Services for Velma Louise Locklin Mitchell, 82, were held on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at New Jerusalem Interdenominational Church with Dr. D. L Brooks and Rev. S.L. Ross of Springfield Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Mitchell died on Saturday, Nov. 3.
She was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Rockdale to J.V. and Clara Locklin.
Mrs. Mitchell was raised in Rockdale and graduated from Aycock High School.
She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
After moving back to Rockdale from Lubbock, she worked at Singer’s Grill Cafe and was known as “The Donut Queen.” She later worked at Rockdale Country Club and also helped her brother, Billy Ray, manage Chick II Chicken.
Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert Mitchell; ex-husband, Coleman Twiggs Jr.; three sisters, Mable Locklin Upickson, Ola Mae Locklin West and Revy Locklin Jackson; four brothers, Lester, O.J., Harvey and Author Ray; a son, Micheal Mitchell; and a daughter, Sheric Denice Mitchell.
Survivors are six daughters, Marie Mitchell Simpson and Freddy of Dallas, Evan Dr. Coleman Twiggs and Ellis, Veronica Twiggs Tindle and Bobby Joe, Clara Mitchell Ruthford, Molly Annette Mitchell Russell and Ernest and Cassie Mitchell, all of Rockdale; three sons, Hubert Earl Mitchell and Terri of West Palm Beach, Florida, Danny Earl Mitchell and Georgia, Randy Ezell Mitchell, all of Rockdale; and a brother, Billy Ray Locklin and Laura of Rockdale; also, 32 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons and honorary pallbearers were her great-grandsons. Obituaries are printed in The Rockdale Reporter as a free public service from information provided by the funeral home. More detailed obituaries may be printed for a fee; call 512-446-5838 for more information.