Velma M. Stevenson, 93, of Slater, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 8, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater, with Rev. Robert Sisney officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service on Friday. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Slater.
Born March 14, 1916, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Vernie Heath Harris. On Aug. 16, 1939, she married William Harold Sutton, who preceded her in death on July 18, 1958. On June 11, 1962, she married Claude Stevenson, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1970. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater. She had resided in Slater since 1991, moving from St. Louis, where she had lived since 1939.
She is survived by two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by one stepdaughter and one brother.