2010 Obituaries


 Bro. Lorenzo Charles Wardell Jr.


Mr. Lorenzo Charles Wardell, Jr, known as PaPa, was born to Lorenzo C. Wardell, Sr. and Minnie Ola Wardell on December 28th, 1917, in Galveston, Texas.  Raised in Dickinson, Texas, Bro.  Wardell moved to Galveston, Texas and married the late Ida Mae Wardell.  Bro. Wardell then moved his family to Hitchcock in 1950 where he then joined Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and resided on Carver Drive until his death.  Mr. Wardell was a Construction Worker in Galveston, Texas until his retirement.  He was a proud member of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully in the Brotherhood Ministry, Sanctuary Choir and Male Chorus until his health failed in early 2000.  Bro. Wardell was also a member of the Grand Masonic Lodge No. 106 and worked with the Hitchcock Community Center for many years.  In 2006 Bro. Wardell was honored by the City of Hitchcock with a Proclamation for Lorenzo Wardell Day.  Mr. Wardell is preceded in death by his wife Ida Mae Wardell, parents, sisters Caldonia Bell, Myrtle Doris Martin, and Cora Lee Hanks, brothers Frank Wardell and George Wardell.  He is survived by one child, Joyce Marie Williams Payne; one sister, Dora Mae Lewis, 3 grandchildren, Debra Ferguson (Rev. Arthur Ferguson), devoted grandson and caretaker Louis Armstrong Jr., Cheryl Armstrong, 7 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, 3 sister-in-laws, Robbie Allen, Esther Allen, Dorothy Thibodeaux and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Gaston Charles, Sr.

Gaston Charles, Sr. of Texas City, TX was born on July 5, 1934 to Sandus Charles, Sr. and Ella Charles of Ville Platte., LA.  Gaston was preceded him in death.  His parents; grandparents, Reme and Mary Slaughter; brother Herbert Charles and Andrus Charles; sister, Leffie Griffith and great grandson Agustine  Uresti, Jr.  Gaston accepted Christ at an early age under Rev. Curley Charles and was later a member of Progressive Missionary Baptist under the leadership of Rev. M. C. Bridges.  Gaston worked and retired from Texas City Housing Authority.  He was also a member of the Laborers Union Local 116.  He especially loved spending time with his grand & great grandchildren.  Gaston is survived by his devoted companion and caregiver Janice Moore; children Eddie Charles and Linda Roberts (Melvin), Ville Platte, LA, Tonia ‘Toni’ Griffin of La Marque, Gaston ‘June’ Charles, Jr., Miacona Meco Charles (Roderick Bester), Eskico ‘Punch’ Garner, Tiffini Moore and Tanesha Moore, Texas City; TX; brothers, Lennis Charles (Eloise), Sandus Charles, Jr. and Sherbert Charles, Texas City, TX, C. J. Charles (Mary) Houston, TX, Roger Charles, Ville Platte, LA; and sister, Mary Odelia Frank, Hitchcock, TX;  godson Andrew Griffith Sr.; 25 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews,  and other relatives and friends.


Mary Elizabeth Francis

Mary Elizabeth Francis received her reward of eternal rest on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, Texas. She was born on the beautiful day of October 10, 1942 to Allen and Mary Wiltz in St. Martinville, LA.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband James Francis Jr.; her parents, Allen and Mary Wiltz; sisters, Marie Little, Lorenza Wiltz, and Linda Wiltz.  Her life’s legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of her family:  children, Loretta Jackson, Mary Dominick (Eugene), Tony Johnson Jr., Edith Johnson, Barbara Booty (Douglas), Shirley Martinez, Robert Estell (Lynnette); 27 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Cerenia Littles, Lincy Mae Nellums, Cleopatra Wiltz, and Maxine Wiltz; brothers, Robert Wiltz (Willie B), Cornelius Wiltz (Grace), Nathaniel Wiltz, and a host of other family members and friends.  Special thanks to Lacy 3rd floor ICU and Dr. Robin Armstrong at Mainland Medical Center.




 Phyllis Denise Mc Cardell   


Phyllis Denise Mc Cardell passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on November 25, 2010.  She was born in Galveston on April 7, 1955.  Phyllis is preceded in death by her grandparents Theodore and Lea Birda Gee and Sam and Ollie Binder; father Thurman Edison.  Phyllis leaves cherished memories in the hearts of her mother Priscilla Edison; children Denise Mc Cardell, Robert  (Robin) Mc Cardell Jr., Gregory Mc Cardell and Priscilla Mc Cardell; siblings Leabirda (Harry) Jackson, Gregory Gee, Patricia (David) Sanders, Mary Thomas, Gregory (Cora) Maxie, Ollie Little, and Lea Etta Edison; 11 grandchildren Izayah McCardell, Justine Howard Beatrice Howard, Joyce Howard, Brent Howard, Deonza McCardell, Mahogany McCardell, Jayce McCardell, Haley McCardell, Xavier Gates, David Gates; Robert McCardell Sr. and a host of relatives and friends.  Special thanks to her First Baptist Church family and AMED hospice.




Mildred Hare

Mildred Hare was born April 13, 1920 in Brownsville, TN to the union of the late Rev. Oscar and Hattie (Boyd) Averyheart, and is the last of six children.  Mildred later moved to Chicago, Illinois where she met and married John Henry Hare, Sr. (who preceded her in death) and out of that union six of her children were born.  two of her children Calvin Golden of Dalton, IL and one of her younger twin daughters, Denise Borders of Cincinnati, OH preceded her in death.  Mildred later moved to Cincinnati, OH where she was a faithful member of the Metropolitan C.M.E. Church.   Left to cherish her memory are her remaining children, John Henry Hare, Jr. (Tina) and Barry Hare (Sherrell) of Dickinson, TX, oldest twins, Shirley Madaris and Sherry Pugh, Darryl Hare and younger twin, Darlene Hare, all of Cincinnati, OH and two daughter-in-laws, Barbara and Er
nestine of Illinois as well as 20 grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and loving extended family members.



 Mario Alberto Lopez


Mario Alberto Lopez, 55 of La Marque, TX passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord at Seabreeze Nursing Home in Texas City, TX.    Mario was born on August 13, 1955 in Edinburg, Texas and lived in La Marque where he lived until the Lord called him home on November 20, 2010.  Mario was loved by everyone he came in contact with.  He loved the beach where he would spend hours with his dog Chico.  He is preceded in death by his father Genaro C. Lopez.  Mario will be dearly missed by his mother Germana Lopez; children Christopher Lopez and Elika Carlsen; three grand children; brothers and sisters, Rosa Sendejas, Alma Salazar, Genaro Lopez Jr. and David Lopez; his soul mate Arlene Acosta; a host of nieces, nephews, family and very close friend Roberto Garza.  Pallbearers are Fabian Lopez, Roberto Garza, Steven Salazar, Joseph Sendejas, Raul Salazar, and Emilio Salazar.






  Robert Louis Cooper

Robert Cooper was born on May 22, 1944, in Wharton and moved to Texas City where he lived until the Lord called him home on November 10, 2010. Robert was loved by everyone he came in contact with and until his health failed he lived life to the fullest.  He is preceded in death by his parents Robert S. and Helen Cooper, one son Freddie Taylor, brother Robert Sam Cooper Jr., granddaughter Ebony Jones.  Robert will be dearly missed by his children Derek (Dee Dee) Cooper, Nadine (George) Finley, Michael Cooper, and Walter Cooper all of Cincinnati Ohio. Kirk Jones, Sheridan and Sherard Cahee, and Shernice Cahee-Cooper of Texas City; 8 siblings, Mildred James, Artice Lewis, Larry (Christine) Cooper, Anthony (Gloria) Cooper, Eveling (James) Bryant all of Texas City, Cammie (Booker) Washington of Hitchcock, George Earl (Laurie) Cooper of Wharton, Herbert (Annette) of Copperas Cove, Texas; uncle Elmo Johnson; devoted friend Sharold Hadnott; 16 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and very close (Dan Burleson, Joe Lewis, Carl Beard & Elroy Murray) friends.



 Pernita Dell

Pernita Dell was preceded in death by her parents Fletcher Haywood & Susie Smith Haywood; and siblings, Lynn Nita Sloan and Fletcher Haywood, Jr., Rev. Susie Lee Haywood Dowell.  Pernita leaves to celebrate her home going, her loving and devoted family, loving husband Chester Taylor; three beautiful children Shelton Haywood, William Mc Grue, Christopher Mc Grue, Catherine Mc Grue; her siblings Brenda Mitchell, Floredia Haywood,  Mary Nell (Leonard) Davis, Cathy Serrell, and Angela King; her precious grandchildren Shelton and Shelvin, God daughter 2 Sessily, Ashley and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.








Lorene Scott Brown

Lorene Scott Brown was born December 14, 1925 in Grimes County, Texas to Charlie and Asalee Scott.  Mrs. Brown, a loving housewife, mother and longtime resident of La Marque, Texas fell asleep in death on October 30, 2010 at Mainland Center Hospital in Texas City, Texas.  She is preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband Robvester Brown; her son Thomas Earl Brown Sr.; two granddaughters, and seven siblings.  Left to cherish her memories, are her children – Robert E. Brown (Valery), Mattie L. Brown, Shirley M. Tolden (Earl), and Earnest L. Brown (Cynthia); sisters-Charlie Mae Scott and Minnie Thompson; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-laws and 3 brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.  Special thanks to Ruth Allen and Dynell; to the Lighthouse Staff, Dr. Hemalatha Iyer, Dr. Joseph Prince, and the Mainland Medical Center Staff.





Victoria Jones Davis

Victoria Jones Davis, born June 10, 1928 to Irvin Jones and Marie Rogers, affectionately known as Madear, was called to be with our Lord on October 23, 2010.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Irvin Jones and Ida Williams, daughter Irvin Marie Rogers and brothers Roosevelt Boone, Victor Jones, Perry Williams and Dave Williams.  Left to cherish her memory are siblings Velva Williams and Ernest Williams and children Joyce Weaver, Oscar (Tommie) Davis, Paulette Bennett, Harry Andrews and Shynae Davis. She also left behind a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.






Charles Tolden


Charles Tolden, “Alley-Boo” 52, passed away October 16, 2010 in Galveston, TX.  Charles was born on July 11, 1958 to Ruth E. Tolden and L.T. Sanders. He graduated from Texas City High School.  “Alley-Boo” enjoyed playing cards, football and dominos.  Charles is preceded in death by his mother and brother Jerald Tolden.  Charles is survived by his children Bernice Tolden, Charles Tolden Jr., and Myosha Dickey; brothers Norman Tolden, Earl Tolden, Jimmy Tolden, Marvin Tolden, and Albert Tolden; and a sister Gloria Tolden; ex-wife Ranee Rollins Tolden, special friend Sharon Thigpen; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; cousins and friends.







       “I have fought a good fight, I have finished
my course, I have kept the faith.” ~II Timothy 4:7

Inez W. Stevens passed away peacefully on October 16, 2010 surrounded by her family.   Mrs. Stevens was courageous, very loving, devoted wife, dedicated mother, grandmother and strong woman who believed in the power of prayer.  On March 25, 1928, she was born to her parents the late Elijah Williams and Martha Jones in Cheneyville, LA.   She was adopted and raised by her loving mother, the late Mary Elizabeth Baker in Louisiana.   Mrs. Stevens is preceded in death by two sons, James Stevens and Jessie Stevens Jr., and son-in-law Charles Johnson.  She leaves to cherish her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Jessie Stevens Sr. devoted children;  Mary Barb (Walter), Virgie Johnson, Betty Winters, Pattie Stevens (Willard), Barbara Stevens, Sylvia Stevens, and Lesia Stevens (Kevin),  grandchildren Felicia Marcel, Dwayne Francis (Carolyn), Tina Stevens (Joseph), Natasha LaDay, Misty Sheppard (Dwayne), Mia and Christopher Brown, great grandchildren Allyson and Sherman Johnson, Kevin Times Jr., Isaiah Stevens, Imarii and Derrel Sheppard, Chanel Ball, Wayne and Keria Francis, great great grandchildren, Taiyah Callis, Jhaiyah and Shamar Johnson and a host of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone for their support during this difficult time.


Jean Marie Evans         


Jean Marie Evans, 69, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Galveston, Texas.  She was born December 27, 1940 to Victoria Payton and Oliver Frenchwood.  Jean was preceded in death by her sister Bernice, brothers Don, Roy, Tommie, M.T. Earl, Darryl and Kenneth.  Survivors include sons Oscar (Sandra), Byron, Joel (Keosha); sisters Gertrude (James), Helen (Alfred), Rita and Beverly (Neville); a devoted niece Shelia McNeal, Tenecia Bryant; nephew Tracey Bryant; 11 grand children; 5 great grand children special friends Beverly and Nate Edwards; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Special thanks to Texas Home Health Hospice Care Team.




 Mrs. Elnora Herron

Mrs. Elnora Herron, 85, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010 surrounded by her loved ones.  Mrs. Herron was born August 24, 1925 in St. Louis, MO to Robert & Rebecca Seals.  She moved to Galveston, and worked in Public Health for many years and retired from plastic surgery at UTMB Hospital after 33 years. She was a faithful member of Jerusalem Baptist Church until her health failed.  Mrs. Herron was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Bessie Singleton, Agnes Porter and Annie Williams; sons James “Smiley” Herron, and Edward “Mug” Herron; daughter Yvonne Terry; great grandson Norris Blake Gaines Jr.; and Godsons Roosevelt Hollis Jr. & Noah McMurrin.  Mrs. Herron is survived by 5 children Emanuel (Elnoa) Herron, Lavern (Robert) Johnson, Pamela Fisher, Yvette Kelly, Elena devoted son in law Michael Bradford Sr.; 18 grand children; a host of great grand children; 4 others that she loved as her own Eric Williams Sr., Shirley Grice, Charles & Sue Washington; devoted friends Della Ewing and Pat Toliver.  Special thanks to Texas Home Health Hospice nurse, Kathy Jenkins, aide Jessica James and church family.



  Lena Pearl Sims

The sunset for Lena Pearl Sims on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.  Lena was born to the late Steven and Pearlie Mae Evans Sr.  Lena attended public school in Galveston and was a 1971 graduate of Ball High School.  She attended Galveston College.  Lena was employed with Morrison Food Service at UTMB.    She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. William M. Sims Jr., sister Bob Ann Wiggins, brother Steven Evans Jr. and nephew Delmus “Romeo” Wiggins.   Lena leaves to cherish her memories her sons William Sims (Christina), and Ron Stone Jr.; daughters Ronnesha Stone (Clifford), Jalisa Allen, and Terri Goods; brother Micheal Evans; sisters Betty Evans, Savannah Evans (Leroy), Lorraine Womack (James), and Beverly Hart (Terrance); grandchildren Keoshu, LeAndrea, Dante, Tamiia, Christian, and Megan; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousin’s, and friends





Donna Wilson McMillon

Donna Wilson McMillon of Galveston, TX passed away September 26, 2010.  She was preceded in death by her parents Joral and Effie Wilson, a brother Kim Wilson and uncle James Batiste.  Donna is survived by her loving and devoted husband Lee McMillon Sr., children Ebony Jones (John), Brandy Wilson (DeAndre’), Brittany McMillon and Lee McMillon Jr. (Takawna), father Charles Sheppard (Mary Ann), siblings Mark Wilson (Tobias), Leroy Paul and Paula Sheppard, grand children Malik and Da’Sean Jones, Brianna Biggers, Brandon Murphy, JaNiyah Mack, Christopher, MaKayla and Keyona McMillon, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.








John Christopher Young


John Christopher Young, 44, of Pasadena Texas, passed away, September 13, 2010 after a battle with cancer.  He was born May 23, 1966 in Los Angeles, California.  John attended Galveston Ball High School in Galveston Texas and Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois.  John was peceded in death by his father – Jerome DeClouet of Lake Charles, LA, paternal grandparents Edward and Mary Grace DeClouet of Lake Charles, LA;   maternal grandmother Izora Joubert-Young of Plaisance, LA; great aunt Louanna Crear of Galveston, TX; great uncle Wilery Joubert of League City, TX; and cousins Lynda Crear-White of Galveston, TX, and Clyde Joubert of Houston, TX.  John leaves cherished memories in the hearts of his daughter Kayli Young, devoted companion Shanda Crooms, 2 stepsons Wesley Crooms, JaMarcus Hood, 2 stepdaughters (Jazmyn Crooms, Whitney Crooms), mother Diane Spurlock, stepfather Willie Spurlock, 2 sisters Robin Young-Dever and Stephanie Young-Shepherd, 3 brothers Eric Young, Kenric Young, and Thomas Young, 9 nieces, 9 nephews, 1 great niece, 1 great nephew and a host of family and friends.



Mr. Earnest Loyden Jr.

Mr. Earnest Loyden Jr. was born to the parentage of the late Earnest Loyden Sr. and Willie Mae Bullard Loyden.  One brother Mr. Donnie Loyden and one grand daughter preceded him in death.  Earnest also known as “Bronco” leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 47 years Mrs. Dinies Loyden; and 6 children, four boys Earnest Loyden III of Alexandria, LA, Eddie Loyden, Jerry Loyden, and James Loyden all of Texas City, TX, 2 girls Janice Loyden of Beaumont, TX and Connie Loyden of Texas City, TX; 2 brothers Willie (Judy) Loyden and Booker Loyden of Alexandria; 4 sisters in law Geneieve Birden, Geneva (Henry) Armstrong, Melissa (John) Wright, and Barbara Jones; 3 brothers in law Howard Jones, Michael (Linda) Jones, and John Jones all of Natchitoches, LA; 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.



George Wayne Mason

George Wayne Mason was born January 3, 1961 to Euphrasia Jones.  He was a graduate of Dickinson High School in 1979.  George was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Dickinson, TX.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm at Faith United Methodist Church, 2205 Ave G, Dickinson, TX, Rev. E. Lorraine Brown officiating.  The family extends their appreciation to everyone for their support during this time.





Nathaniel “ToJoe” Thomas Jr.


Nathaniel “ToJoe” Thomas Jr. was born December 15, 1968 and received his heavenly reward on August 3, 2010.  “ToJoe” was a wonderful person who never met a stranger.  He attended and graduated from La Marque Independent School District.  “ToJoe” was a family man that loved to play dominos and shoot pool.  “ToJoe” leaves to cherish his memories mother Inez Thomas; father Leroy George; children Nadiya, Mohagany, Amanda, Nathalia and Peddis “PJ” Ray; grand children Mariah, Antanae, Shelton, and Demorium; brothers William “Bootsy” Thomas (Connie), and Aubrey “Blade” Thomas (Angel), Elroy George, Corey Sonnier and Ronald George; sister Reginia Smith (Rock); uncle’s Delvin, John, Donald, Jimmie, and Roland; aunts Josie, Patricia and Joanne; devoted friend Janice Colvin; best friends Mark Simon, Corey Simon, Patrick Hog, Jermaine Gilliam and Rodgerick Lee; a host of other relatives and friends.


Carolyn Denise Hamilton


Carolyn Deniece (Jones) Hamilton, age 53, passed from this life, Saturday, July 31, 2010.  She was born April 12, 1957, in Galveston Texas to Erma & Robert Jones.  She was a 1975 graduate of Ball High School, Galveston.  Carolyn was a  Member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Dickinson.  Preceded in death by grandmother Nellie Carter, fathers Robert Jones & CW Whitfield, brother Robert Oneil Jones, great nephew Jamari, great niece Heaven & daughter Goldie Jones.  Carolyn was a loving mother & grandmother, and a very caring person.  Left behind to miss her & cherish her memory, mother Erma; daughter Crystal; grandsons Marceze, Markez, Mchale; sisters Hazel, LaVerne (Robert), Victoria, Leanne, Ginger (Clarence); brothers Dennis (Angie), William, Carl, Eric (Shalanda); Sister in laws Deniece Paul Jones, Deloris Sellers Jones, Mary Fulton Jones; nieces Mariane (Clem), Violet, Kiska, Yolanda (Roshan), Trivani, Ashley, Patrice, Clarnisha, Carlia, Shakira, Erica, Elise, Cristi, nephews LeRon, (Deanna) Coutney, Herbert, Robert III, Rochon (Keithanie), David Williams, Darrell Wilson, Jordan, Christopher Roy Lee, Davon, Dennis (Ingrid) Derrick Jones, William Jr, Jamall, Domonique, Eric Jr, Darrell Lattimore, David, Derrick Lattimore, great nieces Dameka (Jamal ), Dametria, Taylor, Alyea, Deasia, Brianna Bre’Anna, Skyla, Kaitlyn great nephews David Williams Jr, Allen, Keishe, Za’Vion, Zai’Reon, Jonovan, Trevone: great great niece Kayla, great great nephews Jalin, Kaidon, Trelan, and her hearts Tia, Kai, & Asia, and numerous relatives and friends.




Alichia Renee Hardy-McKinney

Remembering “Alichia”

On September 15, 1971 in Galveston, TX Alichia Renee Hardy-McKinney was born to Cynthia Marie Megress-Hardy and Howard Hardy Sr.  She was well known as “Variety”.  She was active and out going in the music industry.  She loved singing, dancing and rapping.  Through “Variety Entertainment” she was instrumental in helping youth obtain their growth in the music industry.  Alichia at the age of 38, answered the call of her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Mainland Center Hospital.  Alichia accepted Christ at an early age.  She attended public school in Texas City ISD, moved to Galveston, TX and later returned to the Mainland.  Alichia leaves her love and most precious memories in the hearts of her sons Christopher, Michael, Shawn and daughter Jalisa. Her loving mother Cynthia and her father Howard Sr.  loving brothers Howard Jr. and Ryan.  Aunts Delores Randle , Percy (David) Cooper, Nancy Megress, Patsy Booty, Willie Mae Johnson, Sue Rue, Lichia Hardy, special Aunt Ruby C. Jamerson, Uncles George Megress, Joseph (Laura) Hardy III, Carver Hardy, Herbert (Lorna) Hardy. Great-Uncle Fletcher L. Hardy, nieces Destin, Rhianna, and Nephew Ryan Jr., Godchildren, host of cousins, family and friends.  Special thanks to Mainland Center physicians and their staffs for their medical assistance and other services rendered during Alichia’s illness.




  Elroy Darden

Born:    January 10, 1926 in Fayetteville, Texas
Parents:    Eddie and Lela Darden
Life’s Departure:  July 16, 2010
Survivors:  Daughters Felicia Darden-Brunson, Shelia Turner; Brothers & Sisters Gene Darden, Eddie Darden, Freddie Darden, Marion Howard, Johnnell Howard, Iris Anderson; Grandchildren Samantha Sumlin, Chloe Turner, Briea Sumlin, Eden Brunson; Great Grandchildren Jadyn Shankle; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends




Paul Edward


Paul Edward passed away on July 1, 2010 in Houston.  He was born on February 17, 1947 to the late Grandis Mouton and Horace Edward.  Paul leaves to cherish his memory his wife Delores Edward; children Pam Wade, Michele Mack, Nyree Williams (Suayan), K. Guy, Dutchess Edward, Shelton Williams, Daryl Henry Sr., Duke Edward, Prince Edward, Brigitte Reese, Vivian Shelvin, Crina Nelson, Dizra Lartigue, Terrance Lartigue, Emanuel Williams, and Sherman Williams; sisters Loretta Fontenot and Viola Richardson; brother Micheal Mouton; grand kids Brandon Reese, Reese Lartigue, Terrniek Lartigue, Zion Edward, Troy Lartigue Sr., Domanique Gasaway, Devin Gallow, Shelton Williams Jr., Deionte Edward, Tuesday Gonzales, Princess Edward, Jaylan Edward, Princelyn Edward, Egypt Edward, Royalty Edward, Deltrick Edward, Lawerance Wolf Jullan, Kion Williams, Daryl Henry Jr., Charde Thomas, Leah Lartigue, Nikeya Lartigue, LaShendrea Lartigue, Thadeus “TJ” Lartigue, David Merchant Jr., Davette Merchant, Terrance Lartigue Jr., Dominique Williams, Leslie Williams, Keshon Williams, Crystal Lister, Jeremy Williams, Jennifer McKnight, Claude McKnight, Jason McKnight, Darquisha, and Daroin Henry and a host great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.





Sharron “Dub” Walker Frazier


Sharron was born November 17, 1959 to the late Mildred Garner Walker and Lawrence Lee Walker Sr. in Galveston, TX.  Sharron was a very fun loving, outgoing, and charming person with a beautiful sense of humor.  She was employed by Home Healthcare as a provider until her health failed.  She never lost her faith in God or the love she had for her family and friends.  Sharron received her eternal rest Thursday at her home.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Rosalyn and Hazel, two aunts Ruby Mobley and Mary Loud.  Left to cherish her memories are loving sister Linda Walker; brothers C.J. “Space” Washington, Lawrence Walker Jr. (Trina), Darrell Walker, and Christopher Walker (Thomala); devoted niece and nephew LaToya and Troy Otems; loving and devoted fiancée Tommy “Plut” Alliniece; sister in law Mae Johnson and a devoted friend Marrinette Woods.  Sharron will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.




Bro. ArtieMcDonald Jr.
(Mack Jr.)


I fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7

Artie (Mack Jr) McDonald Jr., 61 of Texas City, departed this earth on Friday, June 18, 2010 at his home in Texas City.  He was born on May 14, 1949, in Galveston, Texas to the late Artie & Nota Mae McDonald.  Artie graduated from Sam Schwarzs High School in 1967 Hempstead, Texas, and College of the Mainland in 1973.  He was employed as a Mechanic by Toyota of Galveston and Star Toyota of League City.  He enjoyed working on cars, planting flowers and gardening.  Left to cherish his memories, his wife of 39+ years, Evelen McDonald of Texas City, son Artie McDonald 111 of Austin, Texas;  Daughters: Charlotte Scott and Connie Loyden, God -Child Ramira Bookman: A devoted brother Robert Banks111 and wife Rosa of Jacksonville, Fl. sister Lovera Earls of Texas City, Sister-in-Law Edna Rogers of Houston, Texas, Devoted in laws: Hattie Wright of Freeport, Texas, Dave & Mary Wright, Annie Lunford, AC &Katherine Bonner of Sweeny, Texas, Joel & Bobbie Wilcher of Angleton, Texas, Dora & Wilbert Bonner of Clute, Texas, Shirley Bullock, Wesley & Daphine Smith and Vernice of Houston.  Five grandchildren X-Javier, Charmine, X-Zandra, Jaylynn and Marshall Scott.  Very dear friends Tony & Penny Munoz of Galveston, Texas, Rev. Walter Pendleton and wife Alice Mae of Hempstead, Texas and  a host of other nieces, nephews and other relatives and  friends .  The family of Artie (Mack Jr) McDonald would like to extend thanks to the Medical staff 9C at UTMB, Dr. Maurice Willis and staff and the A*Med Community Hospices for all their care and understanding.


Fenita Ann Clarke

Fenita Ann Clarke received her heavenly reward on June 14, 2010 at Mainland Medical Center.  Fenita was born to the late Mr. Deyossie and Mrs. Jakey L. Harris on November 26, 1953.  Fenita was a Class of 1972 Ball High graduate.  She was a teacher for La Marque ISD.  Fenita also was an author of two books.  Cherished memories are left in the heart of her husband Lennox Sylvester Clarke; children Iris Clarke, Sylvester Clarke Jr. and Whitney Clarke; 5 grandchildren; sisters Shirley D. Russell, Fae Small, Miranda Chaney and Jacqueline Banks; special friend Janice Leggett and a host of relatives and friends.





Daniel Reed Mickens

Daniel Reed Mickens (Danny) passed away on June 4, 2010 at Gulf Health Care Center at the age of 59.   Daniel was born on February 23, 1951 in Galveston, Texas to Louis Mickens Jr. and Thelma Rainey.  Daniel is predeceased by his brother Louis Mickens III, and stepfather, Wilton Wagner, Sr.  He is survived by his father, Louis Mickens Jr. and stepmother (Marie); mother Thelma Rainey Wagner; stepsons Adriane May (Ramonique) and Derrick May; brothers Marcus F. Mickens, Clyde Mickens (Phyllis), Stanley Mickens, Wilton Wagner Jr., Benjamin Mickens (Debbie) and Byron Mickens (Anetra); sisters Veronica Collins (Clifford), Tamisha Turner (Van), and Bertha Joseph and Gina R. Hamilton (Lionel); sister-in-law Gloria Mickens (Louis III, deceased); and a host of relatives and friends.



Mary Louise Jefferson

Mary L. Jefferson 82, passed away June 15, 2010 at Oceanview Transitional Center in Texas City, TX.  Mary is preceded in death by her husband Stafford C. Jefferson and loving son Frederick Jefferson.  Mary is survived by her loving son Charles (Cookie) Jefferson; daughter Amanda (Jesse) Sheffield; 5 sisters Florine, Orean, Cealie, Vera Ann and Rachel; 5 brothers Clyde, Tom, Freddie, Wallace and Darren; 4 grandkids Reggie, Charles, Chris & Charnae; 2 great-grands Bryce and Bre’Niya and a host of relatives and friends.






Ms. Selaine Rollins


A Baby girl was born to Homer Rollins, Sr. and John L. Stephens Rollins on February 17, 1950, in Galveston, Texas whom they named Selaine.  She was the sixth of seven siblings.  Selaine was educated in the Texas City School District where she graduated .  She confessed her life to Christ at an early age as a member of First Missionary Church, in Texas City, Texas then under the direction of the Late Rev. F. M. Johnson.  She was a member of the BTU and the Choir.  Selaine was employed for 16 years as a Legal Secretary With Newton B. Schwartz, Attorney at Law in Houston, Texas Until her illness.  Selaine had a love for sporting events, and A special love for the LaMarque High School Cougars.  On Friday May 21, 2010 Ms. Selaine Rollins answered God’s call to reward at Triumph Hospital of  Clear Lake, Texas.  She is preceded in death by her parents, homer and John L. Rollins and brother Homer Rollins, Jr.  Left to await the eternal summons in God’s own time are her beloved children, Alize’ Knoxson and Shampaign Knoxson; brothers: Bobby Joe Rollins of Texas City, Carroll Glenn Rollins of Phoenix, Arizona;   Clifford Rollins of Arlington, Texas; and  Gary Rollins of Webster, Texas; sister Devora Jean Knoxson of Arlington, Texas. A host of   loving nieces and nephews, family and friends.  Three special friends, Diane Dickey, Brenda Williams, and Shelia Edwards. A very devoted friend of 20 years Charles Jolly and the Reed Family.



Johnny “Boogie” Howard Jr.


Johnny “Boogie” Howard Jr. of La Marque, Texas was born on May 28, 1925 in Galveston, Texas to Don Lee Dolly Mack and Johnny Howard Sr. He went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on May 18, 2010 at Mainland Center Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alexander Howard.  Johnny enjoyed life and loved doing lawn work, riding his bicycle, fishing, buying jewelry, and listening to music on his favorite jam boxes.  Johnny is survived by his devoted sister, Gloria Dean Simpson; devoted niece, Cynthia Dotson Harris (Terry) of Texas City and Sue Haynes of Port Arthur. Two nephews, Adrain Mack of Texas City and Charles Dotson Jr. of Houston; Sister-in-law, Cassie Howard, great nieces, Sherondria Brown and Sheneria Dotson; great-great niece, Payton Sanders, and a host of cousins and friends.  Special thanks to Ashton Park and Bayou Pines Nursing Homes; and 3rd ICU and 4th floors Mainland Center Hospital.





Marshall Guillory Sr.


Marshall Guillory Sr. received his eternal rest with the Lord at Michael De Bakey VA Hospital in Houston, TX on May 17, 2010.  He was born the sixth child of eight children in Mallett, Louisiana on April 28, 1947 to the late Octave and Sedonia Guillory.  Marshall graduated from Carter G. Woodson High School in Lawtell, Louisiana.  After graduation Marshallserved in the United States Army from 1968-1970 with a tour of duty in Vietnam.  Marshall later moved to Dallas, TX where he married the love of his life Mary Ursula Leger Guillory.  He is now reunited with his lovely Mary and daughter Tabitha Guillory.  Marshall was employed with the Local Union in Texas City refineries and thoroughly enjoyed his last employment with Church’s Chicken in Texas City.
Marshall was a devoted husband and father and he loved and cared for his grandchildren.  He enjoyed spending time with his large family in Louisiana and in Texas.  He never met a stranger.  Marshall leaves to cherish memories of his life with son Marshall Guillory Jr. (Callie); daughter MaShonda (Barry) Birdwell; brothers Martin (Rita) Guillory, Clayton (Margaret) Guillory, and Ray Guillory; Sisters Valentine Carrier, Verdie Black, Martha Bellow and Rose (Regis)  Bellow; grandchildren Shawn Avery, Isela Guillory, Amari Guillory, Christian Birdwell, Brianna Birdwell, MarKayla Britton,  Bryce Birdwell, and Madison Birdwell; devoted Goddaughter Denise Bellow; host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brother & sister in laws, and a host of friends.


Lillian Beatrice Brown Chapman


On August 16, 1950 a baby girl was born to Eular James and I.D. Brown they named her Lillian Beatrice Brown.  She received her heavenly reward on May 6, 2010 with her loved ones around her.

Lillian was a resident of Dickinson, TX for most of her life and a member of Jackson Memorial COGIC in Dickinson, TX.  Lillian is preceded in death by her mother and father; husband Charles “CQ” Chapman; two brothers, Oliver Brown and Albert George Jr.; and one sister Betty Jo Ross.  Lillian leaves to mourn brother Dwight Brown; sister Henri Tillis; son Melvin Gaines; nieces Johnny Williams, Ester George, Bobby Rogers, Beatrice Bimage and Christine George; sister-in-law Minnie George; first cousin Erma Whitfield; close friends Bernadette Sullivan, Mary Turner, and Patricia Bell; God son Ryan Willis; God daughter Shante Anderson; her Church Family; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins; relatives and friends.

Elzora Helen Kinlaw-Harvey

Elzora Helen Kinlaw-Harvey, affectionately known as “Zorro” was born September 21, 1944, in Bay City, TX to Gertrude Skanes.  “Zorro” attended school at St Claiborne Catholic School in San Antonio, TX.  She also attended Ball High School in Seguin, TX.  Elzora later relocated to Galveston and attended Central High School. She worked various jobs throughout the years until her health failed.  She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  “Zorro” received her reward of eternal rest on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at her residence.  She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, her mother Gertrude Skanes, and brother.  Elzora leaves to cherish precious memories with husband Eugene Harvey; her children, Hellena Johnson-Wesson, Sheila Johnson (Karl), Kevin Kinlaw (La Ketra), Eldred Johnson and Cornelius Jones (Hitomi); sisters Betty Himes & Vanessa Russell, brother Aaron Lewis; aunts Josephine High of Seguin & Maxine Lewis of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 13 nieces; 4 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.






Gerald Allen Green Jr.


Gerald Allen Green Jr. was born on December 31, 1986 to Gerald Allen Green Sr. and Pamela Lewis-Green. He departed this life on April 13. 2010 at John Sealy Emergency Room. Gerald was the third of five siblings. As being the middle child and (once the youngest for almost ten years) he grew to be so warm and considerate. Gerald’s loving smile and curt disposition was loved by manyGerald went to school initially in the Galveston Independent School District, then later on in the Texas City and LaMarque District. He earned his GED at Gulf Coast Trade Center in New Waverly, Texas. He began working for BP at the tender age of eighteen. Here he came to love, and nurture many great friendships. Gerald dearly loved working for BP, and his co-workers and looked forward to returning even before his death.  Gerald was preceded in death by both of his grandfathers, (maternal) Lawrence E. Fair, Sr., and (paternal) Leo J. Green, Sr. His great grandmother Mrs. Elneza Cross-Robinson, and a young uncle Kelvin J. Fair.  Gerald leaves his memories to be cherished by his parents, Gerald and Pamela Green.  His two- sisters, Geralyn and Kelli Green (Texas City), his three brothers, JaTodd Green,  wife Ashley of Wisconsin, Kelvin Green (Texas City), and Damien Williams of Alexandria, Louisiana.  His closest friend and love Tinesha Daniels, and their son Kayden Allen Green. Gerald was very close with his immediate and extensional family, grandmothers Theresa Fair-Thomas (maternal), Wilma J.Green (paternal),  aunts Rachel Venters, Elneza Ellis, and husband Anthony Ellis, Tiffany Fair, all of Texas City. His uncles from Texas City are Lawrence and Leonard Fair.  Aunts and Uncles from Houston, Renata Green, and uncles Min. Leo J. Green , Jr.(wife) Shelia, Kendall Green (wife) Helen; a very devoted and affectionate aunt Lesa C. Green, and cousin Tori Denzel Green.


Arturo “Turo” Lopez

Arturo “Turo” Lopez, 56, of Galveston, TX passed away at his home with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, April 4, 2010 in Texas City, TX.  Turo was a life long resident of Galveston and graduated from Ball High School in 1973.  He was also an alter boy at Sacred Heart Church.  He was a member of the Texas Army National Guard for 22 years and retired as a sergeant.  Turo was a devoted Dallas Cowboys Fan and enjoyed going to see them.  Turo loved wrestling, boxing and his low rider homies collection.  He is preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Isabel Lopez; sister Beatrice Lopez; daughters Monique Cantu, Jessica Cantu; son Andy Sierra Jr.; grandsons Joshua Daniel Villarreal and Gottiel Joseph Cantu Herrera; godchildren Daniel Joseph Perez, and Gabby Chicas.  He will be sadly missed by numerous family and friends.  We would like to thank the Hospice Care Team, Prayer Warriors, and comfort the ones Turo loved.






Dorian Clarence Alexander


Dorian received his wings on March 30, 2010 with the love of family around him. Dorian was born on October 14, 1989 in Angleton, TX to Yvette and Clarence Alexander.  He attended Northside Elementary and was an upcoming 2010 graduate of Angleton High School.

 Dorian was affectionately called “Pooh-Pooh”by all who new and loved him.  Dorian was a member of Mt. Pisgha in McBeth, TX.  Everyone loved his smile and his big brown eyes.  Everyone called him “their boy”.  He had and infectious laugh that made you want to laugh with him.  “Pooh-Pooh” touched everyone he met in some way.
 Dorian leaves his laugher in the hearts of his mother Yvette (Angleton, TX); father Clarence Alexander (Gary, IN); grandmother Barbara Blackman(Angleton, TX); aunts Cynthia Blackman, Regina Spears, Trina Blackman, and Bonnie Stauffer; great aunt and Godmother Julia Allen; special friends of the family Pearl Roland and David “Cody” Chambers and a host of  relatives and friends.


Allen Wayne Wright, 71, departed this life in earth on Monday, March 22, 2010.  He was born in Galveston, Texas on December 26, 1938 to LaSalle Anthony and Bessie Noah Wright.  He was the youngest of seven siblings.
He was known by his family members as “Papa” and his grandchildren called him “Pawpaw.”  He attended Galveston ISD schools and graduated Class of 1956 from Central High.  Allen accepted Christ at an early age.  He was a member of Jesus is Lord Word of Truth, La Marque, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his father and mother; brother, LaSalle Anthony Wright, Jr.; three sisters, Blanche Bryant, Vera Carr, and Dorothy Franklin.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia Dobbins Wright, daughter, Sheila Wright Roundtree (Milton); three sons, Brandon Wright, Kelvin Wright (Valerie), and Jeffery Wright (Makiesha); brother, Joseph Carl Wright; sister, Norma Dillon; 6 grandchildren; 6 godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.




  Mary L. Guerry


Mary L. Guerry, was born in Lafayette, Alabama to the late Mary and Jessie Bonner on January 30, 1936. She was educated in Lafayette County private school system. She later moved to Kentucky and worked as a Medical Assistant at Fort Knox hospital.  In 1953 she met and married the late Raymond Smith. From this union was born four children. Mary settled in Columbus after numerous years of traveling with her military husband in the mid 60’s. Mary and Raymond divorced in the early 70’s. Mary completed her Nursing education and obtained her Registered Nursing license and worked at St. Ann’s Hospital as a Charge Nurse. While working at St. Ann’s she met and later married the late Will Guerry in 1976. Aside from her nursing career, she loved to bake.  Mary was famous for her pound cake as well as her red velvet cake. Mary loved fishing and sewing. After the death of her husband Bill, she moved to Texas to live with her daughter Lorraine.  After a brief illness, Mary left this earthly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 18, 2010. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, one brother, Jessie Bonner, Nashville, TN; four children, Denise Washington, Columbus, OH, Raymond (Belinda) Smith, Durham, NC, Lorraine Kay Parker, La Marque, TX and Vickie (Charles) Fraley; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.




Jacqueline Marie Sylvester

Jacqueline was born August 19, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas to Anthony and Annie Mae Sylvester.  Jacqueline was a home health care provider and caretaker.  Jacqueline attended Galveston Independent School District and graduated from Ball High School with class of 1984.  Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Vinny Kegler, Jerry Ann Vallair; and brother Joseph James Kegler.  Jacqueline leaves to mourn her passing beautiful daughters, NiKisha Sylvester, Germika Sylvester, Annie Alex Sylvester, Keyera Joseph Sylvester, precious grand daughters Aniya Sylvester and Breanna Golston; sisters Patricia Demanchet and Thelma (Aaron) Morgan; brothers Ivory Lee (Fannie)  King, Charles King and Johnnie Ray (Charles) Kegler; 34 nieces and nephews; a host of relatives and friends.



Freddie Edward Goffney



Freddie Edward Goffney was the son of the Fred Goffney and Oralean Long.  Freddie was born October 20, 1956 in Houston, TX.  On Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Mainland Medical Center the Lord took him home after a lengthy illness.  Freddie was educated in the La Marque School district.  He met and married Louella Marie Pierre and to this union one child was born.  Freddie is survived by a wife Louella Maria Goffney, Galveston, TX; daughters Freya M. Goffney, Houston, TX and Domonique Goffney, Galveston, TX; son Nathaniel Goffney, La Marque, three step children Shanell, Marisha and Ernest Pierre all of Galveston; two grandchildren Zaehanelle M. Jones and Eliya Cole; a loving mother Ms. Oralean Long of La Marque; two brothers Rudolph Goffney (Inez) of La Marque, Fredrick Green of Texas City, TX; sister Freda Davis (Michael) of Texas City; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Bobby McGaskey



On February 24, 1934 in Fisher, LA Bobby J. McGaskey was born to the late Allen and Rachel McGaskey.  He departed this earthly life January 20, 2010.  At early age he confessed Christ and was baptized at St. Peter Baptist Church.  As a teenager he excelled in sports.  He and his brothers loved playing baseball. “BJ” moved to Texas in 1955.  “BJ” was preceded in death by his parents, two sons George and Gregory McGaskey, five sisters and three brothers.  Through a previous marriage a union of five children were born. He Started Cement Construction Company. McGaskey and Bell Construction excelled in the industry for over 40 years in the Texas City, Galveston Island Area. He was an outstanding business man.  He taught many young men the cement finishing protocols, and he was a master of his craft.  After retiring in 2000, “BJ” enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  He loved fishing, hunting, dancing and  enjoyed playing with children.  His other favorite past time was occasional trips to the casino. In 1980, He married Mary Williams Edwards.  Bobby leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Mary McGaskey of thirty years; three daughters, Barbara (Stanley) Smith and Tracy McGaskey, of Texas City, Trena (Jorge) Herrera, of Houston, TX; four sons Michael McGaskey, of Texas City, Dallas (Jaynell) Williams of La Marque, TX, Raymond (Tashonda) Edwards, of League City, TX, DeWayne (Helena) Milton, of Dallas, TX; one brother, Robert McGaskey;  three sisters, Martha Williams, of Florien, LA,  Ethel Johnson, of Houston, TX and Brenda Sowell. of La Marque, TX; sixteen grand-children; fourteen great grand-children; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Milton Nathaniel Preston, Sr.

Milton was born on June 26, 1930 in Harrisburg, Texas to the late Elizabeth Rigsby Preston and Charles W. Preston.  He married Dorothy Jewell Nash on  January 12, 1951.  Milton is preceded in death by 3 brothers, 4 sister and 1 daughter – Arleen Bowden.  He belonged to Hunter Chapel CME Church.  Milton is survivored by his devoted wife Dorothy; son, Milton Preston, Jr.; son-in-law-Cornell De Bowden (Taphline); daughters, Mildred Smith (Johnny), Theresa Davis; sisters, Ruth Gerrard (Johnny), Barbara Moses, Dorothy Harris; sister in laws, Lucy McClelland (Cliffton), Charlene Johnson (Thomas), Geraldine Irving (Timothy), Edie Jacqueline Dorsey (Milton); grandchildren, Kellie N. Clay (Fyodor), Christopher Archie, Michael Davis, Jr. (Freda), Marcus Bowden, Montrice James (Byron), Tamarra Bowden, Andre’ Davis (Davette), Cherish Grice; great grandchildren, Kendrick Cooper, Braylon Archie, Kayla Johnson, Taylor Archie, Bre’shay James, McKenzie Bowden, Jordan Michael Davis, Madison Clay, Christopher Archie, Jr., Andre’ Davis, Jr., Drayton Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.




Estelle Mae Gatson Morgan


Estelle was one of a kind and fought a good fight. She kept the faith and she finished her course.  Our dear Estelle was born to the late Enoch and Mary Anne Gatson on April 10, 1918 in Galveston, Texas.  Estelle grew up and attended the public schools of Galveston, Texas.  At a very young age, she accepted Christ as her personal   Savior, joined church, and was baptized.  On November 19, 1946, Estelle was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Chester Lee Morgan.  She was a loving mother to three sons, Carroll, Alfred, and Melvin.  She was a devoted wife and mother who provided loving care, spiritual nourishment, and material comfort to her family.  She was a Christian woman whose main desire was to serve God.  She would often say, “Lord, let your will be done, not my will.”  She joined Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church and served faithfully in the Sunday School as a teacher for children. She was also a member of The Heroines of Jericho Chapter 353.  Before the Lord called Estelle Morgan home on January 6, 2010, this brave and fearless warrior stood at said junction time and time again and prevailed. Also, before answering God’s invitation to join Him, she understood what it meant to be a devout Christian. As a member Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church, she faithfully practiced Christian fellowship and principles, which ultimately led her to form a union of peace, with her Lord.  While so many of us here today are saddened by Estelle’s departure from Earth, we tend to forget that God deemed her life to be ripe enough to perform the duties that He eventually prepared her for before birth.  She leaves behind a distinguished legacy of accomplishments obtained through living a wholesome lifestyle, of which all men and women should aspire.  She will forever be loved and truly missed.  Estelle was preceded in death by her parents, Enoch and Mary Ann Gatson; brothers, Moses, Harvey, Charles, Joseph, Joshua and  Enoch Gatson; sisters, Willie Gatson Allen and Lottie Ruth Gatson Perry; and son, Alfred “Tootsie” Hackley. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 64 years, Chester Lee Morgan; her sons Carroll B. Hackley (Vivian) of Jacksonville, Florida; and Melvin R. Morgan (Beverly) of Beaumont, Texas; one sister Mrs. Naomie Gatson Gaines of Galveston, Texas; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and very dear friends.



 Frankie Armstrong-Miller
  “Frankie Ray”

Frankie passed away on January 4, 2010 in De Berry, TX at his sister’s residence.  “Frankie Ray” was born to Bee B. Miller, Sr. and Carrie Armstrong on April 17, 1958 in Shreveport, LA.  “Frankie Ray” graduated from Natchitoches Central High School in Louisiana.  He was a member of Greater Barbours Chapel Baptist Church and active with the Gulf Coast Mental Health Center in La Marque which we give special thanks.  “Frankie Ray” was preceded in death by his mother; grand mother Loretta Bell; brothers Bee Miller, Jr., Maurice Tipton, and Kenneth Hawkins.  “Frankie Ray” leaves to cherish his memory father Bee B. Miller Sr. and step-mother Rose Miller; sisters Aldonia (Ron) Battle, Velma Bumpers-Miller, and Betty Stevenson; brothers Richard (Sharon) Jackson, Wayne Miller, Michael (La’Toria) Miller, RD Anthony, and Terry Miller and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

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