Velma Irene Crow, 70, of North Richland Hills, Tex. died on April 10, 2017.

She was born in Neosho, Mo. on Nov. 8, 1946. She is preceded in death by her parents, T.R. (Ted) Crow and Edith Irene (Crabtree) Crow, three brothers, Jim (JT) Crow, Roy Dale Crow, Clifford (Curly) Crow, one sister, Dorothy (Dot) Varnell and a former husband, Lou Kessler.

She is survived by one brother, John H. Crow of Broken Bow, Okla.

Velma was a member of Glory of Zion Church and attended the Timmons House of Zion in Bedford, Tex. She graduated from Paris High School in Paris. She was an Ordained Minister, an avid reader and writer. She has published several books. She was a member of Toastmasters and hosted a writers group in her home.

A celebration of life was held at Camorras Bluff on June 6, 2017.