LAURINBURG — Velma Stafford McGee, 104, passed away on Sept. 15, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 at Roseland United Methodist Church in Aberdeen officiated by the Rev. Linda Nelson. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21 at Oakwood Cemetery in Brownsville, Tenn.
She is survived by her daughter the Rev. Nancy Willard (Spencer) of Laurinburg, her grandchildren Derrick Willard (Jenny), Beth Bockoven (Paul), Leslie English (Jeff), and Jeff Gregory (Jessica), and great-grandchildren Mac Willard, Anna Grace Willard, Carson Bockoven, Cecilia Bockoven, Jack English, and Reid Gregory.
Born on March 6, 1909 in Fayette County, Tenn, she was a daughter of the late Marvin C. and Belle Cole Stafford. A public school teacher until her retirement in 1974, she taught elementary school in Fayette, Shelby, and Haywood counties in Tennessee, always considering teaching as her ministry. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and family, and always found good in everything and everyone. She was married to the late Robert L. McGee of Brownsville.
Memorials may be made to Roseland UMC, Playground Fund, 181 Rose Ridge Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315.
McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.