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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.


Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
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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Funeral Services:
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.



Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
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

Event Date:
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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Funeral Services:
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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Funeral Services:
Date : August 2, 2014 (Sat)
Time : 09:00 AM Viewing
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

Funeral Services:
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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Funeral Services:
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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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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Funeral Services:
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.

Wake Services:

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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Funeral Services:
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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Funeral Services:
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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Memorial Services:
Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Road
Houston Texas 77066
Dr. Wendell Hutchins II Sr.Pastor
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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
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Place : Fall Creek Memorial Chapel
14434 Old Humble Rd






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

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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.

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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

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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

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12/7/2013 at 11:00 AM
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Date : December 07, 2013 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 Viewing
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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
00/00/0000 - 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
11:00 AM Service Time


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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Obituary

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

Funeral Services:
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

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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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Obituary

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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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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Wake Services:
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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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.

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Date : November 16, 2012 (Sat)

Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time

Place : Life Tabernacle
6948 Belfort Street
Houston Tx 77087

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Eddie  Hayes
11/19/1959 - 10/06/2012

Event Date:
10/9/2012 at 10:30 AM
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My Last Request


Please don't say that I gave up
and praise God who love me the best.
just say that I gave in.
Don't say I lost the battle,
For it was God's war to lose or win.

Please don't say how good I was,
but that I did my best.
Just say I tried to do what's right,
to give the most I could, not less.

Please don't give me wings or halos,
That's for God to do.
I want no more than I deserve.
No extras, just my due.

Please don't give flowers,
or talk in harsh tones.
Don't be concerned about me now,
I'm well with God, I have made it home.

Don't talk about what could have been,
it’s over and done.
Just see to all my family needs.
The battle has been won!

When you draw a picture of me,
don't draw me as a saint.
I've done some good, I've done some wrong....
So use all of your paint.

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

Don't 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 I've done
and with the love that's left

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

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Jose Jenks Perez
10/05/1944 - 10/02/2012

Event Date:
10/5/2012 at 1:00 PM
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Jose Jenks Perez
Corpus Christi, TX

Jose Jenks Perez, 67, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. He was born on October 5, 1944 to Felipa Jenks Perez and Jose Saldana Perez. Jose was a devoted son, uncle, husband, father, and grandfather who fought a courageous battle with Cancer for his beloved grandchildren. He was well respected by everyone who knew him and will forever be remembered for his strength, faith, and encouraging words of wisdom. In his high school days, Jose played football, baseball, and ran track with the West Oso High School Bears. He was also a talented Tile Setter for the Corpus Christi and surrounding area for many years. His work remains appreciated throughout the Sparkling City by the Bay at establishments such as Spohn Shoreline, Del Mar College, Seaside Memorial Funeral Home, City Diner, and the American Bank Center.

He is preceded in death by his father, a brother Eduardo Perez, a sister Maria Ester Salazar, and his grandparents, Felipa Ayala Jenks and George Merrihew Jenks.

He is survived by the love of his life, Olivia Cervantes Perez; his mother; his children Belinda Perez-Hernandez (Ray Hernandez), Joe Jay Perez (Jody Balli), Mary Esther Perez (Jesse Vasquez); His grandchildren Michael Anthony Hernandez, Maya Lina Hernandez, Joaquin Diego Hernandez, Joe Jay Perez, David Christopher Perez, Jordan Jai Perez, Ruby Balli Perez, Jesse Jacob Vasquez, his beloved nephew Christopher Gabriel Peña Moreno who was like a grandson and numerous loving nephews and nieces who often sought his advice and wisdom.

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Visitation will be at Seaside Memorial Funeral Home from 1pm to 6pm on Friday October 5, 2012.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:30pm at Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos Madre de la Iglesia Catholic Church, 1755 Frio, Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday October 5, 2012.

A Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 9:30am on Saturday October 6, 2012 with Graveside services and Interment following at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Leon  Jones
11/04/1961 - 08/06/2012

Event Date:
8/11/2012 at 11:00 AM
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Leon Jones, the first of 7 children born to Nobbie Lee Jones and the late Therman Lee Ferguson, was born on November 4, 1961 in Houston, Texas.
He was a 1980 graduate of Phyllis Wheatley High School, where he was an active member of the marching band.
Leon accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Omega Missionary Baptist Church.
Leon worked on many jobs and when he received his CDL he became a loyal employee of Gorman Uniform for 22 years.
Leon loved life and enjoyed playing dominos, blackjack, and riding with his motorcycle club. He also loved being with family and friends and was an unforgettable part of the lives of those who loved and admired him. His compassion, sense of humor, skills with the grill, and unconditional love will be sorely missed.
Leon’s journey was unexpected and swift. It began June 5th with a pain in his side and ended August 6th after he had travelled the road of cancer and all its complications. He was a courageous and untiring traveller and he fought a good fight until God was ready to give him his reward.
He met his life partner, Tera Willams in 2005, and she remained a devoted and faithful wife until Leon’s transition to heaven. Their families and friends shared in their public declaration of love February 26, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his father, Therman L. Ferguson and brothers, Karon and Therman Jones.
Those he leaves to continue the journey to meet him in paradise are: wife – Tera Jones; mother – Nobbie Jones; daughters – LaTarsha Adams (Bracey) and Kameisha Whitaker-Jones; son - Sadarion Cerf-Jones; Big Daddy’s granddaughter – Sierra Adams; sisters – Jacqueline Ferguson, Eva Fernell (Carl), Charlinda Declouette (Terry), and Bernice Jones (Darryl); aunt – Francine Sanders, and a throng of relatives and friends.

Wake Services:
Date : August 10, 2012 (Fri)
Time : 06 - 8:00 PM Viewing
Place : Light House M.B.C.
9707 N. Wayside

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Date : August 11, 2012 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 Service Time
Place : Omega M.B.C.
8720 Hilton Street

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Cynthia F. Harris
02/22/1965 - 05/20/2012

Event Date:
5/29/2012 at 2:00 PM
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Cynthia F. Harris, 47 of Schnecksville, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 22, 1965 in Fort Bend Texas she was the daughter of Robert L. Foster and Ruth Brown. Prior to relocating to Pennsylvania Cynthia was a staffing consultant for the University Of Texas.

Services will be private, Interment will take place at Paradise North Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

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Jacob Luis Rodriguez
01/15/1991 - 05/08/2012

Event Date:
5/11/2012 at 10:00 AM
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Jacob Luis Rodriguez, age 21, passed peacefully on his way home to glory with his family surrounding him Tuesday, May 8th 2012. He is survived by his Father, Willie N. Rodriguez, Mother, Carmen R. Castillo, Younger sister, Gabriella A. Rodriguez, two younger brothers, Willie N. Rodriguez and Isaiah J. Rodriguez. Two Grandma's and two Grandpas, five Aunts, five Uncles, seventeen Cousins and his Brother In-Law. Jacob was born January 15, 1991 and was a lovable young man with a great sense of humor. Jacob was a very strong young man inspiring all around him and had a smile and laugh that could light up a whole room and was loved very; very much and will truly be missed.

Wake Services:
Date : May 10, 2012 (Thursday)
Time : 3 - 7 PM Viewing

Place : Oasis De Esperanza
10202 Irvington Blv
Houston, TX 77076

Funeral Services:
Date : May 11, 2012 (Friday)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 AM Funeral

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten RD


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Odessa R Hines
09/14/1929 - 04/15/2012

Event Date:
4/21/2012 at 11:00 AM
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On, September 14, 1929 in Coldspring, TX, a beautiful baby girl was born to the late Jodie Roberts and Fannie Mae Roberts.

She attended Lincoln Elementary & Lincoln High School in Coldspring, TX and graduated in the class of 1946. She attended Franklin Beauty College in Houston, Texas and became a licensed beautician.

She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She was a faithful, serving member of Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Fred C. Holliday.

She united in marriage to Limbric Hines, Sr. on October 21, 1948. To this union (8) children were born.

On April 15, 2012, at 8:35pm at the age of 82, Odessa Roberts Hines was called to her heavenly home.

Odessa was preceded in death by her lovable and caring husband: Limbric Hines, Sr.; parents: Jodie & Fannie Mae Roberts; (3) brothers: Parker McGowan, Ezekiel McGowan and Artic McGowan; (1) sister: Jennie Green and (1) Grandson: Jamail Colbert (Oklahoma).

She was lovingly called “Mu” and leaves to cherish her life’s journey (8) children: Limbric A. Hines, Jr. (Debra); Clarence E. Hines (Marilyn); Mattie J. Wilkinson (Selwyn); Cynthia D. Cunningham (Otis); Carol L. Goffney (Richard) ; Marvin B. Hines (Yvette); Robert E. Hines (Karen) and Patricia A. Hines. She will be dearly missed by her (24) grandchildren; (20) great-grandchildren, as well as an abundance of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.


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Wake Services:
Date : April 20, 2012 (Fri)
Time : 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Place : LightHouse M.B.C.
9707 North Wayside

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Date : April 21, 2012 (Sat)
Time : 11:00 AM Service Time

Place : LightHouse M.B.C.
9707 North Wayside

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Dixie R Hryhorchuk
10/11/1953 - 04/12/2012

Event Date:
4/19/2012 at 9:00 AM
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Dixie Ray Hryhorchuk passed away peacefully April 12, 2012.

Dixie was a remarkable husband and father, with strong faith, a larger than life personality and generous nature.
Though a former marine, Dixie had a gentle heart with an endless supply of love and respect for his girls. To wife Jeanne and daughters Dena and Elizabeth he was devoted.

He was an an active member of Life Church, happily volunteering his time and teaching the Wednesday evening Kidzone classes. Fellow church members will remember his kindness and humor.

To friends and family, Dixie was the life of the party, center of attention with a booming voice and a talent for storytelling. He played the role of family gourmet, and a meal with Dixie was a memorable feast of culinary delight.
He was a natural problem solver, known for his attention to detail and astonishing state of preparedness. He shared everything, from the latest gadget, to perfectly timed cold beverage. Those he loved became dependent on his thoughtful generosity.

Dixie will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by wife Jeanne; daughters Dena Ashley and Elizabeth Nancy; siblings Gaylan Hryhorchuk Nolen and husband Bruce, Kathy Hryhorchuk Risinger and husband James, John Hryhorchuk and wife Carolyn, Jana Hryhorchuk Bittick and husband Donald, Donna Hryhorchuk Duncan and husband Mike, and a host of extended family and friends.

A Tribute To Dixie

Remembering Dixie is a simple matter, if you were ever around him you could never forget him. Like his father he had a powerful presence and his personality would fill a room instantly. He was quick to share his strong opinions about everything and he also possessed a remarkable, often self depricating sense of humor making time spent with him a real pleasure.

Though Dixie could be intimidating at times, we were all aware of his tender, gentle nature. His compassion and concern for others was evident during times of need he was always available and always prepared.

Dixie was blessed and understood what was truly valuable in this life.
Dixie was an amazing husband and father. He cherished Jeanne, and her unwavering love and support that sustained him. Her powerful faith was a source of strength and encouragement and he often spoke of her kindness and loving gestures. Jeanne brightened his days and sprinkled them with love.

He and Jeanne lovingly shaped their two daughters into wonderful young ladies, equipped to accomplish their goals in life. They were provided a Godly home and Christian values. Dixie will always be with his girls.

Dixie and I became close shortly after meeting, over 40 years ago. We were more than in laws, we were brothers. Often, we were separated by hundreds of miles but Dixie remained connected through calls, gifts and cards. Visits brought joy and fellowship into our home, enriching our lives. From Dixie, I learned the importance of family.

Together, we took many hunting and fishing trips and had the most wonderful adventures. They were really about the journey rather than the destination, the fellowship rather than putting food on the table. We often came home empty handed but always had a good time.

Our adventures were a welcome reprieve from the hustle and flow of a busy week filled with deadlines and stress. One time, sitting together on the bank of a small pond with ducklings playing at our feet, I noticed how gently Dixie shifted his legs so as not to crush the tiny birds. A golden sunset was bathing us in magical light and we spent time swapping tall tales and reflecting on the past. I turned to him and said you know I dont think I put any bait on my hook.
Dixie smiled and said, I didnt either. We had already caught what we really wanted a time of warm fellowship with each other and with Gods creation. Whenever Dixie would apologize for our lack of success, I would smile and reflext on how much more I came home with than a stringer of fish.

Dixie gave me a lifetime of cherished memories and will always be a very real presence in my life. When I return to fish without him I will not be alone on that pier.

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Date : April 19, 2012 (Thrusday)
Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
10:00 AM Service Time

Place : Life Church
9900 Almeda Genoa


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Louis T. Mancha
05/03/1951 - 04/07/2012

Event Date:
4/12/2012 at 6:00 PM
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Louis Anthony Mancha, Sr.

Born May 3, 1951, Louis passed away the morning of April 7, 2012 at home surrounded by family, following a long bout with cancer.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Lisa” Mancha, and their three sons and families: Louis Anthony Mancha Jr. and Mary Mancha parents of Salvatore Emilio, Lucia Marie, Antonio Augustine and Leonardo Ignatius; Mark Anthony Mancha and Nicole Rascon Mancha, M.D., parents of Wrigley Annette and Matilda Anne; and Nathaniel Michael Anthony Mancha and Erin Mancha, parents of Isabelle Christina, James Michael Anthony and Alexander Michael Anthony.

A devoted brother, he is survived by his older brother the Rev. George Mancha, and younger siblings Henry Mancha, Robert Mancha, Jesse Mancha, Helen Arce, and Yolanda Rodriguez. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emilio Mancha Jr. and Henrietta Mancha, and younger brother Richard Mancha.

Louis was a Class of 1970 graduate and devoted alumnus of St. Thomas High School in Houston. He was followed by his sons, Louis ’89, Mark ’90 and Nathan ’96. Other family alumni include: George ’68, Richard ’72, Henry ’73, Jesse ’79, and Thomas ’06 and Manuel Ruiz ’80.

An avid league bowler since the late 1960’s until the end, Louis became one of the founding members of the Houston Texas, Latin Stars Bowling League in 1972. He was a part of the professional bowling association from 1978-1983.
A tailor and craftsman since 1970, Louis managed EMJ Tailors in Houston, a business he inherited from his father Emilio Mancha Jr. in 1978. Having had hundreds of loyal customers in and out of the state, he was considered by many as the best tailor in Houston and one of the “best kept secrets in town.”

He will be greatly missed.


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Wake Services:
Date : April 12, 2012 ( Thru)
Time : 6 - 9 PM
7:00 PM Rosary
Place : Resurrection Catholic Church
915 Zoe Street Houston, TX 77020
(713) 675-5333

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Date : April 13, 2012 ( Fri)
Time : 10:30 AM Mass

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Mrs.Dott Marie Patterson
01/22/1922 - 03/14/2012

Event Date:
3/31/2012 at 1:00 PM
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Dott Marie Patterson, died March 14, 2012 at the age of 90 in Hockley Texas. Dot had only recently moved to Hockley after living many years in Cameron. She is survived by her daughter Kathy Walker, and son Daryl Patterson. Dott will be buried next to her husband John in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron on March 31, 2012 at 1pm, where services will then be performed.


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Date : March31,2012 (Sat)
Time : 1:00 PM

Place : Oak Hill Cemetery
Cameron, TX


Flowers for the service may be delivered to the address below between 7am and 5pm on Friday March 30th, or Saturday March 31st between 7am and noon.

Dott Patterson Family, c/o
Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home
2800 North Travis Ave
Cameron, TX 76520
254-697-3661


Mr. Frank Chernosky
02/12/1929 - 03/24/2012

Event Date:
3/30/2012 at 11:00 AM
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Date : March 30, 2012 (Fri)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
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Place : Fresno Worship Center
209 Broadmore Drive
Fresno, TX 77545

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Ronnie Dean " Deano"  Padgett
03/22/1962 - 03/13/2012

Event Date:
3/17/2012 at 11:00 AM
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Ronnie Dean “Deano” Padgett

Ronnie Dean Padgett, affectionately referred to as “Deano,” was born into this life on March 22, 1962, to Ronnie and Kercena Padgett in the San Joaquin Valley, in Bakersfield, California. He resided in California for just a few months, before moving with his family to Houston, Texas, which became his home for the years to come.

Deano grew up in Houston, attending Browning Elementary, Hamilton Jr. High and then attending Irvington Christian Academy. Irvington Christian Academy (ICA) was the school established by his home church, Christian World Center, pastored by the late Dr. C.L. Dees. The years growing up at Christian World Center and going to school at ICA, shaped Ronnie’s life and greatly impacted his relationship with God.

Deano has always enjoyed working with his hands. He was a “fixer”, a mechanic, an electrician, a builder, whatever was needed to get the job done he could do it or would at least give it his best effort. Early in his childhood, he demonstrated an uncanny ability to work on all things mechanical. He developed a great skill working with car engines and enjoyed a passion for motorcycles as well. He would later enroll in an electrical apprenticeship and after years of tutelage, became a licensed journeyman electrician. One of his crowning achievements in the construction industry was when he later became General Superintendent for American National Construction Company of Houston.

Deano loved the outdoors; hunting and fishing were always topics he enjoyed speaking about as well as participating in. Raised in the city, his heart always yearned for the country and the tranquility that it brought.

Deano was ushered from this earth in death, on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Tomball, Texas at the young age of 49 years old. He is survived by his father and mother, Ronnie and Kercena Padgett of Houston, Texas, one sister - Ann Hutchins (and husband, Rev. Wendell Hutchins II) of Spring, Texas. He is also survived by one daughter, Jessica Annette Padgett and two grandchildren, Joseph Temple and Haley Rene’ David, all of Livingston, Texas.

Deano was loved by all who knew him and will certainly be missed! Heaven bowed this last Tuesday eve, and shed a tear at his leaving. His strength ebbed away as his infectious smile began to fade, but his pain was quieted when his life took its final flight to the arms of a Merciful Savior!

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Date: March 17, 2012 (Sat)
Time: 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time

Place: Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd

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Mr. Allan S. Cleveland Sr.
03/06/1940 - 02/27/2012

Event Date:
3/1/2012 at 2:00 PM
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Date: March 01, 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00 PM Service

Place: Westbury Baptist Church
10425 Hillcroft
Houston TX 77096


Malcomb D. Carroll
08/26/1963 - 02/22/2012

Event Date:
2/25/2012 at 11:00AM
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Date: February 25, 2012 ( Sat)
Time: 10: 00 AM Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time
Place: The Rock of Salvation Holiness Church
4700 Caplin ST
Houston, TX 77026

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Mr. Vincent Hryhorchuk
11/22/1923 - 02/11/2012

Event Date:
2/20/2012 at 11:00 AM
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Vincent Hryhorchuk, peacefully departed this life, February 11, 2012 after a brief illness. He was surrounded by family.
Vincent was born to John and Mary Rut Hryhorchuk on November 22, 1923, in Deweyville, Texas. As a first generation American, Vincent proudly enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the onset of WWII. While awaiting a slot for pilot training, he was drafted into the Army and deployed to the Pacific theater. Vincent later declined transfer to the Air Corps, preferring instead to remain in combat with friends in the Texas based 112th Cavalry Division.
Vincent returned to Texas a decorated combat veteran and began engineering studies at Lamar State College in Beaumont, Texas. In 1948, Vincent married the woman who would be his wife of 63 years, Ruby Mae Kelley.
While growing a family that include d six children, Vincent enjoyed a successful international career in commercial construction with Farnsworth and Chambers, Warrior Constructors and eventually his own firm, W-M Industries, Inc. After retirement, Vincent slowly made his way back to the profession he loved, and began work with Aldine Independent School District in Houston, Texas. Family and friends celebrated his second retirement with a living memorial on May 29, 2011.
Those who knew “Mr. Vince” enjoyed his strength of character, generous nature, and delightful wit. He was lovingly devoted to wife Ruby, to whom he provided excellent care throughout her four year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He is remembered as an avid gardener and dedicated Astros fan, with an interest in fishing and a bigger interest in eating seafood. He was a faithful and active member of his beloved Church of Champions in Houston, Texas.
Remembering Vincent with love are children: Gaylan (H.) and husband Bruce Nolen, Dixie Hryhorchuk and wife Jeanne, Kathy (H.) and husband James Risinger, John Hryhorchuk and wife Carolyn, Jana (H.) and husband Donald Bittick and Donna (H.) and husband Mike Duncan; siblings: Frank Hryhorchuk, Nickie Hryhorchuk Cappel, Bessie Hryhorchuk and Katherine Hryhorchuk Mason; twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

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Date : February 20, 2012 (Mon)
Time : 11:00 AM - Viewing
12:00 PM - Service

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd
Houston TX 77066



Interment : Febuary 21, 2011 (Tue)
1:00 PM
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr

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Billy Joe McFarland
07/27/1930 - 02/18/2012

Event Date:
2/19/2012 at 10:00 AM
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Billy Joe McFarland went to heaven on Saturday, 2/18/12. He was 81 years old. He is preceeded in death by his parents Armor (Hap) and Audry McFarland. His physical body has left us but his gentle and generous spirit was left behind in all of us. His loving wife of 60 years, Dolores Gustafson McFarland, his loving children, Sherri Mountain, Mark McFarland, Cathy Hesse and Stacy Scarano, his loving grandchildren, Heather Bourque, Elder Millard, Derek Scott, Ryan Scott, Sylas McFarland, Christian McFarland Scarano, Victoria Scarano,Clayton Scarano, Brandi Hesse, Brandon Hesse, Brianna Hesse, his great-grandchilden, Cameron Larson, Ranon Millard, Carson Scott, Willa Millard and many extended family members, along with many friends. In his honor, the family chose to have a private family gathering, at his home.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the caring staff with Grace Hospice.

Billy Joe

When people think of superman they think of a big strong man that can fly and take on bullets but not me. When I think of Super man only one man comes to mind my grandfather Billy Joe. Although he was bed written and not able to move around he was the strongest man I knew. He overcame so many things in his lifetime including numerous brain aneurysms and brain surgeries. All I know is that he was a miracle in my eyes and many others Im sure Even without getting out of bed he was such an inspiration to me, and an enormous impact in my life and taught me things I think no one else could have. Watching him live showed me to look on the bright side of things and not to take life for granted. Billy Joe showed me true love compassion and hope that things do and will get better. I remember when I was about 10 he promised me and our family he would live to bee 100 and even though he didnt reach his goal he lived an amazing life and drove us crazy all the way there but every second was worth it. Even with all these years that passed with everyone having to take care of him he always had the biggest smile on his face and all the love and happiness in the world. I will always admire my grandfathers spirit love heart and his will. For all of those who will be able to say they met him they will be able to say they met an amazing man with a heart of pure gold. I myself am very proud and honored to say that this man was my grandfather. He was always the first to greet you as you walked in and the first to give you a nick name. Through everything he was the one to brighten everyone spirits and life you up if you were feeling down. I know our family and friends are gonna have the most humorous stories about this man and I cannot wait to tell my own kids when kind of man he was. My only wish now is that I show my children what he has shown me after all these years. Billy Joe was always a kind hearted and gentle man. He would be the one to give you the shirt off his back, his last dollar or just a hug when it was needed most. I think most of all we will miss his laugh and his big smile. His smile is something I will hold onto forever.I admire my grandfather Billy Joe for everything he has done for me my family and for strangers as well and I will thank God everyday for blessing me with this man as my grandfather

By Victoria Scarano

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Date: Febuary 19, 2012 (Sun)

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Juan "Papi" Alvarez
04/27/1950 - 01/28/2012

Event Date:
1/31/2012 at 4:00 PM
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Date : January 31, 2012 (Tuesday)
Time : 4:00 - 9:00 PM - Service Time

Place : Fall Creek Memorial Chapel
14434 Old Humble Rd
Humble TX 77396

Interment : Calvary Hill Cemetery
Graveside : 10:00 AM

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Collier  Williams Jr.
01/21/1937 - 01/05/2012

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1/14/2012 at 11:00 AM
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Collier Williams, Jr., a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, was called home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2012 in Hitchcock, Texas. He was born January 21, 1937 in Point Blank, Texas to the late Myrtle and Collier Williams, Sr.

Collier served in the US Army. After having worked for more than 35 years, Collier retired from the Galveston County Parks Department. He was a faithful member of the Living Word Community of Faith in Hitchcock where he served as a Deacon.

Collier is preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle and Collier Williams, Sr, and a sister, Doreatha Jordan. Leaving to cherish memories of his life are his devoted wife of 40 years, Jestine; his children, Elbith James Martin (Deborah), Ann Williams, Tarsha Williams, Gregory Brown, Chenelle Williams, Aretha Williams, Collier Williams III (Shantell); sisters: Lexie Tolbert (Andrew)of Huntsville, Tx; Bernice Holiday, Berdine Carter, Lamel Williams, and Diane Murphy (Lester) all of Houston, Tx. Brothers: Rev. George Williams of Cooper, Tx; Rev. Floyd Williams (Elzada) of Dallas, Tx, Arthur Williams (Jennifer) of Norwalk, Ca., and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

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Date : January 14, 2012 (Sat)
Time : 9:00 AM - Viewing
11:00 AM - Service Time

Place: Rising Star M.B.C.
302 No. Oak Street
Texas City, TX 77591

Interment: Houston National Cemetery
Thursday January 26th 2012
Time: 10:30 A.M.

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James R. Wagoner
07/20/1926 - 01/06/2012

Event Date:
1/9/2012 at TBA
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James "Jim" R. Wagoner (Pie Man), was born 07-20-1926 in Rockport Indiana. He was the only child of Sophie and Roscoe Wagoner. Jim was a World War II Veteran and the proud owner of Wagoner Quality Pies in Evansville, Indiana for over fifty years. As a teen Jim enjoyed playing music with a local Evansville band. Later in life, Jim found his niche as a pilot and loved flying his planes out of Skylane Airport.
Jim passed away on 01-06-2012 in Humble, Texas. He is proceeded in death by his Parents, and Son Mark Pierson. He is survived by his Wife of thirty years, Doris Wagoner. Two Sons: Chuck Pierson and Wife Lisa Pierson, Scott Pierson and Wife Linda Pierson. Jim had eight Grandchildren: Jeremy Pierson, Danielle Pierson/Scarbough, Joshua Scarbough, Jason Pierson, Kayla Pierson, Marcus Pierson, Britney Sellers, and Lindsay Chavez. Seven Great Grandchildren: Jaidyn Pierson, Kyle Pierson, Joshua "Quentin" Scarbough II, Kyler Pierson, Brooklyn Pierson, Za'Mya Eldridge, and Braden Chavez. Jim also has one Aunt and several Cousins.

Services will be at the Oakhill Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana.

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Date : January 20, 2012 (Friday)
Time : 11:00 AM - Graveside Cemetery

Place: Oak Hill Cemetery
Evansville, Indiana

Officiating : Rev. Robert Simpkins

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Louise Huntley Abbs
10/16/1944 - 01/03/2012

Event Date:
1/7/2012 at 10:00 AM
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Louise Huntley was born on October 16, 1944 to the proud parents of Jim Huntley and Lue Jean Huntley in Bradley, Arkansas. She was the second (only girl) of three children.
The family later moved to Houston, Texas where she attended and graduated from James D. Burrus Junior High and Booker T. Washington Senior High Schools. She confessed Christ at an early age. She joined and actively participated in Concord Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. E. R. Green. Later, she joined Galilee Missionary Baptist Church where she was an active, faithful and dedicated member.
Louise continued her education in nursing at Houston Community College. She retired from St. Joseph Hospital where she worked for many years as a nurse.
She met and united in marriage with Dennis Abbs. To that union, three children were born - Dennis, Anthony and Craig Abbs.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Earnest and James Huntley. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Dennis, Anthony, Craig and Adrian. Also to cherish her memory her life long best friend, Mrs. Rose Johnson; Her best friend, Mr. Delpha Roy; and close friend, Ms. Anne R. Harris of Houston, Texas.
She is also survived by one uncle, Warren Barker of Dayton, Ohio; Prentice Huntley of Waldo, Arkansas; two sister-in-laws, Mary Huntley of Aurora, Colorado and Lois Huntley of Houston, Texas. Additionally, she is survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends.

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Enya-Gabrielle Navata Angeles
09/19/2003 - 01/04/2012

Event Date:
1/5/2012 at 4:00 PM
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Enya was a very sweet, caring and lovely girl. She is the type of girl that will break a lot of hearts to all those boys who likes/loves her. She is very polite, courteous and funny. She loves Taylor Swift and wants to be a Veterinarian someday. She was born at Webster, TX and but grew up in Humble, TX. Both Her parents where born in Manila, Philippines.
She was recently diagnosed of Liver Cancer (Hepatoblastoma) Stage 4, Metastasis in the Lungs last Oct 12, 2011 at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. She joined our Lord Jesus Christ on Jan 4, 2012 @ 8:34am.
She will surely be missed by her Tatay Joel, Mama Katherine and super cool sister Agatha.
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We are very happy that she is now totally Cancer and Pain free. We thank you sooo MUCH for all those people who prayed, supported and gave their time, talent and all out effort during those hard times.

Enya’s Smile..

We'll always remember your special smile, caring heart, warm embrace. There will never be anyone who could take your place. You will always be in our hearts and mind and we thank you for the 8 wonderful and memorable years we shared and the people we touched. WE love you soo much!!!


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Date : January 05, 2012 (Thursday)
Time : 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Place: Fall Creek Funeral Home
14434 Old Humble Rd

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Pastor James  Wheatfall Jr.
09/03/1940 - 12/08/2011

Event Date:
12/17/2011 at 1:30 PM
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A Time to Plant

James Wheatfall Jr. Was born September 3, 1940 in Houston, Tx to Rosezina Collins and James Wheatfall Sr. He was the oldest of 5 children.

A Time to Grow

He confessed to Christ as a young adult. He served as deacon at New Mt. Olive before he was later called to preach the gospel under Pastor Walter Cooper. He later joined Greater Union Baspist under Pastor Godine and served as Sunday School Superintendent and Youth Minister. Rev. Wheatfall later served as Assistant Pastor under Pastor Box at God’s Holy Baptist Church until God called him to organize his own church, St. James M.B.C. He served as Sr. Pastor until God called him home.

A Time to Multiply

He was the father of 6 children and grandfather of 8 grandchildren. He loved spending time with his kids, grandkids, and friends as they were the love of his life.

A Time to Harvest

Pastor Wheatfall was an avid fisherman. His motto was “He was the best fisherman that ever was, best that ever is, and the best that ever will be.” Little did he know that God would make him fisherman of men as well.

Safely Home

Pastor Wheatfall championed his illness with determination and character, always keeping the faith.
He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his living;His Mother, Rosezina Collins; 2 brothers , J.D. Grant Jr. and Wilford Loe Grant;His children, Earl James Wheatfall & wife (Diane Wheatfall), Cynthia Wheatfall, Reginald Wheatfall, Darryl Wheatfall, Joycelyn Davison, & Cedric O Johnson Sr. & wife (Charlotte Johnson); His grandchildren, Tasha Wilson, Catrel Jackson, Brianna Conner & husband (Robert Conner), Bobby Davison Jr., Jonathan Davison, Cedric O. Johnson Jr., and Jermon Johnson. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, a host of relatives and friends. Special friends Ms Jackie James and Mr. Willie.

Preceding Pastor Wheatfall in death is: Grandmother, Ruby Oaks; Grandfather,Yancy Oaks; Father, James Wheatfall Sr.; Brother, Leroy Wheatfall; Sister, Viola Boykin; and Grandson, Rodgie Wheatfall.


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Date: December 17, 2011 (Sat)
Time: 12:00 Noon - Viewing
01:00 PM - Service Time

Place: Christ Holistic Outreach Church
4620 Hardy ST
Houston Tx 77079

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Sis Annie Scott
06/13/1936 - 12/05/2011

Event Date:
12/10/2011 at 11:00 AM
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Sis. Annie Coleman Scott
“…as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

Her Life…
ANNIE COLEMAN SCOTT, the fifth of nine children born to the late Lucy and Ben Coleman (Minister, Somerville Church of Christ) was born on June 13, 1936 in Somerville, Texas. She attended Dotson Elementary School in Lyons, Texas. She later attended and graduated Emmett J. Scott High School. While attending High School, she was an active and a vibrant member of the glee club, the basketball team, track & field team, student government class secretary, and Editor-in-Chief of the first yearbook staff, respectfully. She received numerous trophies and awards. After graduating high school, she attended Herman Hospital Nursing School where she received her Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) certificate in 1964. She worked in the OB/GYN department at Hermann Hospital. Additionally, she completed and obtained her Barber License in the early seventies from the East End Barber College, and she worked as a barber for 10 years. She obeyed the gospel at the tender age of 11, and she remained a faithful member at the Homestead Road Church of Christ until her death…
Annie met and married her High School sweetheart, the late Curmit E. Ray, Sr. and to that union bore children. Years later, she met and married the late Henderson Scott and to that union a child, Sherry Scott, was added to the existing family.
Her Legacy…
Many would agree that she was especially kind to others, shared her love in countless ways, and planted seeds of hope into many lives. All who knew her embraced her and felt her warm spirit. Her love for dealing with people kept her working in the church, the school, and in the community. To her children and grandchildren, she leaves in memory the wisdom and sentiments from Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Thus, we have all followed her example and obeyed the gospel of Christ and have continued to be faithful and hard workers in the church. Moreover, Annie Scott exemplified great human character and selflessness when she dedicated her service as a parent volunteer and served on many committees with the North Forest Independent School District, and these acts influenced all of her daughters to become educators and her sons to work in customer service oriented careers.
Her Love…
In her love for her church, she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years, was a member of the adult singing group with Trinity Gardens C.O.C. and Homestead Road C.O.C. She initiated, directed and managed the church bulletin program, served on the financial committee, and a member of the United Ladies of Houston, helping to raise monies for Southwestern Christian College promoting Christian Education. In her love for her community, she was a member of the East Houston/Settegast Super Neighborhood Association #49/50 where she served as a secretary. She also worked as a Precinct Judge (205) for many years. In her tenacity and dedication, she served in the November 8, 2011Election.
In her love for education, she served as a parent volunteer and served on the “NFISD Council of PTAs as the Council Advisor. In this capacity, she was a successful fundraiser whereby she secured funds in support of scholarships for North Forest High School students. As a result of this, she received many awards for her services.
She leaves to mourn precious memories a lovely family--her children—Curmit, Jr “Ray-boy” (deceased), Charles, Elgenette Cummings (Luvell), Aletha of Dallas, TX, Frederick (Jocleen), Retha Cormier (Thaddeus), and Demetrica Aldridge (Howard) of Dallas, TX, and Sherry Scott. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren and three great-grand children; her remaining siblings-- M.J. Coleman (Carrolyn); Albert E. Coleman (Barbara); and Robin LeQuincy and those siblings who also proceeded her in death Bernice Bryant, Rosetta Anderson, Joe Sims, John B. Sims, and Bennie Joyce Willis along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Funeral Services:
Date : December 10, 2011 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 - 11:00 AM Viewing
11:00 PM Service Time

Place: North Wayside Church of Christ
7015 North Wayside

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Mr. Ralph E  White Sr.
01/10/1935 - 12/04/2011

Event Date:
12/7/2011 at 4:00 PM
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Date: December 07,2011 (Wed)
Time: 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Place: Fall Creek Funeral Home
14434 Old Humble Rd

Interment: December 08, 2011 (Thursday)

Time : 10:00 AM Gate Time

Place : Houston National Cemtery

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Donald  Crawford
03/19/1944 - 11/26/2011

Event Date:
12/5/2011 at 11:00 AM
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Donald L. Crawford, son of Mrs. Ruby Hollingsworth was born on March 19, 1944 in Chappell Hill, Texas. He received his education from Goodwill High School in 1963. Later he joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.
He accepted Christ as a young child and attended Allwise Baptist Church. Donnie had a long and lengthy professional career as a police officer for 21 years for the city of Philadelphia, PA. He was unable to sit down and enjoy his retirement. He decided to further his career for another 16 years as a bus driver for Greyhound Bus service.
Donald Crawford departed this life on November 26, 2011. He is preceded in death by his father and many other relatives.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved mother, Mrs. Ruby a. Hollingsworth, sons; Kirk and Donald Crawford of Philadelphia, PA ; daughter, Rhonda Searcy-Crawford of Houston, Texas, and sister, Tracey Hardemon (Obie) of Kingwood, Texas, three aunts; Mrs. Ida Mae (Madear) Wilburn of Chappell Hill, Texas, Mrs. Bernice Teagues of McGregor, Texas and Mrs. Alice Mae Sanders of Dallas, Texas.
He will be dearly missed by his niece, Tori Hardemon and nephew, Ovion Hardemon of Kingwood, Texas. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and host of other relatives.

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Date: Dec 05, 2011 (Mon)
Time: 11:00 AM - Viewing
12:00 PM - Service

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

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Mr. Elvis  Mitchell
03/01/1933 - 11/24/2011

Event Date:
12/3/2011 at 11:00 AM
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Elvis Mitchell was born on March 1, 1933 to Roshell and Mary Mitchell in Flatonia Texas. He later moved to Houston where he met and wed Rosie Lee Vaughan. He soon united with Omega Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Louis Vaughan. When Rev. Vaughan passed, he served under the tutelage of Rev. Frank Celestin until his death where he was a deacon, father of the church, president of the brotherhood, leader of the Faithful Travelers and also the head of housekeeping. He was well loved by his church, his family and friends.

His professional career began as a truck driver where he worked diligently. However, his strong desire to succeed, coupled with his meticulous attention to detail and his unwavering commitment to excellence, he founded Mitchell’s grocery in 1961. Mr. Mitchell served his community well. His kind and humble spirit caused many to love and support the family business. For many years this business prospered so well, it took care of the family exclusively. However, after several years of entrepreneurship and after he taught the family how to function without his guidance of the day to day operations, he returned to the truck driving profession.


He was preceded in death by: his parents, his loving wife, Rosie Lee; three sons: Larry, Emmitt, and Tony; a brother, J.S. Rogers, and a sister, Ester Rose.

He was devoted to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and leaves to mourn: eight children: Dessie (Allan), Roshell, Mary (Phillip), Clarence, Johnnie (Terry), Patsy (Frank),Curtis, and Shirley (Matt); a sister Marie, a devoted brother in law James Rose; and a aunt, Verda B. Thirty-two grand children; forty great grandchildren, and a host of other relative and friends.

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Date: Dec. 3,2011 (Sat)
Time: 10:00 AM - Viewing
11:00 AM - Service

Place : Omega M.B.C
8720 Hilton ST

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Mrs. Eula B. Blue
04/09/1933 - 11/12/2011

Event Date:
11/21/2011 at 11:00 AM
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Date : November 21, 2011 (Mon)
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time

Place: Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church
8901 Jensen Dr
Houston, TX 77093

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Mrs. Ruby Mae  Hryhorchuk
09/26/1930 - 11/15/2011

Event Date:
11/19/2011 at 12:00 PM
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Ruby Mae Hryhorchuk

Precious wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, went home to be with our Lord, November 15, 2011.
Ruby Mae was born, September 26, 1930, in Starks, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Ethel Kelley and brother, William Earl Kelley.
Ruby was a very remarkable woman of faith, dedicated to serving God. She was deeply involved in Christian ministries at both Spring Tabernacle and Church of Champions, where she led ladies prayer meetings and touched many through her special gift of visitation. Her great compassion for others also showed through volunteer efforts at Tomball Hospital, reaching the sick in their time of need.
Ruby is survived by her husband of 63 years, Vincent , six children, Gaylan (Bruce) Nolen, Dixie (Jeanne) Hryhorchuk, Kathy (James) Risinger, John (Carolyn) Hryhorchuk, Jana (Donald) Bittick and Donna (Michael) Duncan, Siblings Linda Kelley Reed, David Kelley and Dora Kelley Frederick, twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Wake Services:
Date: November 18, 2011 (Fri)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Place: Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Road Houston TX 77066
Pastor Wendell Hutchins II



Funeral Services:
Date: November 19, 2011 (Sat)
Time: 11:00 AM Visitation
12:00 PM Service Time

Place: Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Road Houston TX 77066
Pastor Wendell Hutchins II

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Bettye Ann Bailey
11/28/1945 - 10/13/2011

Event Date:
11/19/2011 at 10:00 AM
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Bettye Ann Bailey was born in Monroe, Louisiana raised in Glenmora, Louisiana and graduated from Glenmora High School.
Bettye was one of two children born to the late Roy and Beatrice Bailey. Bettye’s generous heart and spirit will forever be remembered by her 8 beloved children, Van Knighten, Vicki Knighten Welch, Stephanie Knighten Richards, Farrah Messer, Brandy Benoit Taylor, Kristy Messer, Steve Messer, and Tara Messer Hendricks, 22 grand children, 1 great grandchild, and countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her.

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A private Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Kinder, Louisiana.

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Mrs. Leola J.  Strauss
12/30/1910 - 11/11/2011

Event Date:
11/18/2011 at 11:00 AM
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Mrs. Leola Jackson Strauss was born in Sugarland, Texas, County of Fort Bend, to the proud parents of Walter and Amanda Jackson on December 30, 1910. She passed away on November 11, 2011 at the age of 100. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Ella Forney, and brothers’ Bill, Andrew, Fred and L. R. Jackson, Sr. and son Nelson Strauss.
Leola graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School in Houston, Texas, and was elected by her peers as the second Miss Wheatley. After graduation, she attended Cosmetology School. Leola was the first black manicurist and assistant at the Lamar Hotel Beauty Salon in downtown Houston, the top manicurist at Sandra’s Hair Salon in River Oaks and then the first black manicurist at Sakowitz Department store, also located in downtown Houston. In the late, 1950’s, Leola worked at EmNa’s Beauty Salon and later retired as manager.
On May 10, 1941, she married the love of her life, Sam Strauss, who preceded her in death. She loved the children joined by this union, as her own, and from this she is survived by two granddaughters, Beverly Strauss, Monica Strauss Brown and two great grandsons, Richard Brown IV and Sheridan Strauss Westbrook.
Throughout her entire life, she loved helping others. She became a dedicated member of the St. Mary of the Purification Church and served faithfully as a member of the Senior Adults in Action and the Women’s Altar Guild.
Leola was a very active member in the community. She served as the 4th President of Zeta Amicae and served as Secretary of the Golden Nuggets for several terms. She was also featured as a member of the Third Ward Community Garden Club at the sweet age of 94.
Leola is survived by nieces, Barbara Jackson Mock, Ruby McCrary, Panzetta Scott, Aurette Parr and nephews L. R. Jackson, Jr. and Jonathan Williams. She is also survived by great nieces Rhonda Johnson Wiggins, LaTanya Johnson and Andrea Johnson; great great niece Jessica Tippitt and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews, and long time friends.

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Funeral Services:
Date: November 18, 2011 (Fri)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time

Place: St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church
3006 Rosedale St.
Houston, TX 77004

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Gennieve M Walker
11/24/1944 - 11/06/2011

Event Date:
11/12/2011 at 11:00 AM
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Gennieve M. Walker, 66 died November 6, 2011 with family and friends by her side in Houston, TX. Gennieve, or Jenny as she liked to be called, was born on November 24, 1944, in Colon, Panama. Jenny moved to Jamaica, West Indies as a young teenager. There, she met her husband of thirty-four years, Benjamin L. Walker. Jenny and her husband moved to United States shortly thereafter. She was very active in the church and the community. Jenny was instrumental in assisting her husband in starting a church on Long Island, NY. She started Vacation Bible School and provided state-assisted lunches to youth of all ages. Her interests included family, gardening, cooking and reading. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members and friends. She was a Sunday School teacher, a voracious advocate for the mentally impaired, a savvy business woman, and a loving mother and wife.

Gennieve is survived by her siblings Timmy, Lucy, Eleanor, Tony, Ramon, Luther, Marva, and Keith. Her children Andrea, Judith, Sean, Rebeccah, and Siobhan, and two grandchildren Daniel and Isaiah.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to: MD Anderson Donations: http://www.mdandersonlegacy.org/

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Funeral Services:
Date: November 12, 2011 (Sat)
Time: 10:00 AM - Viewing
11:00 AM - Service Time

Place: Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Road Houston
TX
Pastor Wendell Hutchins II

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Carylon "Granny" Weaver
02/11/1940 - 10/08/2011

Event Date:
10/15/2011 at 11:00 AM
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"Granny's Glorious Story"

On Saturday, October 8, 2011, Mrs. Carylon S. Weaver (Granny) went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband "Bill", mother - Christell, father -Welton, stepfather - "Papa", aunt - Estell, uncles - Henry and Bobby and a host other family members and friends whose hearts live eternally with our saviour. Granny's Story was a glorious one. She learned to love the Lord at an early age. She participated in many church activities. She attended both private and public schools. She worked on many jobs. She had brothers and sisters. She was a faithful wife. But most of all, she was the best mother ever to all of her kids. She taught them, their kids and their kids kids respect , honor and pride for the family. She never stopped trying to build a loving and proud family. Granny really cared about that.
Granny's most precious gift was her ability to love despite sometime not being loved back. She demonstrated love by always being a spiritual and financial support for those in her life without asking for anything in return. She often said, ' love is not just a word, it can be an expression of your actions'. She taught this to everybody.
Granny is survived by her children, Patricia Dow, Roy Jones (Alva), Barbara Bell(Boocie), Carolyn Jones(DeDe), Robert Jones (Rob), David Jones(Marilyn) and Mary Hamilton, twelve brothers and sisters, Gloria, Thena, Joyse, Martha, Mary, Barbara, Ada, Rena, Welton Jr., Bennett, Tony and Gloria R, one aunt, Ella Maudine Coleman, twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, special cousins (The Bussey and Murray Families), and a host of other family members and friends.

Wake Services:
Friday October 14, 2011

Time: 6-8 PM

Place: Lighthouse MBC
9707 North Wayside
Houston Texas 77078

Funeral Services:
Saturday Oct 15, 2011

Time: 11:00 AM

Place : Lighthouse MBC
9707 North Waysisde
Houston Texas 77078

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David Cash
12/19/1957 - 10/05/2011

Event Date:
10/8/2011 at 11:00 AM
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Wake Services:
Date : October 07, 2011
Time : 6 - 9 PM

Place : Glad Tidings Church
Huffman TX

Funeral Services:
Date : October 08, 2011
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time

Place: Glad Tidings Church
Huffman TX
Jimmy M. Rogers officiating

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Charlotte Prove
09/18/1948 - 09/26/2011

Event Date:
10/3/2011 at 12:00 PM
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We'll Alway's Remeber

That special smile
That caring heart
That warm embrace
You always gave us
You being there.
For mom and us.
Through good and bad times
No matter what.
We'll always remeber you.
There'll never be anyone
To replace you in our hearts.
And the love we will allways
Have for you

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Date : 10/01/ 2011 Mon
Time : 12:00 PM

Place : Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 161 West Rd Houston TX 77037
Pastor Russell Strimple

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Bishop Dave Shepard
06/23/1929 - 09/22/2011

Event Date:
10/1/2011 at 9:00 AM
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Dave Shepard was born June 23, 1929 to Evelena Lacaze and Grant Shepard in Natchez, Louisiana. He moved to Houston, Texas in 1956. In a previous marriage, Dave Shepard had 5 kids. He was preceded in death by his (mother) Evelena Lacaze, (father) Grant Shepard, (daughter) Bobby Jean, (3) sisters and (5) brothers. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: (son) Terry Shepard-Sandra, (daughter) Annie Ruth Ross-Billy Ray, (son) Dave Shepard Jr.-Jean, (daughter) Pearl Maxwell-Paul and (daughter) Shirley Broussard.

Later in life he was lead to Christ Temple by a dream under the leadership of Elder A. J. Patterson. In November 1963 he received the Holy ghost speaking in tongue as the spirit gives utterance/baptized in Jesus name. After seeking God for a companion, God showed him his wife in an open vision, Sister Marie Shepard from Dallas,Texas under the leadership of Elder N.L. Hinton. With confirmation from God and Pastor they were united on December 1, 1974.

Into this union he had (6) kids. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: (wife) Dr. Marie Shepard of Miracle Temple, (daughter) Memorie Merritt-Vernon, (daughter) Kermell Davetta Shepard, (son) Mario Shepard, (son) Donnie P. Houston, (son) Warren L. Houston and (son) Larry D. Darks along with (6) sisters: Gustavia Berry-Freddy, Christine Harris, Annie Green, Vera Daniels, Pearl Lacaze, Bertha Gay and (1 brother) Floyd Shepard, (19) grandchildren, a host of great grand kids, nieces/nephews, relatives and friends

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Funeral Services:
Date : Oct. 01, 2011 ( SAT)

Time : 9:00 AM Viewing
10:00 AM Service Time

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

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Etta Mae McNeal
01/31/1947 - 09/02/2011

Event Date:
9/10/2011 at 10:00 AM