Vertis Brown Blue was born on November 3, 1943 to the late Thomas and Hattie (Gamble) Brown in Washington County, Georgia as the 14th of 14 children being reared in a God-fearing home. She attended school in the Washington County Public School System; and was escorted to school by her older siblings. Her two nieces—Johnia Newby and Marie Jordan and three nephews—Lee Arthur Jordan, Issacs and Calvin Brown also grew up in the home with her as siblings.
Vertis with her parents and family worshipped at the Tennille Grove Pentecostal Church and where she was baptized at age of twelve. She migrated to Boston in 1962 to live with her older brother and his family. In1965, she married Mr. Bobby Lee Blue and to their union three (3) children were born, Christopher, Tracey and Jennifer.
Mrs. Blue was a stay-at-home mother until their youngest child entered school. She worked various jobs over the years, such as, Boston Alcoholics Anonymous, a Clothing Factory, Hood Ice Cream Company, and the Women’s City Club on Beacon Hill.
Vertis was a quiet and gentle person. She was noted for sharing Sunday Dinners with her children, grandchildren, siblings, family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and twelve siblings: Claudia, Claud, Nedith, Arthur, Roger, Emma Jean, Annie Cora, Christine, Thomas, Eddie, Edith, and Curtis Brown.
Vertis leaves to cherish her memory: children, Christopher (Andrea) Blue, Sr., Tracey (Eric) Christie and Jennifer (Curtis) Warren all of Boston, Massachusetts; and one sister, Essie (Robert) Lannon of Fort Kent, Maine; nine grandchildren: Christian Blue, Nytisha (Daniel) Matthews, Christopher Blue, Jr., Jason Christie, Krisandra Blue, Mya Winder, Christiana and Isaiah Blue and Kyle Warren, all of Boston, Massachusetts; and one great-grand daughter, Chole; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Mother’s Love Her love burns as an Eternal Flame, Forever Lighting The lives of those she Has touched. Author Unknown
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