|Velma was born on March 25, 1913 in Marksville, Louisiana. Velma and Elmer were married December 18, 1937. They were married 57 years. She served with her husband for about 20 years. Some of the churches where Rev. Malone pastored were: Olla, Williana, Elizabeth, Lake Charles, Natchitoches, Buras and Sicily Island. When he retired, they moved back to Pineville and were active at Palestine United Methodist Church, Ball, Louisiana.
After her husband died, her health declined and she was a resident at Hilltop Nursing Facility in Pineville for the last six years of her life. Her parents and all siblings predeceased her. Rev. Malone and Velma did not have any children.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 2001, p. 257 By Carrie Broussard|