Velma “Louise” Cofield Vest



Sumter, SC ……… Velma “Louise” Cofield Vest, age 78, beloved wife of 60 years to Jason Clifford Vest, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at her residence.

Born in Cadwell, GA, she was the daughter of the late Homer David Cofield and Willie Mae Gay Cofield. Velma enjoyed the mountains, going to Bill's Music Parlor and attending Blue Grass Festivals. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, James Alan Vest and his wife Jean and William Bryan Vest and his wife Sandra all of Sumter; two daughters, Shelby Compton of Alcolu and Tammie Cole and her husband Tim of Middleburg, FL; one brother, two sisters, Gloria Mullkin and Jennie Demoonie; seven grandchildren, Sara Thompson, Abigail Ellis, Brandon Vest, Jason Vest, Leda Cole, Nick Darling and Sabrina Behuniak and eleven great grandchildren, Ethan Thompson, Aiden Thompson, William Ellis, Caroline Ellis, Braydon Darling, Aurelia Darling, Ian Brettelle, Shawn Brettelle, Evelyn Behuniak, Ali Shirah and Victor Sutorus.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Al Sims officiating. Interment will be held in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, one hour prior to the service, at Bullock Funeral Home.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.