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Casey Bednar
05/14/1993 - 06/08/2016

Event Date:
6/15/2016 at 5:00 PM
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Casey Brandon Bednar was born on Friday, May 14, 1993 in The Woodlands, TX to Milos Michael Bednar and Erika Kubicek Cardot and was the youngest of three children. He graduated on May 26, 2012 from Oak Ridge High School.
Last year he became an entrepreneur starting his own successful business delivering products for Rock Solid Precast in Conroe, TX.
Casey passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in The Woodlands, TX. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Maria Bednarova of Piestany, Slovakia.
Casey is survived by his daughter, Keelie Brighton Bednar, DOB 3/8/15 of Conroe,
TX, his father Milos Michael Bednar of Conroe, TX , his mother, Erika Kubicek Cardot of Spring, TX, brother, Michael Milos Bednar and his wife Courtney Leighnae Bednar of Conroe, TX, brother, David Eric Bednar of Conroe, TX and nephew Rhett Michael Bednar, DOB 6/1/16 of Conroe, TX, grandfather, Milan Bednar of Piestany, Slovakia, grandparents, Mark and Elizabeth Kubicek of Humble, Tx and Keelie’s
mother, Autumn Irene Abke.
Casey will be remembered for his adorable dimples, infectious smile, the great love he had for his beautiful daughter, Keelie and as a hard worker who was always willing to lend a helping hand without hesitation.






Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : June 15, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

Place : The Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd

Memorial Services:
Date : June 15, 2016
Time : 5:00 PM

Place : The Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd


Lawrence Brandyburg
09/28/1938 - 05/01/2016

Event Date:
5/7/2016 at 11:00 AM
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Lawrence Henry Brandyburg was born September 28,1938 in Pattison, Texas. He attended Ralph J. Bunche High School in Brookshire, Texas. He later served in the Military Armed Services in the early 1960’s for five years.
Lawrence dedicated his life to Christ in his fullness at a church revival at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Pattison, Texas. He later joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookshire, Texas, pastor Willie Johnson. He served faithfully on the Deacon Board as chairman at Mt Zion Baptist Church for 20 years. He was President of the Male Chorus, doing what he loved to do which was bless others with his melodious voice. He also served as the Superintendent of Sunday school for many years.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, son, Ronald Brandyburg, brothers; Augustin Wilkins and J.E.Wilkins, sisters; Dorothy Brandyburg and Dorothy Woods, .
Deacon Brandyburg enjoyed fishing, hunting, sitting outside and enjoying the outdoors with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Deacon Brandyburg is survived by his loving wife, June Brandyburg, 4 Siblings, Delores Brandyburg, Pastor James Wilkins (Brenda), Penny McFarland (Rogers), and Betty Powell (Lloyd). He leaves to cherish his memory his son’s; Dr. Lawrence Brandyburg Sr. (Jerrolyn) of Jakarta, Indonesia, James Brandyburg (Mona) of Mobile, Alabama, daughters; Sylvia Brandyburg Clark of Katy, TX , Beth Brandyburg of Brookshire, Texas; and one godson, Travis. Moments sitting outside will be dearly missed by his grandchildren;, Felicia, Jason, Misty, Britt, Lawrence (DJ), Ronald (Ridge), Ashley, Mariah, Brianna, Brook, Hannah, and William, great-grandchildren; Lee, Jae’den, Teyana, Artrisha, Keira, Ronald Jr (RJ), Miahlyn, Zariahlyn, and his best friend, Corniel Stamps (Ann) along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Wake Services:
FAMILY HOUR
Saturday, May 7,2016
9:00 am -11:00 AM
Currys Chapel Baptist Church
4716 1/2 South Street
Brookshire, Texas 77524

Funeral Services:
Saturday, May 7,2016
11:00 AM
Currys Chapel Baptist Church
4716 1/2 South Street
Brookshire, Texas 77524

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Doretha J Smith
12/04/1962 - 04/18/2016

Event Date:
4/30/2016 at 11:00 AM
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On December 04, 1962 Doretha Joyce Smith was born to the union of D.J. Smith and Georgia Ann Smith in Shreveport, Louisiana.

On Monday evening, April 18, 2016, Sister Doretha Joyce Smith entered into peaceful rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She accepted the Lord at an early age. She united with her parents at New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor M.C. James, where she was baptized and a part of the New Hope Baptist Choir. She attended Vivian Jr. High, and later graduated from North Caddo High School in 1980. She was honored to receive a choir scholarship to Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Later she joined the North Caddo Community Choir and started worked at Caddo Community Action Agency in food services. She was a faithful and hard worker for 16 years. Doretha united with Lake Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor James Sims; were she was a faithful member until her heavenly departure.

She is preceded in death by her loving, devoted parents D.J. Smith and Georgia Ann Smith. Grandparents: Elmira Smith, L.C. and Celia Mae Stroy. Aunts: Viola Jean (Everett) Grundy, Lela (J.T.), Player and Curtis (Ossie) Byers. Uncles: L.C. (Bernice) Stroy, and Jake Smith.
She leaves to mourn her Uncle Mathew James (Katherine) Stroy of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Aunt Laura Mae (Curtis) Palmer of Dallas, Texas; Lifelong friends Carol Grady-Jackson and Debra Hamilton; and a host of relatives and friends.

Wake Services:
10:00 - 11:00 am April 30, 2016
Lake Zion Baptist Church
6025 Belcher Oil City Rd.
Belcher Louisiana 71004

Funeral Services:
11:00 am April 30, 2016
Lake Zion Baptist Church
6025 Belcher Oil City RD
Belcher Louisiana 71004

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LaFonda R. Butler- Bell
02/19/1967 - 04/10/2016

Event Date:
4/23/2016 at 10:00 AM
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“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
-Philippians 3:14.

These words were written in a 1985 class yearbook; yet these seventeen words became the expression of the life we are remembering and honoring today.

LaFonda R. Butler-Bell was born in Houston, Texas on February 19, 1967, to Helen M. Burks. Known for her leadership and loyalty, she was the oldest of Helen’s five daughters; she was also Gladys M. Brock’s first grandchild.
LaFonda graduated from Furr High School in 1985. Prior to graduation, she was a competitive and accomplished athlete, dominating basketball and volleyball courts, and running circles on the track field. She also participated in clubs and organizations, while maintaining employment.

Following high school, she enrolled in Job Corps, but a medical condition shortened her stay. LaFonda would later complete cosmetology school and enjoy more than 10 years of success as a master hairstylist for J.C. Penney, specializing in healthy hair. This accomplishment inspired her sisters, who would follow in her footsteps, as well as afforded LaFonda opportunities to pursue other passions such as traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Never one to be boastful, LaFonda knew her blessings came from God, one of the many faith-forming lessons she learned as a longtime member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church. As an active participant, LaFonda served as a choir member, and worked in the children’s church and Sunday school ministries.

After years of assisting in the development of younger disciples, God blessed her with the assignment of caring for her beloved and only child, Cedric “C.J.” Bell Jr. Despite complications from Lupus and doctors’ advisement, LaFonda trusted God and welcomed her newfound identity as a mother, a task she relished in.

Words cannot express the magnitude of the life and legacy of LaFonda Butler-Bell. Her presence, smile, advice, stand for holiness, and quick-witted nature meant and mean the world to her child, family, friends and ministry partners. We, her family and friends, celebrate knowing that her press, her life, and witness will be honored by God and remembered by many.

LaFonda’s legacy will continue through those who love her. She is survived by her son, Cedric D. Bell Jr.; sisters, Trenita Harris, Gladys Johns, Edna Burks and Bobbie Burks; aunts; uncles; cousins; a niece and nephews; and many beloved friends.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : April 23, 2016 (Sat)
Time : 11:00 AM

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Drive

Memorial Services:
Date : April 23, 2016 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Drive


Kenneth Earl Steele
01/29/1941 - 04/08/2016

Event Date:
4/16/2016 at 10:00 AM
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Life Tribute
Kenneth Earl Steele was born on January 29, 1941 to Alex Rembert and Ethel Lee Steele in Linden, Alabama. Kenneth completed high school in Linden. He served in the United States Army. Later he moved to Houston, Texas and became a truck driver. Thereafter, he bought his own truck and became an independent truck driver. In 1966 he met and married Gertrude Steele.
Kenneth accepted Christ at an early age. After he relocated to Houston, he joined Unity Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. C. L. Williams, Sr. There he served as a trustee and chairman of the deacon board. On any given Sunday you could hear him singing “Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah or Shine On Me”.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife Gertrude Steele, his parents, grandparents, sister: Dessie Lee Clarke, brothers: Eddie Rembert, Alfred Bodie, and Clarence Rembert and one great grandson, Kenneth Lockhart Jr.
Kenneth Steele departed this life on Friday, April 8, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memories: his daughters, Patricia Randle, Tina Knox (John, Jr.), Jo Allison Green, Stephanie Haywood, Sherita Smith (Jeffrey, Sr.). He also leaves 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Also cherishing his memories are: four sisters, Bessie Hicks, Deborah Benolph , Julia Rembert and Rose Ann Green (Willie); one brother, Alexander Rembert (Deborah), two sisters-in-law: Ruthie Coward ( Oak Dale, LA) and Beverly Roberson (Houston, TX), one brother in law: Gary Roberson (Houston, TX) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and two God-children: Chitnita Willis and Artis Wilson II.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : April 16, 2016 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time


Place : The Tabernacle of Praise
8814 Tidwell Rd
Houston TX 77078

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Clifton Taylor
09/19/1957 - 03/26/2016

Event Date:
4/8/2016 at 11:00 AM
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Homegoing Services for Clifton Taylor (Heavy)
Obituary:

Clifton Taylor was born on September 19, 1957 to Otis Leon Virgil Jr. and Inez Taylor in New Orleans, La. He graduated from Lake Providence Senior High in Lake Providence, La in 1976. Clifton, affectionately referred to as Heavy or Cliff, was a social butterfly and jokester that loved landscaping and spending time with his family and friends. He also had a love for his Dallas Cowboys...Dez caught it!

Clifton was a soldier in the United States Army from 1977 to 1985. Clifton accepted Christ into his life at an early age and joined Mount Calvary Baptist Church. He later joined Fallbrook Church in Houston, Tx, where he was a current member until death. In 1988, Clifton relocated from Lake Providence, LA to Denver, Co where he later married Jacqueline Taylor and entered the security industry. In 2002, Clifton decided to pursue his dream of being an entrepreneur. After achieving over ten years in the security industry, he started Ambassador Business Security Services (ABSS) in Aurora, Co. In 2003, he and his family moved to Houston, Tx where he continued to grow his business.

Clifton was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents; his brothers: Cleveland (Tiny), Lee, Michael, and Orlando; his sister Edora; his aunts; Vessie, Sylvia, Josephine, and Betty; and his daughter Petra.

Clifton Taylor departed this life on Friday, March 26, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife, Jacqueline L. Taylor; his aunt, Dorothy Webb; his mother-in-law, Florida Smith; four sons, Clifton N. Taylor, Anthony White Sr. (Deedra), Marcus White (Shelly), Everett; a daughter, Latonya S. Taylor; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Clifton leaves five sisters: Joyce, Otis Mae, Lilly, Janice, and Linda; seven brothers: Curtis, Wesley (Tamu), Leon (Esther), Willis (Darlene), Alvin (Betty), Otis III, and Dwayne (Sandra).

He also leaves two aunts: Jessie, and Lela; two uncles: Elijah (Clara), and Jessie (Willie); and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : April 8,2016 (Friday)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place: Lighthouse M.B.C
9707 North Wayside

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Abelardo H Pena
11/14/1956 - 03/19/2016

Event Date:
4/5/2016 at 10:15 AM
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Psalm 23King James Version (KJV)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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Funeral Services:
Date : April 5, 2016 (Tuesday)
Gate Time: 10:30 AM GRAVESIDE SERVICE

Place : Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77038


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Beverly Blanche Cutright
07/06/1957 - 03/19/2016

Event Date:
3/26/2016 at 9:00 AM
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Beverly Blanche Sandles Cutright was born on Saturday, July 6, 1957 in Normangee, Texas, to the proud parents J.W. Sandles and Johnnie Johnson Sandles. She departed this life and entered sweet rest on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
 
Beverly graduated from Furr High School, Class of 1975. She furthered her education by attending Houston Community College receiving training as a Substance Abuse Counselor.
 
Beverly received Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young child. She joined Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor O.L. Holliday. She later joined Pool Chapel Baptist Church in Madisonville, Texas where she faithfully taught Sunday school. Her love for teaching the Word of God was inspired by the late Mother Lenora Driver and the late Deacon Benjamin Scott. She loved to share the gospel.
 
Beverly found a niche for providing support and assistance to intellectually disabled individuals in which she incorporated her teaching abilities, counseling experience, and one of a kind of personality for many years.
 
Beverly is preceded in death by her father J.W. Sandles, her brother William Webber, and sister Georgia Ann Howard.
 
To cherish her memories she leaves: her son, Bradrick Russo (Brittney); two grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Morgan Russo and Brady Russo; her mother, Johnnie Sandles; three sisters, Opral Carr, Vickie Sandles, and Cathy Cooper (Frederick); two brothers, Lloyd Stewart (Lynn) and Johnnie Cleveland (Donna); a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, God-children and friends.
 
 
 


But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. I Thessalonians 4:13-18

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : March 26, 2016 (Saturday)
Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
10:00 Service Time

Place : Light House M.B.C
9707 N Wayside Dr
Houston, TX 77078

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Tyrone Ivory
03/20/1960 - 02/14/2016

Event Date:
2/23/2016 at 11:00 AM
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Mr. Tyrone Ivory Sr. Journey

Tyrone Ivory Sr., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 14, 2016, while at Memorial Herman Hospital located in Houston, Texas.
Tyrone was born March 20, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents Tyrone Williams and Nellie Ivory. He grew up and attended primary schools in the St. Louis area. After completing high school, Tyrone attended college at Devry University in Kansas City, where he earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering. He later landed a job at Compaq/HP as an engineer, where he worked for 21 years and retired 2004.
In 1982, Tyrone Sr., married his loving wife Beverly, in Pearland, Texas. The pair were happily married for 33 years and raised 3 wonderful children together. Tyrone was a hard working family man, who enjoyed listening to music, cooking and offering words of encouragement to anyone who needed them. His infectious smile and interesting jokes will surely be missed by those who love him.
Tyrone was preceded in death by parents, Nellie Ivory and Tyrone Williams and also his grandmother, Verlia Ivory. He leaves to mourn his passing; wife, Beverly Ivory; children; Genice Chin, Patrice Bowers, Tyrone Ivory Jr., ;11 grandchildren; brothers, Tommie Ivory and Darcy Ivory; sisters, Susy Ivory, Karen Ivory, Doris Ivory and Marnessa Ivory; mother in law, Irene Bowers and a host of family members, friends and former co-workers.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : February 23, 20126 (Tues)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time


Place : Lighthouse M B C
9707 N Wayside Dr
Houston TX

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John Seals
07/27/1951 - 02/11/2016

Event Date:
2/20/2016 at 12:00 PM
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His Life Journey

John William Seals was born in Houston, Texas on July 27, 1951 to Beatrice Moore and J.W. Seals. He was Beatrice’s most favorite “only” son, the youngest of her two children.
He was a proud alumnus of Jack Yates High School, class of 1970 and received an Associate’s Degree from Texas State Technical Institute in Waco, Texas.
John later met and married his former wife and friend, Argie Simon on March 22, 1974. To this union two beautiful daughters were born, Rosa and Denise.
He worked 17 years of service with Shelton W. Greer Construction Company as an ironworker.
He was a member of Crestmont Park Church of Christ. His happiest moment was the day he was baptized, witnessed by his family and friends. John loved the teaching of Brother Adams and the great fellowship of his brothers and sisters in Christ.
He passed away peacefully on February 11, 2016. He is preceded in death by his mother Beatrice Moore, grandfather Charlie Moore, grandmother Beola Moore, uncle Charlie Moore Jr. He leaves to honor his life and memories two daughters, Rosa Seals-Smith (Theophilus), Denise Hall (Dorian), their mother, Argie, six grandchildren; Eric Tillis, Destiny Smith, Argie Smith, James Smith, Lauren Hall and one “SAM” on the way. He also leaves to cherish his memories, one sister; Bernadine Garrett (Wilbert), two aunts; Odessa Thomas, Mildred Jenkins (Freddie), one niece; Storie Sutton (Arthur), great niece, great nephews, cousins and a host of other family and friends.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : February 20, 2016 Sat
Time : 11:00 AM Viewing
12:00 PM Service Time


Place : Crestmont Park Church of Christ
5907 Selinsky
Houston TX 77048

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Edna  Davis/ Mitchell
11/01/1960 - 02/14/2016

Event Date:
2/19/2016 at 3:00 PM
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Edna's Journey

Edna Jean Mitchell Davis was born on November 1st, 1960 in Houston Texas. Edna passed on February 14, 2016 surrounded by family in her home at the age of 55. She was the fourth of seven daughters from Alton and Linzola Mitchell.
Against all odds, Edna became the mother of 2 daughters: Kendra Danielle Davis and Hannah Rachelle Davis. She was an extremely active mother in her daughters’ lives; volunteering and participating in everything from basketball games to piano recitals.
Edna dedicated her life to Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church. Edna later became a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the board of Ushers for numerous years. In 2012, Edna converted to the Catholic Faith where she volunteered tirelessly until prevented by health problems.
Edna was a person that valued education; and therefore accomplished becoming a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while obtaining her degree as a Registered Nurse. Despite her own health problems, Edna had a passion for caring for others, and worked as a Registered Nurse in the Medical Center and the Veterans Hospital for many years.
Edna will be remembered for her affable personality, strong faith in God, her warm smile, and courageous ambition despite her chronic illness. Edna loved being with family and friends. She always brought light into the lives of the people she surrounded herself with.
Edna was preceded in death by her father, Alton Mitchell and her sister, Louvenia Mitchell. Edna is survived by her mother Linzola Williams Mitchell, her beautiful daughters Kendra Danielle Davis and Hannah Rachelle Davis, and her grandson Karter James Harris; her sisters Joyce Marie McKnight (Carl McKnight), Helen Denise Holmes (Calvin Holmes), Althea Kay Mitchell- Lee (David A. Lee II), Stephenie Pearl Mitchell, and Alicia Rena Jones (Eddie Jones). She also is survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Edna loved her two special songs: Two Wings and There’s a Leak in this old building. She kept close to her heart the Scriptures: John Chapter 14: 1-4.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : February 19, 2016 (Friday)
Time : 1:00 PM Viewing
3:00 Service Time


Place: Friendship M B C
16138 W Bellfort
Sugar Land TX 77498

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Carolyn B. Robinson
12/15/1933 - 01/28/2016

Event Date:
2/5/2016 at 12:00 PM
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On Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Humble, Tx the sun set in the life of Mrs.
Carolyn Bernice Robinson. She was born December 15, 1933 to the late Leticia &
Walford Lawrence of Paget Bermuda. She was the sixth of thirteen children.
Carolyn was united in marriage Arnold Charles Robinson on January 22, 1958 and
six days before her passing they celebrated 58 years of marriage. To this union
four beautiful children were born: Kevin Charles Eugene, Terry Lynn, Timothy
Troy and Mark Arnold.
She was a longtime active, faithful member of the Houston International Church of
God under the pastoral leadership of Pastor Johnny House. Carolyn diligently
served in various capacities right up until her untimely illness. She demonstrated
true Christian values as she remained faithful to the God of her salvation. A
woman like Job, she feared God and eschewed evil.
Her life was a legacy of love and service to others. She was a dedicated and loving
wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, godmother and friend. She was loved by
everyone that knew her and lived a life where she never met a stranger. She had a
warm and caring personality that made her a joy to be around. A beautiful soul
and a true woman of God who will be dearly missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory: A devoted husband, Arnold; three sons, Kevin
(Berta), Troy (Vivian, fiance’) and Mark (Kim); and one daughter, Terry Lynn
(Steven); eight grandchildren, Nicole, Steven II, Karysse, Damien, Jasmine,
Jordan, Mari and Joshua.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : January 5, 2016 Friday
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
12:00 Service Time

Place : Houston International Church of God
15030 Marine Rd
Humble TX 77396

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Ronnie D Padgett
09/15/1942 - 01/08/2016

Event Date:
1/12/2016 at 6:00 PM
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RONNIE D. PADGETT OBITUARY

Ronnie Douglas Padgett, age 73, entered into Heaven’s gates on Friday, January 8, 2016. He was born in Claremore, Oklahoma on September 15, 1942 to Zola Ann and Oval Highland Padgett. He was one of six children.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oval Highland Padgett and Zola Ann Barton Padgett, Walters, brother-Melvin Denzil Padgett, brother-Bobby Lee Franklin Padgett, infant- Elza Padgett, sister-Mary Lou Padgett, Nissen, Hurley, brother-Donnie Ray Padgett, son-Ronnie Dean Padgett and beloved cousin Marjorie Aileen Hixson, McGill.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kercena Jane Cook Padgett and daughter Ann Padgett Hutchins. Grandchildren, Colton Blair Hutchins, Morgan Raquel Hutchins, Jessica Annette Padgett, David, Cassie Jo Padgett. Great grandchildren, J.T. David, Haley David, Lily, Katelyn, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Ronnie and Kercena moved to Houston, TX in 1962 from California. His occupation was in sales and he excelled in his profession where he was “Top Salesman.” Ronnie was honored with many awards in his lifetime for his sales ability.
He loved people. Ronnie was known for being generous; always exhibiting a genuine concern for people, he loved and served. He had a big heart! He was a member of Irvington Pentecostal Church for many years where he worked in the Bus Ministry, Sunday School Ministry, Ushers Ministry and Nursing Home Ministry. He also loved and was supportive of Church of Champions.
Although Ronnie walked away from God for a period of time, we are rejoicing today that in these last few months of his life, he renewed his covenant with God and was gloriously renewed in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. As our family and many friends gathered at his bedside on his last day on earth and sang hymns to him, he would smile while tears trickled out of the corner of his eyes. The beautifully sweet, serenely peaceful, holy presence of the Lord filled the room and ushered him from this earth to glory.
While we will miss him greatly, we are comforted knowing that He is surrounded by God’s love and our greatest joy is that we will see you in the morning!

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : January 12, 2016
Time : 6:00 PM Viewing
7:00 Service Time

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd
Houston, TX 77066

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Elsie Jones
03/01/1933 - 11/26/2015

Event Date:
12/4/2015 at 11:00 AM
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If ever there was an angelic figure upon us, it was Elsie Mae Jones. Born in Kinder, Lousiana however, Houston, Texas was her home for over 60 years! She Loved Life to the fullest, always finding time to grant a supportive hug and kiss to all she met, old and new. Elsie wanted a Celebration of her Life for her family, friends, and loved ones. She loved to cook, and everyone knew Elsie was one of the best. She enjoyed Driving her Babies on the School Bus. She loved Fishing, Playing Cards, Casinos, Zydeco Music, Dancing! But above All, Elsie Mae Jones, Mama, Grandma, Sister, and Miss Elsie, loved her family Unconditionally. The time spent with her FAMILY was where she found the most Joy. A woman like Elsie, had many friends, that she loved dearly and considered them, more like Family! But most of all she loved the LORD and lived her life in that manner. When it comes to setting the example, the legacy left by a woman with the Character and Grace as Elsie Mae Jones, will live through those who continue to love, honor, and cherish her memory. The SPIRIT of Elsie Mae Jones lives on..... 

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Funeral Services:
Date : Dec. 4, 2015 (Friday)
Time : 11:00 Service


Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cuten Rd
Houston, TX 77066

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Tracy Roberts
07/08/1964 - 11/22/2015

Event Date:
11/29/2015 at 11;00 AM
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Wake Services:
Visitation 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
28 November 2015
Solid Rock Baptist Church
14341 Lee Rd
Houston TX 77032

Funeral Services:
Solid Rock Baptist Church
14341 Lee Rd
Houston TX 77032
28 November 2015
11:00 AM

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Mrs. Regina  Holcombe
07/16/1957 - 11/18/2015

Event Date:
11/23/2015 at 11:00 AM
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The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever

Amen

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Funeral Services:
Date : Nov. 23, 2015 (Monday)
Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : New Life In The Word Ministry
4521 Englewood
Houston, TX 77026

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Amber Lee Sumrall
06/22/1984 - 11/14/2015

Event Date:
11/19/2015 at 11:00
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Funeral Services:
Date : Nov. 19, 2015 ( Thursday)
Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home
14434 Old Humble Rd
Humble TX 77396

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Claudis D  Payne Jr. Stew Baby
02/24/1955 - 10/17/2015

Event Date:
10/24/2015 at 12:00 AM
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The Legacy Of Claudis D. Payne

The life of Claudis Payne began with him growing up in Vivian,La. where he graduated from North Caddo High School and then joined the National Guard where he served for a few years. He later on met and married Frankie McIntosh and to this Union 2 children were born. That relationship shortly departed and he found love interest with his extended family the Carroll's where he helped raised 3 sons with Levon Carroll and worked as a manufacturer for 25 years until his health failed him and went on to Houston to be with his 2 daughters where he called his home for 13 years. He was the link in the chain that held his family together. He was a wild, carefree, fun loving family oriented person. He loved and lived life to the fullest. There was no one that was a stranger to him and he never judged anyone (known for always keeping it real)! He was loved by many who knew him as "Stewbaby". His laughter touched many lives and souls and his presence will be greatly missed.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his daughters: Tawanya Bishop of Dallas, Tx., Selethia Payne of Houston, Tx.,(stepchildren): Joe(Phyllis) Carroll, Gearldwyane(Sandra) Carroll, Katrina(Joseph) Collins, Kyla Payne, and Kimberly Payne. (Sisters): Joyce Brown, Linda Mitchell of Channelview, Tx.,Debra Williams of Vivian, La., Peggy Wiiliams of La., Carla Williams of Vivian La., Dianne(Freddie) Vinson of Bossier City, La. (Brothers): Robert Paul (Patricia)Williams of Vivian, La., Raymond (Betty Joe) Williams of Vivian, La., Norris (Sheila) Payne of Alaska, Grandchildren: jaleasa(Dorian Harrell) Joe JR. Carroll, Simone Carroll, Chassity Mcfarlin,Stormie Payne,Charrity Mcfarlin,Wyaniesha Bradford,Ja'kolby Mcfarlin,Sirron Ward Jr., Jennifer Easter, Danavia Thomas, Jaida Bray, Jamaurry Dowell, Ka'niya Rand, Cartavius Barfield. (Sister In Laws): Debra(Michael) Williams of Jefferson, Tx., Brenda Cortez of Jefferson, Tx., and Loarine Davis of Houston, Tx., and one Brother In Law: Charles McIntosh of Jefferson, Tx.

A host of nieces and nephews whom he all loved dearly

Special friends: Anita White, Kenneth Rand, and Noble Smith

Special niece: Latasha Williams

Wake Services:
Date : October 22, 2015 (Thursday)
Time : 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home
14434 Old Humble Rd
Humble TX 77396

Funeral Services:
Date : October 24, 2015 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 - 12:00 PM Viewing


Place : House of Faith Ministries
105 Northside Drive
Vivian, LA 71082

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Marvin B.  Hines
03/11/1961 - 08/21/2015

Event Date:
8/29/2015 at 10:00 AM
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On March 11, 1961 a beautiful baby boy named Marvin Bernard Hines was born to the late Limbric Hines Sr. and Odessa Roberts Hines, in Houston, Texas.
He received his formal education from North Forest ISD. a graduate of Forest Brook High School in 1979.
He later met the love of his life Alena Yvette and they were united in matrimony on August 9, 2001. To this union was joined a blended family of 3 sons and 2 daughters.
He worked 16 years of service with Eastwood & Company.
The Lord called him home on August 21, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents Limbric Hines Sr. and Odessa Roberts Hines.
He leave to cherish his memories to his devoted wife Alena Yvette, two daughter: Markitta Hines, Jillian Hines, three sons: Troy Whitsey, Myron Jones and McXaziver Jones. Four sisters: Mattie Wilkinson (Selwyn), Cynthia Cunningham (Otis), Carol Hines Goffney (Richard), and his baby sister Patricia Hines. Three brothers: Limbric A. Hines Jr., Clarence Hines, Robert Hines (Shasscresha). (8) grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Wake Services:
Date : August 28, 2015 Friday
Time : 6:00 - 9:00 PM Viewing

Place : Community Church
4005 Kress Street
Houston, TX 77026

Funeral Services:
Date : August 29, 2015 Sat.
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
4711 Kelly
Houston, TX 77026

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Ryan Gelzer
12/23/1988 - 08/01/2015

Event Date:
8/8/2015 at 11:00 am
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“To God be the Glory” on the blessed day of December 23, 1988 in Fort Hood, Texas, Ronald Gelzer and Omega Elmore became proud parents. They felt honored to be the gracious keepers to this newborn gift and named their little precious boy, Ryan Alexander Elmore Gelzer. Arriving wide eyed, yelling with an already visible sly cute grin and a serious demeanor to add to his beauty.
Ryan was a bundle with a mission already put forth and planned. A little Red Power Ranger ready to save the world! He had an unprecedented love for the people, especially the poor and under privileged. Ryan exhibited an unparalleled affection for education, music, family and his love of God. At an early age Ryan desired to be a servant of God and to the people.
Upon Ryan’s graduation from TALH (Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities), in 2006, he attended Georgia Institute of Technology. (Georgia Tech), in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Engineer In Training License prior to graduation and proceeded to graduate in 2010 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He decided to continue to make Atlanta his home and while there he worked for Phillips and Gradick Engineering.
But Ryan was a true renaissance man with a dedication to chartering his own course. He started a tea blog, attended tea conferences, became a beverage vendor, and received certification as a tea master. He loved teaching himself to play the keyboard, creating his own beats and sounds. Having a passion for experiencing and preparing a variety of cuisines, he attended culinary classes and shared his culinary skills in the kitchen with his dad. He also exhibited a strong interest in business; investing in startup companies, creating designs for patenting and starting his own Limited Liability Company.
Ryan, an amazing gift from God, brought sunshine to many with his sweet personality and giving heart. His journey here on earth ceased on August 1, 2015. He is preceded in death by his Grandma, Iona Elmore. His Grandma was his “pot-nah” (that’s partner to the politically, educationally, correct), and he was affectionately called by her “Mr. Nice Nasty.”
His laughter and smile will be dearly missed and his memory cherished by his parents Ron Gelzer and Omega Elmore. Ryan will be missed as he leaves his godmother, Debra Davis, a gracious list of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whose lives have been blessed by his presence and who he deeply loved.

Wake Services:
August 7, 2015
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
EAST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH
8602 Tidwell Rd Houston TX
Houston, TX 77028

Funeral Services:
August 8, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Eastside Church of God in Christ
9980 Hwy 190 East
Point Blank, TX 77364
936-377-2437

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Carmen A Rodriguez
08/29/1926 - 07/22/2015

Event Date:
7/27/2015 at 10:00 AM
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Carmen Aguirre Rodriguez went to be with Our Lord on July 22, 2015 with family by her side. Born August 29, 1926 in San Antonio, TX, Carmen was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years Frank F. Rodriguez whom she married June 3rd, 1951. A long time Houstonian and active in the Catholic community near her home here in Houston, she is survived by their five children; Mary Frances, John Paul, Felicia, Peter, and Ramona, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, as well as other family and countless friends.

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A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday July 27, 2015 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church located at 3600 Brinkman Houston, TX 77018.




In lieu of flowers it was Carmens wish that Donations be made to The American Heart Association or The American Diabetes Association.


Jeremiah P. Grisby
01/27/2014 - 06/25/2015

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7/4/2015 at 9:00 AM
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On January 27, 2014 a beautiful flower was planted on earth named Jeremiah Pro Lee Grisby to the parents of Larion O’Bryant Grisby Sr. and Moneisha Rashel Bray in Houston Texas. Jeremiah a.k.a “Baby J” was a flower that needed lots of watering. He was born 1lb 4oz without a likely chance of making. “Baby J” proved them wrong. God took that flower and molded it and watered it with abundant love. He overcame all obstacles and was flawless. Jeremiah was a very happy baby but you wouldn’t know it because he always had a serious face. Every person he came in contact with he brought more joy, laughter and so much excitement no matter what the situation was. God had a message and he sent it through Jeremiah the message was for Jeremiah to impact so many in such a short time and his work was successful. He accomplished before he left the ability to walk and say mom, dada and mone. Jeremiah was a huge companions to his bother but more so his cousin “Aden”. Jeremiah loved his aunt Jhnay that was his ‘meal ticket’ he adored his uncle Stacie because that was play time and video shoots. Jeremiah lifeline was his grandmother Stacey, they were inseparable they hated to be apart from each other but when they were together nothing else mattered. Jeremiahs last breath and moments was spent with his grandmother on June 25, 2015 He gave his final hug at 5:45am to let us know its going to be ok and God has a bigger and better plan, to let us know that he will be watching over us all. His Agape love will truly be missed. No more suffering, restrictions and sickness. He was preceded in death by his brother Larion O’Bryant Grisby Jr. a.k.a “Micah”. Jeremiah leaves in memory his parents Larion O’Bryant Grisby Sr. (father) Moneisha Rashel Bray (mother), Stacey Woodrow (grandmother), Michelle Molina (grandmother). His favorite aunts Itianna Cossie, Seamone Patterson, Shirley Woods and Shanna Mason. Favorite uncle Staice Grisby Favorite cousins Aden Cossie, Jeremiah Nelson, Jasmine McWilliam, Lauren Mason and his best friend Avery Fuller. And a host other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers please make financial contributions in memory of Jeremiah Grisby.

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Date : July 4, 2015 (Sat)
Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
10:00 service Time
Place : Strait Way Ministries
9802 Whithorn Hou. TX 77095


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DALTON WALKER
10/19/1959 - 05/25/2015

Event Date:
5/30/2015 at 11:00 AM
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On November 19, 1959 to the union of Harvey Walker Jr and Allie J. Rushing Walker, a bouncy baby boy was born. There was seven children to this union: Arthur Gene, Dorothy, Glenzetta, Mary Louis, Harvey Jr and George Earl, Dalton.

Ronnie attended/graduated from the Rocky Mount High School in Plan Dealing, LA, where he was known as “Dirty Dancing Dynamite Dalton”… a legacy to be carried on! (Smile)

Ronnie united with the Aim Well Baptist Church in Ivan, LA.

Ronnie moved back to Houston in 2009 to be with the Love of his life, Valerie Denise where he soon was united in marriage November 19, 2011. He soon after united with The Atmosphere of the Anointing Church under the leadership of Bishop J. Williams.

He leaves to cherish his memory: His devoted wife Valerie Walker, daughter: TaWonnia “Tea” Jackson (Johnnie), son: DeMareyo “Mareyo” (Raydette), his stepdaughter Takita “Tootsie” Barlow (Julius); Eight grandchildren: JaShonte, Diante’, DaJanee’, Brandie, Essence, Taylor, Anthony D, and Anthony D (DuButt). His brother, Arthur Gene, Dorothy Hawthorne (Melvin), Glenzetta Hall (Grant) and a HOST of nephews, nieces and family. A Special family friend, Juanita Burns-Staine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Mary Louis, Harvey Jr and George Earl.

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Date : May 30, 2015 Saturday
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Mt. Olive Baptist Church
3239 Areba Street
Houston TX 77091

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Emmanuel Bonhomme
05/06/1952 - 04/28/2015

Event Date:
5/9/2015 at 11:00 AM
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Emmanuel Lennox Bonhomme
“NoGo” or “Trini”

Emmanuel Lennox Bonhomme was born on May 6, 1952 on the beautiful Island of Spice Grenada to Frederick and Delphina Bonhomme. At the age of 3 years old his family moved to the Island of Steel Pan and Calypso Trinidad and Tobago.

In the summer of 1980 he moved to the United States Virgin Island of St. Croix.

He passed away in Houston, Texas on April 28, 2015.

NoGo or Trini as he was lovingly known as, was preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Delphina Bonhomme. He is the brother of Mary Ruby Jacob of St. Croix, Uncle of John McLaren Jacob, Sr. and his wife Jovitta Jacob, Granduncle of John Jr., Jolea and Johanna Jacob.

His heritage is rich in relatives: The Carrington’s, The Morris’, The George’s, and The Andrew’s. He is a close friend of Odette Defreitas, Laurel Lawrence and many others in St. Croix, Trinidad, Grenada, Texas, New York, Philadelphia, Canada, and England.

He will be cherished and truly missed by all who had the pleasure and excitement of knowing him.

Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


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Date : May 9, 2015 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd
Houston Tx 77066

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Margarette Ann "Teen" Terrell-Birdwell/Elijah
12/27/1960 - 03/15/2015

Event Date:
3/19/2015 at 10:00 AM
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Margarette Ann "Teen" Terrell-Birdwell/Elijah born to Dossie Mae Terrell and Eli Billy Taylor on December 22, 1960 in Riverside, Texas.

Margarette attended Huntsville High School and further her career as a Cosmetology with Sebring Beauty School in Huntsville, Texas. She continued her career through JC Penny Salon as a Hair Stylist until she moved to Houston, Texas.

She gave her life to Christ at a early age and continued to give back by starting her Non-Profit organization called "God in Me" which gave back to the Senior Citizens of her community.

Margarette departed her early life on Sunday, March 15, 2015. She is preceded in death by her brother Charlie "Eddie" Terrell, grandmother Margarette Hopkins, grandfather Eli Billy Taylor Sr, two godmothers Millie Jackson and Jessie Mae Granville.

Margarette "Teen" is survived by her husband Abel Elijah of Houston TX. Two sons: Rossano Terrell of Houston Tx, and Cedric Martin (Vanessa) of Houston TX. Four brothers: Alfred Terrell (Gwen) of Dallas TX, Raymond Terrell (Rose) of Dallas TX , Jimmy Terrell(Sue) of Trinity TX, Michael Terrell(Belinda) of Huntsville TX. Four sisters: Juanita Jennings(Darrell) of Dallas TX, Jacklyn "Jackie"Jackson(James) of Huntsville TX, Cynthia Terrell of Huntsville TX, Kara Howe(Karriem) of Riverside TX. Grandchildren: Christian Smith and Adrian Martin both of Houston TX. Half brother/sister Ronnie and Christine Taylor of Huntsville TX. One God-daughter Tiarra Granville of Huntsville TX, One God-brother Gregory Jackson of Houston TX. One special friend Pamela White of Houston TX.

A Host of Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces other relatives and friends.

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Date : March 19, 2015 (Thursday)
Time : 10:00 AM


Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home
14434 Old Humble Rd
Humble TX 77396

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James Richard Kaufman
03/24/1955 - 12/18/2014

Event Date:
12/28/2014 at 3:00 PM
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Date : Dec. 28, 2014 (Sunday)
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Robert  Johnson Jr. "Copper"
04/12/1949 - 12/15/2014

Event Date:
12/21/2014 at 5:00 PM
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Robert Johnson Jr. was born April 12, 1949 to Robert and Rosie Lee Johnson in Houston, TX. He confessed Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Reverend Albert Ames of the Greater New Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Also, he joined Christian Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of the late
Rev. Herbert Stroman.

Robert attended Settegast Elementary School and B.C. Elmore Jr. and Sr. High School.

Robert married Ms. Rutha Pickett and to this union five children was born.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Army. He spent 2 years in the Viet Nam war.

He is preceded in death by both parents, Robert and Rosie Lee Johnson, brothers, Isaiah, Willie, and Charles, sister Hattie, and grandmother Ida Salter.

Robert leaves to cherish his memories six children, Zena White, Dunte Johnson, Rodney Johnson, Melba Lee,Phyliss Ushery, and Rosalyn Shanae Moten, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren,three sisters Louise Mitchell, Valma Johnson, Joyce M. Walker, and one brother Sylvester Johnson, oldest niece Rosie L White, oldest nephew Clarence Smith, Special Friend Sandra Crowder, special niece and caregiver Cassandra Johnson and extended daughters Nicole Shelvin and Stephanie Dickerson and their children, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members , friends and dog he name “C” whom he fondly called Papa.


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Date : Dec 21, 2014 ( Sunday)
Time : 5:00 PM Viewing
6:00 Service Time


Place :Willing Workers Missionary Baptist Church
6900 Weaver Road
Houston, Texas 77028

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Mrs. Theresa Wright Everett
11/09/1960 - 12/01/2014

Event Date:
12/6/2014 at 11:00 AM
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Theresa Ann Wright Everett

Theresa Ann Wright-Everett was born in Houston, TX on November 9, 1960 to Deacon Coleman and Annie Lee Wright. Theresa graduated with honors from Forest Brook High School in 1979, and received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Southern University; she was working on her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at Prairie View A&M University.

Born and raised at Christ Temple Apostolic Church, Houston, TX, under the leadership of the late District Elder A.J. Patterson, Theresa was baptized in Jesus Name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost at an early age. Succeeding his death, she continued to serve under the late Bishop David Allen, Sr. in many facets of ministry including the Children’s and Youth Ministry, Outreach Ministry and served as Assistant Director in the Music Department for a period of time. She ministered with the choir, leading many songs such as: “I Must Go On”, “It's My Desire To Live For Jesus”, “Oh Lord, Our Lord, How Excellent Is Thy Name”, “Emmanuel”, “I Go To The Rock”, “Stand” to name a few. In 1988, Theresa had the privilege of recording “I Must Be Saved” on the “It’s a Miracle” album of the Texas State Pentecostal Young People’s Union Mass Choir (T.S.P.Y.P.U.). Until her passing, she was a faithful member of Tabernacle of Faith Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Brian K. Chambers. Theresa will always be remembered for her gifted, but more importantly, anointed voice that delivered, broke and destroyed yokes.

On February 11, 2012, Theresa married the love of her life, Clemon (CJ) Everett, Jr., where she was a devoted and loving wife who deeply valued her time spent with her husband. CJ and Theresa were inseparable in that they did everything together from traveling, shopping, going to the movies, until it came to football season. Theresa was a die hard Texan fan while CJ was rooting for the New York Giants. There was never a dull moment in the Everett household.

In 1986, Theresa was hired by North Forest Independent School District, serving faithfully at Forest Brook High School, Houston, TX. She worked for many years as the Secretary for Principal Dennis Flim and later became the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Gwenette Ferguson. During her 24 years of service, Theresa impacted many lives by giving counsel and encouragement to both faculty and students; you could always count on her beautiful smile to light up any room.

Theresa was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother, Edwin Wright, Sr.

She leaves to celebrate cherishing memories: her husband, Clemon (CJ) Everett, Jr.; three step sons – Kevin, RaMel, Emmanuel of New York; four brothers – Gary (Renae) of Oklahoma, Jason, Jonathan, Donald (Toinette); five nephews – Derrick, Edwin, Jr., Garen, Grason, Nicholas; and three nieces – Tiffany, Brittnie and Amber. Although Theresa did not have any children naturally, she loved and spoiled her nieces and nephews as though they were her own. She also leaves six god-children – Alexis, ReTonya, Cheriyan, Morgan, Davion, DaQuin and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Although Theresa is no longer with us, her legacy will live on through the many lives she has impacted.

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Date : December 06,2014 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Dr.

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Annie B. Williams
02/12/1947 - 11/20/2014

Event Date:
11/29/2014 at 10:00 AM
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Date : Nov. 29, 2014 (Sat.)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Tree of Calvary
9701 Tree of Calvary Ln
Simmesport, Louisana 71369

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Mr. Henry Leslie
10/15/1938 - 11/21/2014

Event Date:
11/25/2014 at 11:00 AM
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Date : Nov. 25, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home Chapel

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Stephen J.  Perry
12/06/1949 - 11/13/2014

Event Date:
11/20/2014 at 10:00 AM
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Psalm 23 New International Version (NIV)

A psalm of David

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,for you are with me;your rod and your staff,they comfort me.You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.You anoint my head with oil;my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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James Layne
11/25/1953 - 10/28/2014

Event Date:
11/3/2014 at 1:30 PM
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Fall Creek Funeral Home Chapel
14434 Old Humble Rd
Humble Texas 77393
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston Texas 77038
281-447-8686
1:30 pm

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Jeannette M Seldon
09/01/1931 - 10/25/2014

Event Date:
11/1/2014 at 3:00 PM
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“If I can help somebody as I travel along;
If I can cheer somebody with a word or a song;
If I can show somebody that is traveling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.”


On the evening of October 25, 2014, our Lord picked one of His beautiful flowers from His garden, Jeanette Williams Seldon.

Jeanette Marie Williams Seldon was born on September 1, 1931 in New Orleans, La to the union of the late Peter Leo Williams and the late Juanita Carrida Williams.

She was united in holy matrimony to Peter Sabine, who preceded her in death. To this union, one daughter, Stephanie, was born.

Jeanette accepted Christ at an early age was actively involved in ministry. She attended St. Raphael Catholic Church and later Little Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Walter Hardy.

Her parents were adamant about her education and made sure that was top priority. She attended Corpus Christi Catholic School during elementary and graduated from Xavier University Preparatory High School.

As an adult, she moved to California where she was employed at the U.S. Post office. She later decided to put her cooking skills to good use and began her own catering business. It was affectionately named “Steph Catering”

When she decided to make another life change, she decided to return home to New Orleans. While there, she was employed by Public Health, Port of New Orleans, and lastly with the U. S. Coast Guard where she retired as an Accountant.

Then the Lord said “Jeanette, I have another move for you” and Katrina came. She left hesitantly when her daughter, son-in-law and the kids insisted, but then realized “God has never forsaken me yet”.

Jeanette leaves to not mourn her passing, but to remember her life – one daughter: Stephanie S. Buckner (Oris III) of Houston, TX, sister - Claudette Jeffrey, Carol Vontoure (Cecil), Julie Quick, and Patrice Pratt all of Calif; one brother– Darryl Christopher. Grandchildren: Stephanie Gilmore, Ronald Gilmore (Marie), Tonette Vazquez (Isael), Amia Lewis (Gerard), and Oris Buckner IV; Great Grandchildren: Eferm Robinson, Aniscia Buckner, Ryan Hansen, Paige Robinson, Alec Miller, Christiano Delgado, Alexis Miller, Issac Bolton, Déjà So- Gilmore, Amani Miller, Dionysus So-Gilmore, Nathalia Lewis, Valentina Vazquez, i'Yana Dior So-Gilmore, Santiago Vazquez, Catalina Vazquez; Devoted sister in the Lord Sandra Osborne, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, Jeanette was also preceded in death by her fiancé Leo Hough, one nephew Timothy Cooper, and one granddaughter, Angel B. Miller.



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Date : Nov. 01, 2014 Sat
Time : 2:00 PM Viewing
3:00 Service Time

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd
Houston TX 77066

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Ella Jean  Benford
04/08/1949 - 10/21/2014

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11/1/2014 at 9:00 AM
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A Celebration of Life

Ella Jean Shepard was born April 08, 1949 to Tressie Shepard and Jack Watson in Burton, Texas. She departed this life on October 21, 2014

Ella Jean confessed her love for Christ at an early age at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church of Burton, Texas. She later joined Yale Street Baptist Church of Houston, Texas where she remained a member until her death.
Ella Jean worked as a Home Health Provider until her health failed.
Ella Jean met and married Sylvester Benford in 1966. She was preceded in death by her mother and father and her husband.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories three sons and three daughters: Rosalind Garner (RC), Ulounda Routt (Rev. James), Timothy Benford (Sonja), Mark Benford, Christopher Smith (Ashley) and Janae Benford.
Four grandsons, Timothy Benford (Marina), Nicholas Benford, Alexander Benford and Shaun Forney. Three granddaughters, Samantha Benford, Kiera Dorsey and Nevaeh Bell. One great grandson, Riley Benford.
Two sisters and one brother, Berniece Taplin(Brenham, Texas), Laydene Walker (Fort Worth, Texas) and Sammy Hudgens Sr (Burton, Texas).
Three God daughters, Audra Frazier, Adrian Jackson and Sheila Moore and one God son Steven Bernard Williams. Four best friends, Mattie Mitchell, Jackie Govan, Lilian Williams and Ira Mae Francis (preceded her in death) a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Very close relatives – Rev. Shirley Bell, Ora Mae Harris, Alberta McNeil, Ernestine Jones, Dorothy Belchen, Henry Solomon and Willie B. Lovings Jr. and special friend William Smith.

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Date : Nov. 01, 2014 (Sat)
Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
10:00 Service Time

Place : Yale Street Baptist Church
4315 Yale St.

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Mrs.Thelma Scott
05/21/1951 - 07/25/2014

Event Date:
8/2/2014 at 11:00 AM
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Date : August 2, 2014 (Sat)
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11:00 Service Time


Place : Omega M.B.C.
8720 Hilton Street
Houston, TX

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Deacon Louis Thompson Sr
08/07/1928 - 07/19/2014

Event Date:
7/26/2014 at 11:00 AM
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF DEACON LOUIS L. THOMPSON SR.

“We walk this way but once;
and then, we leave for a place called home.”


We are born, we live, and then we die. Deacon Louis L. Thompson Sr has finished his course. He had no control over his birth or his death. But, oh, life—this was his path to walk! His first baby step did not make his path. But, he walked step by step for eighty-five years to make his path. (A couple of weeks short of eighty-six years)
Along Deacon Thompson’s path, he found a wife to love, Dr. Bertha Anderson Thompson, who proceeded him in death. Then, his path led to a heritage for him, his children—a joy to his life: Roy Lester (now deceased), Louis, Jr.; Lorena and Joyce (now deceased) His path as a long distance truck driver gave him the ability to provide for his heritage.
But, one step stands out from all the other steps Deacon Thompson made. That was the step he made to Jesus. He committed his life to Jesus Christ; and step by step he loved the Lord and his church.
Step by step, Deacon Thompson loved his family and his community. Step by step he logged one million miles driving long distance for fifty years and received an award for his service. Step by step he showed himself to be a man of God by faithfully working in the church, doing and serving where he was needed. For this, he will receive the greatest award—eternal life!

In order for Deacon Louis L. Thompson Sr. to make his path, God set things in order. He was born August 7, 1928, to the late Leroy Thompson and the late Fannie Jackson Thompson, who were sharecroppers. He was born into a family of ten children; seven brothers and three sisters, of which only two yet remain.
Deacon Thompson moved to Houston where he became a member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church under the leadership of the late District Elder A. J. Patterson, where he served faithfully for more than thirty five years as Head Deacon, until his steps pivoted him to another Zion call. He would now be joining his wife as she answered the call to pastoring The Temple of Salvation Apostolic Church, where he again would be serving God's people faithfully for more than twenty years until after a brief decline in health, after which he made his final step to eternal life.
Surviving and rejoicing in his memory are his children: Louis, Jr. (Merrial); Lorena Usher ( Edward). Also, left cherishing his memory are his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren, two brothers (Horace and LeVon), one aunt, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, n/laws, all church affiliations and a host of friends of which there are too many to name, but you know who you are... Special mention of his sister-in-law, Eddie Mae Thompson.
There will be a void in our life; but Deacon Louis L. Thompson Sr. has walked his path—step by step—and his path has taken him Home. To God be the Glory!


Wake Services:
A Time of Expressions

Date : July 26, 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 9:45 - 10:45 AM

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Dr
Houston, TX 77026

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Date : July 26, 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 11:00 AM Service Time

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Dr
Houston, TX 77026

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Eva Mae Cedillo  Gomez
01/27/1940 - 07/11/2014

Event Date:
7/19/2014 at 10:00 AM
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Psalm 23

A psalm of David.



The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.

Wake Services:
Date : July 17, 2014 (Thursday)
Time : 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd
Houston, TX 77066

Funeral Services:
Date : July 18, 2014 (Friday)
Time : 10:00 AM Service Time

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd
Houston, TX 77066

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Ms. Lue B. Hardy
02/05/1923 - 06/09/2014

Event Date:
6/21/2014 at 10:00 AM
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Date : June 21, 2014 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM Service Time

Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home
14434 Old Humble Rd
Humble, Tx 77396

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Mr. Omie  Nellums
07/26/1955 - 06/13/2014

Event Date:
6/20/2014 at 7:00 PM
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Omie Durant Nellums, son of Jim E Nellums and Ellen Marie Nellums, was born on July 26, 1955 in Madisonville, Texas. After courageously fighting a long illness, he transitioned from this earthly journey to his heavenly home on Friday, June 13, 2014. He is a 1973 graduate of La Marque High School. Omie loved and lived life to the fullest before his illness would no longer allow him to be active. He loved country western “anything”. He loved to dance as well as participate in rodeos and trail rides. He just loved to have fun. He touched so many lives in so many ways. He will be remembered as one that would take the time to stop and help anyone that needed his assistance and would do it with a smile. He was a giver from his heart. He was an expert plumber and could BBQ just about anything that moved and made it finger licking good.
Omie is preceded in death by his father, Jim E Nellums and his Brother-in-law, Carrie Simmons.
He is survived by his favorite girl - his mother - Ellen Marie Nellums, daughters, Tiffany A. Nellums and Brittney A. Nellums of Texas City, Tx; siblings Jimmy Nellums (Angelina)of Houston, Tx; Dorcas Nellums-Simmons of McKinney, Tx; Debra Taylor (Steve), Lolita Fulton (Ervin), Shannon Holiday (Mika) and Lance Pointer of Texas City, Tx; three grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Daisha Urps, V’Jae Webb, and Ashton Whitby IV (Lil A); A very good friend, James Hudson; too numerous to name, but never forgotten, a host of loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

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Date : June 20, 2014 (Friday)
Time : 7:00 PM Service

Place : East Park Baptist Church
Rev. M. L. Holiday
8602 Tidwell Road
Houston, TX 77028-1242


Garret Clay  Rackel
09/03/1990 - 06/08/2014

Event Date:
6/14/2014 at 10:30AM
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Obituary

Garret Clay Rackel was born and raised in Houston Texas, and graduated from Cy Fair High school.

Garret always had a way of touching the people’s lives around him, he will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and his sarcastic sense of humor.

Garret had amazing blue eyes that would melt your heart. He could change the mood in a room with just one sentence. Just his laugh alone could make you laugh.

He was always selfless when it came to others but most of all when it came to his family. He went above and beyond what was necessary to help support and care for his family and those that he loved.

He was a very hard working young man, everything he had he worked hard to get and did it all on his own. His truck was his pride and joy, he put so much into it and was always excited to tell his friends the new things he had added to it.
He would turn into a little kid again when it would come to video games, if you were trying to tell him something while he was playing it would go in one ear and straight out the other.

He could educate you on anything and everything, especially things he knew nothing about which I’m sure his friends could vouch for.

They say that your heart is as big as your fist, but Garrets was bigger. He was deeply loved by many and will truly be missed.




Garret is survived by his parents Timothy D. and Dawn Rackel and his one and only Big Brother Timothy W.(Ashley) Rackel.

Grandparents: Ernst D. Rackel (Shorty), Jerry and Margie Heinrich and Joey and Liz Auippa.

Aunts and Uncles: William (Donna) Rackel, Paula (Dave) Lentz, Darla (Tony) Henehan, Robbie (Steven) Porras, Robert Leddy, Kimberly (Jerry Dew) Feldman, Cari (David) Sodolak. Russell Kehn

Two beautiful Nieces: Rian and Reagan Rackel. Three cousins that were more like his nephews and Niece: Lorenzo, Alex, Kailea Diaz De Leon.

Many more cousins, and of course not to be forgotten the light of his life Taylor Moran his girlfriend




A final Note: A small gift box that Garret had given to his mother that is still un-open with a note attached that reads:

This is a very special gift that you can never see;

The reason it’s so special is it’s just for you from me.



Whenever you are lonely

Or ever feeling blue,

You only have to hold this gift.

And know I think of you.

You never can unwrap it;

Please leave the ribbon tied.

Just hold the box close to your heart

It’s filled with love inside.

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Graveside Service: Carmen Nelson Bostick Cemetery
12317 Holderrieth
Tomball Texas 77375
10:00 Saturday June 14th

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Rev. Frank Romas Jr.
11/12/1948 - 05/14/2014

Event Date:
5/24/2014 at 11:00 AM
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Reflections of Life

Rev. Frank Romas, Jr. was born November 12, 1948, to Myrtle and Frank Romas, Sr. in Beaumont, Texas. Frank graduated from Charlton Pollard High School and received an Associate Degree in Management from Galveston College. He joined and served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam from 1969-1971. In 1972, Frank married Isabell and to this union two children were born. His career began in 1974 at Interfirst Bank, Galveston, Texas as a Parking Lot Attendant and he worked his way up to become a Manager of the bank.
Frank was converted at age 12 and a member of Mt. Galilee Baptist Church, Rev. R. T. Anderson of Beaumont, Texas. He joined First Union Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. J. A Wrenn, Galveston, Texas and professed his calling into the ministry in 1973. He then begin to carry out the great commission as in Matt. 28:19-20: “Go ye, therefore and teach all nations, baptize them...” In 1986, Frank married Ruby Jewel. They became members of Rock of Faith Missionary Church in Los Angeles, California. Rev. Romas served as an Associate Minister. His gospel ministry brought many, many lives to Christ.
Reverend Frank Romas was preceded in death by his parents, Frank, Sr. and Myrtle Romas; siblings, Richard, Clarence and Carolyn; He leaves the legacy of his life with his wife, Ruby; daughters, LaChandra Davis (Michael), Da’Juana Alexander (Kenired), Nikol Johnson, (Michael) and son, Donald Dixon.; sisters, Emma Romas Reed (Nary), Cindy Romas Glenn, and Debra Romas Dunham; Eight Grandchildren: Michael, Inyla, Jo-Kenired, Jaundre, Taylor, Majesty, Nyla, and AnnJewel, nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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Date : May 24, 2014 (Sat)
Time : 11:00 AM Service Time

Place : New Bethel Baptist Church
1002 Church ST
Cleveland Tx

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Virginia Reyes
09/30/1928 - 05/14/2014

Event Date:
5/17/2014 at 11;00 AM
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Psalm 91: 16
With long life I will satisfy him and shew him my salvation.

We will be celebrating the life and going home of Virginia Reyes on Saturday May 17th @ 11:00 A.M.
She is survived by:
Children Ireneo, Angelina, Romeo, Edilberto, Pacifico Jr, Teresa, Reggie, sons and daughters in law,
23 grand children and great grand children and a host of other family and friends.

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Funeral Services:
Date : May 17,2014 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time
Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home
14434 Old Humble Rd
Humble TX 77396

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Tammy L. Gerlich
10/20/1965 - 04/05/2014

Event Date:
4/11/2014 at 10:00 AM
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Goodbye, Dear love

Today is the tomorrow, we once talked about yesterday was when, we once would shout.

I would pout and you would smile

our hearts would cross that one last mile

today is here and tomorrow is gone

and lonely, I will awake, in the early dawn

Goodbye, Dear love

farewell my friend




Written By Tammy Gerlich on 9-19-1990

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Date : April 11, 2014 (Friday)
Time. : 10:00 AM Service Time

Place. Fall Creek Funeral Home

Private Interment Huffman Cemetery

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Byron K McCleary
02/10/1972 - 03/10/2014

Event Date:
3/15/2014 at 11:00
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"Death" stares us in the face on all sides. The fields that were green a day ago and now brown; But the death of the righteous is like a lowering cloud that shuts out the sun an noonday: it has a bright side with a silver lining."


Byron McCleary was born on February 10, 1972 in Houston, Texas to Beverly Martin and Henry O’Neal. He attended Galena Park ISD., Tarleton State University, and St. Philips College.

Byron accept Christ at an early age, he later joined St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Timothy Sloan.

On November 5, 2001 Byron wed the love of his life Monica Wyatt and from this union, they are raising five children.

Byron loved life and touched many lives as he passed along. He always had a smile on his face or you caught him singing a beautiful melody.

Byron was preceded in death by his Mother-Beverly Martin; Father-Henry O’Neal; Uncles-Richard McCleary, Aaron McCleary; Aunt-Connie Garrett.

He leaves to honor his memory his lovely wife Monica McCleary, four sons; Xavier Wyatt, Jeremiah Price, Byron McCleary Jr, and Thomas McCleary; his only daughter Taylor McCleary; two brothers; Michael McCleary (Liz), Ray McCleary; one aunt; Yvonne Loyd(James Sr.); one uncle Leonard Dean(Teresia), three nephews; Joshua Watson, Darryl Williams, Mateo McCleary, two nieces; Sydney and Trinity McCleary, Special adopted parents, Terry Zetwick Hayes, Kathy York, and Fred Ratliff, and a host of cousins and friends.

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Date : March 15, 2014 (Sat)

Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place: ST.Luke Missionary Baptist Church
8906 Westfield Rd
Humble, Tx 77338

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Lexie Ryan
11/18/1945 - 03/01/2014

Event Date:
3/4/2014 at 1:00 PM
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In loving memory of:

Lexie June Ryan

11/18/1945 to 03/01/2014

Survived by:

Husband: Fred B. Ryan, Jr.

Children:
Cynthia White and spouse, Lonny Gauthier
Ernest Harwell, Jr. and spouse, Jordanna Pennington
Donna Hancock and spouse, Michael Hancock
LaQuita Smith and spouse, Bryan Smith
Bobby Ryan and spouse, Cindy Ryan
Kristie Ryan
Julie Anis

Grandchildren:
Christopher White, Nicholas White, Jessica Butcher and spouse, Jared Butcher, Janelle Gauthier, Nathan Gauthier
Andrew Harwell, Madison Harwell, Chelsea Penington, Caitlyn Pennington, Blake Pennington Lee Powell, Alex Smith, Nick Hancock, Josh Hancock, Devin Ridings
Naomi Hurst and spouse Daxton Hurst, Lila Smith
Lauren Lindsey
Blake Wilson and spouse, Mary Wilson
Ashley Boyd and spouse, Sam Boyd
Cheyenne Ryan

Great Grandchildren:
Cameron Gauthier, Ava Hannah, Jade Butcher, Jared McKinney
Kaylee Rose Hurst
Journey Wilson
Gracelyn Boyd

Sister-in-law:
Elva Mae Schutz

Brother-in-law:
Tom Ryan and spouse, Eileen Ryan

And many, many nieces, nephews and cousins

Friends are flowers in the Garden of life
They help you through times of trouble and Strife
There’s nothing like friends to make your heart sing
True friends will share with you most everything
They will not abandon you in the times of need they aren’t overcome by envy or greed
Friends are like icing on Life’s great big cake
Real Friends will give and allow you to take
I don’t know how I will survive without you my dear Lexie
I love you-Ann Burns

Proverbs 17:17 A friend is always loyal, and a is there in a time of need
Proverbs 27:9 The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense
Lexie has been a true friend to me throughout my life! I LOVE YOU DEAR FREIND, until we meet again-goodbye and save a place for me


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Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Road
Houston Texas 77066
Dr. Wendell Hutchins II Sr.Pastor
www.champ.org


Willie Boyd
04/01/1959 - 02/07/2014

Event Date:
2/15/2014 at 11:00
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Date : Feb. 15, 2014
Time : 10:00 AM Veiwing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Fall Creek Memorial Chapel
14434 Old Humble Rd






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Mattie J.  Holiday Marshall
09/16/1947 - 01/19/2014

Event Date:
1/25/2014 at 11:00 AM
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Mattie Jewell Marshall, 66, departed this life January 19, 2014 after having braved a four year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Mattie was born September 16, 1947 to Omie and Lois Holiday. She was the thirteenth of fourteen childen. After losing both her parents at the tender age of two, Mattie was raised by her beloved brother, Elmer (Bud) and sister, Ellen Marie. She graduated from Lincoln High School in La Marque Texas in 1967.
After briefly attending Nationwide business school in Dallas,Texas, Mattie soon started her 25 year career with the Department of Human Services. During which time she gave birth to two beautiful girls, Lolita Holiday and Shannon Holiday. Throughout her career and retirement, Mattie was an active member of the Texas State Employees Union helping to make an impact in getting state workers pay raises by speaking at rallys and talking with local and state officials.
In 1996, Mattie moved to Austin and married Glen Marshall. While in Austin, she completed her career by retiring with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Mattie was a dedicated member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and had also, joined the National Council of Negro Women.
Mattie loved the Lord! She fought this cancer battle with the strong belief that God would heal her body but if He did not, it was not because He could not. She believed the battle was not hers it was the Lords. God left her here on this earth four years longer than the doctors said she would be here. She never waivered in her faith and commitment to God. Through suffering and pain, Mattie felt as long as she could give God the praise, the honor, and the glory, she was satisfied, and all was well with her soul. Through it all, Mattie kept on singing a song of praise in her heart.

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Date : Jan. 25, 2014 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service

Place : Lighthouse M.B.C
9707 Northwayside

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Annie Mae Oliver
05/12/1921 - 12/20/2013

Event Date:
12/28/2013 at 11:00 AM
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A joyful baby girl was born to Pearl Griffin and Will Zachary on May 12, 1921. As a young child, she was raised by her grandmother, Dessie Tyler Zachary.
God spoke the word on December 20, 2013 at 10:20 am to call Annie to her home to rest.
She married George Oliver and to this union, no children were born.
Annie confessed her love and faith in Christ at an early age and she joined Readers Chapel C.M.E. Church and worked there faithfully until her passing. She was the President of the Usher Board, Sunday School Secretary and many other positions in the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl Griffin and Will Zachary, grandmother, Dessie Tyler, daughter, Dessie Ellis, granddaughter, Gretchen Ward, husband, George Oliver, her sister, L. V. Johns and her brother in law, Issac Johns.
A life lived as Annie Mae Oliver shall never die but will live on in our hearts, the memories of all who knew her and loved her: her loving grandchildren, Larry Johns (Deborah) Belcher, Louisiana, Melba Collins (Luster), Timmie Ellis, Vivian, Louisiana, Cherrlynn Jackson (Roy) Rodessa, Louisiana, Lola Richardson (Ronald), Vivian, Louisiana, James Ward, Demopolis, Alabama, son-in-law, Gilbert Ellis, Vivian, Louisiana, two step-daughters and one step-son, Georgia Baker, Shreveport, Louisiana, Leona Story (Michael), Vivian, Louisiana, Wilmer Shoals (Flora), Vivian, Louisiana, God-children, Myrtle Williams (Richard), Barbara Simington, Don Courtney and special nieces and nephews: Mary, Pam, Sally, Diana, Tredis and Charles.
Annie also played a big part in raising her great-grandchildren: LaTonja Gibson, Tywann Gibson, Michele Allen, Montaya Collins, Jasmine Ellis, Tylesha Gibson, De’Elmo Simpson, Kim Ward-Bradford, Cederrick Clarkson, Marcus Harris, Jr., Tawanna Martin, Natasha Range, thirty great-great-grandchildren, two great-great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives, friends and the Readers Chapel C.M.E. Church Family.

Wake Services:
Readers Chapel CME
580 Airport Drive
Vivian LA 71082

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Vivian United Methodist Church
223 West Louisiana Ave
Vivian LA 71082

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Vettina Cage
07/08/1981 - 12/03/2013

Event Date:
12/13/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Vettina Lenee Cage was born July 8, 1981 in Phoenix, AZ departed this life December 3, 2013 at West Houston Medical Center Houston, TX. She attended school at Mahanay Elementary, O’ Donnell Middle, Hasting High, HCC College, Remington College and Everest Institute to complete her degrees. She was a high school track star and ROTC member. She was employed under her criminal justice major by TDCJ as a correctional officer, Newman & Kane Investigations/Collector.

Vettina confessed Christ at a early age and grew stronger and stronger in Christ as time went on. She study missionary and took several bible courses and was known as “God’s Girl”. She was a member of McGee Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Vettina leaves to celebrate her life, son Elijah Garrison age 10 of Kay, TX, son Jeremiah Garrison age 4 of Katy, TX, a loving mother, Barbara Cage and loving father, Harrison Cage, sister, Shanta Richard, brother-in-law, Marcus Richard; three aunts, Lily (James) Lashaw of Woodville, MS, Ms. Mattie (Wilson) Arbuthnot of Natchez, MS, Rosie Butler of Chicago, IL, Cleo Cage of New Orleans, LA and Rose Cage of Shreveport, LA; four uncles, Johnny McGee of Natchez, MS, Elliott (Margaret) McGee, Willie (Pricilla) McGee of Biloxi, MS, Louis (Inez) of Natchez, MS,; two nieces, Tiara and Keasa; three nephews, Brian, Kelvin, and Micah; a host of cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd, Sr. and Mary Cage Elliott, Sr. and Leona McGee, sister and brother in law, Cheryl and Kelvin Crawford, aunts, Louisa Quinn, Maple McCoy, Janie Wasington; uncles, Johnny McCoy, James McGee, James Cage, Floyd Cage, Jr., Willie Charles Cage, Augusta Cage, and Allen Henyard; a niece, Jasmin Crawford.

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McGee Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
2025 Highway 6 South
Houston Texas 77077
Rev. Walter K Berry Sr. Pastor

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David G. Jefferson
07/04/1947 - 12/01/2013

Event Date:
12/7/2013 at 11:00 AM
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My Life
For we know that if our earthly home of this tabernacle were dissolved. We have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heavens. {2Corinthians 5:1}
The time has come to temporarily part from our brother, nephew, cousin and friend, “David Gene Jefferson”. As we part one can’t help but think back and reflect upon his life’s journey.
The journey began on July 4, 1947 when God blessed Rena Haggins Carter with another baby boy. She named him “David Gene”. She raised him with the fear of God! At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior under the leadership of the late Rev. M.C. James. Later he joined Faith Christian Assembly Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Eddie Lee Howard.
His education started at Pine Valley Elementary in Rodessa, Louisiana and was completed in 1965 when he graduated from Herndon High School in Belcher, Louisiana. After graduation he went into the army for 4 years.
After his 4 year tour of service in the army, he returned to Kansas City, Missouri. After living in Kansas City for 20 years he returned home to Vivian, Louisiana.
He leaves to cherish his memories his sister, Ruthie Lee Washington lovingly called Emma Lee and his brother, A.C. Jefferson (Mary Alice) all of Vivian, Louisiana. He also leaves a host of cousin, nieces, nephews, and friends.

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Date : Dec. 09, 2013 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 Veiwing
12:00 Service Time

Place : The Faith Christian Assembly B.C
351 Redbud Ln
Vivian, LA

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Justice  Harris
03/21/1932 - 12/03/2013

Event Date:
12/7/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Date : December 07, 2013 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time


Place : Lighthouse M.B.C
9707 Northwayside

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Minister Jacquline  Wilhite
03/14/1949 - 11/03/2013

Event Date:
11/9/2013 at 11:00 AM
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A LIFE OF MINISTRY IN MOTION

A true testament of selfless living, Jacqueline Darlene Wilhite lived a life of ministry.

To the late Willie White and late Betty Ann Johnson, Jacqueline Darlene was born March 14, 1949 the eldest of nine children in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jacqueline was reared with the fear of God, understanding the principles of holiness and salvation. She reciprocated this knowledge in the raising and nurturing her own two children, Denise Ann and Misonn Emon. She accepted Christ whole heartedly. Jacqueline Darlene was saved and baptized at Bethel Tabernacle under the leadings of the late Suff. Bishop Owen Young Indianapolis, IN.

Jacqueline sought aspirations to further herself and family in life and ministry by relocating to Houston, Texas in 1981. For over ten years, she offered servitude in the various auxiliaries and ministries of Emmanuel Deliverance Temple of Refuge Bishop Bobby D. Butler, Sr. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and thrived in Outreach. Outreach and winning souls to Christ became Jacquelines passion. She was diligent about her call to ministry and was a true Evangelist.

Jacquelines life exemplified compassion in all aspects. Even when choosing a profession, her heart still led her by the spirit of God. Tenuring over twenty years as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor at the Star of Hope Transitional Living Center, Jacqueline enjoyed working with women helping to find a better path for life and living through sound, Christ centered teaching. She later extended herself to the Pasadena Independent School District as a Teacher’s Aide for mentally and physically challenged children. Even in her leisure time, Jacqueline found such pleasure helping young people. She felt privileged to assist inner city youth through Push to Win Outreach Inc. a 501c 3 organization that works to positively impact the lives of families living in socio economically disadvantaged communities like South Park, Sunnyside and surrounding areas.

There was always a great joy in working with other families but Jacqueline’s her heart belonged to her own. FAMILY meant the world to Jacqueline. Being the eldest of the siblings, she took the role of Big Sister, Friend, Confidant, Provider and sometimes even Protector. As a Mother, with the strength of the Lord, she did all to provide and be a beautiful example of a woman of faith and holiness. But if you knew Jacquelin you knew her grandchildren were the stars in her eyes. From the arrival of the eldest to the youngest grandchild and now even great grandchildren, Granny made sure every birthday and holiday was one to remember. Her legacy continues...

Ultimately, Jacquelines life was a ministry in motion. Serving faithfully for over 5 years on the Ministerial Staff of March of Faith Ministries Apostle Gene A. Moore, Sr. in such areas but not limited to Outreach and Adjutancy. With a servant’s heart and her leadership abilities, she took confidence in operating in the spirit of excellence.

Jacqueline chose to share her love, life and heart with James Wilhite, who has preceded her in death. She also leaves to forever honor and cherish her memories:
a beloved son Elder Misonn Wallace Valeria, a beautiful daughter- Denise Hawkins,
four brothers Eddie Hendricks, Anthony Hendricks, Keith Hendricks and Kevin Hendricks, three sisters Dorthella Caver, Terry Hendricks, and LaTonya Johnson Amos, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, hosts of loving family and true friends, and countless souls that she impacted and brought to Christ.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Michael Hendricks and husband, James.

Jacqueline Darlene Wilhite, we celebrate your life of ministry in motion for a woman love and laughter.
The sound of your laugh will always resound in our hearts.

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Funeral Services:
Date : Nov 09, 2013 Sat
Time : 9:30 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Greater Emmanuel Family Worship Center
Titus B. Stewart - Pastor. 3915 Kelley St. Houston, TX 77026

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Mother Betty L. Johnson
12/18/1935 - 11/01/2013

Event Date:
11/9/2013 at 11:00 AM
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OBITUARY
SCRIPTURE: 2 TIM 4:7

Betty Lois Garrett affectionately called “mama” was born on December 18, 1935 to Tucker and Lula Wilson Garrett. Betty was born and raised in San Augustine, Texas. Betty attended San Augustine High School. She played basketball in school along with her sister and best friend Mamie Garrett-Dickerson. Betty was first and foremost a Christian, she was also a special mother to her children, grandchildren, and those around her. Betty loved God, her family, her long time pet “Rico” and people. Betty always had a smile an encouraging word, or a prayer for all those who came in contact with her. She moved to Houston, Texas where she met and married George Johnson. To this union eight children were born, Barbara Brown (Freddy), Linda Johnson, Norvis Jackson (George), Victoree Berry, Milton Johnson (Faye), Gene Johnson (Gail), Tammy Johnson (Joe), and Antonia Johnson (Juan). Betty was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Church of Deliverance under the leadership of her son and Pastor, Gene Johnson.
Betty’s favorite passage of scripture was Psalm 23. She knew that the Lord was her shepherd. Betty would often talk about her days of being in the valley, but she also talked about the awesome power of God and how he kept her in the midst of difficult circumstances. Her pride and joy came from knowing that her children had overcome various obstacles in life. Most often her whole conversation would be about the success of her children. She was proud of all of them.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents Tucker and Lula Garrett, three sisters, Hattie Brooks, Gertrude Taylor, and Lovie Polk. She is also preceded by her three brothers, Edinal Garrett, James Garrett and Clinton Garrett. Betty leaves behind two sisters, Devella Garrett and Mamie Dickson (Horace), twelve grandchildren , and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her.

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Date : Nov 09, 2013 Sat
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Plesant Hill Church of Deliverance
312 North 6th Street
La Porte TX

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Therlene Nutall
01/06/1943 - 10/17/2013

Event Date:
10/26/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Date : October 26, 2013 (Sat)
Time : 11:00 AM Service

Place : Century Funeral Home
727 Webster Street
Yazoo, MS
662-746-1732

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Kahron Santos
06/12/1998 - 10/15/2013

Event Date:
10/21/2013 at 12:00 PM
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Kahron Santos was granted his angel wings on October 15, 2013, following a 3yr battle with cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Kahron had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life.

Kahron's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him.

Although Kahron's illness made him appear frail, he possessed strength, perseverance, and an ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. With his courage he led us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. He could spend hours watching his favorite cartoons playing his video games, going fishing with his dad and cuddling close to those he loved so much. He enjoyed music, sleeping late, and hanging with friends. He loved the color blue and listening to the Eminem and especially laughter which would make him smile. He spent the summers with his dad and grandma.It was one of the few places he could always sleep peacefully through the night.

With Kahron's passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him everyday, especially his winning smile. He will forever remain in our hearts. Through his teachings about life, we were able to create wonderful memories and it has been a privilege to be his parents.

Kahron leaves behind many wonderful caregivers that provided love and support that enhanced his quality of life. Kahron's love extends to his wonderful nurses at Texas Children, Compassionate Care and Memorial Herman Children Hospital.There is a special place in our hearts for Kahron's best friend “Kurt England" who he has joined in heaven because of his continual dedication from his parents and him while he was here their love and support, Kahron was able to survive some of his toughest medical challenges. He will be dearly missed. All of these special people, too numerous to mention, provided Kahron with love and dignity in his life and also in his death.

Kahron is survived by his parents Quontney and Araz; sisters; Kaneisha, Brijiona, Kyliah,Kimora, Joh'nari half sisters Reagan and Tailore of Beaumont, brothers: Kalluppe and Johmonie and a half brother: Daimeionz also of Beaumont. Paternal grandparents Flora and Alvin of Houston and Edna Santos and Eddie Thompson of Manati Puerto Rico; uncle Andree and Aj and a aunt Teawanna Santos of Houston and a host of cousins.

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Date : October 21,2013 (Mon)
Time : 12:00 Service Time

Place : The Fountain of Praise
13950 Hillcroft Ave
Houston, TX 77085


Jeremiah Nahum Williams
06/13/2006 - 10/13/2013

Event Date:
10/19/2013 at 11:00 AM
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On June 13, 2006 a “handsome” gift named JEREMIAH NAHUM WILLIAMS was born to Jermarion and Telecia Williams in Houston, TX. Jeremiah aka “Miah”, “Chunky Buddy, “Darth Vader”, “Asthma Maaaan”, “My Miah”, “Pappa Lion”, “Poindexter”, was always playful,
charismatic, candid and full of life.
Jeremiah attended Post Elementary School and A.W. Jones Elementary School
respectively. He was extremely intelligent and a great participant in class.
Jeremiah was well known and loved by his teachers and classmates alike. One of his academic accomplishments was being on the Merit Roll.
Jeremiah happily accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and was baptized at age 4. He was a member of The Atmosphere of the Anointing Church. He loved to read the Scripture and pray.
On October 13, 2013 Jeremiah went to Heaven to live with Jesus. Although he will be truly missed, we celebrate that he no longer suffers from sickness or restrictions. He was preceded in death by his sister Tamar RaNette.
Jeremiah leaves to cherish his memory his parental team: Telecia “Mommy”
Williams, Jermarion “Daddy” Williams, Treyshelle “My Hero” Potts, and Tamara “Ms. Tamara” Williams. His
siblings: Talitha, Jermarion II, Josiah, Trey, Riqqayah, Judah, and Karter. His great grandparents, grandmothers: Jeanette “Mu-Mu” Edmonds and Debra “Ya-Ya” Williams, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of family and friends.

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Date : October 19, 2013 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 Viewing
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Place : Lighthouse M.B.C
9707 Northwayside

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Cliff L. Hawkins
08/03/1949 - 10/09/2013

Event Date:
10/14/2013 at 10:00 AM
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Cliff Lee Hawkins was born on August 3, 1949 in Harlem, New York. Cliff was the 6th of seven children born to George and Sue Pearl Hawkins. He was known around his neighborhood as “Jay” and his favorite sister Vanni affectionately called him “Clyde”.

Cliff graduated from the New York School of Printing. He entered the U.S. Army in 1969 where he would serve in Korea and have the opportunity to travel the globe. He spoke several languages and always talked about his world travel and the cultural diversity he was exposed to while traveling abroad.

In 1972 his travels landed him in Panama City, Panama where he would meet his wife of 41 years Sandra. The couple settled in New York City and would later have their only child Yasmine Jozette.

Cliff worked as any exterminator for many years. The family uprooted to Houston in 1992 where Cliff would use his gift for gab as an insurance and car salesman. He did several commercials for car dealerships in the Houston area and became known as the “Jelly Man”. He was a constant comedian and loved to be the life of the party.

Cliff departed this life on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers Melvin and Ralph, and two sisters Elizabeth (Boo) and Carolyn (Tina). Cliff will be remembered by his wife, Sandra, daughter Yasmine (Sedrick Keeler), grandson, Blake Keeler, sisters Pearl Losey and Vinnia (Vanni) Parker, along with a host of nieces, nephews’ family and friends.

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Date : October 14, 2013 (Mon)
Time : 9:00 Viewing
10:00 AM Service

Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home

Interment : Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial
Dr, Houston, TX 77038

Gate Time: 10:00 AM

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Selma  Vanderdoes
12/31/1945 - 10/01/2013

Event Date:
10/8/2013 at 10:30 AM
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Psalm 23
King James Version (KJV)

1The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake.

4 Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies thou anointest my head with oil my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.



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Date : October 8, 2013 (Tue.)
Time : 11:00 AM

Place : Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr Houston, TX 77038
(281) 447-8686


Stewart B. James
03/23/1967 - 09/22/2013

Event Date:
9/28/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Date : September 28,2013 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service

Place : Lighthouse M.B.C.
9707 N. Wayside

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Alice "Mudda"   Jones
03/29/1933 - 09/01/2013

Event Date:
9/7/2013 at 12:00
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Alice “Mudda” Jones was born early on the 29th day of March in 1933. She grew up in Timpson, TX and attended Timpson High School. In 2011 she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Onie Sr. and Carrie Ella Jones, her sisters Barbara Jean and Mary, her brother Onie Jr., and her children Charles, Loretta, and Bernita. As a constant, unselfish, and gracious servant to her family and community many memories will continue to live in the hearts of her loved ones: Her daughter, Carrie Annette (Todd). Her remaining treasures of joy - her 9 grandchildren: Ronald (Makeba), Tamika, Donald (Tenika), Bill (Katina), Derrick, Rickey “Teco”, Katrina “KayKay”, and Joshua. Others that held a special place in her heart are her 8 Great-Grand Children: Donta, Lenesha, Leonard, Kameryn, Nyla, MiLani, Trenese, London, 2 Great-Great-Grand Children: Da’Leah and Braylen and her special friend Hue McBride. Her 3 siblings that remain and will truly miss this precious jewel are: Emma (Abe) of Dallas, Texas, Annie of Wichita, Kansas, and James of Houston, Texas. She will also be missed by a host of nieces and nephews as well as many extended family and friends from the Fifth Ward Community.

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Date : September 07, 2013 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 PM Viewing
12:00 AM Service Time

Place : New Day Deliverance Holiness Church
9001 Mesa Dr.
Houston TX 77028

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Samantha  Coleman
08/15/1976 - 09/02/2013

Event Date:
9/6/2013 at 10:00 AM
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My Last Request


Please dont say that I gave up
and praise God who love me the best.
just say that I gave in.
Dont say I lost the battle,
For it was Gods war to lose or win.

Please dont say how good I was,
but that I did my best.
Just say I tried to do whats right,
to give the most I could, not less.

Please dont give me wings or halos,
Thats for God to do.
I want no more than I deserve.
No extras, just my due.

Please dont give flowers,
or talk in harsh tones.
Dont be concerned about me now,
Im well with God, I have made it home.

Dont talk about what could have been,
its over and done.
Just see to all my family needs.
The battle has been won!

When you draw a picture of me,
dont draw me as a saint.
Ive done some good, Ive done some wrong
So use all of your paint.

Not just the bright and light tones.
Use some gray and dark.
In fact, dont put me down on canvas,
just paint me in your heart.

Dont just remember all the good times,
but remember all the bad,
For life is full of many things.
Some happy and some sad.

But if you must do something,
then I have one last request:

Forgive me for the wrongs Ive done
and with the love thats left

Thank God for my souls resting.
Thank God for all who loved me,
and praise God who love me the best.

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Clementina Trevino
11/23/1956 - 09/22/2013

Event Date:
9/4/2013 at 10:00
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Clementina "Cleme" Trevino 56, passed away peacefully at her home on September 22, 2013 surrounded by family. Clementina was born to Andrea and Herculano Cruz in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico on November 23, 1956. She dedicated her life to raising her family. She is preceded in death by her father Herculano Cruz. She is survived by her husband of 34 years Adrian Trevino Garcia. Her five children: Adriana Galvan, Alberto Trevino, Roberto Trevino, Diana Trevino and Filiberto Trevino. Her five grandchildren: Skylynn Michell Trevino, Gabriel Eugenio Galvan, Marcos Adrian Galvan, Luis Alberto Trevino and Noah Trevino McIntyre. Her seven brothers and sisters: Juan Cruz, Jose Cruz, Fernando Cruz, Ricardo Cruz, Sylvia Garza, Felicitas Chin, and Antonio Cruz. Numerous neices and nephews.

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Rosary : September 24, 2013 (Tues)
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fall Creek Memorial Chapel
14434 Old Humble Rd

Mass September 25, 2013 (Wed)
10:00 AM
Holy Name Catholic Church
1917 Cochran Street
Houston, TX 77009


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Freddie J. Carter
09/25/1953 - 08/18/2013

Event Date:
8/24/2013 at 12:00 PM
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Freddie James Carter was born to the late Henry Armstead and Ruthie Carter Washington on September 25, 1953. He accepted Christ at an early age at Mt Nebo BC. He later joined Faith Christian Assembly BC where remained a faithful member and Vice President of the usher board until God called him home on August 18, 2013. Freddie was a licensed waste water operator II with 28 years of dedicated service to the City of Vivian.

Freddy rarely met a stranger. He was always willing to help whenever and wherever he saw a need. If there was a domino table, you could bet he was there schooling someone. When he was not there, he would frequently be entertaining his second passion which was fishing. Freddy was always smiling and providing encouragement for others especially the youth to succeed. Freddy will be missed by family, friends and the community.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Michi Simone Carter; mother, Ruthie Carter Washington; mother-in-law, Liz Gilmore Scott; father-in-law, Andrew Gilmore; special grandmother-in-law Mama Ella Thomas. Six Children include Freddy Brown, Cloteil Washington, Rodney Washington, Teresa Cooper, Monique Cooper, and Freddy Cooper. Two step children Nina and Kenya. Five sisters Helen Ogles, Pattie Washington, Sharon Washington Cooper(James), Sylvia Jackson, and Sheila Gooden. Two brothers Billy Washington and Dennis Washington (Kelly). Sister-in-law’s Shawn Lee (Micheal), Sherry Brockett, Rose Russell. Brother-in-law’s Sanford Gilmore and Roderick Scott. Mourning his passing is a special uncle (best friend) A.C. Jefferson. Bringing him hours of joy were his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wake Services:
Saturday, August 24, 2013
10 - 12 Noon
Faith Christian Assembly BC
351 Redbud Lane
Vivian, LA 711082

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Saturday, August 24, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Faith Christian Assembly BC
351 Redbud Lane
Vivian, LA 711082
Pastor Eddie Howard, Officiating

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Edwin G Graham
07/21/1989 - 08/12/2013

Event Date:
8/19/2013 at 7:00 PM
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Memorial Services for Edwin Grant-Graham

Date: Monday, August 19th, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM (please note new time change from previous communications)

Location: Church of the Living God
4422 Hopper Road
Houston , TX 77093
(281) 219-3853


Kenneth Jay Vanderdoes
10/26/1930 - 04/15/2013

Event Date:
8/1/2013 at 1:15 PM
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A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.


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Date : August 1, 2013 (Thrusday)
Time : 1:15 PM

Place : Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr
Houston TX 77038

(281) 447-8686


Benito Gutierrez
03/21/1940 - 06/20/2013

Event Date:
07/19/2013 at 1:00 p.m.
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Benito Gutierrez, 73 of Houston, Texas, died Thursday June 20, 2013 at VISTA Innovative Hospice Care.
Benito was born in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico on March 21, 1940 to Juvencio Gutierrez Marquez and Felipe Maria Gutierrez Ruiz.

After attended school in Edinburg, Texas, he made his way to Washington State where he was drafted into the Army in 1964. He served as a medic in Vietnam until he was injured. After recovery, he went on to San Antonio, Texas for training as an Orthopedic Technician. His last tour of duty was at Fort Devens, Massachusetts where he met his wife and retired from the Army with 20 years of service in 1984.

Survivors in Benito’s immediate family include his wife, Lorraine A. Palacz (daughter of Leonard and Verna Palacz from Farwell and Wood River, Nebraska). They were married Dec. 21, 1981 in Littleton, Massachusetts. They have one son and daughter-in-law, Bene Len and Victoria Gutierrez from Harlingen, Texas, three grandchildren Aidan, Jade, and Aaron; one daughter and son-in-law Brenda Maria and Marc McWilliams from Wylie, Texas. Previous children are Nora, Cynthia, and Benito Jr.

Mr. Gutierrez has two surviving siblings, Seberiana Martinez and Reyes Gutierrez.

He was employed by the City of Houston BARC and retired after 15 years.


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Memorial Services and entombment will be at 1:00 p.m. on July 19, 2013 at the V.A. Houston National Cemetery.


Katrina L. Bullock "Bena"
03/18/1977 - 07/12/2013

Event Date:
7/18/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Katrina Bullock a.k.a Bena was born to Alice and Louis Bullock, Jr. March 18, 1977. She was a happy child who sucked her thumb with one finger over her nose, who was the family news reporter, who like to play games like hide and seek, kick ball, freeze tag, spades with her other nine siblings. Her family’s primary name for her was Bena, but she also was called Penny, and black Hispanic for her love of wearing loud colors with rainbow color socks. While on a family trip Katrina took sick and was taken to the hospital having seizures and her parents were told that she would not be able to learn on the same level with other kids her age, but they obviously didn’t talk to God. Katrina excelled in everything she did academically. She went to Codwell elementary, Albert Thomas middle school, Ross Shaw Sterling High school, and graduated from Smiley High school. Katrina was an honor roll student. Katrina went on after High school to University of Houston Downtown where she was honored during her graduation ceremony for being the second person in her immediate family to graduate from college. Katrina and her ex husband Robert Loper were blessed with their daughter Cammie Loper on December 13, 2001. As a single parent Katrina went on to raise Cammie with God’s care and plenty of family help into the blossoming young lady she is today.


Katrina was a member of Christ Temple Apostolic and Christ Character churches, were she was very active. She was part of the youth choir, bible bowl team, sign language department, nursery department, and worked along with many other departments wherever she was needed. Katrina was very family oriented she had a hand in raising all 28 and growing nieces and nephews. She was always ready to lend a hand wherever she could for most people.


Katrina never wanted a small vehicle because she wanted to make sure her family could fit, and she would drive you anywhere you needed to go and loved to vacation in a group. She never wanted to leave anybody behind even when she had to come out of her own pocket so that you could go. She loved, driving you to doctor visits or to see other love ones, or to opening up her house so you would have a place to stay.


God called Katrina home on Friday July 12, 2013. She leaves behind to mourn her mother and father, Alice and Louis C. Bullock, Jr. Her daughter Cammie Loper. Her sisters Alzina(Jerry)Boston, Latonya(Bernard) Smith, Talena(Brandon) Bullock, Shaterica Bullock. Her brothers Rico(Betty) Bullock, Maurice(Sandra) Bullock, Steve Bullock, Josua(Tracee) Bullock, Terelle(Nichelle) Bullock. Over 29 nieces and nephews, and a great number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and church family, who loved her greatly.

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Date : July 18, 2013 (Thursday)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Christ Temple Church
6202 Lockwood Dr.

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Earnestine C.  Collins
03/14/1935 - 06/05/2013

Event Date:
6/11/2013 at 10:00 AM
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Sister Earnestine C. Collins is the second born to the late Joseph Courtney, Sr. and Lottie V. Courtney, on March 14, 1935 in Gilliam, Louisiana. She joined Reader’s Chapel CME Church at an early age. The she later joined Greater Nebo Baptist Church where she served until her death. Sister Earnestine C. Collins married Johnny Collins in early 1964.

Earnestine was a Child Care Provider. Sister Collins never met a stranger but she had a spirited disposition. She loved people and always had a kind word to say. Her heart was her first grand-daughter, LaKeshia Courtney Draper.

Sister Collins was proceeded in death by her parents, Joseph Courtney, Sr. and Lottie V. Courtney; one sister, Josephine Williams; one brother, John B. Courtney. She leaves to mourn and cherish her memories her children: Barbara Simington of Vivian, Louisiana; Don Courtney of Sulfur Springs, Texas; Michael Thorton of Bossier City, Louisiana; Glenda Abraham of Vivian, Louisiana, Brenda Castleberry of Vivian, Louisiana, and Tommy Black of Shreveport, Louisiana. She also leaves her siblings and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


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PUBLIC VIEWING will be held before the funeral starts from10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. on June 11, 2013 at Greater Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. The funeral services will begin promptly at 11:00a.m.

Funeral Services:
Date : June 11, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Greater Mt.Nebo Baptist Church
1255 Chickasaw Street
Vivian, Louisiana 71082
318-375-3012

Interment: Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Belcher Louisiana



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Dorothy  White
01/10/1934 - 05/23/2013

Event Date:
5/31/2013 at 10:00 AM
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Don’t cry for me, don’t shed a tear. The time I shared with you will always be, and when I’m gone life still carries on. Don’t cry for me, I’m going home.

On January 10, 1934, Dorothy “Dot” Marie Glover-White was born to the parents of Lee Glover and Mary Anna Delaney-Glover in Carthage, Texas. While residing in Marshall, Texas, she attended Dunbar Elementary and Pemberton High School before moving to Houston, Texas in 1950 where she later attended Espanola Cosmetology School.

Dorothy and Mr. Willie Fred White united in holy matrimony in 1954 and later moved to Richmond, California where she resided for 36 years. She and Willie Fred bore one infant son who precedes her in death.

To know Dot was to know that she loved nothing more than helping others often giving the clothes off her back for someone in need; which is why she worked as a nursing assistant for Alameda County Hospital for over 25 years, where she later retired in 1986 before starting her own janitorial company, D&L Janitorial Enterprises.

In 1988, Dot came back home to Houston, Texas where she could be near her aging and elderly parents, and also her siblings. Also, in 1988 upon her return to Houston, Dot, who had a strong belief in the Lord, became a member at Miles Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church under the leadership of Reverend Bundage, where she remained a faithful member until the Lord called her home.

A loyal aunt and mother figure to many, Dot became the honorary and adopted parent/grandparent to nephew and niece Garrian and Chardae Glover, whom she raised from adolescence to adulthood.

Dot was also an affiliate of two very special organizations; “Amicire Club” where she raised money to help service the community, and the “Love Ye One Another (LYOA)” where she and other cancer survivors rallied together in support of one another and to raise cancer awareness.

She leaves to cherish her memory; former husband Willie Fred White of Richmond, California; nephew and honorary son Gary L. Glover (Mirrian), nephew and honorary grandson Garrian L. Glover (Sheri), niece and honorary granddaughter Chardae D. Glover; three sisters Wyoma Fields, Jessie Lee Felder, and Ruthia Howard (Ejesse) all of Houston, Texas; and God daughter Reshetta Leggs-Wilfong of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, plus a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by father and mother Lee and Mary Glover; four brothers, Clydel Delaney, A.D. Glover, O.T. Glover, and Charles Glovers; two sisters, Arra Jean Glover and Elsie Robertson.

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Date : May 31, 2013 (Fri.)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time

Place : Miles Chapel
4315 Lyons Ave

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Geraldine Munerlyn
04/15/1935 - 05/16/2013

Event Date:
5/23/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Geraldine Lane Munerlyn was born in Houston, Texas to Joseph and Iona A. Lane on April 15, 1935. She was a proud alumnus of Jack Yates High School in Houston, TX. She accepted Christ as her Lord and savior at an early age and was baptized at St. Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She married Curtis Munerlyn, Sr. on March 16, 1957. To this union six children were born: Curtis Jr., Ronald, Mark, Sharon, Karen and Michelle (deceased).
Those who await her arrival on the other side are her parents, her daughter Michelle, her siblings Erline Lane (twin), Jordan Lane, Joseph Lane, and Audrey Mae Walker.
Geraldine transcended peacefully from her earthly life to her eternal home in heaven. She leaves to cherish her wonderful memories her husband, Curtis Sr., her children, Curtis Munerlyn, Jr. & wife Geraldine S. Munerlyn, Ronald Munerlyn & wife Demita Munerlyn, Mark Munerlyn, Sr., Sharon M. Cooper & Mac Hutchison and Karen M. Sanders; her nine beautiful grandchildren, Curtis Munerlyn, III (CT), Kevin Munerlyn, Chenetia Munerlyn, Dominique Munerlyn, Ronald Munerlyn, Jr., Mark Munerlyn, Jr., Nicholas Munerlyn, Edward Cooper, Jr. (EJ) and Lyle Sanders; her eleven great-grandchildren (two more due soon); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Date : May 23, 2013 (Thru)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time

Place : Greater Lighthouse Church
4514 Knoxville Street
Houston, Texas 77051

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Ora N. Hall
02/16/1930 - 03/22/2013

Event Date:
3/30/2013 at 10:00
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OBITUARY



A TIME TO BE BORN: Ora Nell Sims-Hall was born, February 16, 1930, in Wallis, Texas to the late Leroy Sims, Sr. and Maybell Bedford-Sims. She was the first born of ten children born to this union.

A TIME TO LEARN: Ora Nell was educated in the public schools of Fort Bend and Brazoria counties. She loved school, but due to her father having to relocate from job to job she attended various schools.

A TIME TO LOVE: Ora Nell and her husband Ike, (who preceded her in death) of 47 years had ten children together; two of them preceded her in death (Ida Mae Dorn and Verna Mae Allison).

A TIME TO SERVE: In Ora Nell’s earlier years she was an active member of the Grand Court of Calanthe (Arcolanthe Court No. 337). She was a member for 45 years.

A TIME TO WORK: Although Ora Nell never worked outside the home she dedicated her life to raising and nurturing her family – with a very firm hand. As the girls were growing up she sewed clothes for them, often saving the cloth sacks that the flour was in to make dresses. To help contribute to the finances she took in ironing – guess you could say she was a virtuous woman [Proverbs 31:10] in her own right.

A TIME TO WORSHIP: Ora Nell loved and served the Lord with all her heart. She accepted and surrendered her life to Christ at an early age, at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend J. R. Griffin. She has served faithfully under several pastors to her present pastor, Reverend David Glen Jackson, for about 75 years until her health failed her over the last five months.

While at her place of worship, she served as the Church Treasurer, Choir Secretary/Treasurer, Mission Department, Sunday School and whatever she was asked to do.

A TIME TO DIE: Ora Nell departed this life on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 9:50 p.m. at the LaHacienda Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, under Houston Hospice care.

A TIME TO MOURN: Ora Nell was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ike Hall; two children: Ida Mae Dorn and Verna Allison; two sisters: Ivory Lee Burnside and Erma Lucille Gardner; four brothers: Rayfield, Clarence, Charles, Edward Sims, and uncles and aunts.

She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters and five sons: Freddie Hall, Jenny Jefferson (Glenn) of Houston, Texas; Linda Bass (Lee) of Angleton, Texas, A. J. Hall of Arcola, Texas; Benjamin Hall (Janet), John Hall (Thelma) of Houston, Texas; David Hall (Renee’) of Arcola, Texas; and Ora Gipson (David) of Houston, Texas; 26 grandchildren, two deceased (Denitra Earls and Benjamin Hall, Jr.); 32 great-grandchildren, one deceased (Elijah Hall, Jr.); one sister: Katherine Brown, and two brothers: Leroy Sims and Ernest Sims (Betty) of Houston, Texas; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


-- May She Rest In Peace --

Wake Services:
Date : March 29, 2013 (Friday)
Time : 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Place : Palestine M.B.C.
7414 Daniels Rd
Rosharon TX 77583

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Date : March 30, 2013 ( Saturday)
Time : 11:00 AM Service Time

Place : Palestine M.B.C.
7414 Daniels Rd
Rosharon TX 77583

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Lena Renfro
10/22/1916 - 03/22/2013

Event Date:
3/26/2013 at 10:00 AM
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Date : March 26, 2013 (Tue.)
Time : 10:00 AM Graveside Service

Place : Brookside Cemetery

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Anacorita Anderson
12/02/1950 - 02/26/2013

Event Date:
3/8/2013 at 10:00 AM
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Family Novena to Our Mother
of Perpetual Help

Dear Mother of Perpeutal Help from the cross JESUS gave you to us for our Mother. You are the kindest, the most loving of all mothers. Look tenderly on us your children as we now ask you to help usin all our needs especially this one. While you were on the earth, dear Mother you willingly shared in the sufferings of your Son. Strenghtened by your faith and confidence in the fartherly love of God you accepted the mysterious designs of His Will.
We too, have our crosses and trials. Some time they almost crush us to the ground. Dearest Mother share with us your abundant faith and confidence in God. Make us aware that God never ceases to love us; that He answers all our prayers in the way that is best for us. Strengthen our hearts to carry the cross in the footsteps of our Divine Son. Help us to realize that he who shares the cross of Christ will certainly share his resurrection.
Dearest Mother, aswe worry about our own problems let us not forget about the needs of others. You always loved others so much; help us to do the same. While praying for our own intenions and for the intentionsof all here present at this Novena we earnestly ask you, our Mother to help us comfort the sick and the dying give hope to the poor and unemployed heal the broken hearted lighten the burden of the oppressed teach justice to their oppressors and bring back the God of all those who have offended Him.
Dearest Mother, help us to avoid sin which separates us from our heavenly Farther and from one another. Full of trust in you we place ourselves under the mantle of your maternal protection and confidently hope for your powerful help. Amen.

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Funeral Services:
Date : March 08, 2013 (Fri)
Time : 10:00 AM Service Time


Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home (Chapel)
14434 Old Humble Rd
Humble, TX 77396

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Virgil Calhoun
08/17/1942 - 02/10/2013

Event Date:
2/18/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Date : February 15, 2013 (Friday)
Time : 6 - 9 PM Viewing

Place : New Jerusalem Baptist Church
5007 Langley Rd
Houston, TX 77016

Funeral Services:
Date : February 18, 2013 (Monday)
Time : 11:00 AM Service

New Light Baptist Church
Place : 2105 HWY 487
Marthaville, LA 71450

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James D Winn
03/05/1927 - 01/10/2013

Event Date:
1/14/2013 at 10:00 AM
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Reflections of His Life
James Douglas Winn, aka Jimmie, J.D., Brother James, Elder Winn, Daddy, Dad, Grandpa, Gramps, Pops, was born on March 5, 1927 at Baylor Hospital in Palestine, Texas to Jimmie and Juanita Winn. He was the first born of seven children, 3 boys and 4 girls. When he was a young child the family moved to Wichita, KS. He later moved to Topeka, KS, married, and subsequently moved to Chicago, IL. As times changed so did James. He moved to Fresno, CA in 1972 and remained there until he relocated to Houston in July of 2005.
James was a Husband, Father, Minister, and Navy Veteran. Throughout his lifetime, he was known to be a hard worker, Pastor/Preacher. He supported and loved his family, was unselfish and always willing to share whatever he had. He lived to encourage others even during his final days. He often said he prayed for his children and their loved ones every night. If J.D. was on your side you knew you had a friend.
October 17, 1943, James enlisted in the United States Navy, based in Chicago, IL. He served in WWII which is the deadliest conflict in all of human history. In 1971, James moved to Fresno, CA and there established himself further in the Church community and in business. He was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ, serving as Sunday School Superintendent, and Pastor for many years. During his post-war career, James was employed by Oscar Meyer for 23 years. He was also a self-employed electrician and plumber, and later became a self-employed tax preparer. James also established himself as a great cook and over different periods owned and operated his own Café. Family and friends always looked forward to his Chili, and his recipe was an often sought after recipe. In providing his opinion on taste tests of his food and others, his most popular saying was…”not too shabby.”
In July of 2005, James moved to Friendswood, TX to be near his daughters Renaee and Yasmin Denise and family. He established church family connections with Spirit and Truth World Outreach Church and New Pleasant Hill Church of Deliverance. He often enjoyed speaking and encouraging people of all ages, especially men. He enjoyed watching Christian Television, he was an avid reader but loved reading the Bible most of all. James was preceded in death by his siblings… Paul, Charles, Gladys, Ruth, and Geneva.
James leaves to cherish his memory 1 sister: Marian Watson of Fresno, CA, 8 children: James Jr. of Denver CO, Sheila of Chicago, IL, Richmond of Henderson, NV, Loretta of Damona, Israel, twins: Sharon and Carolyn of Chicago, IL, Yasmin Denise of Houston, TX, and Renaee of Raytown, MO; raised one grandson Aaron (AJ); he has a host of adored grandchildren, great-grands, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, friends, and church family. We will all miss him deeply.

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Date : Jan. 14, 2013 (Mon)
Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
10:00 AM Service Time

Place : Spirit and Truth World Outreach Church
522 W. Nasa Parkway
Webster, TX 77598

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Sharon Woodard
01/26/1956 - 12/26/2012

Event Date:
12/29/2012 at 11:00
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Beloved Mother, Wife, & Nana

Sharon Elaine Ashworth Woodard was born January 26, 1956 in Houston, Texas to Mary & Lloyd Ashworth. She married her childhood sweetheart Glen Alan Woodard and resided in Porter, TX.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Alan Woodard; daughter, Gayla Ann Woodard; son, Dustin Ashworth; son, Ray Alan Woodard; sister, Wanda Koska; brother, Ray Ashworth; grandson, Nathan Jordan Woodard; granddaughter, Alyssa Peterson; a host of family, and friends.

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Dorthula  Gibbs
02/15/1950 - 12/15/2012

Event Date:
12/22/2012 at 10:00 AM
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Harps were playing and angels were singing on February 15, 1950. On this melodious day a baby girl was born to Lois and Omie Holiday. They named her Lois Dorthula Holiday. After the death of her parents she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Ellen and Aaron Gibbs. They chose to name her Dorthula Gibbs.Dorthula graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in 1967. After high school she attended Huston-Tillotson University where she received a degree in business administration. She also minored in music with an emphasis on voice. Dorthula accepted Christ at a young age and went on to become a charter member of Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. F.C. Holiday. She was a faithful member of the Inspired Voices for Christ until her health no longer allowed her to participate but she never stopped singing. She spent her entire life using her anointed, God-given voice to shout praises to our Heavenly King. She is preceded in death by her birth parents, Lois and Omie Holiday and by her God appointed adopted parents, Ellen and Aaron Gibbs. She is also preceded in death by six brothers, one sister, and her daughter, Leontyne Michelle Gibbs. She leaves to honor her life and memory her son, Brian M. Gibbs, four brothers; Otha Holiday, Rev. M. L. Holiday (Jewel), Iron Holiday (Leanna) and Rev. F.C. Holiday (Albra), two sisters; Ellen Nellums and Mattie Marshall (Glen); one surviving aunt, Loree Weber. She will be dearly missed by her beloved and adored nieces, nephews, who lovingly called her Aunt Dot. She also leaves a plethora of cousins, and friends to cherish her memory.

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Date : December 22, 2012 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
12:00 Service Time

Place : Lighthouse M.B.C.
9707 N. Wayside
Houston, TX 77078

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Willie "Andre" Williams
10/18/1975 - 11/12/2012

Event Date:
11/16/2012 at 10:00 AM
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Willie Andre Williams…
was born on October 18, 1975 to Lewis Henry Williams Jr. and Brenda Calloway at Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was the eldest child of two children. Andre accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. He remained faithful and God-fearing. He attended The Ship of Praise Church in Houston, Texas.

Education
Andre attended and received his high school diploma from James Madison High School in 1995.

Personal
Andre was full of life. He was a vibrant, intelligent, handsome man who took on the challenges of everyday life with strides. His passion was being a Dj and singing the gospel. He was a very out going individual that loved all of mankind (he never met a stranger). Andre was always willing to help any living soul, taking in the joy and peace and happiness of it all!!!

Family
Andre is preceded in death by his loving grandfather, Willie Buster Wade Sr.; grandmother, Georgia Mae Wade; aunt, Diane Elizabeth Ashford; cousin, Crystal Wade.

He leaves to cherish his memory his father, Lewis Henry Williams Jr.; mother, Brenda Calloway; sister, Shonda Thompson; brother, Gregory Ford; nephew Mason Gregory Ford; great-aunt, DeLois Dargins; uncle, Willie Buster Wade Jr(Fern).; aunts, Gwendolyn Ashford, Wilma Agu(Rodney) and Evelyn Armitige; first cousins, Shauntel(Gary), Billy(Tia), Darrell, Alicia, Jermica, Chrishena(Andy), Stephen, Deondra, Derrick, Ronald, Wesley, Crystal(Brandon), Prince, Dominique, Thaddeus, Rodney, Regina and a host of other relatives and friends.