Obituary for Ollie Velma Waddleton

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Ollie Velma Waddleton

August 23, 1936 - October 29, 2017

Obituary of Ollie Waddleton

~~Ollie V. Smith was the only child born to Ima Lee Brookins
and Jim Cumming. Velma was born on August 23, 1935 in Eustace (Big Rock) Van Zandt County, Texas.
After graduating from St. Paul High School she moved to Dallas and attended Madame Coleman Cosmetology School. She was a stylist for a few years and after meeting and marrying  her husband, Elastus Waddleton, she became a housewife. Velma and Elastus had eight children and 61 years of marriage.
After her children were school age Velma went to work for the Dallas Independent School District, working with special needs children, monitoring study hall and filling other support positions. Velma truly enjoyed working with her special needs students. She retired from DISD after 30 years of service.
Velma united with Porter CME Temple Methodist Church and was a member for 50 years. Velma moved her membership to Cedar Crest CME Church where she served on the Stewardess Board, Missionary Society, sang in the Choir and taught Sunday School. She especially enjoyed the Sundays when she taught the Sunday school class. She was a faithful member until her death.
Velma loved, loved, loved to sing. She became a member of the South Dallas Concert Choir that performed all over Dallas. Her daughter nicknamed her “Whitney.”
She is preceeded in death by two sons, Kermit and Howard; one infant daughter; and her husband of 61 years, Elastus.
Velma leaves to cherish her wonderful life and memories, four sons, Gregory (Monique), Carey (Rosa), Donald  and Ronald; one daughter, Kim (Tommy); grandchildren, Kristen, Gregory Jr., Darrin (Tela), Darrell, Aaron and Nate (the great) Nathaniel; one great-grandchild, Jalen; god grandchild, Michale Austin; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Service Information

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Cedar Crest Cathedral CME Church


1616 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

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Born: August 23, 1936
Died: October 29, 2017

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Chauncey King Sr. posted on 11/30/-1

At this difficult time, maybe you want to talk about it, maybe you don't, maybe you want to find everything you can to keep you busy, maybe you just want to take a nap, maybe you want to cry, or you just want some peace, or maybe you just want someone to tell you that what you're feeling is normal and that someday you'll feel good again. Praying for you and your family. With Our Deepest Sympathy


The Love Family posted on 11/30/-1

To our Family of Cousin Velma: On behalf of the entire Love Family from Bay City, Tx and Irving, Tx, we would like to send our heartfelt condolences to you all! Cousin Velma was a beautiful woman inside and out. You all are in our prayers during this time and the days ahead! We love you all! John & Mary Love & Children


Francine Williams & Family posted on 11/30/-1

Hello, would like to send my condolences to the family..Cousin Velma we all called her was a very sweet and lovable person. I will never forget when she brought me my first bottle of nail polish. She brought me several bottles and I was so happy. We all we're talking about how we would come over to visit you all and eat ice cream I use to look forward to that . You all stay strong. The lord has called another angel home. Love Your Cousin Francine