Cover photo for Verlean Musick's Obituary
Verlean Musick Profile Photo

Verlean Musick

Cleveland, VA – Verlean Musick, age 94, passed peacefully to her Heavenly home on Friday morning June 25, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of the Sourwood Mountain section of Russell County, a daughter of the late George and Fonnie Johnson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty six years, Berkley Musick; sons, Swanson Musick and Ira Musick; daughter, Wanda Powers; three brothers, one sister and grandson, Frank Powers.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Barton, Shirley Brown (husband Herb) and Marilyn Musick, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, extended family, cherished friends and neighbors.

As a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Verlean loved to sing with her husband and friends at many churches before her husband passed away. She was a passionate gardener and spent most of her summers tending her garden and preserving fruits and vegetables that she shared with family and friends. A visit to “Momaw’s” was rewarded with a jar of apple butter or a bag of apple chips. Her winters were spent making afghans. Many old friends, family and new friends she made will cherish her memory with the beautiful afghans and scarves that she shared. She was especially proud of her afghan that won a prize at the Appalachian Fair.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at the Combs-Hess Funeral Service Chapel with the Reverend Otis Musick officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Memories and condolences may be shared on the Combs-Hess Funeral Service Facebook page. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cleveland Lifesaving Crew, Cleveland, VA.

The obituary can also be found on our website: Combs – Hess Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Musick family.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Verlean Musick, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 14

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree