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Velma Pope


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Velma Pope Obituary
On Sunday May 22, 2016 Velma was called to eternity at Methodist Hospital Northlake. Velma was born December 20, 1928 to the proud and late parents, Chester & Sarah Powell of Ridgeland, MS. She was preceded in death by parents, husband Woodrow Pope, daughter Dorothy Walden-Roberts and 9 siblings. Velma confessed Christ at an early age and attended Simon Hill Church until she moved to Gary, IN and became a faithful member of Pilgrim M.B. Church under the late Rev. Coleman and later under Rev. Charles L. Emery. To remember her sweet spirit are two sons Larry and Eugene; 8 grandchildren Kevin Walden, Kesha Walden, Jennifer (Michael) Walden-Blackwell; LaToria (William) Porter, Tranell (Shameia) Pope, Larry (Shalanda) Pope and Nina Pope; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 2 daughters-in-law Kathy Pope and Lorean Travis; son-in-law Wayne Walden; sibling Lillie Bennett and a host of other family and friends. Visitation Thursday June 2, 2016 from 9-11a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. all services at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune from May 29 to May 31, 2016
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