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St. Luke United Methodist Church
Thursday May 26th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. Luke United Methodist Church
Thursday May 26th, 2022

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Graveside Service

Oak Hill Memorial Park
Friday May 27th, 2022

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Velma Anderson Vicars

Velma Anderson Vicars, 86, was with her family when she passed away at home on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, after a sudden illness.

Velma was born in Pulaski, Virginia to parents, Stella and Virgil Anderson (a United Methodist Minister), who raised her to spend her life serving and caring for her extensive family as well as the wider community. She was the absolute model of a preacher’s kid and devoted member of St. Luke United Methodist Church for decades.

A beloved staff member at Associated Orthopedics of Kingsport, Velma continued to work until shortly before her death. She also volunteered for more than 4,000 hours in the cardiac waiting area at Holston Valley Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, Velma is preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Vicars, and her brother, Wayne Anderson. Velma is survived by her son, Steven Michael Vicars, her daughter, Angela Lynn (Angie) Vicars, and her grandsons, Ethan Michael Vicars and Theodore Jack Branham.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at St. Luke United Methodist Church, followed by a funeral service at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Hodges and Rev. Richard Richter officiating. The graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport by 11:15 a.m. to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2600 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN 37664.

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So sorry to hear of Velma's passing. I volunteered at the hospital with her for a few years before the shutdown. She always encourage me and prayed for those around her. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She always looked forward to their visits. Prayers with all of you for the days ahead.

Cathy Johnson May 29 2022 8:16 AM

Steve and Angie,
Shirley and I were sorry to see that your Mom had left us. Please know that we are praying for you and your family. Shirley’s health is such that I am unable to leave her alone for long periods, but we continue to think of you.
May God provide His blessing through this time, and the days ahead.

Richard and Shirley Harris May 25 2022 7:05 PM

Velma was a family hostess in for the Kingsport clan. She hosted play dates for me and her daughter Angie, that I remember clearly. She also held open house for any family members in the area Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those were some of the only times that I saw cousins in the area.

Susan Anderson Sneed May 25 2022 10:34 AM

The Anderson/Vicars Families Connection was established before my birth,& continued throughout my life through my & my families love for the great lady, Edith Anderson Vicars,wife of my brother,Raleigh Vicars.,Sr..My condolences to all of Velma's Family,& loved ones.

Otis Vicars May 25 2022 9:15 AM

Steve and Angie I will speak for the Pearson family. Velma was such a sweet and caring person. We remember her always at St. Luke. We will keep you in our prayers and send love to you both. Burleigh, Kelly, Sammy, and Mary Beth.

Kelly Powers May 24 2022 11:50 PM

Dear friend you will be missed. Your smile, your cheerful ways but most of all the friendship we made at Holston Valley. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Campbell May 24 2022 9:07 PM

Velma always kept us straight at the Anderson reunions in Pulaski, taking care of the sign-ins and recent additions to the family tree. She was also the best at keeping up with her family and letting others know when someone was sick or had passed. It's really hard to believe it was her turn this time around. We will miss you, Velma, and the family reunions will never be the same.

Nelson Lafon May 24 2022 6:42 PM