Verline Mae Rucker, affectionately known as Vee, was born on June 6, 1944 in Trappe, MD, to the late Mazie Mae Mills and the late Philip Roberts and Robert Green (stepfather). Verline accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Scotts Methodist Church in Trappe, Md. Verline attended Cornerstone Peaceful Bible Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro, MD, with her son, until her death.
Verline received her education in Washington, DC public schools and graduated from Eastern Senior High School in 1962. Vee retired from the United States Postal Service after 26 years of service in 1992. After retiring, she continued to work for the United State Postal Service as a contractor until 2007.
Verline’s favorite pastime was bowling. Vee belonged to a bowling league until her health began to decline. She organized regularly scheduled bowling tournaments. She also enjoyed traveling and gambling trips with her close personal friends, Jim and Joan Hall. Whenever Vee could not travel, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, assembling puzzles, reading books, crossword puzzles, slot machine games on her computer and watching bowling on television. It was hard to tell by approaching her, but Verline was one of kindest people you would ever want to meet with a personality beyond reproach and would do anything for anyone if asked. Vee enjoyed spending time with her loved ones at family gatherings and playing card games.
Vee had one brother, Richard Shelton Mills, who preceded her in death.
Verline departed this earth on March 8, 2015, after an extensive battle with heart disease. Verline leaves to cherish fond and loving memories one son, Michael Rucker; one daughter-in-law, Melissa Rucker; one granddaughter, Masia Rucker and one grandson, Myles Rucker. She also leaves to cherish her beloved memory one aunt, Marjorie Roberts, a sister-in-law, Anna Mills, her cousin, Ethel Cluff, her niece, Romaine “Sue” Covington or “Rody” as Vee called her, who was like a daughter to her; three nephews Robert Mills, Ricardo Lee and Ronald Lee, three additional nieces, Renee Wood, Yvonne Brockenberry, and Rhonda Lee; one godson, Keith Cluff; five great-nephews, Zachary, Dawaine, Devan, DeAndre, and Jovante; three great-nieces, Desiree, Joyce, Junea and Roshae. Vee also had six honorary grandchildren; Dowell, Dominique, Annie, Tasia, Jourgie and Jalen and four honorary great-grandchildren, Jace, Maven, Kade and Amelia, as well as a host of loved ones and friends.
Family and friends will unite on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 4:00pm until time of memorial service at 4:30pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD.