VELMA L. HARVEY "MAMA WRIGHT" EAST CHICAGO, IN Velma L. Harvey "MaMa Wright", age 81, of East Chicago, IN, passed away Friday, November 30, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. She is survived by one daughter, Shelia D. Wright-Battle and son, Timothy T. Wright both of East Chicago, IN; two granddaughters: Lyrica Wright of Gary, IN and Timeka Wright of East Chicago, IN; one grandson, Dionte Wright of East Chicago, IN; two brothers: Andrew Hunter and Johnnie F. (Edna) Hunter both of Chicago, IL; two sisters-in-law: Maggie Hunter of Seale, AL and Rhodia Hunter of Phenix City, AL; godchildren: Aaron Johnson, Alexis and Tiarra Wright, Chevis Sneed, Lawrence Purnell, Derrick Gary, Jillian Adams, Jean Aikens and Gwendolyn Upshaw; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her mother and father; one daughter; one sister; five brothers; and one goddaughter. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 3902 Alexander Ave., East Chicago, IN with Rev. Justin Kidd officiating. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith, IN. Visitation will be Sunday, December 9, 2007 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Hinton & Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander Ave., East Chicago, IN.
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Published in The Times on Dec. 8, 2007