Mrs. Vertis Austin


Mrs. Vertis Austin passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. Graveside services were held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Middle Hill Baptist Church, Warthen, Georgia, with Elder Mack Jackson officiating.


She was born in Sandersville, Georgia on May 17, 1944 to the parentage of the late Mr. Jacob Archer, Sr. and the late Mrs. Myrtle Lou Archer.


Mrs. Austin graduated from TJ Elder High School in 1962 and moved to New Jersey where she attended college. After graduating college with a degree in Business, she married her late husband Rev. Carl C. Austin on February 21, 1965.


Vertis and Carl moved to Washington D.C. where she worked as a secretary at the Pentagon. They loved to travel so they decided to reside in her hometown of Sandersville, Georgia with their children. After the death of her beloved husband, she became even more dedicated to being the best loving mother she could be to her four children and she truly surpassed that.


Mrs. Austin worked at Walmart for many years then later retired from that job which was like family to her. She was a loving, compassionate and kind-hearted person. Vertis loved her family and friends, and she will definitely be missed by everyone that knew her.


She was preceded in death; by her husband: Rev. Carl C. Austin and three siblings: Mrs. Mamie Archer Cato, Mrs. Ella Ree Archer Holmes and Mr. Jacob Archer, Jr.


Mrs. Austin leaves to cherish her memories, four children: Mr. Karl (Christina) Austin, Dublin, Georgia, Mrs. Angela (Jake) Gilbert, Mrs. Carla (Kenny) Ellington, Mr. Duane (Shameka) Austin, Sandersville, Georgia; two sisters: Ms. Eloise Archer, Macon, Georgia, Mrs. Evelyn (Eddie) Yorker, Daytona Beach, Florida; three brothers: Mr. Frank (Rose) Archer, Macon, Georgia, Mr. Euriel Archer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr. James (Annie) Archer, New Haven, Connecticut; sixteen grandchildren: Ms. Katina White, Ms. Lakendra Gilbert, Ms. Porsha Austin, Mrs. Karlicia (Napolean) Jenkins, Ms. Tyhari Sanders, Mrs. India (Demarcus) Holsey, Ms. Malaysia Sanders, Ms. Tiara Austin, Ms. Karnaya Austin, Ms. Eriyona Hill, Ms. Keibriyonna Austin, Mr. Duane Austin, Jr., Mr. Duquan Austin, Ms. Shalexia Brown, Mr. Jahkei Ellington, Mr. Keiyon Ellington; devoted niece: Ms. Janice Gaston; devoted cousin: Ms. Helen Barlow; devoted friend and companion: Mr. Herbert Taylor; seventeen great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. M. C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.








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