Velita Rose Padgett


    Velita Rose Padgett (nee Fulliam) of St. Clair, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born July 6, 1959 in Cuba, Missouri to Paul and Carolyn Carey Fulliam and passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the age of 60 years, 8 months and 1 day. 


    On September 6, 1988 she married James “Jim” Robert Padgett.
    Velita attended the Lighthouse Church in Viburnum, Missouri and Rivers of Life in Steelville, Missouri for several years. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with Jim.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Carolyn Fulliam.
    She is survived by her husband of almost 32 years, Jim Padgett of St. Clair, Missouri; one son, Daniel “Danny” (Chris) Sanders of Viburnum, Missouri; two step daughters, Melissa Padgett and Sheri Padgett, both of Eugene, Oregon; two brothers, Matthew Fulliam of Gerald, Missouri and Faron (Dani) Fulliam of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters, Loretta (Jacob) Shoemake and Pauline (Dave) LeBlanc, all of Steelville, Missouri and Cleta (Jim) Hudson of Republic, Misosuri; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 with Rev. Sharon Hedrick and Rev. Henry Copling officiating with Rev. Carl Callahan giving the welcome and prayer and Dave LeBlanc reading the obituary. Special memories were shared by Brooke Fulliam. Music of “The Spirit in the Sky”, Shameless”, “Rivers of Life” and “Forever and Ever, Amen” were played.
    Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.