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Velma Lee (Wood) Brown

November 12, 1927 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Velma Brown Obituary

Velma Lee Wood Brown, age 96, passed away January 11, 2024. She was born November 12, 1927 as the eldest daughter of Leroy and Ruth Wood in Copeland, Alabama.  She moved to Lucedale, Mississippi where she met her husband to be, Luther (Buster) Dossett.  They were married in 1943 and became residents of Howell Community where she remained until her death. 

Buster and Velma had one son.  Ms. Velma was a life-long working member of Howell Baptist Church.  Velma became a widow with the death of her husband in 1964.  In the Church she met Clifton Brown and was remarried in 1984.  After the death of Clifton, she remained a widow until her death.

Ms. Velma was known for her lifelong love of cooking and baking by her friends and family in Howell Community. Velma’s favorite job was her employment with the University of South Alabama.  She worked in their food service division and retired from the University’s “Velma’s Place” in the Administration Building.  That is where so many people were touched by her friendship, care, kindness, and love.  Ms. Velma had the confidence of the President of the University, Dr. Fredrick P. Whiddon because of his love of her Tuna Salad Sandwiches.

Ms. Velma is survived by her son, Michael Dossett and his wife Teresa Dossett of Lucedale, MS, who cared for her in her last years; grandson, Jason Dossett and his wife Jennifer Keene Dossett; granddaughter, Abigail Dossett of Albuquerque, NM; step son, Paul Brown and wife Valorie Clark Brown of Wilmington, DE, step son, David Brown and wife Kathryn Clark Brown of Lucedale, MS; grandson, Shawn Paul Brown; granddaughters, Anita Brown Deer, Lori Brown; grandsons, Blake Brown, Kevin Brown; brother, William Wood and wife Tina Wood of Fayetteville, TN; brother-in-law, Norman Hansert, Manchester, TN; loving great grandchildren, Nephews, Nieces, family, and close friends.

The Visitation will be Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Moments Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be Friday, January 19, 2024 beginning at 10:00 AM at Howell Baptist Church with Bro. Caleb Howell and Bro. Gary Cronier officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers include Scott Hansert, Dujuan Keele, Rickey Tanner, Randy Brown, Gary Spooner and Joey Dossett. 

 Moments Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, is honored to be in charge of arrangements. 

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January 18, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Moments Funeral Home Lucedale
7158 Highway 63 South
Lucedale, MS 39452

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

10:00 AM
Howell Baptist Church
6131 MS-612
Lucedale, MS 39452


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