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Vella Maria Roper

Updated: Jun 28

Vella Maria Roper, a native of Nashville, TN, was born to the late John Overton and Florena Smith on March 13, 1939. She passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020.


Vella lived a full and eventful life tailor-made for her! Her compassion towards others deeply enriched her 81 year journey! She leaves behind precious memories her family shall forever cherish.


Vella is survived by her devoted daughter, Colette (Andrew) Bradley; grandchildren, Quanten Hall, Kanitha (Jonell) Pope, and Ahmad Bradley; great-grandchildren, Brayden Hall, Saban Hall, Queen Martinez-Hall, Kailyn Hinsey-Pope, Camerin Hinsey, Laila Felton, and Kingston Felton; a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.


Special thanks to Alive Hospice, Vella’s Home Health team, and friends at Madison Towers.


Guests are invited to briefly attend a Memorial walk-through to offer condolences to the family on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2:00-4:00pm at The Chapel, 2415 Atrium Way, Nashville, TN 37214. Masks are strongly encouraged and social distance protocols will be followed, according to CDC guidelines.





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