October 2, 1924 - January 19, 2020
Mrs. Velma L. Roberts (Ontaiyabbi) died peacefully at Arlington Memorial Hospital on January 19th, 2020 in Arlington, TX at the age of 95.
Velma is survived by her husband William E. Roberts of Arlington, TX, sons Ernest Tushka of Idabel, OK, Wallace Tushka of Idabel, OK and Gary Tushka of Midwest, OK, daughters Glenda Skeet of Glenn Heights, TX, Verna John of Arlington, TX, and Esther Davis of Dallas TX, and was blessed with many grand children, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren . She is preceded in death by sons Austin Wayne Tushka of OK, Walton Tushka of OK, Jimmy Tushka of MT and daughter Norma Tushka Thompson of TX.
Velma was born on October 2, 1924 in Broken Bow, OK to Ida Wade Wesley and Louis Ontaiyabbi . She attended Goodland Academy and El Centro college. She married William, a supervisor for Dallas County Parks and Recreation in 1972. After moving to Texas, Velma began working as a seamstress and later at Defense Logistics Agency. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, wife and woman of God. She believed in the power of prayer. Velma loved to share her testimony and ministered to anyone she met.
A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29 at Bible Believers First Assembly, with a reception to follow. Pastor Chris Skeet and Pastor Bill Webb will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Velma’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 409 High School Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.
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