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December 27, 2023

Velda Lynn Tucker Craft, 62, of Covington, crossed peacefully over the rainbow on December 27, 2023, at Henry County Medical Cener in Paris, Tennessee.

She was born September 7, 1961, in Covington, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Rowena Gann Tucker. She was preceded in death by a niece, Sharon Renee “Na” Hoke.

Mrs. Craft was employed at the Virginia Employment Commission for 38 years, where she retired in September of 2022. She was currently an employee for Solv Energy. She enjoyed Christmas 365 days out of the year, was an avid enthusiast of The Wizard of Oz, jewelry, and lipstick. She was an auntly mother, mentor, and a true friend with the biggest heart of gold who gave unselfishly, and never met a stranger.

She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Perry “Nathan” Craft of Covington; her nieces, Tonya Angle of Dillwyn, VA, Heather (Charles) Compise of Mongomery, TX, Melissa (Dustin) Bennett of Trezevant, TN, Kayla (Gavin) Hunter of Covington, Chelsea Price, and Alexus Tucker, both of Covington; a nephew, Kenneth “Trey” Tucker III of Clarksburg, WV; two sisters, Zettie (James) Jennings of Covington, Kim (David) Dzeima of Big Sandy, TN; a brother, Kenneth Dewey Tucker II of Akron, OH; numerous cousins, great-nephews and nieces; her childhood best friend, Karen Sharp-Jamison; and many more special friends.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Miller officiating assisted by the Rev. Edith Snedegar. 

The family will receive their friends from 10:00 AM until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Arritt Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling service arrangements.

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Arritt Funeral Home

January 2, 2024 at 3:00:00 PM

1102 S Highland Ave, Covington, VA, USA


Arritt Funeral Home

January 2, 2024 at 4:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Cedar Hill Cemetery

1521 South Carpenter Drive, Covington, VA, USA



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