Veretta was born January 2, 1954 in Hampton, Virginia to Douglas Joseph Queen, Sr. and Cherry Cleleitolia (Johnson) Queen. She married Rick Rutledge. She was a homemaker and a member of The Word Fellowship.
Survivors include husband, Rick Rutledge of Kenedy; daughter, Teena Gorecki of Vista, CA; sons, Michael F. Gorecki, Jr. of Escondido, CA and Timothy A. (Roxanne) Gabel, Jr.; sisters, Eva Diane (Mike) Sleight, Sharon Elizabeth (Brad Dorcee) Cohn and Saundra Lee (Johnny) Schultz; brothers-in-laws, William Mills and Marty Ruiz; and six grandchildren.
Preceded in death by father, Douglas Joseph Queen, Sr.; mother, Cherry Cleleitolia (Johnson) Queen; sister, Joy Lynn Ruiz and brother, Douglas Joseph Queen, Jr.
Funeral services were held Feb. 18, 2012 at 12 noon with visitation starting at 11 a.m. in Eckols Chapel with Rev. Walter Hill, III, officiating.