She was born on Jan. 26, 1932 in Claude, the daughter of Hazel and Vascus Pratt. She was raised in Panhandle and graduated from Panhandle High School.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Polk Street United Methodist Church. Graveside services will follow in Panhandle under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Glenn, John, Sam and Arty Pratt; and one great-great-grandson.
She is survived by daughters, Chris Duffy and husband Richard, and Nancy Rajchel; son, Marvin Kellison “Kelly” Davis and wife Brenda; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her niece, Glenda and husband, Galen Booth.
Velma was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. She worked as the office manager for Insurance Associates for over 30 years and then retired from William P. Clements Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She was an active member of the Pilot Club, prayer groups and a volunteer at the Discovery Center and Breast Cancer Survivors Center. Velma had more friends than most. Although she had a great work ethic, she always put family and friends first.