Willena Veretta Ritchey Weiland
BOSSIER CITY – Willena Veretta Ritchey Weiland was born April 2, 1931 in Floydada, TX to Willie and Effie (Johnson) Ritchey. She met her Lord on October 7, 2017 in Bossier City, LA. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church Bossier, Faith Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Robert Cole and Joe Whitney. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home.
Known all her life as Veretta, she was a wonderful wife and mother to six children. She was active in all aspects of her church, regardless of the location. She served as Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association Clerk for 13 years. She was an active supporter of Camp Bethany. Veretta was active in Mission activities and served in many capacities in the Baptist Women’s Missionary Union. She loved working on various craft projects. She was a member of the DAR and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Brian Alan Weiland and sister, Maggie Othelia Field.
Veretta is survived by her husband of 68 years, Herman Weiland; five children, Glenda Greer and husband Samuel, Charles Weiland and wife Joy, Edward Weiland and wife Terrie, Darrel Weiland, Roger Weiland and wife Ellen; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and sister, Freda Cunningham of Oklahoma City, OK.
Honoring Veretta as pallbearers will be Mike Collins, Lee Hammons, Jim Perdue, Bill Birchfield, Freddy Shewmake and Johnny Barnette.
The family requests any memorials to be made to Camp Bethany, PO Box 250, Bethany, LA 71007 or to First Baptist Church Bossier for Freedom Fields.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www. hillcrestmemorialfh.com