Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Velma Lee Hargrove Walp, age 90 of Elora, TN will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 9th at Elora Cemetery with Bro. Lucas Stone and Bro. Milton Martin officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at Higgins Funeral Home.
Velma was born on August 7, 1929 in Pond, Tennessee (Dickson County) to the late Noah Lee and Macel Dunn Hargrove. She passed away on July 6, 2020 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her loving family.
Velma worked as the manager of the Elora Elementary School cafeteria for several years until she retired in 1983 and became a full time grandma, caring for her beloved grandchildren. She was a member of the Elora Baptist Church in Elora, TN. Ms. Walp loved her family very much and especially enjoyed cooking and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had dementia for the last ten years and resided at her daughter’s home for the last six years, where her daughter thoroughly enjoyed caring for her. She remained loving and sweet until the end and will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
Survivors include her children, Dianne (Tim) Sumners, Michael Walp, Debbie (Jack) Stone, and Darrell (Renea) Walp; grandchildren, Keri (Randy) Smith, Tom Delap, Laura Beth (Bret) Quick, Lucas (Alex) Stone, Ben Walp, Nicholas (Chelsie) Walp, and Ethan (Carlee) Walp; great-grandchildren Miles Smith, Mick Smith, Marshall Smith, Clint Quick, Grant Quick, Lilly-Grace Stone, Milly-Ruth Stone, Tatum Delap, Kylen Delap, Tuffy Delap, Annie Delap, Annabeth Walp, Nora Kate Walp, and Sawyer Walp; and siblings, J.B. (Priscilla) Hargrove and Peggy Mason of Dickson, TN. In addition to her parents, Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo “Tuffy” Walp; daughter-in-law, Lili Walp; granddaughter, Tammy Lee Delap; and sisters, Themla (Pete) Moon and Dimple Bell Dean.
Pallbearers include Tom Delap, Lucas Stone, Nicholas Walp, Ethan Walp, Ben Walp, Miles Smith, Randy Smith, and Bret Quick. Honorary pallbearers include Mick Smith, Marshall Smith, Clint Quick, Grant Quick, Tuffy Delap, and Sawyer Walp.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincoln County Home Health and Hospice, 2250 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Velma Lee Walp.
In accordance with State of Tennessee Executive Order issued by Governor Bill Lee, social gatherings are limited to no more than 50 participants. For your safety we recommend face coverings, 6 feet social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and remaining home if you feel sick. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Velma. Always loved her. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers for all the family..
To the entire family, so, so very sorry for the loss of Ms. Velma. Never easy to give up the matriarch. Sending thoughts and prayers to each of you and wrapping my living arms around you. Love and hugs, Ola Archer
Debbie I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your Mother always with a smile and so very kind and pleasant to talk with. Keeping you all close in my prayers.
Doc and Debbie, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss of Ms. Velma. All of you took great care of her!! The smile on her face was enough to show the love she had for her family. Your sweet family is in my thoughts and prayers!!
Debbie and family we are sorry for the loss of your mother she was a very sweet and kind lady you are in our thought and prayer
Darrell I`m sorry about the loss of your mom, I never met her but Im sure she was the greatest. My condolences are with your family as my thoughts and prayers too.
Diane and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. You have been the best daughter to her. It saddens me for you to give her up. I will not be able to be there to see you but please know that you are in my heart and prayers. I love you. You and your sweet family have our deepest sympathy.
Dianne, so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May The Lord give you comfort and peace,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Velma will be missed. Prayers are with you.
To the entire Walp Family:
I am so very sorry to learn of Mrs. Velma’s passing. May God grant you peace and comfort now and in days ahead. Prayers for all of you!
Love and Blessings,
Teri Marty Pitts
Debbie Stone I am so sorry to hear the passing of your Mother. She now free of all sickness and pain. She with Jesus and all of the loved ones gone before. She’s in the arms of the Angels loving on her, Her love ones listen to every word about her children ,.grandchildren and great grand children. May God wrap His loving arms around you and the rest of your Family and bc Jesus will be there with your Family for peace and comfort. Love you
Dianne, Thinking of you and family during this sad time.
Diane and Ben so sorry to learn of your mother and grandmother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and all your family at this very difficult time
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Velma’s passing! She was a very nice and a very sweet lady! She will be greatly missed!
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, I have always heard such nice things about her. I will have your family in my Prayers. I know so many of you and what a kind family Mrs Walp had. Love to all of you. Joyce
Sending love hugs and prayers
Praying for the family in your time of sorrow
So sorry for y’all lost. Prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Diane, sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May God provide comfort and peace during this sad time.
Sending our love and prayers for your family’s loss. Mrs. Walp was a very sweet, kind, plesant and loving lady who we know will be missed greatly by you all. Love you all so much, Gregg and Anita Edwards and family.
Diane, so sorry about the loss of your mother. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Diane, I’m truly sorry about loss of your Mother. My Condolences to you and family.
Sending my deepest sympathy and lots of hugs to the family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Walp. Your family will be in my prayers during this time.