Velda Stafford, 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 27.
Stafford was born in La Brea, Trinidad on November 30, 1933 and worked as a home health aide. She was a member of the Community Church of the Nazarene, Far Rockaway.
She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline; son-in-law, Brian; daughter in-law, Wendy; grandchildren, Dale, Yahee, Nekeisha, Nicholas, Nicholette and Nolan; great-grandchildren, Ashanti, Isaiah, Jamya and Amaya; and a host of nephews, one niece and other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A funeral mass was held at Community Church of the Nazarene, Far Rockaway. Disposition took place at St. Michael’s Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.