Anita Vesey

Anita G. Vesey, 93, of Lafayette, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette. She was born in Terrell County, Georgia on August 3, 1927 to Robert Taylor and Bessie Ruth (Pridgeon) Speir. She married Joseph Vesey; he preceded her in death.

Anita received her master’s degree from Georgia Southwestern University in Education and had completed class and research requirements toward a doctorate degree in Education. She worked for 30 years in education as an elementary school teacher. She moved to Lafayette from Albany, Georgia in 2005.

Anita enjoyed visits with her two great nephews, great niece and their six children, who currently live in Michigan, South Carolina and Texas.  She also loved cats, feeding and watching birds and enjoyed sharing good food and growing flowers.

Anita is survived by her sister, Camilla Mildred Speir Goode of Lafayette and niece, Camilla (husband Ray) Lee of Lafayette.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, and infant sister, Emily.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel with her great nephew, Dan Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in Lafayette.

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