Velma K. Jackson, age 96, passed away February 22, 2019 at Asbury Park in Newton. She was born June 19, 1922 in Newton the daughter of William Sheridan and Mary Magdelene (Warfield) Kratzer.
Velma was married to Edgar Phillip Scott in 1945, that marriage ended and she married Milan J. Jackson in 1953. You did not meet Velma and not have her impact your life in some way, even if only for a moment you would remember her forever. Velma was the sweetest most caring person you could hope to meet, she never put herself first. It was always God first, then family and friends, and then she would take care of herself. She was always concerned about her family and if everyone was alright. Velma’s greatest joy was spending time with her kids and grandkids even if it meant traveling to Kansas City or California to see them. She was the embodiment of love.
Velma loved all of her flowers and bushes and loved tending to her yard. She enjoyed being outside and going for walks or just going for a car ride. Velma spent many hours listening to her old gospel tapes and studying the Word of God. She was a faithful servant and a lifelong member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ. Her grandson Matthew said she was particularly fond Pastor T.D. Jakes and enjoyed watching him whenever possible.
She was preceded in death by daughters; Rosemary Scott, and Denise Fisher, siblings Calvin, Ester, and Phillip.
She is survived by her children, Sharon Edwards, Debra Fox, David Jackson, Sr., siblings; Ruby and Margaret and numerous grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be March 16, 2019, 11:00 am at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Newton, Kansas.
My Aunt Velma was a little lady with a big heart.
You will always be loved and remembered.
Your niece, Diana
Love you very much Granny Velma. You meant the world to me. I know you loved me very much❤️ I know your having the time of your life in heaven say hi to grandma Denise for me!
Love you guys,
Oh Velma it was sad to hear you passed away….such a big hearted women still full of life….she talked so much of her family when I would see her the love she had for all of them i am so sorry for you loss….I know she is in a better place with the family that she had lost….it is her time to shine and oh boy I can see her now I know she is happy and in a better place she lived her life and had alot of stories to share….that is one woman I know I am going to miss dearly…….
We were able to take Velma to our annual Thanksgiving meal at The Church of God of The Firstborn located at 125 E. 10th St, Newton Kansas back in November 2018. Velma went around to most of the people and asked them did they know Jesus and give them a BIG HUG. She loved the Lord Jesus with all her heart along with family and friends. I will remember this moment for the rest of my life.