Velma L. Cormier, 87, lifelong resident of Orange, passed away March 3, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at the United Pentecostal Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. J. W. Harrell and the Rev. Jeffrey Pitman. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at the church.

Born in Orange, Dec. 16, 1927, she was the daughter of Lillie Matlock. Velma was a longtime member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Orange where she sang in the choir and was very active in the children’s church. She later became a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Bridge City and was a member for 18 years. She loved traveling, cooking and her flowers. Velma was a faithful servant of the Lord and enjoyed serving others.

She is preceded in death by her mother; husband, Joseph Cormier, Sr.; two sisters and one brother.

Velma is survived by her children, Van R. “Butch” Morgan of Bridge City, Joseph “Joey” Cormier and wife, Gay of West Orange and Debbie Cormier; grandchildren, Dana Pitman and husband, Jeffrey of Kountze and Keith Morgan and wife, Debbie of Jasper; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Cormier, Keith Morgan, Justin Morgan, Larry Hammett, Marlan Verdine, and Trey Tomplait.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anayat House 1025 N. 14th St. Beaumont, TX 77702 or P.O. Box 5934 Beaumont, TX 77726.