Velma Annette James Research Paper

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Ms. Velma Annette James was born December 28, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri to William Hall and Sylvia James. Ms. James mother and father preceded her in death. She was the eldest of three brothers, Joseph James, Ralph Wright and Bradford James. Although her mother did not have any daughters, Velma found a sister in her favorite cousin, Diana Hunt Lewis Johnson. Sherrie Armstead and Sandra Tunstall who were inseparable since grade school. She was also the eldest of her father’s children, Lynette Murphy, Michael (Dia) Hall, Lori Jones, Tyrone (Denise) Hall, Kenny Hall, Keith “Bill” (Felecia) Hall, Reggie (Carmen) Hall, Donnell Hall, Sebastian Harris, Star (Eric) Hall “her twin”, Tracy (Kenny) Bobo, Sharell Hall “her baby sister” and Jerome Hall Jr.…show more content…
Velma Annette James attended Gunlach Elementary School and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1976. After High School she obtained her LPN Certificate and began her career in the Barnes Skilled Nursing Facility. She also served as a Counselor, Mentor and on the Board of Trustees at Hope House, Inc. She also served as a mentor and sponsor for men and women overcoming addictions. Among all of this, while being the mother of three loving children: Miceesha “Micki” Handley-Bellamy, Niteeka Higgins and Kenneth McClendon Jr., she was a surrogate mother to many. Ms. Velma Annette James-Flenoy “Squeaky” accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour at a young age. While attending Kennerly Temple Church of God In Christ she was taught the commandments of God, participated in the Sunshine Band and later joined in the Choir. Ms. Velma Annette James-Flenoy touched the lives of many with her smile, positive attitude, generosity and compassion. Velma “Squeaky”, was a loving soul who gathered family from all over. She often times went out of her way to serve others before her own needs. She was a great mother, grandmother and friend. She also had a keen sense of

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