Velma Ruth Morter passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2021.
Her warm smile and love of Jesus and family will be missed.
Velma was born in Vernon, Texas on August 13, 1943, to Bennie Victor Martin and Beatrice Velma Mathews Martin. She has two living brothers, Benjamin Joseph Martin and Dewey Wayne Martin. She was preceded in passing by three brothers, Lewis Ray Martin, James Leonard Martin, and Floyd Paul Martin. She also has two half sisters that have joined the heavenly family, Ida Mae Martin Wehunt and Dora Lee Martin Boley.
Velma's heart was with Jesus first, her family second, and her church family third. Her red hair and fearless vocal approach brought flair to every gathering she attended. She was a walking testimony of putting Jesus above all else and serving with a joyful heart. Some of her favorite things were carnations, hot chocolate, owls, books, daily devotionals, Joyce Meyer teachings, Sundays, and hugs.
Velma made a bigger splash in this pond of life than she ever knew. The lives she touched are forever changed. The ripples from her love will be felt in generations to come. Everyone who knew her aches at the loss of her passing,but celebrates that she is in the arms of Jesus.
Velma joins her parents and two daughters, Susan Renee Weaver and Tracila Gail Weaver in Heaven.
Velma is survived by Richard Weaver Sr., her two children Jimmie Ruth Horton and Marty Weaver, her nine Grandchildren and seventeen Great Grandchildren with one on the way.
Here are a few words from her Church family at Sanctuary of Praise in Ft. Worth, Texas:
Our faithful member and friend, Velma Morter joined the heavenly choir Sunday morning, and is enjoying all that Heaven offers.
Velma was one of the most faithful members of Sanctuary, always helping in any way she could. She supervised the cleaning crew for many years, making sure the church was perfectly clean every week. She was one of our singers, and always enjoyed all the music. But she really enjoyed hearing God's Word and was ready with encouraging words of her own. And she knew how to pray-really-pray-until there was a breakthrough. Oh how we will miss her. We just were not ready to let her go! But until we reunite, we will try to follow her example of a truly faithful servant of the Most High.