Velma is the youngest of four siblings. Raised in the Tougaloo community, she graduated from Tougaloo College in 1992 with a B.A. in Accounting/Economics.

Velma and her husband Andre have been members at Redeemer since 2009. They live in Jackson with their three daughters, Aysia, Ashlei, and Adrianna (Anna). Velma has been homeschooling for the last seventeen years.

Prior to accepting the position as Nursery Coordinator, Velma and her husband Andre taught the K4 Sunday School Class for eight years. She also volunteered with the Pioneer Club (currently Upside Down) and the nursery, and sang in the choir.  She loves working with kids and caring for the elderly.

Velma enjoys listening to music, singing, painting, playing board games, and hanging out with family.