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Velma Ree Whitten

Velma Ree Whitten
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Velma Ree Whitten

August 4, 2017

Service Details
 Visitation will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 17852 River Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00a.m. until time of funeral services beginning at 12:00 noon.  Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery.                    




Obituary Notice
 Following a long illness, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and faithful servant of the living God, Velma Ree (Shelton) Whitten, 75, made her heavenly transition in the early morning hours of Friday, August 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.   Born in Stanton, Alabama on August 22, 1941 to parents Thomas Andrew Shelton Sr. and Christanna Harville Shelton, she was the 7th of 10 children.  The family relocated to Three Rivers, MI in 1950.  She was married to Coy Lee Whitten, Sr. on June 23, 1969.

 Velma is survived by her beloved husband and children: son Mark Shelton, Three Rivers; daughter Lacheryl Shelton, Three Rivers; son LaChanuj (Sonya) Shelton, Three Rivers; daughter Toshycia Whitten Griggs, Los Angeles, CA; daughter Vercysia Jorge, Three Rivers; son Coy Whitten, Jr., Michigan;  19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 

Velma is also survived by siblings Doris (Harvey) Rollerson of Chicago, IL; Geraldine (Ralph) Humes of Three Rivers; Willastyne (Sterling) Carter of Elkhart, IN; George Leonard (Lorraine) Shelton of Three Rivers; Iverna Shelton of Atlanta, GA; and Shirley Shelton of Kalamazoo.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Odessa (Luther) Mitchell, Thomas Andrew (Bruce) (Mary) Shelton, Jr., Orethia Shelton, and grandson Reenal (Skip) Shelton.




 Memorial donations may be directed to the Charity of One's Choice.                       
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4 comments on article "Velma Ree Whitten"

Samuel & Barbara Daniel

We open our hearts to honor the passing of a beloved soul being called home.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

Samuel & Barbara Daniel

Reva Woodard

Sorry for your Loss....

My Condolences to the Whitten Family

Your in My Prayers !

Sherry A. White

My very sincere condolences go out to the Children, Grandchildren & Family of Mrs. Whitten. I was very saddened to hear of the news of her passing. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Whitten as one of my Sunday School teachers @ Bethel Baptist Church & as one of the many "Neighborhoods Mom" who extended her love to other children outside of her own. Words alone can never express what she meant to you all & everyone else who knew her. May Gods Love & Peace surround you during this time of bereavement. Sincerely, Sherry A. White Portage, MI.

Lynda Abney

You have my deepest sympathy.

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