Veronica Mechelle “Meek” Renfroe, 41
by Halei Lamb | April 13, 2018 11:41 am
Funeral services for Veronica Mechelle Renfroe, 41, were held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Armstrong presiding. She died March 27, 2018.
Ms. Veronica Mechelle “Meek” Renfroe was born to the late Fred and Rosa Lee Renfroe on March 18, 1977, in Lexsy. She was an enthusiast, talented musician and vocalist, an avid traveler, a lover of life, family, and, most of all, her “extended family,” her friends. She began her path to educational success in the Emanuel County School System. She was a 1995 honor graduate of Swainsboro High School. Renfroe earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education in 1999 from Valdosta State University, a master’s in education from Walden University in 2003, a Specialist in Education from Nova Southeastern University in 2004, and Principal Licensor/Administrative Leadership in 2012-2013 from the University of Colorado. Her love for teaching began at Swainsboro Primary School, after which she taught in the Atlanta School System. Her move to Denver, Colorado, was the milestone of her education career. While working in the Denver Public System, Renfroe developed many educational programs which bridged gaps between different ethnic groups for higher learning. She was the director of the Fellows Program at Place Bridge Academy and the assistant principal at Holm Elementary. Renfroe’s love for traveling and education afforded her the opportunity to return to her passion of teaching at Clairon School, Dubai, UAE. She was an “out-the-box” thinker, a leader, and a motivator to her students as well as her colleagues. Her ability to transcend barriers of different cultures and economic groups was unprecedented. Renfroe’s spiritual growth began at Springfield Baptist Church in Oak Park, where she served as an usher. While living in Denver, she recommitted her life to Christ and, as a result, her desire to serve God and others began to flourish. Renfroe was an active member at Colorado Community Church in Aurora, Colorado, where she served as a member of the praise team and church choir. She was heavily involved in the Chosen Ministry, where she worked with kids in special needs ministry and the Refugee Ministry (Sojourners). Renfroe’s call to serve went beyond her church walls. Her community accomplishments are numerous, yet it followed her belief, to serve God whole heartily, you mush willingly serve and love others. While in Dubai, Renfroe continues to serve as part of the Denver Missions team as well as the Praise Team. Her love for education was embodied in all aspects of her life, but her greatest joy and accomplishment was being a mother to her heart, her son, Novian K. Blue, from her union to James C. Blue.
Survivors include her son, Novian K. Blue of Valdosta; one sister, Chanda R. Williams of Columbus, Mississippi; one brother, Carlos M. Renfroe of Bossier City, Louisiana; “Papa”/grandfather, James L. Whitehead of Dublin; and a host of relatives, family, and friends.
Pallbearers were Sherrod Lane, Telly Worthen, Demetrius Garnder, Cost Wright, Pernell Kirkland, and Delvecchio Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were the Class of 1995, cousins, and Upward Bound.
Mosley’s Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangments.