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Celebrating the life of

Vonny R. Farrell

Passed away on December 28, 2023

Vonny R. Farrell

Vonny R. Farrell, 68, died peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2023, surrounded by her loving family after a short illness.

Vonny grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she was a graduate of Stranahan High School. She was a state champion flutist and a proud member of the “Marching Dragons” Marching Band.  It was also there that she met the love of her life, Ken. Together they attended Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida where she double-majored to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising.

In 1977, Vonny married Ken at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. Their love was once-in-a-lifetime. Together they had two children, Kelly and Colin, who they raised in a home filled with love, laughter, and many loud debates. Vonny enjoyed two successful careers. The first was in fashion merchandising for Susie's Casuals in Florida and later Belk Hudson in south Georgia. Her second career, which she embarked upon when her own kids were older, was as a beloved teacher with the Glynn County Schools. As a social studies teacher at Jane Macon Middle School, she enjoyed imparting wisdom and touching young lives until she retired. Vonny’s many accomplishments included being a graduate of Leadership Georgia, President of the YWCA Board of Directors, serving on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, and serving as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church, as well as numerous other awards and recognitions for her hardworking nature and spirit of service to her community.

Vonny was an avid reader who would check out 5-6 library books in a week and easily read them all. She was a passionate supporter of animals and the arts, and she was incredibly creative and talented. Vonny loved to cook, and her family was blessed to enjoy many delicious, home-cooked meals that she prepared with love. She took pleasure in all kinds of media including painting, jewelry-making, sewing, and making her home a warm and inviting space that her children and grandchildren loved visiting. Far and away, her biggest passion in life was her family. She was a proud swim team mom, devoting countless hours to driving her kids to practice or cheering at meets with the Brunswick Y Water Dawgs. Vonny’s favorite moments in life were when her whole family was together, filling her home with loud rambunctious laughter and playing cards. (She will forever get to draw the Christmas worm in every Farrell family card game.)

In addition to her husband, Ken; Vonny leaves behind her daughter, Kelly (Justin) Crosby of Cupertino, CA; her son, Colin (Ashley) Farrell of Tallahassee, FL; her grandchildren Jack and Caroline Crosby and Graham and Delaney Farrell. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan; father; and two of her three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Vonny’s honor to the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation or the Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia. 



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Missing our SuSu

- Crosby family , Cupertino, CA

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So very sorry. Hold on tight to those wonderful memories. Love and prayers~

- Barbara and David Johns, Brunswick, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you have the peace that only God can give. We have such sweet memories of Vonny and the whole family! We love you all!

- Thom & Lynn Chapman, Saint Simons Island, GA

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Guys, and gals, I still can't believe this. So very sad. Our beloved FFE will never be the same.

- Charlie Vanture, Tallahassee, FL

We are heartbroken for your loss. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. We loved her.

- Al And Betty Coty, Brunswick, GA

I’m am so sorry for Vonny’s passing. Please know that I share your sorry. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. My prayers are with you all.

- Sally Miles, Brunswick , Ga

Such a sweet person, so sorry to hear of her passing. So many great memories of her and Ken. Our condolences to the family.

- Tom Grimes, Union, Kentucky

Miss you, Mom

- Kelly Crosby, Cupertino, CA

Ken, Sorry for your loss. Wishing you the best under the conditions. God Speed and Happy New Year. Michael

- Capt. Michael Sullivan, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry to hear this. Praying for Ken and family

- Harriet Alvarez, Kingsland , Ga

Ken- Very sorry to hear this news. Tricia and I are sending prayers.

- Ty Stone, Savannah, GA

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- Anne and John Titen, Brunswick , Ga

I am so sorry to hear of Vonny's passing. She and I worked together at Jane Macon on the 6th grade hall. We shared the same birthday and a love of Shalimar perfume. It was also my pleasure to have Colin as student in the 6th grade. Vonny and I shared many laughs and conversations during our years at Jane Macon. Please know I will keep you in my prayers.

- Judy Butler, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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We are so very sorry to hear of Vonny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Don and Janet Mason, Brunswick, GA

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Pete and I are so sorry to hear this, what a beautiful lady Vonny was, loved the time we spent at the swim meets with her and your family.

- Richards family, Brunswick , Ga

The world is a better place because of Vonny. The lives of those of us whose paths crossed with hers are richer for the experience. Thoughts going out to you, Ken, and your loved ones, as we you grieve your loss while celebrating Vonny’s life.

- Joe Brannen, Atlanta, Georgia

Sending love and light as you navigate your grie. My deepest condolences

- Carrie Weaver, Boxborough, MA

Vonny was such a joy to be around in High School. She was such a good flutist, good friend.she and Ken made such a good couple. I am very sad to hear of her passing but glad the she was able to leave such a wonderful legacy. I’m so sorry Ken!

- Jim Bell, Smithville, TN

I am not only in shock, but I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a great educator and human being! I will miss Vonnie so! My condolences and prayers to you all.

- Zania Laws, Brunswick , Georgia

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- Zania Laws, Brunswick, Georgia

I am so sorry to hear of Vonny’s passing . I have so many wonderful memories of our fun times in Florida. She was a wonderful friend and we shared many great times especially with our children. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mary Ann Kuschman and family.

- Mary Ann Kuschman , Glastonbury, , CT

Vonny was such a beautiful and talented friend. I’m so sorry to hear this sad new. My heart goes out to Ken, Kelly, & Colin.

- Beth Waldenmaier Foley, Tampa, FL

Ken, we are so sorry for your loss of such an accomplished, loving, caring and other-centered partner in Vonny. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and if there is anything we can do for you all.

- Vernon & Rebecca Buchman, Savannah, GA

After Graduating from FSU Vonny established herself as a professional Merchandiser for Susie’s Casuals a Division of the Kinney Shoe company in South Florida. When the family moved to South Georgia she landed with Belks where she continued to excel in her Field. Vonny then decided to change course and became a teacher where she thrived in changing the lives of many Children and teenagers. Vonny had a great sense of Humor and she was an avid Sports Fan especially for the Florida State Seminoles and Miami Dolphins. She loved her Family and Friends and she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Family.

- The Pierce Family, Jacksonville Beach, FLORIDA

My sympathy on Vonny's passing. She was a wonderful buddy in our work at the YWCA and I will always remember her as a lovely gracious friend!

- Faith Willis, Brunswick, Ga.

Vonny was more than just my mother-in-law; she loved me as if I were her own... she was my second mother. I am grateful to have met her when I was just 16, and over the course of 21 years we formed a great friendship and share many memories that I will always treasure. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and Susu to her grandchildren. She was often seen on the floor with her grandkids, playing games or reading them their favorite stories. She adored her family! I will forever miss her homecooked meals, which were always accompanied by a "Let's eat" yell from the kitchen. Susu, we miss you so much.

- Ashley Farrell , Tallahassee, FL

I am so glad that Brooke decided to attend FSU so we were able to spend cherished time with you all and Vonny at games and other family gatherings in Tallahassee. She will be missed. Love and prayers to you all.

- The Fairchild’s, Woodstock, GA

Ken, Kelly, Colin, and grandchildren, Greg and I are deeply saddened to hear of Vonny’s passing. What a loss for your family. Vonny was a delightful, beautiful person. We will always remember all those swim meets! You are all in our prayers.

- Debbie and Greg Yancey, St. Simons Island, GA

Vonny created so many memories worth treasuring. The love she showed Ashley and her entire family was truly amazing. May you always feel surrounded by her love as you continue to feel the incredible impact of her life. Mothers never truly leave us. You need only look in your heart and she’ll be there.

- Cindy & Dalton, Brunswick , Ga.

Ken and family, So sorry to hear about Vonny’s death. She was such a light and I always felt a connection as we both came out of fashion merchandising. Much love to the whole family and especially Ken.

- Martha Zoller, Gainesville, GA

Vonny led a truly genuine life. Her zest for her family and community reflected in her shining personality. Much love and caring goes out to Ken and family...

- Meredith and Chuck Deal, St. Simons Island , GA

Ken and family~ Deepest sympathy from the Solana family to y'all. What an amazing lady! We will be lifting your family in prayer for comfort and peace.

- Mark Solana, Savannah, GA

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I am still stunned like everyone that care for all of you. We have so many great memories of the swim meets both at the Y and the many trips to other locations. The growing up years of our children keep playing in my thoughts. Vonnie was a talented, beautiful and unique special lady. I don't know the words to make anything easier, but know that you are all strong, Christians and that she will always be there in your memories and in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you Ken, Kelly, Colin, and all those precious grandchildren.

- Pamela Nutgrass, Brunswick, GA

I was so sorry to learn of Vonny’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve this loss. I have many fond memories with Vonny and always appreciated her taste in music and fashion as I was growing up. I made an orange with whole cloves in it this Christmas and remembered she showed me how to make these. I know she will be missed and send you peace and comfort during this time.

- Bridgette Binford (formerly Johns), Parker, CO

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Karen and John Laws, BRUNSWICK, GA

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