Velma L. Gerard, age 72 of Beaumont, TX passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. Velma will be deeply missed by her husband, John Gerard, Sr. of Beaumont; sons, H. Richard Gallo (Donna) of Arlington, TX, Larry Gallo (Yvonne) of Boerne, TX, Chris Gallo (Yolunda), and Mark Gallo of Beaumont; step-sons, John Gerard, Jr. (Kendra) and William E. Gerard of Little Rock, AR; daughters, Gretchen Compton (Danny) of Beaumont and Gracie Roberts (Albert) of Houston, TX; brothers, Sam Jones of AL, Herlan Jones of Spring, TX, David Jones of Beaumont, Wilbert Jones (Ella) of New Waverly, TX, and James Jones (Nell) of Houston, TX; sisters, Zadie Mae Johnson of Beaumont, Nell Jones of Dallas, TX, Vera Faye Thompkins of Houston, TX, Annie Mae Anderson of New Orleans, LA and Elzabeth Jones of Saginaw, MI; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grand- children; a loving host of other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life services for Velma will begin with a visitation on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. There will be additional services for Velma on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Scott Olive Baptist Church, 1050 Ewing Street, with a visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m., at the church. Until the Trumpet Sounds, Velma will Take her Earthly Rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in Beaumont, under the professional direction and care of the Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel Staff.