Carlevern “Slim” Versey was born on February 28, 1952 in Holly Grove, Arkansas to the union of the late Ross Versey, Jr. and Elizabeth Lige` Versey. He was the fourth child of nine children. One (1) sister: Natalie Carr; two (2) brothers: Donald Versey, Sr. and Gary Mills; and one (1) grandson: Courtney Thomas, Jr. preceded him in death.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church.
Carlevern received his formal education in the public school system of Holly Grove, Arkansas where he graduated from Holly Grove Vocational High School in 1970. He entered into the United States Marine Corp on October 6, 1972 and served faithfully until he was honorably discharged on October 5, 1976.
Carlevern was a very hard worker and provider who loved his family. He worked various agricultural jobs throughout Marvell over many years until his health declined. His grandchildren were his absolute pride and joy. They could do no wrong in his eyes. He enjoyed watching cowboy shows. He will be missed tremendously.
Carlevern leaves to cherish his memories his dedicated spouse of forty-five (45) years: Clementene. He is also the proud father of eight (8) daughters: Tequila Thomas (Courtney) of Little Rock, Arkansas; Tragula Versey (Charles) of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Tameka Robinson (Ivory) of Marvell, Arkansas; Tarius Nelson (Daron) of McKinney, Texas; Tammy Williams (Timothy) of Marvell, Arkansas; Tierra Versey of Marvell, Arkansas; Tyla Versey of Marvell, Arkansas; and Keona Bennett of Marvell, Arkansas; five (5) sisters: Beulah “Atsia” Fair of Chicago, Illinois; Irma Humbert (Donnel) of Jacksonville, North Carolina; Wilma Felton (Kenneth) of Byron, Georgia; Aretha “Cathy” Versey of Marvell, Arkansas; and Denise Versey of Marvell, Arkansas; one (1) aunt: Alice Harris of Marvell, Arkansas; two (2 )special nephews that he raised as his own: Randall Wilborn and Deon Wilborn, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; sixteen (16) grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved him dearly.
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