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Fred Holliday
09/01/1941 - 09/03/2018

Event Date:
09/09/2018 at 3:00 PM
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Fred Cleo Holliday, the baby boy of Omie and Lois Holiday was specially delivered by GOD with an anointed purpose in life on September 01, 1941 in Madisonville, TX. He attended school in the “Connor Community” of Midway, Texas and graduated from Albert E. Lee High School in 1959.
It was those early morning rises in the morning to that “Little Old Wooden Church” out of the hill that kept him grounded with anchored roots in the LORD. It was there he accepted CHRIST as his personal SAVIOR and baptized joining Little Rock Baptist Church in Connor Community.
After graduation from high school he moved to Houston, Texas seeking plans for a better future ahead of him. He joined the New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where his elder brother, Rev. O. L. Holliday was the pastor. At New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, he immediately went to work in a special and dear part of his heart in the church, “Praise and Worship”. He diligently worked in servitude as the president of the choir, maintaining the church book store, driving the church bus and spear-heading numerous other church activities.
After professing his calling by GOD to preach the gospel of JESUS CHRIST he was honored to go back home to his beginning roots at the Little Rock Baptist Church in Connor Community in Midway, Texas to serve as pastor. After building and serving years at Little Rock Baptist Church he was called to the New Bethel Baptist Church in Cleveland, Texas. The spirit of the LORD was moving through Cleveland, Texas. There he reorganized the Praise and Worship starting with the choir. New Bethel had absolutely the best choir in Cleveland, Texas and surrounding areas. Under his leadership, New Bethel formed an outstanding drill team, “Soldiers for Christ”. Oh, how that drill team could step! They participated in many competitions locally and out of state, honored to accomplish first place trophies.
He finally was called to make his round back to Houston, Texas as pastor of the Pure Light Missionary Baptist Church. He ministered there until GOD had shown him HIS greater plans of service. In a vision from GOD he was lead to organize the LIGHTHOUSE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH. GOD planted the seed on five acres of land at 9707 North Wayside Drive in Houston, Texas. There he has served faithfully with purpose for 25 years.
On May 26, 1962 he married the one and only “First Lady”, Albra Mae Elmore of Coldspring, Texas. To this union four beautiful children were born.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 56 years, Albra Elmore Holliday and their children, Frederick (Christina) Holliday, Abbie (Micheal) Jefferson, Freida Holliday, and Andre (Traci) Holliday.
His warm heart will be missed by his surviving siblings, Martin Holiday, Ellen Nelllums, and Iron (Leeanna) Holiday. The enchanted smile of Pa-Pa will be dearly missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Fred’s giving spirit will never be forgotten by the host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends and the LIGHTHOUSE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.


Wake Services:
Sunday, September 10, 2018
2:00 PM
Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church
9707 North Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77078

Funeral Services:
Sunday, September 10, 2018
3:00 PM
Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church
9707 North Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77078

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Lillian Williams
08/14/1929 - 09/01/2018

Event Date:
9/7/2018 at 11:00 AM
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True Holiness Pentecostal
4933 Carmen Street
Houston, TX 77033

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Tracey Lynn Hardeman
12/29/1962 - 04/04/2018

Event Date:
4/14/2018 at 11:00 AM
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A STORY BEHIND HER PRAISE

GOD dispatched HIS precious little angel to His side to give her special instructions. MY dear little angel, I have work for you to do down on earth. I will take your wings and keep them safe in MY care until your work on earth is done. You need not worry MY child for I will always be by your side.
It was a cold, foggy day with light rain in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1962, GOD in all HIS glory embraced HIS angel and shared with her the earthly birth name she will be given, “TRACEY”. “TRACEY” meaning “warlike” and “brave”.
Tracey Lynn Edgerson-Hardeman, a brave warrior she was as she journeyed here on earth. A warrior for CHRIST. A fighter for the people, especially the children.
Tracey was educated in the North Forest Independent School District, graduating from Forest Brook Senior High School, Class of 1981, “4EVER A JAGUAR”. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Prairie View A & M University receiving an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Education. She further presued her education, staying with her love as a PVAMU Proud “PANTHER” graduate student earning a Master’s degree in Counseling.
On October 25, 1997 she married Obie Hardeman, III. To this union they were blessed with two children, Ovion and Tori.
Tracey was a servant! Loyally she served in the community as an educator, in her sorority Zeta Phi Beta and the Proverbs 31st #8 Order of the Easter Stars. She was a member of the Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Reverend F.C. Holliday. At Lighthouse M.B.C., she worked diligently within the church as a deaconess and board member, faithfully committed to the Lighthouse “Inspired Voices For CHRIST” church choir and other entities within the church.
On April 4, 2018, GOD said “MY good and faithful servant, your work on earth is finished, a job well done! MY brave warrior angel come home”. Once home in heaven, she received her long white robe, her shoes, her crown and once again her special wings, all custom designed and tailored just for her.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Obie and beautiful children, Ovion and Tori; her mother, Ruby Hollingsworth.
Her warm heart and giving spirit will be dearly missed by her parents Rev. F.C. and Albra Holliday, siblings; Frederick(Christina), Abbie (Micheal), Freida, and Andrea’(Traci); her nieces, nephews and beautiful godchildren.
Tracey’s enchanting smile will be forever cherished by her host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and a numerous number of friends who loved them some Tracey.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : April 14, 2018 Saturday
Time : 10:00 Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time


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

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Regina Powell
12/25/1940 - 02/25/2018

Event Date:
3/10/2018 at 11:00 AM
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REGINA POWELL 77

Mrs. Powell passed away Sunday, February 25, 2017 at Kindred Hospital, in Houston, TX. Regina Powell was born December 25, 1940 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica the daughter of Thomas and Myrtle Muir. She was united in marriage to Viron Powell on November 20, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica. They were together for 52 years and married for 45 blissful years. Soon after marriage they moved to Mandeville, Jamaica to raise their Children in a strong Christian home. Later in life they both migrated to the United States to live in Houston, TX.
An excellent mother and homemaker, Regina, also known to her family as “Gloria” was an outstanding cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Regina had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of Bible Way Apostolic Church. Over the years she immersed herself in her Christian faith and she was very active in the church. She served God faithfully and was a member of the church choir.

Regina enjoyed reading, spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a basketball fan, she enjoyed attending and watching her grandchildren play basketball. Her favorite professional sports team was the Houston Rockets.

Regina is survived by her husband Viron Powell, five children, three daughters, two stepsons eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons in-law, brother, and sister.

Regina, Sister Gloria, Grandma will be sadly missed by: husband Viron, sons and daughters (oldest to the youngest) Paulette, Marcia, Errol, Sonia and Alvin.
Grandchildren: Orville, Kady, Ken, Verne, Kyle, Daryl, Alvin Jr., Abigail, Alecia, Reginald III and Briana. Five great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at Church of Champions 12922 Cutten Rd Houston, TX 77066. The viewing will be from 10:40am to 11:30am. Her life calibration service at 11:30am followed by the graveside service and burial at Calvary Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, 21723 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of Champions 12922 Cutten Rd Houston, TX 77066.

Regina Powell will be missed by Family, Friends and Acquaintances.
May her soul rest in peace with the Lord!!!!

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : March 10,2018 Saturday
Time : 11:00 Viewing
11:30 Service Time


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

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Jimmy L McFadden Jr
12/06/1965 - 02/24/2018

Event Date:
3/5/2018 at 10:00 AM
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Jimmy Lawrence McFadden Jr. was born in Houston, Texas to Janice and Jimmy Lawrence McFadden Sr. on December 6, 1965. At an early age, he was baptized at First St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

Jimmy’s education journey began at Ms. Daniel’s Private Kindergarten and continued in the Houston Independent School District. He graduated from Kashmere Senior High School in 1984.


Jimmy McFadden married Shavet Scott and to this union their daughter Jimesha Nicole McFadden was born. Later he and his family became members of Fallbrook Church.

He was proceeded in death by his grandparents James and Lucille McFadden and James and Adelle Kindle.

Jimmy departed this life on Saturday, February 24, 2018. He leaves to cherish his parents Jimmy and Janice McFadden, one sister Jacqueline McFadden Joseph (Leonard Sr.), two daughters Keidra and Jimesha, a God-daughter Kendhal Horn, two grandsons Kaden and Kason, four nephews Leonard Joseph Jr., Joshua Joseph, Jory Wilson and Jordan Waldron, one niece Lejai Joseph, two great nieces Lilliana Joseph and Londynn Bella Joseph, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends

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Funeral Services:
Date : March 05, 2018 Monday
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service


Place: Fall Brook Church
12512 Walters Rd
Houston, TX 77014

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Alice Mae Bullock
07/06/1947 - 02/15/2018

Event Date:
2/24/2018 at 10:00 AM
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Alice Mae Bullock was born in El Campo, Texas on July 6, 1947 to the late Elanora Polk Johnson and Ira Johnson. Alice attended E.A. Greer High school. She married Louis C. Bullock Jr. in 1962. To this union 5 girls and 5 boys were born.
Alice was baptized and received the gift of Holy Ghost at Christ Temple Apostolic Church under the leadership of the late District Elder A. J. Patterson. She served faithfully at CTAC, until God called her husband to become Assistant Pastor to Christ Character Church under the leadership of Pastor Johnny Prados. She continued to serve in several ministry departments at CCCI. In addition to her ministry service, she was a labor support doula and a home healthcare provider.
She LOVED God, her family, and her home was always open to others children as well. Alice was a prayer warrior that would get up every morning around 4 a.m. to pray not only for her family but for the families of others. She truly had a heart for people and was always lending a helping hand.
Jesus was her everything. Even in her free time Alice found a way to incorporate Him. One of her favorite things to do was word puzzles, and on every puzzle she wrote a special message to Jesus. Even while battling cancer, she would call on Jesus to help her. She was a virtuous woman and a true fighter in the spirit that can never be replaced.
Alice Mae Bullock was called home on Valentine’s day. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Ira Johnson, Sr. and Elanora Polk Johnson. Brothers: Ira Johnson, Jr., Fred Johnson, Robert Earl Johnson, Chester Lawson. Sisters: Elnora Johnson, Sherry Ward, Pearlie Mae Marshall, Anna Roberson, The Johnson twins, and her daughter Katrina Bullock.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Louis C. Bullock, Jr.; Her Sons: Rico Bullock, Sr. (Betty), Maurice Bullock, Sr. (Sandra), Steve Bullock, Josua Bullock (Tracee), Terelle Bullock (Nichelle); Her Daughters: Alzina Bullock-Boston (Jerry), Latonya Bullock-Smith (Reginarld), Talena Bullock, Shaterica Bullock; Brothers and Sisters: Mack Johnson (Lynn), Fleming Carl Johnson (Latonya), Betty Mae Mosely, Garylard Bell (Jennifer), Lorenzo Bell, Audriene Bell, Ella Mae Bell, Lela Mae Herring, Pastor Terrence Bell, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and church families.

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Funeral Services:
Date : February 24, 2018 Sat
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Dr

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Tracy Graham
08/16/1965 - 01/15/2018

Event Date:
1/19/2018 at 6:00PM
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Tracy Yvette Jefferson Graham was granted her angel wings on January 15, 2018. Her final days were surrounded by countless family and friends, whose lives she touched in more ways than she could imagine.
Tracy was born August 16, 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana to A.C. and Mary Jefferson. She graduated from North Caddo High School, class of 1983 in Vivian, Louisiana. While in high school, she met the man that would become her husband. She married Robert Graham, Sr. on December 23, 1984, to this union, two children were born, Robert Jr. and Neshell. On November 15, 2008, her heart made room for another with the adoption of her youngest son, Gary.
Growing up, she came to know about her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She lived her life based on Godly principles and she treated everyone she met with respect, regardless of their background or ability to treat others the same. She believed in working hard and keeping busy because of her strong faith in Jesus Christ. She was a warrior in her own right and inspired many with her ability to persevere.
Tracy’s passion in life was always to serve others and she fulfilled that passion through working with children. She worked for many organizations and companies that fostered the development of children, such as Headstart, Kindercare Learning Center, Jonathan’s Place, and La Petite Learning Center. This led to her desire to help abused and neglected children through the ministry of fostering, where she was able to impact the lives of 16 children, including that of her youngest son. In 2012, she opened her home as a daycare center, Peaches’ Palace, in order to continue working and impacting the lives of young children. Peaches’ Palace fulfilled one of her many passions, sparking her desire to go back to school to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from Ashford University in 2015. Her ultimate goal was to open a center of her own, similar to Jonathan’s Place, where abandoned and forgotten children would be able to find love and solace through her.
Her memory will live on and be cherished forever by her husband, Robert Graham, Sr.; her three heartbeats, Robert Jr. (Chloe), Neshell, and Gary Graham; her parents, A.C. and Mary Jefferson, one brother, Micheal “Big Dog” Jefferson (Abbie); one sister/daughter/friend, Cosalind Frank; her faithful companion, Cappuccino “Chino” Graham; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

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Funeral Services:
January 20,2018

LAKE ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
6025 BELCHER OIL CITY ROAD
BELCHER, LA 71004

FAMILY HOUR
10:00AM to 11:00AM

HOMEGOING CELEBRATION
11:00AM

Memorial Services:
January 19,2018

CHURCH IN THE CITY
6005 DALROCK RD.
ROWLETT, TX

6:00PM to 7:00PM Family Hour
7:00PM Celebration Services Begin
Rowlett, TX


Curtis Munerlyn Sr
03/27/1936 - 12/12/2017

Event Date:
12/21/2017 at 10:00 AM
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Funeral Services:
Date : Dec 12, 2017
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time


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

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Reginald Augustus Whyte Sr
11/03/1929 - 10/13/2017

Event Date:
10/27/2017 at 11:00 AM
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REGINALD AUGUSTUS WHYTE Sr. LIFE’S CELEBRATION:

REGINALD AUGUSTUS WHYTE Sr. 87
Reginald Augustus Whyte Sr. 87, of Houston Texas was born and raised in ST. Catharine Jamaica. Reginald passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital at the golden age of 87 years.
Reginald was born November 3, 1929 and departed this world to be with the Lord twenty one days shy of his 88th birthday. He was the second son of two born to the late Edith Edwards.
Reginald is survived by his wife Miriam Whyte, eight children, four sons, four daughters, twenty three grandchildren, twenty eight plus great grandchildren, daughters-in-law and sons in-law.

Reginald Augustus Whyte Sr. had a total of ten children two of which have passed away. Raymond Whyte and Marjory Whyte; we would like to also acknowledge his late grandchild Melissa Whyte, daughter of Marjory Whyte, all three of whom he loved and missed dearly.
Reginald and Miriam raised all their children in Jamaica in a strong Christian home until they both migrated to the United State and landed in Houston Texas. Miriam came in 1981 and Reginald in 1982. They worked very hard to make a decent life for themselves here and petitioned for all of the children and their two grandsons Randy and Damion Whyte whom are of their late son Raymond Whyte.

Reginald was a plumber by trade and an educator in the field as well where he earned many degrees and accolades. He ran his own plumbing business both in Jamaica and here in the United State where he took on many apprentices which included all of his sons.
Reginald was an animal lover. He would feed the wild birds, strayed cats and dogs in the front yard. Even at his tender years of 87, he would still be out there cutting the grass or telling you how to cut it when you are there to cut it for him.

Reginald, Reggie, Uncle Joe, Daddy, Grand-Pa will be sadly missed by: Wife Miriam, sons and daughters (oldest to the youngest) Vivienne, Helen, Annie, Phillip, Devon, Reginald Jr. Nicholas and Eula.
Grandchildren: Randy, Damion, Omar, Troy, Orientel, Teeno, Tracey-Ann. Nicholas, Nicole,
Roderick, Meisha, Crystal, Akeiba, Abigail, Reginald III, Francine, Devon Jr. Jamal, Jovan, Nicara, Sonicka, Tameka.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : Oct 27, 2017 Friday
Time : 11:00 AM Viewing
12:00 Service Time


Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten RD

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Samuel Rhodes
10/02/1933 - 09/07/2017

Event Date:
9/16/2017 at 10:00 AM
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Samuel Augustus Rhodes was born to Marian Elizabeth Davis and Samuel Edward Rhodes on October 2, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York.

He went through grade school and attended the University of Illinois and the Manhattan School of Music.

In 1959, he left Brooklyn and moved to Ruston, Louisiana. In 1961, he moved to Houston to live.

In 1962, Sam became employed by the United States Postal Service, where he was a clerk for 43 years. He retired from the Post Office in 2006.

Sam confessed Christ at Pure Light Missionary Baptist Church and later became a member of the Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastoral leadership of Revered Fred C. Holliday, where he remained a member until his death. He served faithfully as a deacon and dutifully as finance treasurer. He was also a committed member of the Brotherhood. Sam was a true believer in word of God and a strong biblical scholar.

Sam and Tina were married in 1990 and remained married for 27 years. Together they have 6 children.

Sam loved pianos and because of his great passion for pianos, he took the piano tuning course and later joined the Piano Technicians Guild where he tuned pianos for clients. He loved classical music and enjoyed playing the music of such composer as Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and others.

Sam had a very humble spirit and was loved by all.

His philosophy of live was to let God’s word be a light unto his path so that he could continue to use his senior years as an advantage in helping others.

He leaves to cherish his memories his children: Anthony E. Backstrom (LaShawne), Tiffany S. Hines (Eric), Paul A. Rhodes, Sr., Samuel S. Rhodes, Ginaea A. Price (Charles), and Joseph A. Rhodes.

Grandchildren: Sa’Niya J. Stevenson, Devin C. Stevenson, Noah G. Backstrom, Drake A. Backstrom, Paul A. Rhodes, Jr., Jonathan S. Rhodes (Chana), Erik K. Honore’, Demetri K. Rhodes, Mwanaisha N. Rhodes, and Genesis M. Rhodes.

Great Grandchildren: Athena R. Rhodes and Elijah Rhodes.

He leaves also his sister-in-law, Yvonne G. Mitchell (Johnnie) and niece, Percival Gibbs, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : September 16, 2017
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time


Place: Lighthouse M.B.C
9707 North Wayside Drive
Houston TX 77078

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Michael James Furlow
04/18/1972 - 08/16/2017

Event Date:
8/24/2017 at 10:00 AM
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Michael James Furlow Sr., 45, passed away on August 16, 2017, at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Katy after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his father, Frederick A. Furlow. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Hope Burnett-Furlow, and his two children Destiny Monique Furlow and Michael James Furlow Jr. of Katy, TX. He is also survived by his mother Virginia Bernadette Furlow of Hampton, VA, 4 Aunts and 4 Uncles of Baltimore, MD. He is also survived by his Mother-in-Law, Father-in-Law, that he affectionally called Mom and Pop, two Bother-in-Laws (Greg and Wesley), and three Nieces (Kaia, Kristin, and Brooklyn) of Hampton, VA.
Michael was baptized at St. Bernadine Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD. He was a loving husband, father, son, and friend. He loved meeting new people, and that showed through his work. Before his passing, he was an award-winning Sales Manager. He was employed by Mattress One in Katy, TX. He loved the game of football, and played for Atwater High School and Fresno State in California.

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Funeral Services:
Date : August 24, 2017 Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time


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

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Juanita Turner
01/23/1961 - 07/04/2017

Event Date:
7/15/2017 at 10:00 AM
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Obituary

Juanita Bradley Turner entered eternal rest on July 4, 2017.

She was born on January 23, 1961 in Houston, Texas. She is preceded in death by both parents, Ollie Bradley and Stella Mae Agnew Bradley.

Juanita is a 1979 graduate of Forest Brook High School, Houston, Texas. After high school, she went to vocational school for medical billing and coding. She went on to work in the medical billing industry for a number of years. During this time, she married and out of this union, two sons were born. In 1998, she joined Heavenly Star Baptist Church. She was a faithful member and served as the Church Secretary for 7+ years. She also took great joy in serving as the Vacation Bible School Coordinator for several years.

Juanita loved her family and friends. She hardly ever missed a family gathering and she made a point of keeping in contact with family members and friends who she rarely got a chance to see in person. She was known by others for her creativeness with crafts. She often made gift baskets for special occasions such as birthdays, baby showers, Valentine’s Day, and Easter.

To cherish her loving memories, she leaves: her children, Cedric Turner (wife, Jessica) and Derrick Turner; her siblings, Barbara Ann Mouton (husband, Stanley), David Bradley (wife, Lisa), Tony Ferrell (wife, Sandra), Robert Earl Bradley and Donnell Bradley; her aunts, Betty Irvin, Carolyn Allen, and Billie Jones; her grandchildren, Cedric, Jr., Brooklyn, Carter and Germany Turner; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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Funeral Services:
Date : July 15, 2017 Saturday
Time : 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time



Place: Heavenly Star Baptist Church
4822 Allum Rd. Houston, Texas 77045

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Otha Holiday
07/02/1931 - 06/23/2017

Event Date:
7/1/2017 at 10:00 AM
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Reflections of Life

Otha Holiday was also an executive chef in the military and hospitals for over 30 years. He inspired many young people to get jobs in the food service industry. Not only did he make a positive impact on his community, he was a trooper in the kitchen.

Otha Holiday was an angel on earth. If you asked…he gave. Otha Holiday gave of himself unconditionally and was an inspiration to all of his friends and family.
Otha Holiday was the sixth of fourteen children, born July 2, 1931 in Midway, Texas to the late Omie and Lois Holiday.
In his early years, Otha Holiday distinguished himself as a runner…really no one could beat him running. Later, after graduating from high school, he enlisted into the United States Air Force. All of this took place around the late forties and early fifties. With all the choices he made, his most important one was asking Minnie B. Nellums to become his wife. He was married for 60 years before her departure to be with the Lord in 2011.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Omie and Lois Holiday; wife, Minnie B. Holiday, brothers: Major Holiday, Edgar Holiday, Omie Lee Holliday, Tommy Holiday, Elmer Bud Holiday and John Holliday; sisters: Nita Robinson, Dorthula Gibbs and Mattie J. Marshall.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted sister, Ellen Marie Nellums of Texas City, TX; brothers Rev.Martin L. Holiday of Houston, TX; Iron Holiday (LeeAnna) of Madisonville, TX and Pastor Fred Holliday (Albra) of Houston, TX; In-laws, Deacon Billy Nellums and Deacon Daniel Nellums (Ruthie). Sister-in-laws, Theola Strange, Lorine Holliday and Berniece Holiday of Houston, TX and Berniece Holliday of Madisonville, TX; God daughters, Eva Newsome and Janice Watson and his caregiver Ms. Eva Syria. He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.





Wake Services:

Funeral Services:
Date : July 01, 2017 Saturday
Time : 10:00 Viewing
11:00 AM Service Time


Place : Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church
6333 HWY 6
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Ronnie D Williams
02/27/1955 - 06/08/2017

Event Date:
6/17/2017 at 10:00 AM
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Elder Ronnie D. Williams Sr. gained his Heavenly Crown on June 8, 2017.

Elder Williams was born February 27, 1955 in Shreveport, LA to the late Mr. Jack Ford and Earlie Mae Williams. He graduate from North Caddo High School and later joined the U.S. Army. Elder Williams retired from Swanson Juvenile Correction Center.
On December 30, 1978, Elder Ronnie D. Williams married the love of his life, the late Vickie C. Williams. To their union four children were born.
Elder Ronnie D. Williams accepted Christ at an early age. He was a faithful, dedicated member of the Greater Works International Church. He worked in various capacities over the years. He really had a heart for helping others and was a man that stood on God’s Word.
Elder Williams was a man that loved his family and loved spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2016 he fulfilled his life long dream and started the Immanuel Greater Outreach Ministry. Elder Williams had the opportunity to share God’s word on national television.
He leaves to cherish his memories: Four children, Shunda Williams of Arlington, TX, Ronnie Williams Jr. (Keisha) of Loganville, GA, Terell Williams of Decatur, GA, Youashavion Williams (Cherell Dancy) of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, Ronterrius Williams, Ronnie Williams III, Synia Williams, Zaniya Williams, Emma Grace Williams; siblings Edward (Barbara) Stephens, Rubie Scere, Henry (Mary) Williams, Dorothy Rowden, Rosie West, Rosie Jones, Jennie F. Ford, Pearlean (Robert) Jackson, Alfred Jack, Jack Ford Jr., Willie Ford, Willie (Samuel) Martin; sister-in-laws JoAnn Cole, Diane Cole, Shirley Cole, Wanda Williams; brother-in-laws John Cole Sr. and Aaron Cole Sr. A host of nieces, nephews, and Godchildren.
Elder Williams was preceded in death by his lovely wife Vickie C. Williams; grandson Bryce Preston Williams; parents Jack Ford and Earlie Mae Williams; twin brother Donnie Williams; sister Ida Jackson; sister-in-law Rebecca Cole; brother-in-law Moses Scere; niece Kimberly Stephens; nephews’ Earl Scere and Lawrence Cole.


Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Wake Services:
Date : June 16, 2017 Friday
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Viewing

Place: Lake Zion Baptist Church
6025 Belcher / Oil City HWY

Funeral Services:
Date : June 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 Viewing
11:00 Service
Place: Bethel Baptist Church
200 S. 22ND Street
Monroe, LA

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Jessie Lee Felder
06/25/1922 - 04/22/2017

Event Date:
4/29/2017 at 11:00 AM
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Funeral Services:
Date : April 29th, 2017 Saturday
Time : Viewing 11am-12pm
Funeral at 12pm


Place : Miles Chapel C.M.E Church
4315 Lyons Avenue
Houston TX 77020

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Matthew R. Bereal
08/20/1952 - 02/10/2016

Event Date:
3/4/2017 at 11:00
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Matthew Ray Bereal, Sr. . . . was born August 20, 1952 in Los Angeles, California to the late Mendres L. Bereal and Sarah I. Bereal. He was the 7th of 11 children born to this union. Matthew was a happy, gregarious child, and from the onset, his parents saw “Divine Greatness” on his life.



At the early age of eight years, Matthew personally experienced a Divine supernatural encounter. His parents bought an old piano on which Matthew received great pleasure banging on it, even though it got on everybody’s nerves. One particular day, he went outside, looked up in the sky and saw an angel. The angel literally rushed upon him, grabbed his hands and disappeared into thin air! Matthew fell on his face and the experience scared him so bad, he thought he was going to die. Immediately after being touched by the angel, Matthew returned to the piano, and his banging turned into chords. Thus began the unique musical journey of Matthew Ray Bereal, God’s anointed Minstrel who was touched by an angel.



Preaching was in Matthew’s soul at the tender age of five. Kids gathered around him, and he preached his text: “spoons, knives and forks” to the kids, his siblings and anyone passing by. As he grew older, if someone happened to walk by while he was preaching, Matthew changed his text and preached about that person, be it their hairdo, body shape, or anything else he thought worthy. He was hilariously funny!



Matthew attended schools in Compton and Pasadena Unified School Districts. He graduated from John Muir High School, and thereafter went straight into the Ministry. Matthew was joined in wedlock to the late Karen Jones Bereal. This union produced Mariea LaShonne Bereal, Jaycson Ray LaVaughn Bereal, Sr., and Shanon DeAndre Jones.



In 1964-65 Matthew was the first musician to play for the first Youth Choir at Holy Assembly Church of God in Christ, Pasadena, California. His musical skills dramatically increased. As a teenager, Matthew became a recording artist. He played the organ/piano and sang for the Southern California First Jurisdiction Youth Choir, under the direction and leadership of Elder Emanuel Collins. Matthew led the song as he played, “Lord Make Us One”, and the song was recorded on a 45” vinyl record. Additionally, Matthew served as Head Musician at the first Southern California First Jurisdiction Youth Congress in the Pasadena Region.



Matthew was the first musician of Hillside Tabernacle Church of God in Christ; the church founded by his late parents. Within a few years, Matthew transitioned to a new assignment at Holy Deliverance Church under the leadership of Elder Rogers DeCuir. He served the church and traveled throughout the United States. He appeared on radio and television, as well as ministered on annual crusades with Prophet Rogers DeCuir and the late Elder Elmo Cleveland (whose father, the late Bishop E.E. Cleveland ordained Matthew a Minister of the Gospel), and produced several recordings. Matthew eventually transitioned to his next assignment under the leadership of Prophet Doyle Hart.



In later years, Matthew married his devoted wife, Shirley Rae Hartdige, and to this union was born Matthew Ray Bereal, Jr. After serving Academy Cathedral for several years, Matthew relocated his family from Los Angeles to Tulsa, Oklahoma.



Matthew sang, played the organ/piano, and ministered under the leadership of Bishop Carlton Pierson at Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center, which during the 1990s grew to an average attendance of over 6,000, becoming one of the largest churches in Tulsa. Matthew served as Musician and Staff Pastor for Higher Dimensions. He appeared on national television, with Bishop Carlton Pearson, reaching hundreds of thousands to millions of people, weekly. Pearson, Matthew and the team held two-day revivals across the continent. The dynamic duo (and the team), engaged both national and international ministry throughout the United States and in countries such as Africa, Europe, and Central America. They held major conferences in arenas and stadiums, and hosted the annual AZUSA Conference in Tulsa. Matthew was also blessed to be on the originating team for the notable Azusa Conference that helped launch national and international Ministries such as: Bishop TD Jakes, Pastor Paula White, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Evangelist Joyce Meyers, and Yolanda Adams to name a few.



After leaving Higher Dimensions, Matthew became Pastor at New Harvest Church of God in Christ, a church with a very large congregation on the North side Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was installed by Bishop F.D. Lawson and served approximately 7 years. Matthew ministered the Word, played the organ and piano, and sang until the power of God drove demons and devils out of any soul hearing him minister heaven’s sound! Through this ministry, he birthed many sons and daughters in the Kingdom.



In 2003, by faith, Matthew relocated his family to Houston, Texas. The family joined Williams Temple Church of God in Christ, and shortly thereafter, God reassigned Matthew and his family to serve at God’s Abundant Love Ministries, under the leadership of Pastor Andre’ Carrington. Matthew became one of the musicians, not knowing that God was about to promote him in the Kingdom, where he would serve the rest of his life doing what he most loved; imparting the wisdom of God’s Word. Matthew diligently served God’s AbuChurch, teaching, preaching, and mentoring musicians on how to usher in God’s Presence. He taught them the meaning of Praise and Worship. He was truly a man of God! Abundant Love Ministries became his home for the next 15 years, until God ushered him into his eternal Arms of rest.



Throughout Matthew’s journey, he coached musicians who became accomplished musicians: his own beloved daughter Mariea LaShonne Bereal, Bennett Ray Paysinger, Sr. and Bennett Ray Paysinger, Jr., Michael Lawrence Bereal, Demetrius Shipp, Sr., Dion Johnston, Craig Brockman, Patrick Ross, Pastor Jonathan DeCuir, Terry Coon, Jr., Josiah A. Bereal, and many others.



As he traveled in and out of California, Matthew found a second home at Refuge Christian Center under the leadership of Apostles Dennis and Dorothy Evans. Throughout the years, he traveled extensively, but he never failed to go back home to Refuge Christian Center.



During his final years, Matthew wrote his memoirs in a book: “The Gospel According to Matthew” which is presently with the editor. In addition, Matthew hosted music seminars in which he taught technique, protocol, theological instruction and biblical studies, to pass on that which was handed to him by the Word of the Lord and the anointing of God.



Matthew Ray Bereal, Sr. leaves to mourn: his devoted wife of 35 years, Shirley R. Bereal, his children: Mariea La Shonne Bereal, Jaycson Bereal Sr. (Aisha), Matthew Bereal, Jr., Helena King, Erica King, and Shanon Jones (Rebekah), his grandchildren: Kayla Murray, Jaycson Bereal Jr., Kristina Bereal, Khystan Murdock, Khamron Murdock, M'khendle Murdock, Madison Bereal, and Elle King Roberts (his beloved youngest granddaughter, whom he doted on daily); his siblings, Elder Edward M. Bereal, Pastor Joseph A. Bereal, Sr., Supervisor Frances E. Harris, Dorothy I. Ross, Pastor Thomas C. Bereal, Rev. Dr. Zenobia M. Bereal, and Pastor Phillip E. Bereal, his only living aunt, Avis Bereal, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and fellow Kingdom laborers.

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Date : March 4, 2017 (Sat)
Time : 10:00 Viewing
11:00 Service Time


Place : The Luke
2380 Sam Houston
Humble TX 77396

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Bobbie Jo Champ
12/31/1968 - 02/28/2017

Event Date:
3/3/2017 at 11:00 AM
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Heavens Light

The sun shines down upon us
and gives us warmth and light.
Then when the day has ended
it disappears from sight.

Though we're left in darkness,
we know the sun's not died,
for it is shining brightly
on the world's other side.

So it is when one we love
comes to their end of days.
They just go to the other side
to shine their loving rays.

That's why heaven is a place
that glows beyond compare.
The lights of those who've left us
are all brightly shining there

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Date March 03, 2017
Time 10:00 AM Viewing
11:00 Service Time


Place : Christian Tabernacle Church
13334 Wallisville Rd
Houston, TX 77049

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Francis Hawkins
08/26/1953 - 02/13/2017

Event Date:
2/25/2017 at 11:00 AM
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Francis Deloris Hawkins (Bolton) entered into eternal rest February 13, 2017 at 8:53 PM in Houston, Texas from Ben Taub General Hospital.
Francis is survived by her mother Farris Bolton, brothers Johnny (Linda) and William Bolton (Vanessa), sister Barbara Bolton, son James Hawkins (Charinsa), nieces Deandrea Bolton, Sherry Bolton-Phillips (Oran), Sharday Bolton, and nephews Terrance and Rashad Bolton. She is also grandmother to Genesis, Jeremiah, Journey, and Josiah Hawkins, great aunt to Orion and Cairo Phillips, Eric Porter II, and Kensely Miller. Her father, Reverend John B. Bolton, precedes her in death.
Francis Hawkins was born on August 26, 1953 in Houston, Texas. She was a graduate of Evan E. Worthing High School and Texas Southern University with a degree in Mathematics, and Clothing and Textile. She created long lasting relationships with co-workers at NASA and subcontracting affiliate companies, HISD, St. Agnes Academy, Greater Grace Outreach Church, Healing the Family Inc., and most recently retired from Grace Academy Learning Center.
Francis, accomplished in both needlecraft and tutoring, often assisted with tailoring minds and clothing for the body. She was a generous, witty, and dedicated individual who loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and who was passionate about service in her local church congregation. She was an active and dedicated member of the Greater Grace Outreach Church and often volunteered wherever the Lord could use her

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Date: February 25, 2017 (SAT)

Time : 10:00 Viewing
11:00 AM Service

Place Greater Grace Outreach Church

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Peggy Sanner
02/08/1954 - 02/20/2017

Event Date:
2/23/2017 at 7:00 PM
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Peggy June Sanner was born in Ennis, Texas to Willie and Sarah Stephens on February 08,1954.
In 2005 she married the love of her life Anthony (Tony) Sanner. She loved to call him her Beebo and Beautiful Man, as lovingly as he called her his Shuggy because she was sweet as sugar.
She enjoyed nature, observing the sun rise or sun set on the waters and watching Tony fish. From time to time, when opportunity permitted she was an avid gardener. She adored her pet dogs, Possum, Sally and Philo.
Peggy loved serving the LORD. When she gave her life to CHRIST, she surrendered all to HIM, truly her blessed SAVIOR. She faithfully labored and passionately served at the Church of Champions in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Dr. Wendell E. Hutchins, II. She is a member of the Emmaus Community, Acts 29: Verse 22, and set at the table of “HE Who Makes The Clouds HIS Chariots”. Early in the morning on February 20, 2017, God dispatched HIS chariot-army to swing low from the clouds and take her to her eternal home on High.
Peggy leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Tony; sons, Robert Norman Stephens and Gregory Scott Stephens of Dallas, Texas; stepson, Jordan Sanner and stepdaughter, Haley Sanner; her brothers, Calvin Earl Stephens, Willie Joe Stephens and Ricky Norman Stephens; two sisters, Norma Peace and Tina Benton. She also leaves to cherish her memory eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Peggy’s memory will forever be honored by her church family at the Church of Champions where she served in ministries ranging from the Nursery to Sunday School, from Soup Kitchens to the Emmaus kitchen. Wherever Peggy perceived a need, she enthusiastically served to meet it. She is known for belonging enthusiastically, serving selflessly, giving generously, and loving extravagantly.

Wake Services:
Date : February 23,2017

Time : 5:00 - 7:00 PM Viewing


Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten RD
Houston,TX

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Date : February 23, 2017

Time : 7:00 -8:00



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MICHAEL J BROWN
10/13/2016 - 12/01/2016

Event Date:
12/6/2016 at 11:00 AM
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A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says “ grieve not for me” Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I am counting on you. Keep smiling, and surely the sun will shine down on you. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Rembering all, how truly I was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin, until the day comes when were together again.


In loving memory of Michael Jason Brown. Born on October 13, 1970 in Houston, Texas. Michael passed away at home on December 1, 2016. Funeral will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 12:00pm, with visitation starting at 11:00am at Fall Creek Funeral Home, 14434 Old Humble Road, Humble, Texas 77396. Michael had many friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved fishing, hunting, and just spending time with his many friends. He is survived by three children, Britnie Gunn, Michael A. Brown, Justin Brown, and a grand-daughter Cassie. As well as his mother, Betty Brown, Father (s) Arnold Brown, Karl Reid, and brother Clayton Brown, and other half brothers, and sisters , nephews, nieces, and numerous friends.

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Date December 6, 2016 Tuesday
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Reginald Donahoe Jr
04/24/1980 - 10/22/2016

Event Date:
10/29/2016 at 12:00 PM
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Ronald Donahoe, II was born April 24, 980 to Mr. Reginald Donahoe, Sr. and Pamella Donahoe. Reggie was the oldest of five children. Reggie grew up in Houston, Texas and attended Elsik High School.

Throughout his young life, Reggie worked as a Scaffold Builder and occasionally with the Port Authority as a Longshoreman.

Reggie will be cherished as a person who was very robust, energetic and a guy who enjoyed raising dogs. He was witty, funny, sometimes too intense but most importantly e loved the Lord. Reggie was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Pamella Marie Fuselier.

To cherish his memories he leaves to mourn his father, Reginald, Sr. And stepmother, Mrs. Billie Joyce Donahoe; son, Reginald Donahoe, III. He will be dearly missed by his brother, Jonathan and step-brother, Floyd; sisters, Lela, Sheena and Shanea; stepsisters, Marie, Stellla, Michelle and Naomi. He also leaves to honor his memory eight uncles, five aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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Date : October 29, 2016 Sat
Time : 12:00 PM Viewing
01:00 Service Time

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Jimmy  Roberts
01/17/1959 - 08/23/2016

Event Date:
9/3/2016 at 10:00 AM
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Jimmy Lee Roberts was born to Mary Lee McGinnis and Joe Willie Minger on January 17, 1959 in Olla Louisiana. He was the oldest of 7 children and father to 2.

Moving to Humble Texas at a young age he graduated from MacArthur High school in 1974. Shortly after that he welcomed a son into the world and named him Kevin. He married Tracy Johnson in 1989 and welcomed a daughter a year later and named her Erika.

He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. He worked at Exel Logistics for 12 years until his health failed and he was unable to work. During his time here on earth he enjoyed shooting pool which he would do in his leisure. He also was responsible for the wellbeing of several horses and making sure they looked good whenever they left the barn. Whenever you needed him he was there. Before his untimely death he was diagnosed and fought prostate cancer.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Tracy Roberts, both maternal and paternal grandparents; his dad, Joe Willie, step-dad, Robert Turner and nephew, Joseph Minger. He is survived by his mother, Mary Turner, his son Kevin and his daughter, Erika. Jimmy leaves to cherish his memory his five sisters, Barbara, Tina(Joseph), Minnie, Joan, and Gracie (Frank); one brother, Lil Joe, one uncle, Leon Jones. He will be dearly missed by his four grandkids: Kevin Jr. “Man Man”, Kenneth, Ka’von and Majesty whom he raised until his death. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wake Services:
Solid Rock Baptist Church
14341 Lee Road
Houston Texas 77032
9:00 AM
Saturday September 3, 2016

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Solid Rock Baptist Church
14341 Lee Road
Houston Texas 77032
10:00 AM
Saturday September 3, 2016

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Lula Alanzi
10/20/1951 - 08/16/2016

Event Date:
8/26/2016 at 6:00 PM
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Lula Lee Sparks was born on Oct. 20 1951 in Beeville TX to Lula Mae and
Ervin Sparks.  As the eldest of 10 children, Lula was the glue that held the
family together.    Growing up there was strife in the Sparks home and at
age 11 Lula and her siblings were removed from their parents care. Lula
spent the rest of her childhood at the South Texas Children’s Home where
she made many lifelong friends.
Lula attended Petus HS where she played basketball and softball. After
graduating in 1970, Lula’s caring nature led her to Bee County College in
pursuit of a nursing degree. While in school Lula met and married Jerry
Hatch.   The marriage produced a daughter named Heather and 2 years
later their son Jared. Although it was Lula’s lifelong passion to be a nurse,
she set her dreams aside after graduation to dedicate herself to
motherhood.  Unfortunately their marriage ended in divorce.
Finding herself with two small children to raise Lula started working at
Texas Bolt.    While working at Texas Bolt Lula met Alfred, the love of her
life.  Alfred and Lula enjoyed a long loving relationship as
parents,grandparents and dedicated redskins fans. They made their union
official, marrying on April 1, 2014. Sadly after only 4 months, Alfred went
home to be with the Lord. We know today on this anniversary of his death,
they are together Heaven celebrating their reunion.
Everyone who knew her would say she was a character with a wide open
heart.   An eternal optimist that was always there for the people she loved.
Lula was a proud nana to her grandchildren, Robert, Christopher,Shai,
Desire, Esteban, Rosie and Peanut. Lula was also a loving sister to her
siblings Edward, Larry, Joyce, Ruby, Nora Jean, John, Richard, Jody and
Allen.  Always making an effort to spend time with family and making sure
they all stuck together.
Even though we know she is celebrating and reunited with her love, we will
forever miss our loving owl.

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Date : August 26, 2016
Time: 6:00 Viewing
7:00 Service

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Princess Heidi Dees
08/14/1991 - 08/14/2016

Event Date:
8/23/2016 at 6:00 PM
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CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Princess Heidi Danielle Dees was born on August 14, 1991 in Houston, TX.
GOD gave Princess Heidi Danielle Dees to her dad, Reginald Dees and her mom, Sherry Moss as a gift. Heidi’s “Life Journey” began in the humble atmosphere of Waller, TX, where she loved to play on the property of the old farm house and in the barn. Surrounded by horses, cows, a German Shepard puppy and too many ducks to count...Heidi’s love for life and all that GOD created was born.
Heidi was given 2 gifts from Heaven...her “Bubby”, Reginald Dees, II and her “Sissy” Kristy Jeffreys, who loved her with their lives. Family was always the most valuable thing to her.
She attended Holloman Elementary School in Waller, TX and then moved to Klein ISD School District in the Champions area of Houston, TX, where she continued her Education through High School. During her formative years, Heidi fell in love with the Arts, Drama, Choir, and Creative Dance which she used as a “tool of Worship” for the Glory of GOD.
Heidi was dedicated to the LORD by Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Dees who imparted to her a Spiritual Legacy. She gave her life to JESUS CHRIST and was Water Baptized at Livingword Church at the age of “7”. As a young girl, teenager and young adult, she was a member and actively involved in Youth Ministry at the Church of Champions.
During the remaining years of her life, Heidi resided in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There she met Daniel Wertheimer and gave birth to her daughter, GiAnna Danielle Lena Wertheimer.
Heidi will always be remembered for her contagious smile, her laughter, her special ability to always draw people to her just because of the special person she was. She never met a stranger and her heart was always filled with life. We will miss our Heidi girl.
Heidi was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Johnny Lowe, and Dr. C. L. Dees, Sr.
Heidi is survived by her parents, Reginald C. Dees, Sr. and Sherry Moss. She leaves her own special little princess, daughter, GiAnna Wertheimer and GiAnna’s father, Daniel Wertheimer. Her contagious smile will always be cherished by her stepmother, Frances Dees, stepfather, Francis Moss; her sister, Kristy Jeffreys, brother, Reginald Dees, II, and baby sister, CiCi Moss.
Precious memories will always be treasured by her grandmothers, Virginia Lowe and Marvelle Dees; Aunt Brenda McCord and husband, John McCord, Uncle Corlis L. Dees, II & Aunt Datha Dees; cousins, Misty Hollis, Corlis L. Dees, III (Trace), and Elizabeth Taylor (Libby); her wonderful nieces and nephews and extended family.

Wake Services:
Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Road
Houston Texas 77066
August 23, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 PM

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Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Road
Houston Texas 77066
August 23, 2016
7:00 PM

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Patricia Ann White Pittman
07/20/1948 - 08/07/2016

Event Date:
8/15/2016 at 7:00 PM
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Patricia Ann White Pittman was the third child born on July 20, 1948 to the late Deacon Alvin L. White and the late Rosa L. White in Houston, Texas. At an early age, she was baptized at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. In her later years, she joined Yale Street Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. J. T. Holcombe, until her health failed.
Patricia Ann attended public schools in Houston and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. After high school, she attended Texas Southern University where she studied music.
Patricia Ann was blessed to have three daughters whom she loved dearly.
She worked for Houston Independent School District and Bonner Headstart Program. After years of service in the work force, she decided to do private homecare.
Patricia Ann departed this life on Sunday, August 7, 2016 after a long illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Rosa White and her sister, Alva Raye Stafford.
To cherish her memory, she is survived by her 3 children: Cynthia Luckett Bendy (Brian), Cleo Pittman, and Denise Pittman. She has four grandchildren: Cyné, Brinaé, DeShawn and Anaé. One brother, Ronald L. White. One nephew, Alvin White; four nieces, Stephanie Cole (Barry), Brandi White, Heather White, Hannah Anderson and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Date : August 15, 2016 Monday
Time : 7:00 PM

Place : Fall Creek Funeral Home
14434 Old Humble RD

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Gardenia Marlicette Green
07/08/1944 - 07/26/2016

Event Date:
8/5/2016 at 8:30 AM
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Date : August 5, 2016
Time : 8:30 AM Viewing
9:15 AM Rosary
10:00 AM Mass

Place: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
4600 Reed Rd
Houston TX 77051


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Casey Bednar
05/14/1993 - 06/08/2016

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






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

Place : The Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd

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

Place : The Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Drive

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

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Drive


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

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

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


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

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

Event Date:
4/8/2016 at 11:00 AM
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Homegoing Services for Clifton Taylor (Heavy)
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Clifton Taylor was born on September 19, 1957 to Otis Leon Virgil Jr. and Inez Taylor in New Orleans, La. He graduated from Lake Providence Senior High in Lake Providence, La in 1976. Clifton, affectionately referred to as Heavy or Cliff, was a social butterfly and jokester that loved landscaping and spending time with his family and friends. He also had a love for his Dallas Cowboys...Dez caught it!

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

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

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

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

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

Place: Lighthouse M.B.C
9707 North Wayside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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Tyrone Ivory
03/20/1960 - 02/14/2016

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

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

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


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

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John Seals
07/27/1951 - 02/11/2016

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Elsie Jones
03/01/1933 - 11/26/2015

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

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


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

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Tracy Roberts
07/08/1964 - 11/22/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A host of nieces and nephews whom he all loved dearly

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

Special niece: Latasha Williams

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Place : Community Church
4005 Kress Street
Houston, TX 77026

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

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

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

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

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




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


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

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

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


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DALTON WALKER
10/19/1959 - 05/25/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd
Houston Tx 77066

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Place : Christ Temple Apostolic Church
6202 Lockwood Dr.

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

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

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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

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

A psalm of David

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

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James Layne
11/25/1953 - 10/28/2014

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Place : Church of Champions
12922 Cutten Rd
Houston TX 77066

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

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

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

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

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

Place : Yale Street Baptist Church
4315 Yale St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A psalm of David.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Funeral Services:
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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Description:
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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Description:
Psalm 91: 16
With long life I will satisfy him and shew him my salvation.

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

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

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