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Velma Jean Chisum Blake went to be with her Lord on Jan. 8, 2021. Velma was born to Thomas and Oveta Chisum on April 5,1924 and lived the majority of her life in Stratford.

Velma married her life long love Homer Douglas Blake on May 21,1945 in Guymon, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, 2 sisters Viola and Violet and one brother Virgil Chisum.

She is survived by her son Tom Blake and his wife Wanda of Streetman; three grandsons and their spouses; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A Celebration of Life took place at First Baptist Church in Stratford on Monday, Jan. 11, at 10am with gravesides following at Stratford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Stratford, TX.