 plus years as a Burn-In Operator, and she then became employed with Alcon up until her Medical Leave of Absence. She immediately lit up any room she entered and made an impact on so many people lives. She always wanted to make it known to everyone that she loved, loved, loved her Daddy. But make no mistake about it she truly loved her Mom as well. But yes, Venerly really and truly did love her family, and for that reason we would like for her homegoing to be a celebration of life. We will miss her greatly. Venerly leaves to cherish her mother and father, Melvin and Gloria Jackson; her one and only son, Melvin Dewon Jackson whom she loved so much that she’d joke and say… “she got it right the first time, so he was all she needed!”. Venerly also leaves to cherish her granddaughter, Jayni J. Jackson (Victor Bell) and a great granddaughter, Dakota J. Bell; three sisters, Glenda McCollan (Michael), Jackie Crayton (Vincent), and her baby sister Marilyn Greene (Issac); six nephews and six nieces, Shane, Derrick, John, Javius, Dedrick, and Vonte’, Vinecia, Akyra, Aerial, Meghan, Aaliyah and Allanah; twenty great nieces and nephews, and three great-great nieces and nephews, along with a host of other relatives and friends that loved her dearly. Venerly was preceded in death by her older sister, Debra Williams.