Mrs. Velma Johnson- Rushing was born February 8, 1948, to Mr. Cleotha Johnson, Sr. and Mrs. Odessa Patton Johnson Dupree. Velma was a lifelong member of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was baptized as a child under the pastorate of the now dearly departed Reverend T.L. Love and served faithfully until her death.
Velma attended Jackson Public Schools and was a proud 1967 graduate of Lanier High School. She later attended Jackson State University and Hinds Community College where she received her certification in Early Childhood Development. She worked at Mary C. Jones Headstart as an assistant teacher for ten years. She then worked for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, retiring from there in 2009, after thirty years of service.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to the now dearly departed B.D. Rushing, Jr. and two daughters were born to this union. On July 31, 2019, Velma transitioned unto the Lord in Jackson, Mississippi.
Visitation hours will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 1-7 at Peoples Funeral Home, located at 886 N. Farish Street - Jackson, Mississip[pi 39202
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Greater Mt Olive Baptist Church located at 2436 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive - Jackson, Mississippi 39213
Interment: Garden Memorial Cemetery - Jackson, Mississippi
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