Velma Lee Winfield

Sunrise: March 6, 1948

Sunset: November 4, 2020

Velma Winfield transitioned into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at her home in Portsmouth, VA.  Velma was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late Richard Winfield, Sr. and Marion Winfield (Elliott).  She was a graduate of Crestwood High School, Class of 1967.  She retired after over 25 years of retail service at Bradlees and Stein Mart department stores.

Velma was an active member of Olive Branch Baptist Church where she served in many capacities:  Choir member, Pastoral Relations Committee, Homeless Ministry, Culinary Ministry and Sexton.

Velma was a stylish person and loved to shop.  She had an ensemble for every occasion to include various selections of jewelry, hats and watches.  Let’s just say she took pride in her appearance.

Most of all, Velma had a passion for family whom she enjoyed baking cakes and preparing her favorite dishes of macaroni and cheese and cabbage.  Her major zest in life was spending time with her two grandchildren whom she adored immensely and family.

She leaves to cherish her memories; mother, Marion Winfield, son, Dwayne L. Winfield (Kimberly); two grandchildren, Dalen Winfield and Delon Winfield, four sisters, Geraldine Hines, Barbara Patillo (James), Blanche McGowan (Johnny), Sandra Harrison (Reginald); two brothers, Richard Winfield, Jr. (Ernestine) and Robert Winfield (Doreen); one aunt, Carrie Clark, two uncles Roland Elliott, Sr. (Helen) and Wilbert Elliott (Delores), goddaughter, Tieshay Winfield, close cousins, George Thomas Booth (Gertrude), Iris Walker (Marcellius) and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Velma was preceded in death by her father, Richard Winfield, Sr., brother, Nathaniel Kelly, sister, Delores Johnson, and brother Sheldon Winfield.


Viewing Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery 2608 Airline Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Bobbye Kerzanet says

    My heart goes out to the family. I had the pleasure to work with Velma at Steinmart for years and I felt blessed to know such a wonderful person. She was always full of life. Classiest woman I had ever met. She was fun to be around and just the best person I have ever known. I miss her smile.She was an angel on earth.

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    Chystell. Bright-Holland says

    Our sincere condolences in the lost of Velma. May God offer comfort to her family. God bless each one of you. Anthony & Chystell Holland

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    Diane Turner says

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of Velma’s family.Velma worked at Stein Mart with me for many years. She was a wonderful person.Diane Turner Men’s and Accessories sales associate.

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    Cassandra Roberts says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. This is a heartache that only God can fix. Just lean on God in your moments of grief. Know that you will have her forever in your heart. I’m so sad about this. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Vivian Moore says

    I was so very sorry to here about Velma’s passing! She was such a beautiful person, inside and out! Velma and I attended high school together and we graduated in The Crestwood Class of 1967! My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Winfield Family! May God Continue Bless you all!

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    Diana Grant says

    My condolences to the family, praying for you always. I use to work with Velma at Bradlees and she was a wonderful person and a joy to work with. She will be missed.

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    Tracey Jefferson says

    Greetings Family! I want to extend my deepest heartfelt condolences… Velma was a wonderful Aunt to me. I will never forget how happy it made her to learn that my son’s middle name was after her brother Sheldon “Cheese”. She really valued family and I appreciated her constant love & support. She will be truly missed but always in my heart 💜
    All my love,
    Tracey Jefferson

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