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Velma Bacot

CLINTON — Private graveside services for Velma Bacot, 98, of Meadville, who went to be with her heavenly Father Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. today at Lakewood Memorial in Clinton.

Burial will follow under the direction of Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville.

Mrs. Bacot was born Feb. 26, 1912, the daughter of James Otis and Sisily Easley.

Velma touched the lives of a number of people with her sweet smile and loving heart. She loved her family and always had something nice to say.

She lived in Jackson for 60 years and was a member of Forrest Hill Baptist Church and the Daney Stanley Sunday School Class. She was the oldest member to sing in choir. Following her husband’s death, she volunteered her time as a Pink Lady at Hinds General Hospital and was a member of the Eastern Star.

When Velma was 95, her daughter moved to Meadville to take care of her. For the last three years she lived at the Meadville Convalescent Home. All of her friends loved her and called her pretty lady.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Ralph Bacot.

Survivors include one daughter, Delores Martin of Meadville; one brother, H.W. Easley of Picayune; one sister, Floree Dixon of Pasadena, Texas; two grandsons, Bill and Randy Martin, both of Meadville; three great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Brookhaven Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 3477, Brookhaven, MS 39603-7477.

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