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Velma Jones Eason

July 15, 1966 September 2, 2019
Velma Jones Eason
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Velma Jones Eason was born July 15, 1966, in Memphis, TN to the late Thelma O’Neil Woods and Sam Jones whom both proceeded her in death. Velma lived all of her life in Memphis, TN. She met her loving and caring husband Ricky Eason in 1981. The two married in 1991 and to that union of five children. Velma attended Melrose High School and graduated with the class 84’. She played basketball and ran track. Velma worked for St. Mary’s Episcopal School for twenty-five years until her health failed.

Velma excepted Christ at an early age and fell in love with Jesus, committing her life in 1992. Velma joined Saving of the Soul Ministries, Nail Road Holiness Church, under the leadership of the late Pastor Arthur Jett. Later, she served Christ under the leadership of Malcolm Crawford at Saving of the Soul Ministries until her health failed. Velma continued to serve and praise God although she was unable to physically fellowship and would attend when her health was in good standing.

Velma was a very loving and caring person. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, cousin, and friend to all. Velma dedicated her life to spreading the word of Christ and attending her children’s athletic events. She had a genuine passion for the youth and was “Momma” Eason to a lot of children.

Velma J. Eason leaves to cherish her memories her husband: Ricky Eason of Memphis, TN; Five children: Ricardo Eason (proceeds her in death), Shekieula Eason Armstrong (Walter), April Eason, Ricky A. Eason, Keosha Eason, Shandreka Eason (step-daughter) all of Memphis, TN; five grandchildren: Walter Armsrtong Jr., Kaylee Armstrong, Malia Eason, Zaria Eason, Corniyia Eason; two sisters: Debbie K. Godwin (proceeds her in death) and Minnie Jones; nine brothers: Sam Ford, Jr. (proceeds her in death), Robert Jones (Georgia), Darrell Jones (proceeds her in death) (Ester), Fredrick Jones, Steven O. Woods (Sheila), Tyrone D. Woods (Shelia), Travis D. Woods (Tiffany), Kevin Woods, Mario Jones (Sharonda), all of Memphis, TN; three sisters-in-law: Valerie Cathey, Delois Sherrod, Angela Freeman; six brothers-in-law: Eddie Cathey (Shirley), Lewis Cathey (Annette), Randy Eason, Stanley Eason (Greta), Carl Eason (Trisha), Mickey Eason (Barbara), Alfred Freeman All of Memphis, TN; one aunt: Shirley Fingers (Bobby), one great aunt: Ruby Jordan (Johnnie); and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends; and best friends: Tracy Crawford, Bridgette Crawford, and Teresa Porter.


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Visitation

Thursday

12

Sep

5:00 PM 9/12/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/12/2019 7:00:00 PM
Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc.

3320 Millbranch Rd
Memphis, TN 38116

Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc.
3320 Millbranch Rd Memphis 38116 TN
United States

Visitation

Friday

13

Sep

9:00 AM 9/13/2019 9:00:00 AM - 9:55 AM 9/13/2019 9:55:00 AM
Brown Missionary Baptist Church (North)

980 Stateline Road
Southaven, MS 38671

Brown Missionary Baptist Church (North)
980 Stateline Road Southaven 38671 MS
United States

Service

Friday

13

Sep

10:00 AM 9/13/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Brown Missionary Baptist Church (North)

980 Stateline Road
Southaven, MS 38671

Brown Missionary Baptist Church (North)
980 Stateline Road Southaven 38671 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

4536 Horn Lake Rd.
Memphis, TN 38109

4536 Horn Lake Rd. Memphis 38109 TN
United States
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