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 by Post-Tribune on Jan. 6, 2019.