Velma Willis
1936 - 2019
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was born July 22, 1936, in Natchez, Mississippi. At the age of six, her family relocated to Gary Indiana, where she attended St. Monica School and Church. Velma graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School. She later met and married Calvin Carter, Jr., and to their union two sons were born. After a brief illness, Velma passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019. She leaves to celebrate her life two sons, Michael A. Carter (Inell) Lancaster, SC and Terence Carter (Cynthia) San Marcos, TX, several grandchildren, bonus grandchildren, and great grandchildren, a brother Robert Turner (Earletta) Farmington Hills, MI and sisters Mary Turner, Delores Turner and Mildred Harris all from Gary, IN and Arnetta Spinks (Marvin) Trussville, AL. Sister-in-law Charlene Turner (Grant) Gary, IN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 9-11:00 am and Funeral Mass at 11:00 am, at St. Monica & Luke Church, 645 Rhode Island Street, Gary, IN. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Jan. 6, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
JAN
8
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
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January 13, 2019
I would like to thank all of you for expressing your condolences for the loss of my mother. I am tremendously grateful to all who have acknowledged her heart and her kindness. It was truly overwhelming for me to witness the outpouring of love and support from church family and friends at her home going celebration. Terry and I were blessed to have her as our mother. In her final days she exhibited strength, courage and above all an endless amount of faith. It's these things I choose to remember and carry with me until that time I'm called to his kingdom to join her. May God continue to bless all of you!

Sincerely,

The Velma Willis Family
Michael Carter
Son
January 9, 2019
Delores and family,,,,,,I'm so sorry for your loss.......My deepest sympathy,,,,,,She's at rest and at peace.........
Shirley ( Mattingly) Urbanek
Shirley Urbanek
January 9, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss of your love one Velma and Me and my family express our condolences to the family, I was glad I was able to make it to the funeral yesterday,her services demonstrated how much she was loved by all, I pray for healing for the family in Jesus name.
Monica Sharp
January 8, 2019
The Barnes Family sends our prayers of comfort & peace to the Turner Family on the passing of your loved one, Velma. May loving memories help to sustain you all in the days ahead...
Lenora Barnes
January 8, 2019
nina scott
January 8, 2019
Praying for her two sons and all her relatives and many friends.
Stacey Bogan
January 8, 2019
May loving memories bring you comfort. The Lord's Blessings to the entire family.
Judy Hall
January 7, 2019
Valma I'm gonna Miss you making E me banana bread May God continue to give your family strengths...
January 7, 2019
Terry & Michael and too your family my condolences and prayers.
January 7, 2019
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January 7, 2019
Dudley & I 1960
Pamela Lane
January 7, 2019
Altantic City, NJ early 70's
Pamela Lane
January 7, 2019
Your family is in our prayers. We send our deepest condolences.
Tashana Gamble
January 7, 2019
Pamela Lane
January 7, 2019
Sending prayers to the family from Ms. Sammie M. Locke and family.
Sammie M Locke
January 7, 2019
I recall Velma living next door, and Michael and Terry becoming my first guy friends.
To my extended Family . . . heartfelt sympathy.

Luv ya much,

Pamela, Lillie, Gussie, Frederick & Derrick
Pamela Lane
January 6, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear that Velma had died.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
FAYE Brown
January 6, 2019
Michael,Terry and The Turner family my heart is heavy for the loss of my godmother. Nothing I can say will make it better, but she is not suffering any more. I will miss her calling me to make sure I was ok when it floods in Houston. If no one else called, she always did. Love forever, your god sister Juanita Bush Starks
January 6, 2019
Michael , Terry and the entire Turner family Judy and I are sending you our love and prayers during this difficult time . We all have many many years of beautiful memories.. God Bless and hold you all ..
The Boyd family
Angie Boyd
January 6, 2019
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January 6, 2019
Dear Mike, Terry and the Turner family,

I send my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom and sister. May the memory of all that she did for you and the community bring you comfort. Velma gave selflessly to the church and I fondly remember the closeness all the Turners shared and how they laughed, teased and loved each other. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Rest in peace Velma.

Cecilia, Chandler and Camdyn
Cecilia Campbell
January 6, 2019
TO DELORES AND THE ENTIRE TURNER FAMily: May God Give You STRENGTH At This Difficult Time.
Jeanette Dyson
January 6, 2019
To the entire Turner/Carter families. May God comfort and keep you during this most difficult time. My sincere condolences. Love you all.
Portia Easley-Hoyle
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