Velma Marie Gilley


Velma Marie Gilley, age 75, of Altha, FL, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Jackson Hospital with her loving family by her side.

Velma was born on January 23, 1946 to the late Herbert Burke and Evelyn Blankenship Burke. She enjoyed fishing, crafting, and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, John Goodwin; sisters, Ginny Burke and Mable Flach; brother, Herb Burke; and nephews: Tim Lobb, Jimmy Cook, and Joe Burke.

Velma is survived by her children, Kimberly Cook (Eddy) and Robert Blackwell. She has four grandchildren: Amber Stokes (Matthew), Autumn Pitts (Lonnie), Trinity Blackwell, and Jessica Blackwell; great granddaughters: Abigail and Danielle Stokes and Kimber Pitts; her sisters: Judy Lobb, Janice Williams, Becky Winn (Bill), and Margie Bolton; sister in law, Pat Burke; her brothers: Larry Burke and Fred Burke, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance will be 6 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Altha Church of God with Reverend Allan Nichols officiating and Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the Church.

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