Velma Lee Turner Hinton, 84, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at a local hospital.
Velma was born on April 25, 1938, to Retha Turner (Howard) and Willie B. Turner, Sr.
Velma attended Howard High School and worked in private homes as a housekeeper. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hinton, Jr.; brother, Alvin Turner; sister, Rajeeyah “Lillie” Diaab; sons, Richard Hinton, III and Jeffery Hinton; daughter-in-law, Tawana Hinton.
Velma is survived by her brother, Willie B. Turner, Jr. (Faye) of Chattanooga; sister, Genevieve Turner of Toledo, Ohio; six children, Felecia Madden of Chattanooga, Darrell Hinton of Chattanooga, Cecily Ramsey (Luke) of Cleveland, Ohio, Kenneth Hinton of Chattanooga, Marcus (Nicole) Hinton of Chicago, Illinois, Deidra Baker of Memphis; devoted friend and special caregiver, Rosie of Chattanooga; special cousin, Phyllis McKnight; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and church family.
Velma was loved by her family and will be missed dearly by all who know her. There was never a boring moment when anyone was around her.
Public viewing will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home.
An 11 a.m. funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.