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Huntt Funeral Home

3035 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD

OBITUARY

Velma Jean Burroughs

August 3, 1956June 5, 2020
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Velma Jean Burroughs (Cookie), 63 of White Plains, Maryland passed away June 5, 2020 at her home. Velma was born August 3,1956 to the late Mary C. Hubbard of Charlotte Hall, Maryland and the late Lloyd W. Copsey Jr. (Bubba) of Hollywood, Maryland. She attended Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, Maryland where she graduated in 1975 and met the love of her life, the late Robert Lee Burroughs. The two married June 22, 1975 and had 2 daughters, the late Nicole Lynn Burroughs and Kimberly Lynn Foster-Wilson. She was blessed with 2 grandsons, Collin Jay Foster and Ashton Ty Foster. Velma had a love for children and found great pleasure as a bus driver for 20 years working for H&H Bus Service in Bryans Road, Maryland for Charles County Public Schools. She adored all her student passengers and their families where she developed great relationships with them through the years. At the end of each school year she and her husband would host a picnic at the Marshall Hall Park for all her student passengers to attend. She also had the “Turtle Terrific” passenger award program on her bus, where she personally would purchase a bike for the winner. She had a great passion for singing and had a voice that would captivate anyone. She enjoyed traveling around the Southern Maryland area to have fun with family and friends singing Karaoke. She was best known for her ability to master Patsy Cline songs so perfectly. Time spent making memories with her family, especially her husband, daughters and grandchildren, from family vacations to cookouts, family dinners and holidays is where she found her most joy. She loved to surround herself with loved ones. After losing her husband and daughter Nicole she began to deal with some critical health issues and spent the last 10 years as a dialysis patient at the Fresenius Kidney Center in Waldorf, Maryland. The dialysis team and other patients were like family to her. Although her health slowed her down she continued to fight strong. She maintained her independence and shared her home with her furry companion Susie, who she adored and found great comfort in. Velma will be remembered best for her endurance, positivity, strength and most importantly her beauty and love for life, family and friends. There isn’t anything she would not do to lend a hand to help those she loved. Velma is survived by her daughter Kimberly Foster-Wilson, son in law Rich Wilson, grandsons Collin Foster and Ashton Foster, her sisters Wanda Pasternak and Lisa Dye, her brother in law Rusty Dye, nieces Christina McGann, Kristy Maurath, April Bauman, Vicki Burroughs and nephews Travis Dye, Gordon Burroughs, Jason Burroughs, Jeff Burroughs, and Jeremy Pasternak . She is proceeded in death by both her parents, husband and daughter Nicole.

Services

  • Visitation Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Maryland

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial St. Peter's Catholic Church, Waldorf, Maryland

    Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Burial Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland

    Friday, June 12, 2020

Memories

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James McConnell

June 18, 2020

I haven't seen you for years, but the world will miss you.

Neil and Kay Myers

June 17, 2020

We so enjoyed Velma when she would sing Karaoke. Beautiful voice and beautiful person. She will be missed

Janice Hedges

June 11, 2020

I will miss you, Sweet Friend. I've known Velma since back in the School Bus driving days. I will cherish when we use to double date in the early yrs and then when we got somewhat older started spending time together, just the 2 of us. I loved sharing our mutual interest, going out to do some karaoke. I always will remember that beautiful voice. You were the 1st one that I saw bring their own written lists! I am picturing you being reunited in Heaven w/your Beloved, Robert and beautiful Daughter, Nicole. I will miss seeing you, when you came out to Moose. I am so glad the last time I ran over and we hugged. Love you girl and RIP, your Friend Always, Janice 😇

Terence Lewis

June 9, 2020

Mrs. Burroughs was the epitome of joy and love! I knew her since I was 6 years old when she used to be my bus driver. We kept in contact for years even after I left school. She was like a family member to me. My fondest memory are the picnics she would host at Marshall Hall Park. She had a heart of gold and was very dear to me. My sincere condolences go out to her family.

Theresa Harman

June 9, 2020

She will be missed by so many. Prayers for the family.
Tom & Terry Harman

Fred Gebler

June 9, 2020

Velma was such a very positive person. It was always a real joy to be with her. For our daughter, Lisa, Velma was like a "second Mom." Lisa was embraced as a full member of the family!!

We know that Velma is resting in eternal peace now that she and her husband have been reunited. There are so many loving memories of Velma for everyone to treasure forever!!

Arlene Boswell (Brown)

June 9, 2020

I first met Velma on the bus as we both went to Malcolm Middle School . She was so much fun to be around and had a great sense
of humor. RIP Velma and my sympathy to her friends and family.

Antonia Marie Knobel

June 9, 2020

Rest in Peace Velma Jean. We shared elementary school at St. Mary's, Bryantown, including First Communion and Confirmation.

Lois Murphy

June 8, 2020

I went to school with Velma and she was married to my cousin.She came into the Mechanicsville Moose and sang a song and we hugged and talked,she was a sweet and wonderful person

Carol Sams, Murphy

June 8, 2020

My condolence to Velma's daughter & rest of the family. I have known Velma since my family came to MD. We went to Malcom School together & we visited each other often during those times. I seen Velma from time to time & we just never forgot each other. She was the sweetest lady I've ever met. No one was a stranger to her. Rest in peace my friend. Love you. Carol Sams.

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