Velma Louise Hite

April 17, 1929 - August 14, 2017

Velma Louise Hite, 88, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past year, formerly of Indianapolis, IN passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Bonita Springs, FL. She was born April 17, 1929 in Indianapolis, IN to Emmett and Geneva Lee, now deceased.

Velma was beloved by her family. She broke many barriers during the 70’s and 80s when women were changing how society viewed women in the work place. During this time she lead the way and taught women how to succeed in business by setting examples. Velma was greatly loved by her family and friends. Her loss will be felt deeply by many.

She is survived by two loving children, Elizabeth Gallagher of Cape Coral Florida and Jack Thomas Gallagher (Charlotte) of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren, Heather Lee, Natalie Jean, Ashley Nicole, Michail Wayne and Jeffrey Thomas; as well as five great grandchildren Canyon Thomas, Jensen Joshua, Christopher Allen, Elijah Hayden and Matthew Reagan.

Velma was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Lee Gallagher; as well as a sister Eunice Merle.

No formal funeral arrangements have been made at this time.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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