Vera Ellen Galloway Vann

October 26, 1937 - January 24, 2022

10/26/1937 - 01/24/2022

CONWAY, NC – Vera Ellen Galloway Vann, age 84, of Walter E. Martin Road, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Rocky Mount, NC

Mrs. Vann was born on October 26, 1937 to Cliff Galloway and Edna Earl Tillery Galloway in Northampton County, North Carolina. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She spent her life taking care of her family. She cherished the 59 years of marriage to her loving husband, David Martin Vann, and every moment spent with her family. Her grandchildren were her prize possessions, and she loved her children deeply. She was a very talented seamstress and enjoyed quilting, making each of her children a quilt. Vera also enjoyed spending time outside and working in her flowers. She was loved greatly by her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband, David Martin Vann, son-in-law, Curtis Larry Knight, sister, Estelle Vann, and brother, Leon Galloway.

Left to cherish Vera’s memory is her two daughters, Vera Vann Ricks and husband Anthony of Conway, and Loretta Vann Clark and husband Mike of Littleton; two sons, David Quinton Vann and wife Diane of Conway, and Danny Duane Vann of Conway; two grandsons, Christopher Scott Vann, and William Michael Clark, Jr.; four granddaughters, Heather Michelle Knight, Lindy Clark Arthur and husband Austin, Dana Vann Benner and husband Ian, and Bailey Vann Leggett and husband Lee; four great-grandsons, Wyatt Knight, Waylon Arthur, Braxton Knight, and Gabe Knight; two great-granddaughters, Harper Benner, and Emerson Arthur; and two sisters, Frances Edwards, and Marie Francis, both of Ahoskie.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held at the Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. John Porter officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Vann family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Kathleen Burgess Taylor
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss.

Sharon miles
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Deborah Dickerson
2 years ago

Vera and Loretta, my heart goes out to you both for your loss…my deepest sympathies to you and your family… I pray that comfort and peace replace your sadness.

Michael and Debbie Morris
2 years ago

Loretta, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mama. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Danny Revelle
2 years ago

Anneke and I are very sorry for your loss. We weren’t aware that Mrs. Vann had been ill. She was a sweet lady.

Alan & Sue Harris
2 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. “Miss” Ellen was such a sweet and thoughtful lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family.

Laveka Jarrell
2 years ago

Vera, sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Praying continuously for you and the entire family.

Rita Bryant Harrison
2 years ago

My thoughts and prayers to Ms Vera’s family. I enjoyed knowing her, loved her smile.

Phillip and Joanie Creech
2 years ago

Our sincerest condolences in the passing of your loved one. Wishing you loving memories to forever hold in your heart and comfort for the days ahead.

Priscilla P. Vincent
2 years ago

Extending condolences to your family in the passing of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers.