Willie Ethel “Mother” Vance-Jarnigan was born December 14, 1940 to Melba (Burton) and Joe Vance, Sr. in Waxhaw, MS. She passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, after an extended illness.
She lived in Muncie for the past 53 years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was employed at Mid-West towel in her younger years and Life Stream.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Clarince (Rhonda) Vance, Robert (Katherine) Vance, Ralphus Vance, Randy (Mattie) Wallace, Rodell (Karen) Wallace, Kevin Wallace all of Muncie and Rufus (Annette) Vance of Indianapolis; daughters, Otha Taylor, Sarah Wallace and LaTonya Burton all of Muncie; brothers, Curtis (Charlye) Vance of Indianapolis, Paul Vance, William (Unie) Vance, Eddie (Charlotte) Vance all of Muncie, Freddie Lee (Deborah) Vance and Jonnie (Bonnie) Vance both of Madison, WI; sisters, Linda Vance of Muncie, Shirley Ann of Michigan and Doris Gunnison of Mississippi; longtime friend, Tonya Neely; and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius Jarnigan, Jr.; parents, Joe and Melba Vance, Sr.; brothers, Joe Vance, Jr., Cleo Vance and Roy Lee Vance; sister, Odessa Wilson; and grandson, Jordan Rowe.
Burial in Gardens of Memory
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