Ms. Elvenia Southerland, affectionately, known as “Ven”, was born November 6, 1945 to the late John Allen and Lula Francis Love Southerland. She departed her life here on earth to obtain life eternally on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her home.
She was a devoted and life-long member of the Wall’s Chapel United Methodist Church Bowmore. She was employed by The House of Raeford for 33 years where she served as the Quality Control Supervisor. Following retirement she then became employed by Butler’s Day Care Center for several years.
She was a pillar in the community of Hoke, serving on several organizations such as the Hoke County Civic League, The Raeford/Hoke Museum and The Silver City Community Federated Women’s Club were she was currently serving as the Treasure. She had also served in the capacity of President, Financial Secretary and Program Chair.
She is proceed in death by her six siblings Hattie Mae Blue, Clyde (Jake) Southerland, Ardel Southerland, Frank Southerland, Neil Southerland, and Lula “Pat” Southerland Adams one niece Dorothy Jean Adams and one nephew Howard “Jimmy” Adams.
Ms. Southerland leaves to cherish her loving and caring memories one daughter Angela Gail Southerland Solcumb(Freddie) and one son Harry Lamont Southerland(Juliet) both of Raeford, NC. Two brothers Louis Southerland and Harrison ( Gwendolyn) both of Raeford, NC and her baby sister Yvonne Bethea of Raeford, NC. Eight Grandchildren and Six Great-Grandchildren. Two Sister-in-Laws Connie Southerland and Martha Southerland both of Raeford, NC. A host of nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart.Along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and dear friends who stood by her side. And one special son whom she loved dearly James Allen Southerland.