Velma Christine Crockett

August 18, 1934December 13, 2018

Velma CHRISTINE Crockett passed away Dec. 13, 2018 at Diversicare of Claiborne. She was the daughter of William and Artie Ellison Ray. She was married to Venis Crockett for almost 50 years.

Survivors include: two children, Rena Vay Janke and husband, Lester of Marathon, NY and Michael Venis Crockett and wife, Rosie of Harrogate, TN. ; Grandaughter: Kristin Janke Schneider and husband, Tim with children, Colton and Abram of Bovina Center, NY, Javan Michael Crockett and wife, Beth with children, Jaxson and Emmalin of Morristown, TN; grandson, Clinton Venis Crockett of Harrogate, TN; sisters, Elizabeth Lester of Monroe, MI and Lucille and husband, Don Ramsey of Cookevillle, TN; sisters-in-law, Thelma Gilbert Ray and Mary McArtor Ray of Monroe, MI. Five brothers and sisters preceded her in death, Homer (as a young child),Mamie, Sewell and Laford of Monroe, MI and Vivian of Lakeland, FL; three brothers-in-law preceded her in death, Claude Lester of Monroe, MI, John Daniel of Lakeland, FL and Earl Lambert of Bristol, TN. Christine was a member of Forge Ridge Baptist Church and worked at Forge Ridge School for more than four decades. At Christine's request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. There will be a memorial service at the Forge Ridge Baptist Church at 1:00PM Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Diversicare of Claiborne for their care during Christine's stay there. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Forge Ridge Baptist Church in care of Diane Heck at 652 Greers Chapel RD., Harrogate, TN. Coffey Funeral Home in Harrogate in charge.


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Gillis and Jane Lambert

December 19, 2018

Rena and Mike,

We are so sorry to just hear of Christine's passing and that we were not at the memorial service. We have many, many fond memories of Christine from school days and afterward while living there on the ridge. Even though we haven't seen her in years, we often speak of her and Venis. Both impacted our lives for the good.

God Bless you and your families.

Gillis and Jane

Karen Rhymer

December 17, 2018

Rena and Mike, so sorry to hear about Christine. I remember the summers we all played all over the hills on the Crockett and Carmack farms. Take care, and God bless.

Sue (Gilbert) Lepper

December 16, 2018

I loved how Christene loved her family. She had more energy than anyone I know and was gracious beyond words to guests/family coming to visit. Whether cooking, cleaning, tending the garden or other farm chores she did it with gusto!!! I have so many memories being there playing with Rena and Mike on those hillsides and in their playhouse. I remember hearing Venis and Christine’s laughter. I knew they loved each other deeply.
Their love of God and service to others lives on in their children and grandchildren. Today they praise God together with all those who went before them trusting in Jesus. I’m so glad their lives touched me. (Mr Roberts)

Gary Gilbert

December 15, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear of this, God Bless Everyone during this difficult time. I so enjoyed going to there home and farm as a child growing up. It was so exciting listening to Venis and Christine and seeing the country side and how hard they worked. They were just as excited to see all of us when we came to visit! We all should be held to this standard of living our life’s as they have, what a great example they set. God Bless

Luther and Cathy Gilbert

December 15, 2018

So many memories......Cannot list them all One of the favorites was the many times we sat under the tree out front: Venis, Christine, Luther, Mike, Curtis and me, laughing, listening to stories, laughing, solving the issues in the world, contemplating Creation, and guessing where the planes were going as they flew high in the TN sky. Christine ran me up and down those mountains (hills) looking for sites of old stills. Laughing! We loved every minute we spent in TN. Christine's soul and spirit are now with Venis and the Lord in Heaven. We wish this certainty for everyone.