Velma Ree Turntine Hill was born on August 3, 1949 to Zelma Owens and Aaron Walker. She later moved to Lookout, Arkansas.
Her education began in Almyra, Arkansas and later graduated from Holman School in Stuttgart, Arkansas, where she became the Homecoming Queen, ‘Class of 1968’.
Velma was introduced to Christ at an early age. After graduating high school, she decided to work at First Baptist Church daycare in Stuttgart. She loved children, and that was one of her ways of giving back to God. And that’s one reason why so many people knew and loved her. Velma later became a member of Allen Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Stuttgart.
She married Hubert Hill and to that union one daughter was born. After their departure, she later met Henry “Boo” Robinson in 1976. Together they had two children.
Velma loved to socialize. She loved people, but most of all she cherished her family. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, sports, and the outdoors. Velma knew everybody and was often seen sitting on her porch.
After becoming ill, Velma departed this life on Sunday, October 24, 2021. She leaves her legacy of love to her children Lacretia Robinson of Stuttgart, AR, Flometta Hill of Bryant, AR, and Henry Robinson, Jr. of Stuttgart, AR; one brother McKinley Warren of Claremore, OK; two sisters Vialean (James) Huff of Bryant, AR and Mildred (Lonzell) Walker of Little Rock, AR; two grandchildren Donavon Berthia and Amaya Berthia, both of Little Rock, AR; one great grandchild Lyndon Brown of Little Rock, AR; friends Ada Geans, Terry Davis, Lilly Willaims, Clevie Wright Hogan, Triesa Fells O’Neal, all of Stuttgart, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
She is cherished, loved, and never forgotten.
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