Vernell Elizabeth Martin age 96, of Mt. Vernon passed away 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services for Vernell Martin will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church 1026 Newby Avenue in Mt. Vernon with Reverend William Ronald Lash officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:00 AM till service time at the church. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon where you may call 618-246-0100 or visit us online at www.newellfuneralhome.com for further information.