It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Velma Lucille Harris on November 5, 2023. Born on February 2, 1942, in Sasakwa, OK, Velma was a light in the world that shone brightly and touched the lives of many in her 81 years. As the beautiful words of an old saying remind us, "A life well lived is not measured by the number of years, but by the number of hearts touched."\n\nVelma spent her life in service to others. For over 40 years, she was a familiar, comforting presence at the beloved local eatery, the Pig and Chick Restaurant in Mayflower, Arkansas, where she worked as a waitress before retiring in 2012. She was well-known for her warm smile, caring nature, and the genuine interest she took in every client who walked through the restaurant's doors. Velma's love for people was evident in every conversation she had, every piece of advice she shared, and every comforting word she offered. She had a unique ability to make everyone feel special, valued, and seen. As the quote beautifully states, "To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world."\n\nVelma is survived by her cherished daughter, Jamie Ridenhour, her devoted sons, Richard and Ronald Harris, her significant other, Joe Cotton, her loving sister, Norma Davis, and her caring brother, Frederick Love. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Harris, her parents, Oscar and Mary Love, her brothers, Oscar, Pete, Gerald, Danny, and Ted Love, and her sisters, Nancy Brown and Hazel Love. Each of these individuals were touched by Velma's kindness, strength, and unwavering love - a testament to the extraordinary person that she was.\n\nVelma's legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate enough to know her. We invite you to share your memories of Velma and upload photos to the memorial page as a way to celebrate her beautiful life. As the quote says, "Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch."