LINDEN, N.J. — Velma Marie Hendricks Downey, 70, was born on April 8, 1950 in Henderson, North Carolina, to the late Will and Elizabeth Harris Hendricks. On Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, Velma departed this Earthly life at Robert W. Johnson University Hospital in Rahway, New Jersey.

Survivors include her children, Anthony, Angela Marie and Marlesha Dudley; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Mary Elizabeth, Robert and William Howard.

A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, at Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.

Local announcement by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

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