Velma Rae Deal

July 27, 1949 - July 10, 2018
Velma Rae Deal

Velma Rae Deal, age 68, a resident of 60 Highway 33 East, Aurora, NC died Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church in South Creek, NC officiated by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in the Deal Cemetery on Cayton Landing Road off Spring Creek Road in Aurora, NC. Butch Coe, Joseph Bonner, Christopher Bonner, J.T. Theriot, Steve Jennings, and Hunter Edwards will serve as pallbearers.
Velma was born in Beaufort County on July 27th, 1949 the daughter of the late Earl E. Deal, Sr. and Ola Rae Parnell Deal, who survives.
She graduated from Aurora High School in 1967. Velma began her career with Wachovia Bank in Aurora and later started her own domestic cleaning business. Velma was sought after by many to administer to their domestic needs and she did so for as long as her health allowed. She was a founding member of the Aurora Junior Women’s Club and worked diligently to support all of their activities. She played softball in the Aurora league and was quite an athlete. Velma was a member of the South Creek Missionary Baptist Church from early childhood and recently reconnected with members at their homecoming this past May. She loved vegetable and flower gardening, spending time at the local river basking in the sun, and enjoyed spending time with her good friends. Velma always had a smile, a bubbly laugh and a joke to share with everyone, she never met a stranger. She will be sorely missed by her many friends and family members.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter: Michelle Leigh Coe, (Bobby Wiggs) of Jacksonville, NC; Dennis “Tiny” Mills, life partner of the home, two sisters: Doris Deal Snell (Bill) of Picayune, Mississippi; Betty Deal Sandow (Sammy) of Washington, NC; brother Earl E. Deal, Jr. (Theresa) of Arapahoe, NC; two grandsons Jason and Aaron Wiggs both of Jacksonville, NC; two granddaughters: Jillian and Logan Wiggs both of Jacksonville, NC; her faithful canine companion Zoie, her aunt: Nancy Jones of Blounts Creek, NC; uncle Sidney A. Parnell of Phoenix, AZ. and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until the service hour prior to the service at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church and at other times at her mother’s home located at 1626 Spring Creek Road, Aurora, NC.
Flowers are appreciated or those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the South Creek Missionary Baptist Church c/o Celia Ellis 954 Indian Island Road, Aurora, NC 27806 or the Aurora Rescue Squad c/o P.O Box 277, Aurora, NC 27806 in memory of Velma Rae Deal.
The family would like to thank everyone who visited and brought food and gifts, sent cards, and helped with chores and errands, especially the many thoughts and prayers that have been sent Velma’s way. May God bless you for your many acts of kindness.
You may share a memory with the family by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com.
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Deal family.
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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 14, 2018
3:00 PM

South Creek Missionary Baptist Church - Directions
1074 S. Creek Road
Aurora, NC 27806

Visiting Hours

South Creek Missionary Baptist Church - Directions
1074 S. Creek Road, Aurora, NC 27806
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • July 12, 2018
    Dale Edwards says:
    My sweet friend of 46 years. I will miss you always. You were apart of my life and my children who called you Aunt Velma. You were here for every birthday for Miracle and Hunter, Miracles high school graduation, thru Michaels cancer treatment. We talked everyday and sang to each other on every phone call. My heart is broken and that part will never leave me. I love you my friend and I will miss you every day.

  • July 12, 2018
    Sue Hamm says:
    Our sincere condolences, loving thoughts and prayers to her family. We enjoyed many fun times in Aurora Junior Women's Club together. Royce and Sue Hamm

  • July 12, 2018
    Laura & Coley Jordan says:
    So sorry for your loss! May God bring comfort & Strength to you& your family during this difficult time.

  • July 12, 2018
    Alice Briley says:
    So sorry for your loss, know that she is with the angels now, cherish your memories

  • July 13, 2018
    WILLIAM ARCHBELL says:
    PRAYERS FOR ALL THE FAMILY OF VELMA ! GREAT FRIEND FROM SCHOOL DAYS IN AURORA. GOD BLESS !

  • July 12, 2018
    Edith Stilley says:
    I am so very sorry to hear of Velma's passing. She was always so upbeat and friendly. Don't think she ever met a stranger. Prayers for comfort going up for all of the family. I know that this is a very hard time and I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you.

  • July 13, 2018
    Nita Peele says:
    we were so sorry to hear of Velma's passing as we enjoyed knowing her and she was always so sweet and always had a smile. Our prayers for her family and may God comfort them in their grief. Jimmy and Nita Peele

  • July 13, 2018
    Joyce Ireland Corrieri says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Velma's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to all the family,

  • July 13, 2018
    kaye myers says:
    Velma Rae,Like the old song goes ,Thank you for being a friend. We had a good run, some good times, but you are having the best run of all. I can only imagine. I will always love you and I will never forget you. My thoughts are with you, Ms. Ola, Tiny, and Michele. Love Kaye.

  • July 13, 2018
    Dorothy Schexnayder says:
    It was so glad to see you awhile back but it wasn't the Velma I knew . Rest in peace. My heart felt sympathies go out to all the family and those close to her. I remember when........

  • July 30, 2018
    Richard T Chance says:
    I am sorry to hear about Velma's passing, prayers to the family.

  • August 08, 2018
    Kay Andrew says:
    I am so sorry, Betty for you and your family. I hate the pain you're all going through, but you no doubt know that the love never dies. I love you, girl and just want to tell you that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

  • August 15, 2020
    Iris Paul says:
    Dear Mrs. Ola Ray,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Going to school with Velma was a joy. I an still remember her laughter. God bless and keep you. Iris Jean Paul