Velma Luvirn Mihlfeld, 70, of Grand Ridge, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, Mrs. Mihlfeld was born on July 9, 1943 to Bill and Lucille Hamilton. She retired as a Human Services Worker from Florida State Hospital and was a member of New Beginnings Worship Center. Velma loved the Lord and for caring of the sick and needy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Beryl Mihlfeld; one son, Dennis Stewart; one daughter, Mary Odom and one brother, Dillard Hamilton.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene Stewart of Harthorne and Roddick Giles and wife Andrea of Marianna; one daughter, Theresa Johnson and husband Don of Grand Ridge; one brother, Cleveland Hamilton of Lakeland; seven grandchildren; four step children; eight step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014 at New Beginnings Worship Center with the Rev. Mike Daniels, the Rev. Joel Ali and the Rev. Barbara Lee officiating. Interment followed at Shady Grove Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m.,, Thursday, March 20, 2014 at New Beginnings Worship Center, 1165 Hwy 69, Grand Ridge. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/