Velma Rose Lillegard
- February 27, 1937 - April 9, 2012
- Saint Joseph, Michigan
of Velma's Passing
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Memories & Candles
I knew Velma for 32 years, she was like a second mom. I will miss her dearly. She was a strong, Godly woman and there are no doubts that she is now rejoicing with Jesus. I am so glad to have the beautiful quilt that she made for John and I when we married. What a wonderful keepsake. I am keeping all of the family in my prayers during this time of sorrow. She has definitely left a void in our lives here on Earth...but praise God, we will see her again!
Posted by: Bonnie Craig - Stevensville, MI - friend Apr 11, 2012
Velma was a dear friend to me. We worked for over ten years togehter at Banner Books and became close friends.. She and Larry visited us in Missouri once and we enjoyed it so much.
I will miss her sweet smile and loving dispositiion so very much.
Blessings to her wonderful family..
Posted by: Maurine Huffines - Dowagiac, MI - a dear friend .. worked with v. Apr 11, 2012
I had the privilege of knowing Velma for about 15 years. I worked with her at Banner Books for 5 years until she retired. She gave me a beautiful Christmas quilted wall hanging which is displayed every year. I loved her wonderful sense of humor, beautiful smile and gentle spirit. She was a great Christian lady, a blessing and she'll be missed by all who knew and loved her!
Posted by: Sonja Tvetmarken - friend Apr 11, 2012
It's difficult to say good-bye when someone we love dies, To know we'll miss the laughter and the love found in their eyes, Yet much emptiness and heartache, much loneliness and sorrow, Will be eased by cherished memories living on in us tomorrow. May your sorrow be less and your memories more dear with every passing day. My thoughts are with you and yours.
Velma, it was a joy to know you when you worked at JoAnn's and then when you joined Berrien Towne and Country Quilters. You will be sorely missed, my friend.
Posted by: Mike and Kathy (Rozinski) Phipps - Stevensville, MI - quilting friend Apr 11, 2012