OBITUARY

Velma Marie Carr

April 4, 1930November 18, 2020
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Velma Marie Carr, 90, of Houston, Texas passed away November 18, 2020. She was born April 4, 1930 in Wharton, Texas to James Fritch and Ethel Mae Falks. On November 25, 1945 she married Raymond Earl Carr in Houston. They then went on to have two sons, Jerrold Don Carr in February of 1948 and Kenneth Lee Carr in June of 1951.

Velma was an artist and creator across many mediums, but was most prominently known for her beautiful china painting. Her spectacular custom tile designs can still be seen in historic homes in River Oaks and The Heights areas of Houston. She was a member of the Porcelain Society and the China Painters Guild as well as a faithful member of the congregation of Candlelight Church of Christ in Oak Forest.

She lived a long and full life and is survived by her two grandchildren, grandson Dylan Carr, granddaughter Rachael Carr and grandson-in-law J.W. Longmire, as well as their two children, Velma's great-grandchildren, Aubrey Longmire and Noah Longmire of Houston, She is also survived by her younger sister Lorraine Baker of The Woodlands, and several extended cousins.

Visitation will be held at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway in Houston on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:30 AM with the Funeral Service to take place at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Jo Sandifer

November 24, 2020

I met Velma and Raymond on their visiting Jerry at Abilene Christian University in 1967. We kept connected over 53 years, sharing life through cards and letters, photos and phone calls.
Velma was gifted in the creative arts of painting, sewing, and quilting. She shared her bounty generously - the kitchen spoon rest, the daisied teapot, the framed wildflower bouquet, the Christmas tiles and pillows.
Velma loved and adored the men in her life - Raymond, Jerry and Kenneth. They teased her and she giggled; they encouraged her ventures and she backed theirs; she spoke up and spoke out and they gave her space; she was first lady in their eyes. Each kept her youthful and involved in life. When each died, her heart broke and sorrow wore her down.
I am missing Velma already, because longtime friends are hard to replace. Memories sweet and many remain, and they bring comfort.
---Jo Elaine Butler Sandifer

Gayle Carr

November 23, 2020

Velma Carr was an inspiration to me. She was always kind, thoughtful and giving! She taught me many things that I practice to this day! She always arrived with something when she came to our home or made sure she sent something home with us when we left! She was never condescending, nor spoke ill of anyone or anything. She had a wicked sense of humor too!! I will miss her! She was a very special person and I will carry her in my heart and actions forever! ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
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Velma Carr, June 1977

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Raymond & Velma Carr, August 1981

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Velma, March 1981

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Velma and son Kenneth Carr, December 1973

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Velma Marie Fritch, Wharton, Tx 1938

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Lorraine Baker (sister), Velma Carr, and their mother Ethel Fritch

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Laughing over coffee on Roxella Street, December 1973

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Velma Carr, June 1977

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Raymond & Velma Carr, August 1981

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Velma, March 1981

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Velma and son Kenneth Carr, December 1973

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Velma Marie Fritch, Wharton, Tx 1938

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Lorraine Baker (sister), Velma Carr, and their mother Ethel Fritch

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Laughing over coffee on Roxella Street, December 1973

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Velma dressed to the nines, September 1978

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On the North side of the Golden Gate Bridge, April 1980

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