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Velma Mae King

March 1, 1937 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Velma King Obituary

A “Celebration of Life” honoring the life and legacy of Velma Mae King, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at New St. Paul Church of God in Christ at 11:00 a.m.  Minister Timothy Battle will serve as officiant for the services. Following the services, the interment will be held in the Batts Chapel Baptist cemetery in Huttig, Arkansas. Visitation for Mrs. King will be held from 3:00 to 5:00, Friday, March 29, 2024, in the Loche’s Mortuary chapel. To send words of condolence, light a candle, flowers, or plants, kindly follow directions to your left.




“Strength and honor are her clothing; she is confident about the future. Her mouth is full of wisdom; kindly teaching is on her tongue. She is vigilant over the activities of her household; she doesn't eat the food of laziness”.

Proverbs 31:25-27


In a small hamlet in Union County, Arkansas, Strong to be exact, on Monday, March 1, 1937, Clyde and Ural Craig Staples were blessed with a girl child. They named her Velma Mae. On Thursday, March 21, 2024, at her residence on Frederick Street in Bastrop, Velma quietly joined those loved ones who had gone on before. She was preceded in death by one son, Johnnie.

She attended Gardner High School in Strong. She was a seamstress by profession and she loved gardening, canning, and of course, sewing.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons: Ollie Joe and Raymond King, Jr., of Portland, Maine; three daughters: Frances Moore, Myra Hill of Bastrop, LA and Dorothy Jones of West Monroe, LA, and one sister, Eva Louise Shaw of Hammond, Indiana, grandchildren, cousins, and many  friends.

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March 29, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Funeral Service
March 30, 2024

11:00 AM
New St. Paul Church of God in Christ
916 Collinston Road
Bastrop, LA 71220


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