Velma Mae Edwards Pulliam, 83, of Bridge City, Tx, passed away on January 11, 2017, in Beaumont, Tx., after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Funeral services are to be held 2:00 PM, Monday, January 16, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Tommy Anthony of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Visitation will precede the service Monday, starting at 1:00 PM.

Born in Goshen, Arkansas, on October 13, 1933, she was the daughter of Starlin Edwards and Irma Hudson Edwards. Velma enjoyed visiting with friends and family around the kitchen table with a fresh pot of coffee. She loved traveling and truly enjoyed her grandchildren. She enjoyed collecting and repairing antiques, cooking, and loved to eat good food. Velma will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry Wayne Higgs; and brother, Leonard Matthew Edwards.

She is survived by her children; Steven Matthew Higgs and wife, Joyce, and James Mullin; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren