CORPORAL DONEARL VEREEN, JR., {41} was born the son of Donearl Vereen, Sr. and Evangelist Marva Dewitt-Vereen on January 19, 1977 in Conway, SC. He attended Horry County public schools  and graduated from Conway High School. Upon graduation, Donearl enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

Corporal Vereen received the following decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons and education while serving his country: Aircraft Recovery Specialist, National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge, Meritorious Mast, Letter of Appreciation and Good Conduct Medal.

Corporal Vereen rendering service to his country after four {4} years, he was honorably discharged. He returned to Conway, SC and became employed as a Security Guard in Myrtle Beach, SC. He then decided to further his education and attended Electrical Training Technical College in New York City. He also attended Horry-Georgetown Technical College majoring in Physical Therapy Later he relocated to Greenville, SC and attended Greenville Technical College and completed his studies  in Physical Therapy.

Donearl was a fun, loving person who kept those around him full of joy. He counseled the young who came to him for advice with wisdom. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. Spivey Dewitt and Mrs. Maggie Dewitt; Mr. William and Minnie Gerald-Vereen; uncles, William “Buck” Vereen, Jr., Dan Otis Vereen, Joseph Miller and an aunt, Sally Vereen-Miller.

Corporal Vereen leaves a legacy of love to his parents, Donearl Vereen, Sr. and Evangelist Marva Dewitt-Vereen; his sons, Tyre Madrid Richards, Devon Marquise Vereen, Donovan Sol Malik Vereen and D’Mari James Vereen; his God-daughter, Dayanah Brown; stepmother, LJoy Tarolli Vereen; sister, Marlena Vache’ Vereen; brother, Quincy Elijah Vereen; aunts,Mary Patterson, Gladys Frazier, Alice Brown, Annie Ruth Grissett, Magdalene Moody, Betty Jean Littleton, Sarah Bell Vereen and Connie Hickman-Vereen; great-aunt, Arthalia Gerald; uncles, JW Dewitt, Joe Dewitt, Alva Dewitt, Johnny Dewitt, James Dewitt, Lee Ernest; special cousins, Wilson Frazier {School Guardian}, Little Johnnie Dewitt {Little Brother}, and Nedra Brown {Little Sister}; special friend, Erica Quick; buddy, T-Tall and a host of sorrowing cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Mason Temple COGIC.  Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, November 19, 2018 at Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Florence National Cemetery with US Marines Honors.  Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel.



  • I’m certainly going to miss my friend “Peter”, he was a man of great character, We had a conversation in March ::: I was waiting to see my old friend again.. My heart is so heavy right now … He was like no other, always had a laugh for you…
    To his family especially his mom Min. Marva Dean :: I will always remember you in my prayers : Thst God will continue to strengthen you as the days pass.. I love you all… Sadden

  • I will miss you cousin!! You kept me laughing plenty of days and you always pulled up on me when you came home. Things is definitely never gonna be the same true Homewood legend

  • Wow God have called you home you will be missed cuz I remember not along ago we was at ocean fish market talking all this fill like a dream but I know God does not make no mastake in who he called home .God is soon to return and we need to get it right we don’t know the hour the day nor the minute when he will come back Peter as we called him do not half to worry no more he is in a better place “marva you and my mom are like sister You are not alone hold your head up cuz God will see you thru the dark times .this is Robert Jenkins I am in this wheelchair and I might can not make it out tomorrow but I will be holding the family up in prayer 🙏 have a bless night in the name of Jesus

  • He and I were raised like brothers. I was called Key and he was called Pete Snow. You see Peter was a name given to both he and I by our Grand Father Spivey Dewitt. As I write this message my eyes are filling with tears. God knows best, therefore who are we to question why. The scripture says at James 1:6 we should never doubt GOD. Even though I know this to be true the pain is overwhelming. Please, keep my Aunt Marva Dean, Uncle Don, and Peter’s boys in your prayers. I spoke to him a couple months ago as well another beloved cousin of mine. There we were ( Pete Snow, Key, and Tiny (pronounced Teenee) leg baby) remembering Grandma Maggie. The Irony of it is before Uncle Don and Aunt Marva had Peter, they spent a lot of time with me and Angela (Dewitt) Bethea of Baltimore, Maryland. God only knew we would be losing him this early. I love you all (Family and Friends of Conway, SC and beyond) so much and will never take you for granted. If I could give Pete the a message I would say rest well “little brother” until we see you again. Leon Grissett aka: Key, Squeaky and Peter # 1.

  • Wow, I knew something was happening Cousin now I know I felt you departing this world…and now you know I gonna sing it: 🎤🎼When This Life Is Oover🎵One Day’s Morning,🎶I know I’ll See Your Face♩

    • Don I’m gonna truly miss you. I’m gonna miss your Facebook posts. I always liked the way you could get a good Facebook thread going. All In good humor. I’m praying for your sons and your mom. Love you young cousin! My heart ♥️ is broken.

  • Truly was a great friend. Miss our church days where we just joked around and called each other Rev and Evangelists. Gonna miss you Peter, Church Family…my brother in Christ. Prayers for strength for Mama Marva Dean and Peter sons. Rest Easy! Semper Fi

  • I will truly miss you Cousin, and I will forever cherish our last conversation. Sleep in sweet peace, and tell my dad that I miss him tremendously ❤️

  • I love you dad

  • You will truly be missed my friend…RIP!

  • We are so very sorry for your loss!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

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