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Velma D. King, 65, passed on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

She was born to the late Albert and Linnie Cook Davis in High Springs, Fla.

Mrs. King was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church under the leadership of Rev. Clarence DeSue.  She served as a Lay Speaker, Worship Leader, a member of the United Methodist Women, the PPR Committee, Break Bread Ministry Bible teacher and her greatest passion-Adult Sunday School Teacher.

She graduated from A. L. Mebane Class of 1963 and continued her education at Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona, Fla.

She was a sergeant with the Department of Corrections, retiring after 32 years of service.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister

Survivors include her husband, Fraze “Nuddy” King; children, Zuniga King and Aubrey Breon (Magen) King; stepchildren Fraze King, Jr., of New Jersey; Valerie King of Lake City and Doris King of Gainesville; grandchildren Jasmyne King of Lake City; and Breona King of Gainesville; step grandchild, Terrell Buiey and step great, grandson Tylan Buiey; sisters, Irene Adams and Roberta Adams, both of Philadelphia, Penn.; brothers, Lenard Davis of High Springs, Fla., Darnell (Helen) Davis of Maryland, Vernon (Joyce) Davis of Orlando, Fla., Alvin (Kim) Davis of High Springs, Fla., and Frank Davis of Atlanta, Ga.

A service for Mrs. King was held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Female Protective Society Temple, Gainesville, Fla.  Burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery, High Springs, Fla.

Arrangements Entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, High Springs, Fla.