Velma “Jean ” Whitehead, age 90, our beloved mother, went on to be with her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Saint Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. She was born at home, Boswell’s Corner, in Stafford Virginia on September 20, 1930, to Cora Vivian and Edward Elson Biggs.
She attended Stafford High School. She married the love of her life, Arthur “Whitey” Whitehead, on September 2, 1945. They were married for 43 years.
Home-making was her favorite calling. When necessary, she did work outside the home, ending her career of 12 years, at Dillards, in the children’s department. She took great pride in her home, and cooking and serving delicious meals for her family. She was always an encourager. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and was a Sunday school teacher at Bethel Baptist Church, and Norwood Valley Baptist Church for over 18 years. She loved reading God‘s word and listening to old Southern Gospel music. She was a very nurturing and loving mother to her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She was quick to tell everyone about all of her grandkids and to brag on each one of them. She enjoyed playing Chinese Checkers, cooking, writing cards, embroidering, and going to church. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Alan Glenwood Biggs. Her beloved husband, Arthur Franklin Whitehead, Senior, slipped away from her to eternity in 1986.
She is survived by her children; Frankie (Patsy), Carson (Marion), Annette (Duane), Beverly (Gary); brother, Rev. Bob Belford (Connie); and caregiver, Doris Ward. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Angelia Yelverton (Jimmy), Noah Switzer (Tabitha), Jesse Switzer (Cameron), Jane Switzer, Luke Switzer, Mercy Switzer, Jessica Whitehead, Julie Headley (Drew), Stephanie Tolbert (Kris), Garrett Davis, Jacob Davis and eight great grandchildren.
Everyone that met our sweet Mama loved her and treasured her. She will be greatly missed by everyone and will forever be in our hearts and memories.