December 6, 1929 ~ December 6, 2020

Born in: Oak Ridge, KY
Resided in: Horse Branch, KY

Vernell M. Calloway, 91, of Horse Branch, Kentucky passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Oak Ridge in Butler County, Kentucky on December 6, 1929 to the late Jessie and Margaret Lindsey Beasley. Vernell was a homemaker for more than 70 years, and a member of New Covenant Tabernacle. Vernell enjoyed watching T.V. and reading her Bible. She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Vernell is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Porter; her brothers, Kenneth Lee Beasley, Lenard C. Beasley; and her grandson, Jason Daughtry.

Vernell is survived by her children, Portia Mayer, Theresa (J.T.) Payton, Kenneth Calloway Sheila, Thomas Calloway, Dale (Karen) Calloway; 11 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Betty Roach and Lydia Beasley.

Private services will be held for the family Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

All twenty-five loved ones who wish to honor Vernell at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Calloway. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Vernell M. Calloway and sign her virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. We will surely miss her loving smile and precious heart. But God knew when to call her home. She is celebrating in Heaven.

  2. Thinking of your dear families. Vernell was such a lovely, kind lady and friend. Prayers for your families.

  3. She used to always read the Bible to me when she would watch me.Now you are in heaven with our savior .
    Love you always mammaw

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