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Jo Anne Pope Vereen

Jo Anne Pope Vereen, American social services director. Member Business and Professional Women, Whiteville, 1954—1958; Member of North Carolina Social Services Association, North Carolina Association County Directors.

Background

  • Vereen, Jo Anne Pope was born on January 22, 1931 in Hickory, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Jesse Lee and Edith Marie (Whitener) Pope.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Mars Hill Junior College, 1951. Bachelor cum laude, Wake Forest College, 1953.

    Career

    • Mini. youth education First Baptist Church, Whiteville, North Carolina, 1953—1957. Bookkeeper United Caroline Bank, 1957—1958. Case work assistant Columbus County Department Social Services, 1958—1962, social worker II, 1962—1976, director II, 1976—1980, director III, since 1980.

    Politics

    Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Holy Scripture always has been the authoritative and trustworthy guide for knowing and serving the God who is revealed as Creator, Savior and Advocate.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.

    Membership

    Member Business and Professional Women, Whiteville, 1954—1958. Member of North Carolina Social Services Association, North Carolina Association County Directors.

    Personality

    Interests

    Handcrafts.

    Connections

    • Married Jack Guy Vereen, July 21, 1957. Children: Steven Jack, Leigh Anne Vereen Cook.
    • father: Jesse Lee Pope
    • mother: Edith Marie (Whitener) Pope
    • spouse: Jack Guy Vereen
    • children: Steven Jack Vereen
    • Leigh Anne Vereen Cook Vereen
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    Nationality
    • 1951
      Mars Hill Junior College
    • 1953
      Wake Forest College
    • 1953 - 1957
      Mini. youth education First Baptist Church
      Whiteville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1957 - 1958
      bookkeeper, United Caroline Bank