Velma L. Sebring, 99 of Scottsboro, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Mrs. Sebring was a member of Center Point Baptist Church for 79 years.
Velma Sebring grew up in Scottsboro and worked for the Benham Corporation where she became a supervisor. In addition to her career, she also was able to raise a family, assist her husband, Bill, with the farm, rental activities and so much more.
She loved Alabama football and was known to take her family to places far away as Dallas or Miami. In later years, she loved traveling to Tuscaloosa during game weekends to spend time with her sisters and others. She also liked to crochet, was a wonderful cook and had a great, witty sense of humor. As a lot of family and friends will attest, she was “fun” to be around.
Most of all, Velma Sebring loved serving the Lord. She started teaching Sunday School at Randall’s Chapel UMC at age 17. After getting married, she began teaching at Center Point Baptist where she taught classes for over 75 years consecutively.
Her record longevity as a Sunday School teacher was recognized by Congress and the governor. She finally “retired” from Sunday School teaching in 2019 after 81 years, starting with a group of young girls to her final class known as The Last Stop.
Velma Sebring’s last stop is now in Heaven with her Lord that she studied and served faithfully throughout her lifetime.
Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Sebring; parents, Shird and Lillie Carter and four sisters and two brothers.
Velma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Debbie Sebring; daughter and son-in-law, Billie Ann and Wayne Wallace; daughter, Nora Sebring; grandchildren, Donald (Debbie) Wallace, Russell (Ginger) Wallace, James Robert Sebring Jr. and Clinton Edward (Taylor) Sebring; great grandchildren, Reagan Wallace, Rachel Wallace, Seth Wallace, Bryant Wallace, Sadie Wallace and Jude Sebring and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Center Point Baptist Church in Scottsboro with Randy Atkinson and Roger Hobbs officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Haven Memorial Gardens in Hollywood.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Gideons International or the Jackson County UA Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.rudderfuneralhomes.com.