She was born on Dec. 10, 1928, to John Wesley Spoon and Maude Beatrice Beauregard Harrington-Spoon in Chickasha, Okla.
She was married to Thomas Biggs on Nov. 4, 1945. She served as a pastor’s wife for 46 years, P.L.A. leader and children’s pastor.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, the Rev. D.T. Biggs; a daughter, Teala Veleta Bray; and a grandchild, Aleshia T. Biggs.
Surviving children include Thomas A. Biggs of Paso Robles, Calif., Evelyn B. Parnell of Collinsville, Okla., Weltha L. Biggs of Chattanooga, Aletha A. Sellers of Cleveland, Joseph E. Biggs of Claremore, Okla., and Geneva A. Facenda of Bakersfield, Calif.; and numerous other extended family members and friends.
She was a resident of Cleveland for the past 12 years and active member of Mount Olive Ministries.
She was a faithful volunteer of “The Caring Place” for eight years. Her passion was sharing the salvation message. She had a heart for intercessory prayer and was on many prayer teams.
A visitation will be held in the parlor of Companion Funeral & Cremation Service tonight, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Her celebration of life service and interment will take place in Oklahoma later this week.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Veleta and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.