Velma P. Moffett Rupert

Published 4:25 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020

Velma P. Moffett Rupert went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the age of 87. She was born and raised in Buladean, N.C., the daughter of the late Elmer Putman and Mary (Jarnagin) Putman. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James C. Putman, and a sister, Hazel York.
She spent most of her life in Johnson City, Tenn., and raised two daughters who survive, Linda Stocton (Roger) and Sheila Darlene Moffett. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory four grandchildren, Shelley Stocton King (Alan), Matt Odom (Donna), Josh Odom (Emily) and Landon Odom (Emily). The great-grandchildren were a joy to her life, Caleb, Gracen, Jordan, Lindsey and Cameron King, Cortnee and Kimberlee Odom, Haven and Joshua Odom, Noah and Ethan Odom. Her sister-in-law and friend, Bertie Putman, survives and her nephew, Rick Putman (Tammy and Rachel); also several cousins.
She was a member of Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church. She loved her pastor and friends. In her lifetime she made dozens of quilts for her children and grandchildren. She loved gardening, beautiful flowers and keeping bees. She worked hard, she loved nature, she loved her family, and was a caregiver at heart.
We will her miss her love so desperately. Our plan is to meet her in Heaven someday. We love you Mom, we love you Nan. We will be home in just a little while. We are thankful He gave us to you.
The family will gather to greet friends and share memories on Friday, January 10, at Tetrick Funeral Services in Johnson City from 5 until 7 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff and Pastor Roger Stocton officiating. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 11, in Buladean. N.C., at Ham Hughes Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. Matt Odom, Josh Odom, Landon Odom, Caleb King, Jordan King and Alan King will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Noah Odom, Ethan Odom, Cameron King and Joshua Carter Odom. Everyone who wishes to attend the graveside service is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m.
This obituary was lovingly written by her family.
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Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37601, (423) 610-7171, is honored to serve her family.

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