Burroughs, Velma Jean "Cookie"
Residence: White Plains, MD
Death: Friday, June 05, 2020
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Velma Jean Burroughs (Cookie), 63 of White Plains, Maryland passed away June 5, 2020 at her home. Velma was born August 3,1956 to the late Mary C. Hubbard of Charlotte Hall, Maryland and the late Lloyd W. Copsey Jr. (Bubba) of Hollywood, Maryland. She attended Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, Maryland where she graduated in 1975 and met the love of her life, the late Robert Lee Burroughs. The two married June 22, 1975 and had 2 daughters, the late Nicole Lynn Burroughs and Kimberly Lynn Foster-Wilson. She was blessed with 2 grandsons, Collin Jay Foster and Ashton Ty Foster. Velma had a love for children and found great pleasure as a bus driver for 20 years working for H&H Bus Service in Bryans Road, Maryland for Charles County Public Schools. She adored all her student passengers and their families where she developed great relationships with them through the years. At the end of each school year she and her husband would host a picnic at the Marshall Hall Park for all her student passengers to attend. She also had the "Turtle Terrific" passenger award program on her bus, where she personally would purchase a bike for the winner. She had a great passion for singing and had a voice that would captivate anyone. She enjoyed traveling around the Southern Maryland area to have fun with family and friends singing Karaoke. She was best known for her ability to master Patsy Cline songs so perfectly. Time spent making memories with her family, especially her husband, daughters and grandchildren, from family vacations to cookouts, family dinners and holidays is where she found her most joy. She loved to surround herself with loved ones. After losing her husband and daughter Nicole she began to deal with some critical health issues and spent the last 10 years as a dialysis patient at the Fresenius Kidney Center in Waldorf, Maryland. The dialysis team and other patients were like family to her. Although her health slowed her down she continued to fight strong. She maintained her independence and shared her home with her furry companion Susie, who she adored and found great comfort in. Velma will be remembered best for her endurance, positivity, strength and most importantly her beauty and love for life, family and friends. There isn't anything she would not do to lend a hand to help those she loved. Velma is survived by her daughter Kimberly Foster-Wilson, son in law Rich Wilson, grandsons Collin Foster and Ashton Foster, her sisters Wanda Pasternak and Lisa Dye, her brother in law Rusty Dye, nieces Christina McGann, Kristy Maurath, April Bauman, Vicki Burroughs and nephews Travis Dye, Gordon Burroughs, Jason Burroughs, Jeff Burroughs, and Jeremy Pasternak . She is proceeded in death by both her parents, husband and daughter Nicole.