Velma Johnston

Velma Huff Johnston, 83, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her home. Velma was born in Chattanooga, to the late Horace Emmitt and Mamie Davis Huff on Jan. 8, 1930. Velma was retired from General Electric after over 40 years of service. She was involved for many years in the Tennessee Walking Horse Association. She was a gracious host, a wonderful cook, and hosted many holiday gatherings for the family and friends. Velma was a loving and giving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Velma was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church. She loved being a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William James "Bill" Johnston; and by her only son, William H. "Billy" Johnston; two brothers, Ollen Huff and Jimmy Huff; sister, Oneita Overdear; one niece, Debbie Nix. Velma is survived by two sisters, Wanda Weaver, of Harrison, and Hazel (Don) Chauncey, of Red Bank; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2013. Funeral services for Velma will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2013, in the funeral home Chapel with Dr. Wayne Barber officiating. Pallbearers will be great-nephews. Interment to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contrubtions can be made in Velma name to Woodland Park Baptist Chuch, 6735 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga TN 37421. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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