Velma Jean McCoy Hill was born in Springhill, LA on March 8, 1949.
Velma attended Cullen Schools and graduated from Charles Brown High School in Springhill, LA in 1967. She loved the Lord and called many places her church home. She later joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dickinson, TX where she remained a faithful member until her time of passing.
Velma united in marriage to Robert Hill on April 4, 1980. Velma had a huge heart and loved to help people. Velma served on the Cullen police department for three years before moving back to Texas where she worked as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for many years.
Velma departed this life on August 3, 2018 at Methodist St. John Medical Center.
Velma is preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Hill; her parents, Booker T. McCoy, Sr. and Johnnie G. Marshall McCoy; her sister, Alice Barnes; her brother, L.C. McCoy; son, Clifford Pleasant, Sr.; grandson, Clifford Pleasant, Jr.; and three great-grandchildren, Shannon Sweet, Jr. and Anaya and Ayana White.
Velma leaves to cherish her memories: four children, Donita (Thomas) Watson of Houston, TX; Sean (Gwen) McCoy of Texas City, TX; Willie (Jennifer) McDade of La Marque, TX, and Jamieko (Raynard) Simmons of Rosharon, TX; 15 grandchildren, Tyrka, Shamieko (Sissy), Travee’L (Tray), Robina (Pappy), Kaylen, Chantell, Meoshia, LaKendrius, Xavier, Kaisaiah, Jayden, Jordan, Willie III, Kameron and Rayonna; 13 great grand-children, Jabori, Josiah, Jacobi, Thasmyne, Nyemah, Jomari, Omari, Erianna, Sarajani, Journey, Khyree, Tiana and Koda; 2 brothers, Booker (Lizzie) McCoy, Jr. of Shreveport, LA and Carter Ray McCoy of Portland, OR; a devoted family friend, Mattie (Amos) Humphrey; devoted nieces, Henrietta (George) Wyatt, Katherine Barnes, and Dionna Mallory and a host of nieces nephews, family and friends whom she loved dearly.
A visitation will take place Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 9:00 am followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 am. Both events will be held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 2920 Highway 3 in Dickinson, Texas 77539. Professional services entrusted to the staff at Bay Area Funeral Directors, 5410 FM 1765 in Texas City, TX 77591. 409-933-4300.