Gaunt, Velma Shankle

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Velma Shankle Gaunt, 96, of Bristol, Virginia passed away January 24, 2021. She was the last surviving of six children of S. C. and Belle Edwards. Velma was also preceded in death by her husband Jack N. Shankle in 1974 and her second husband Randolph Gaunt in 2002.

She is survived by her four children, Norma Shankle Royals (Don) of Richmond Hill, Georgia, Doris Shankle Blair (Rus) of Punta Gorda, Florida, Byron Shankle (Shelley) of Madison, Virginia Eddie Shankle (Louise) of Bristol, Tennessee; and step-daughter Mary Marshall Miller (Larry) of Savannah, Georgia. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Genevieve Shankle, Brittany Shankle, Garrett Shankle, Evan Shankle, Christina Paez (Juan), Daniel Royals, Amanda Erdman (Brad), Alicia McGraw (Madison) and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 20, 2021 in the Jacksonville Cemetery with Pastor Timothy Hale officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Floyd United Methodist P.O. Box 55 Floyd, Virginia 24091.