January 1, 1922 ~ May 26, 2005
Velma Ramsey Christopher was born on January 1, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas. She was the youngest of five children. Her parents were the late Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ramsey Sr. Her siblings Mildred Ward, Charles Ramsey, Walter Ramsey and Lucille Holland preceded her in death. She attended school in the San Antonio Independent District.
She gave her life to the Lord and became an active member of Childress Memorial Church of God in Christ under the leadership Bishop T.D. Iglehart. She later became a member of Thompson Chapel Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder Thompson until she changed her residence to Houston, Texas where she united with Little York Church of God in Christ under Superintendent Thomas Edward where she served until her health began to fail.
Velma married Douglas S. Christopher, Sr. who preceded her in death. She was the mother of eight children and two step-children. Her children, Harry Christopher, Carolyn Warner and step-son, Douglas S. Christopher Jr. also preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories daughters, Beverly Simmons, Shirley Harper-Smith of Houston, TX, Cynthia Gordon of Murrieta, CA; step-daughter, Betty J. Wooden of Decatur, GA; sons, Ural E. Harper Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Kermit Christopher and Christy Christopher of Houston, TX; daughter-in-laws, Jacqueline Christopher of Missouri City, TX, Anita Christopher of Houston, TX, Mary Harper and Nana Christopher of San Antonio, TX; son-in-laws, Neely Gordon of Murrieta, CA, Reginald Warner of San Antonio, TX and Ellison Wooden of Decatur, GA.
Also left to cherish her memories are 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, one great niece and nephew and a host of cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 2nd at 10:00 A.M. with the service following at 11:00 A.M. at the Greater Evangelist Temple, 2946 Martin Luther King Dr., San Antonio, TX. Interment to follow in MeadowLawn Memorial Park.
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