December 2010


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Faitha Fields

Faitha Fields

Service: December 30, 2010 at
Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel at 11:00 A. M.
Interment was at Paradise North Cemetery.

Sammie Perry

Sammie Perry

Service: December 30, 2010 at
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 12:00 Noon
Interment-Brookside Memorial Park.

Eddie Lee Stephens

Baby Eddie Lee Stephens, Jr.--Services Are Pending

Faitha Fields

Ms. Faitha Fields Funeral Service--Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, 11:00 A.M.
at Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel, 7518 North Main Street, Houston, Texas 77022
Viewing from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Interment: Paradise North Cemetery

Earl Francis

Mr. Earl Francis Funeral Service-Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, 11:00 A,M.
at Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel, 7518 North Main Street, Houston, Texas 77022
Viewing from 9;00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Interment: Paradise South Cemetery

Surlounda Harrell

Ms. Surlounda Harrell Funeral Service-Wednesday, Dec.29, 2010, 11:00 A.M.
at Bethany Baptist Church, 7304 Homestead, Houston, Tx. 77028
Viewing: Dec. 28, 2010 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
at Bethany Baptist Church, 7304 Homestead, Houston, Tx. 77028
Interment: Victory Place Cemetery (Livingston, Texas)

Richard Dabney

Mr. Richard Dabney Funeral Service-Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, 1:00 P.M.
at Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel, 7518 North Main Street, Houston, Texas 77022
Viewing from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Interment: Houston Memorial Gardens

Sabina Johnson

Mrs. Sabina Johnson Funeral Service-Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, 10:00 A.M.
at Roy Gilmore FH Chapel, Viewing 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M,
Interment:Pinelawn Memorial Park

Clifford Rachel

Mr. Clifford Rachel Funeral Service-Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, 10:00 A.M.
at South Union Missionary Baptist Church, 3550 Lydia, Houston, Tx.
Viewing from 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Interment:Houston Memorial Gardens

Mary Lee Kelly-Williams

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

On the morning of December 20, 1919 as the dew disapated, Katy and Tom Kelly of Hempstead, Texas announced the spectacular birth of their daughter-Mary Lee. At an early age, Mary honored God by committing her life to him. This confirmation was made at Bethlehem Methodist Church in Hempstead, Texas. Mary attended elementary and high school in Hempstead, Texas. She later moved to Houston, Texas. She married Herbert Lee Motley, Sr. and they became the proud parents of one son-Herbert Lee Motley, Jr. The marriage ended. Mary later met and married Clarence Ernest Williams and to this union no children were born. They remained together until his demise in 2003. Mary's years of employment was at Corrigan's Jewelers in Houston, Texas until her retirement.

On December 22, 2010 Mary received her greatest blessing ever on this earth, leaving behind all pain and suffering by transitioning to her heavenly home in the presence of the God. There shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister-Vera Lee Reynolds and her husband-Clarence Earnest Williams. She leaves to cherish her legacy her son Herbert Lee Motley, Jr. (Creseida); 3 grandchildren-Ronald Charles Motley, Michelle Sherman, and Herbert Rashaad Motley (Paquise); 3 great grandchildren-Kendra Rogers (Timothy), Paige Motley, and Peyton Motley; 2 great great grandchildren-Jaylyn and Caron; a loving cousin-Joanna Tompkins; a very special family friend-Betty Johnson; most caring neighbors-Elaine Christophe and children and a host of relative and friends.

The Celebratory Service
11 A.M. Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Pleasantville United Methodist Church
1403 Demaree Lane
Houston, Texas 77029

December 22, 2010

Octavia Mayfield

Service Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.
St. Anne's Catholic Church located at 2810 Link Rd. Houston, Texas

December 6, 2010

Mrs. Akisha Williams-Dora

Mrs. Akisha Williams-Dora Wake Service is Saturday December 11, 2010 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Funeral Service Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. at C.A.Dixon & Sons Funeral Home--205 Fidelity St.
Interment--Paradise South Cemetery

December 5, 2010

Frank Fox

Service is now Pending
Pruitt's Mortuary

Mr. Victor Johnson

Service Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel--Interment-Houston Memorial Gardens

December 3, 2010

Charise Y. Mitchell

Mrs. Charise Yvette Mitchell was born on August 17, 1959 in Houston, Texas. Her parents were Ollie L. Sims and Marvin L. Sims, Sr. She attended Jessie H. Jones High School. She departed this life on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 at 8:30 P.M. Charise Mitchell was an active member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where she served as President of the choir for 18 years. Charise had a beautiful voice. She loved to sing and give praises to the Lord.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband-Ronnie Mitchell; two sons-Triston Sims and Johnny Armstrong, III (Vantrence); one brother-Timothy Sims; one sister-Vanessa Gales (Melvin); two grandchildren-Jonshae Armstrong and Johnnie Armstrong, IV and a host of other relatives and friends.

Homegoing Service: Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.
Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel - 7518 North Main Street - Houston, Texas 77022
Rev. Charlie S. Cooper, Officiating Pastor
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church


December 1, 2010

Barbara Lee

On January 29, 1938, a daughter, Barbara Lee, was born to Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Flood of Houston, Texas. She attended Houston Public Schools, Blackshear Elementary, Jack Yates Jr. & Sr. High School, where she was on the volleyball team, the swim team (she was an avid swimmer), the Ryan Cadets and the Glee Club. She graduated High School in 1955 and remained a loyal Yates supporter and actively participated with the Fabulous 50's Alumni. She attended and completed Massey Business School.

Barbara was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church on Dowling St. with her parents and siblings under the leadership of Rev. S. A. Pleasants and Rev. M. M. Malone. She became a member of El Bethel Baptist Church. She worked with the youth. Later she was baptized at the Cloverland Church of Christ. In the late 60's, she moved her membership to the South Union Church of Christ, where she remained a faithful member until her death.

Babs was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a wonderful "GRANDMOTHER."

She was preceded in death by her spouses, Daniel Edwards and Jack Evans; two children, Ruthlyn Edwards and Russell Edwards; her parents, Robert and Bessie Flood; and brother Robert J. Flood.
Barbara is survived by her five children; Lester, Cheryl, Kevin, (Jessica) Joi and Jayna; five grandchildren, Suraj, Joseph, Nathan, Andrew and Berkeley; three siblings, Bettie, James and Tina; one sister-in-law, Betty Flood; nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Barbara also had what she called her "other children"; Darrell & Verda Mitchum, Thomas & Rosalind Carroll, Richard & Dortha Blair and Ernest Crosby. Her "other grandchildren" were Dawn Sanders and John Cooper.

Apostle Tina A. Wilson

Tina A. Wilson entered this world on September 30, 1964 to Lessie B. Brown and the late George E. Brown. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 3:55 A.M.
Tina attended M. B. Smiley High School in Houston, Texas. She graduated from high school in 1983. In 1998, she was called to the ministry and in 2007 she became a Pastor. She also attended Waldon University and majored in Interdisciplinary studies.
In 1989, Tina married Glenn Berry, Sr. and to this union one child-Glenn Berry, Jr. was born. Tina met the love of her life and united in Holy Matrimony to Louis Wilson on February 14, 2002. They were together until God called him home.
She was saved and Baptized in Houston, Texas at New Commandment Missionary Baptist Church where she attended and served under the late Rev. David Foster though she had numerous places where she worshipped. In 2007, Tina became the Founder and Pastor of In His Image Covenant Church. Pastor Wilson was elevated to the office of an Apostle in early 2010.
Apostle Tina A. Wilson is preceded in death by her beloved father-George E. Brown and her husband-Rev. Louis Wilson. She leaves to celebrate her life her mother-Sister Lessie Brown; her daughter-Tynika Mingo (Luther); two sons-Glenn Berry, Jr. ("Lil Glenn) and Josiah Landon Charles Wilson; two sisters-Deborah Brown (Michael) and Cassandra Lott (Kevin); one brother-Michael Ball (Shelia); two grandchildren-Alyssia and Christian Mingo and a host if nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Service: Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:00 A.M.
In His Image Covenant Church - 425-C Aldine Bender - Houston, Texas
Minister Luther Mingo, Officiating
Pastor Terrance Hicks, Eulogist

Interment: Brookside Memorial Park
Final Arrangements Entrusted To:
Pruitt's Mortuary
7518 North Main Street - Houston, Texas 77022


November 9, 2010

Dorothy Mae Hicks

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me, I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me, please try and understand that and angel come and called my name and took me by the hand and said my place was ready in heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I truly love. So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.
Love,
Dorothy Hicks

Dorothy Mae Hicks was born to Willie Reff, Jr. and Thelma Lee Johnson in Houston, Texas on February 13, 1940. She attended Burrus Elementary School and she was a graduate of Kashmere Garden High School. She received Christ at an early age and attended The Church of The Living God under the late Jewel Johnson, Pastor.
Dorothy was a loving, caring soul and in the greatest of times was filled an abundance of knowledge. During her prosperous years she worked for Houston Independent School District as a supervisor for twenty two years Dorothy quietly passed away on October 31, 2010 at 9:00 P.M. at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas.
She is preceded in death by both parents-Willie Reff, Jr. and Thelma Lee Johnson; one daughter- Angel Renee Hicks and two brothers-George Gay, Jr. and Robert Person. She leaves to mourn one son-Derrick Hicks, Sr. of Houston, Texas; two sisters-Norma Person and Diane Love; two brothers-John L. Love and Eugene Love; three aunts-Ruby Thomas, Faye Fields and Vernell Smith and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service
Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:30 P.M.
Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel
7518 N. Main Street
Houston, Texas 77022

October 31, 2010

Quotesha Shanette Viel

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, no crying; neither shall there be no more pain; for the former things are passed away." Rev. 21:4

Quotesha Shanette was born April 4, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas to John and Marvis Viel. She won the race and crossed the finish line on October 31, 2010 at her home. Shanette is smiling because she and her surrogate mother, Marsha Pierre, will be watching over HER babies.
Quotesha accepted Christ at the age of 5 at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. She was baptized by Pastor F. D. Anderson. She became a very active member of the junior usher board, member of the Kids Choir, junior mission, she often filled in as a recording clerk taking minutes for Sunday school, youth choir, food committee and Sunday School Teacher for the youth from 1998 until her death. Her education started at Hidden Valley Elementary, Wells Middle School and Westfield High School graduating in the class of 1997. She attended 1 year of school at North Harris County College. Quotesha worked in Early Child Care Development at various places which started at Northland Christian Academy in the summer of 1995. She continued in this field until her health prevented her from working. She always loved working with children.

Quotesha (Tisa-Net) aka (CoCo) leaves to cherish her memories (2) sons-Jeremiah and Josiah; mother-Marvis Pierre-Viel; father-John H. Viel (Travonne); (2) brothers-Derrick Viel (Jennifer) and Johnthan Viel; (1) stepsister-Cissy; friend-Johnny; (2) peculiar aunts-Linda Hunter and Patty Dixon; (2) great aunts; (8) aunties; (4) uncles and a host of relatives, friends and church family.

Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00 P.M.
Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church
1450 West Gulf Bank
Houston, Texas


October 31, 2010

Bernice Peavy Davis

"We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord."
--II CORINTHIANS 5:8

On May 24, 1942 in Houston, Texas, a baby girl was born to Louis Jerry (L.J.) Peavy, Sr and Elsie Mae White. They named their only daughter, Bernice and she quickly obtained the nickname "Sis".
She joined church at a very young age and was baptized at Salem Missionary Baptist by Rev. Arthur McCullough. Later, she united with New Friendship Baptist under the leadership of Rev. F. Banks. Bernice obtained her Elementary and Junior High School Education at James D. Burrus and was voted the school "Queen" in 1959. She went on to Booker T. Washington High School, graduating in January 1962 and subsequently entered Paul Quinn College in Waco, majoring in Elementary Education.

On September 2, 1966, she married Rodell Davis and four children were born to this union: Kimberlyn "Kim", Kenny, Marcus, and Andrew (Chucky). Through this marriage, she gained 10 more children. Through the years, Bernice gained a reputation for being an excellent cook, working at "The Family Diner" restaurant for 14 years. Everyone just loved her good ole home cooking. She also had a love for children, resulting in the opening of the "NaNa" Daycare.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents: L.J. and Elsie Mae Peavy; three brothers: Louis, Jr. (Lump), Tommy Gene (Geddy), and Aubry Leon (Little Man). She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Rodell Davis, and , all of their 14 children: Kim, Kenny (Toya), Marcus, Andrew (Tarnesha), John Henry (Raynez), A. Chester (Gail), Van (Sue), Anthony (Tish), Kerry (deceased), Linda (Pat), Rita, Alda, Gwen (Billy) and Shelia (John). Being the natural helper and mother to everyone she met, her gift of love, nurturing, and other precious memories will definitely be cherished by her exceptionally loving offspring, consisting of 49 grandchildren, 47 great-grand, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and her daycare kids. She also leaves to celebrate her life, a loving brother, Wheeler "Boe" Peavy; God sister: Arie Monticure Muhammad; Sister-in-laws: Elsie Mae Peavy, Gertie King, and Eartha Lee Davis; Brother-in-laws: Robert Davis (Dorothy), Jessie Davis (Bobbie), and Willie Davis (Eddie). Faithful nieces and nephews: Ann Peavy, Arthena Peavy, Ronnie Peavy, and Tony Peavy. 4 aunts: Gracie Lloyd, Emma Allen, Mildred Henry of San Diego, and Mary Leanna Smith; One uncle, Dave Riley of Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close close friends. "Sis" or "NaNa", as she was affectionately known by many, made her transition on October 27, 2010 at 2:50 a.m. at Methodist Willow Brook Hospital to join her parents and her three brothers in eternal rest.

Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Mt. Pilgrim
908 E. 32 ½, Houston, Texas 77022
Rev. G. T. CURRY, Pastor
Rev. ESAW PEAVY, Jr, Officiating


October 27, 2010

Joe Helen Perkins

Ms. Joe Helen Perkins was born November 20, 1936 to the late Fulton and Catherine Perkins of Loreauville, Louisiana. She was one of seven children. She later moved to Houston, Texas where she attended Phyllis Wheatley High School. She gave birth to five children-3 sons - Anthony Perkins, Demetress Perkins and Herman Perkins and 2 daughters-Vanessa and Selina Perkins. After working many years she retired from Houston Independent School District. She was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Joe Dancey, Sr.
She is preceded in death by her 3 sons-Anthony Perkins, Demetress Perkins, and Herman Perkins ; (3) sisters- Elizabeth Martin, Betty Jean Brown and Angela Herbert and (2) brothers-Volta Perkins and Herman Perkins. She leaves to cherish her precious memories her daughters Vanessa Perkins and Selina Perkins; (3) grandchildren-Yolanda Perkins, Howard Perkins, and Samantha Weatherspoon; (3) great grandchildren-Andre Perkins, Alexandria Best and Mia Davis; (1) sister-Fullena Cole; (1) sister-in-law-Jessie Mae Perkins and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Service
Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 A.M.
St. James Missionary Baptist Church
3407 Bellfort
Houston, Texas 77051
Rev. Joe E. Dancey, Sr., Officiating Pastor


October 27, 2010

Alex C. Coleman

Mr. Alex C. Coleman was born on May 11, 1940 in Shongaloo, Louisiana to Luther Coleman and Dessie Hall. At an early age he was baptized at Salem Baptist Church in Shongaloo, Louisiana. He later moved to Houston, Texas in 1959 where he met and married Mary Ann Coleman on February 18, 1967.
He Leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted wife, Mary Ann Coleman; four generations of children he was blessed to raise, Donald Menard, Ronald Menard, Serita Jones, Gwendolyn Beller, Eddie Lavergne, Edward Lavergne, Thomas Lavergne, Ambrose Lavergne, John Thompson, Cocieyanna Turner, Johnnarville Turner, and Perrion Turner; a sister, Sullistene Butler; a brother, Luther Coleman, Jr. (Gertrude); step-mother, Bessie Coleman; four special nieces, Cynthia Fields (Victor), Tanquita Bowdry, Laquita Thompson, and Alfreda Lavergne; two special nephew, Fredrick Butler (Felicia) and Delmus Menard; three nieces, LaSandra Coleman, Sonya Coleman and Cynthia Thomas; two nephews, Gerry Coleman and Alvin Butler; two great nieces, Neriyah Butler and Zahrah Butler; two god children, Yolanda Chatman and Aaron Menard; seven sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 A.M
Pruitt's Mortuary - 7518 North Main Street @ East 36th Street
Houston, Texas 77022
Officiating: Rev. John F. Chatman, Sr.


October 27, 2010

Patricia Ann Chatten

Patricia Ann Jeffery was born March 18, 1961 to Lottie Mae Jacobs and Silas Jeffery in Darlington, SC. She moved to Harrisburg, PA with her mother in 1972 and went to school and attended John Harris High.
After working at new Cumberland Army Depot for many years she met her husband Arthur Chatten and from that union Tasha Marie was born. They moved to Houston, TX in 1985 and resided for a few years before moving to Channelview, TX.
Patricia battled with the disease lupus for many years and lost that fight on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 2:27 P.M. Preceding her in death was her mother-Lottie Mae Jacobs of Harrisburg, PA; father-Silas Jeffery of Darlington, SC; sister-Gloria Ann Jeffery of Harrisburg, PA; grandfather-Woodrow Jacobs of Darlington, SC and nephew-Theodore L. Williams of Houston, TX. Surviving her is her husband-Arthur Chatten; daughter-Tasha M. Jeffery of Channelview, TX; son-Conrad (PJ) Jeffery of Little Rock, AR; step-children-Lisa Chatten from the state of Delaware and Jermaine Jenkins of Plainfield, New Jersey; sister-Cynthia Jeffery of Harrisburg, PA; brother-David Jacobs of Atlanta, GA; Grandmother-Kathie Jacobs of Darlington, SC; aunt-Herlena Gales of Baltimore, MD; (3) sisters-in-laws-Barbara Jean Myers of Hurt, VA., Rosa Haley of Plainfield, New Jersey and Carolyn Leverier of Houston, TX; brother-in-law-William Chatten of Florida; grandchildren-Deonnah Essex, Jeremiah Jeffery and Zephaniah Jeffery Allison; nieces-Phyllis Bates of Dallas, TX, Joan Witcher of Altavista, VA. And Teresa Garrett of Houston, TX, Jasmine Pinnick of Harrisburg, PA, and Doris Jacobs of Florence, SC; nephews-David Jacobs, Jr. of Florence SC, Phillip Pinnick, Jr., of Harrisburg, PA, Steven Williams of Harrisburg, PA, Sherman Myers of Hurt, VA, and Michael Chatten of Houston, TX and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 P.M.
Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel - 7518 North Main Street @ East 36th Street
Houston, Texas 77022
Dr. C. G. Williams, Officiating

October 25, 2010

Harold Norwood, Sr.

Harold Norwood, Sr. was born on November 4, 1940 in Houston, Texas to Mamie and Sandy Norwood, Sr. He attended Brock Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School where he was a member of the marching band. He was a very generous outgoing person who loved life and his children.
Harold married Johnny Mae McDonald and to this union was born a son, Harold Norwood, Jr. (deceased) Forever cherishing his memories are daughters: Tangelia Pruitt, Nicole Alexander and Renae Arterberry; sons: Gregory Nace, Christopher Norwood and Delbert Chaney; sisters: LaVerne Soileau (Ivory), Bessie Alexander, Brenda Whitfield (John); brother: John L. Norwood (Maggie); sister-in-law: Barbara Norwood and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Service:
Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Pruitt's Funeral Home
7518 N. Main - Houston, Texas 77022
713-864-2609
Rev. Ivory Soileau, Officiating

October 23, 2010

Keenan Lyles Mosley

Keenan Lyles Mosley-Date of Death: September 20, 2010.

Service Information: Saturday, September 25, 2010, Pruitt's Chapel-2:00 P.M.
Interment: Private



September 20, 2010

Carolyn Diane Merriett

Psalms 100:1-5
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord-He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves, we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting: and His truth endureth to all generation.


Carolyn Diane Oglesby was born on December 28, 1948 to Roger Oglesby and Georgia Oglesby in Toccoa, Georgia. She was the seventh of thirteen children.
Carolyn accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour in 1979 and she was filled with the Holy Ghost. While in Houston, Texas she faithfully served at Emmanuel Apostolic Church, El Bethel Apostolic and Christ Temple Apostolic Church.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her father-Roger Oglesby; siblings-Michael, Shelia, Jimmy, and Harold.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband-Henry W. Merriett; daughter-Bernita Duckett (Abednego "Ben"); son-Henry Darby Merriett (Katoshia); step-daughter (Beverly Crump); mother-Georgia Oglesby; sisters-Pearl Howard, Sarah Jacobs, Barbara Neal (Roy), Marcella Brinkley (Alvin), Peggy Samuel and Mary Mayfield; brothers-Terrell (Robbie) and Steve Oglesby; (9) grandchildren-Ternita, Amirachle, Benjamin (Duckett), Isaiah, Jeremiah, Aaron( Merriet), Danielle, Javier and Demetrius Crump and a host of relatives and friends.

Service Information: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Christ Temple Apostolic Church, 11:00 A.M.
6202 Lockwood Dr. - Houston, Texas 77026 - Phone: (713) 635-1301
Elder David Allen, Jr., Officiating
INTERMENT: Houston Memorial Gardens



September 18, 2010

Davis Brooks, Jr.

Davis Brooks, Jr. - Date of Death: September 16, 2010

Service Information: Saturday, September 25, 2010, St. Paul AME Church-11:00 A.M.
Kingsville, TX; Rev. Idolha Battle, Officiating
Interment: Chamberlin Cemetery



September 16, 2010

Joyce Villegas

Joyce Villegas, Date of Death: September 15, 2010.

Service Information: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Pruitt's Chapel-11:00 A.M.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Houston, Texas



September 15, 2010

Anthony D. Anderson

Anthony Anderson, a man of God, son, husband, father, and friend entered into eternal rest at Sugar Land Methodist Hospital on September 15, 2010. He was 43 years old.
He leaves to cherish a devoted wife, Delorce Anderson, whomhe mirried March 27th, 1999; three children: Hananiah Anderson, Azariah Anderson, and Christian Love Anderson; a loving mother, Dorothy Faye Anderson; father William Miller; and a wonderful stepmother Beverly Jean. He also leaves behind two grandmothers Lenora Anderson of South Bend, IN; Wilhelminia Matten of Buchanan, MI; three sisters: Kimberly Augustas of Lenexa, KS and her husband; Ericka Miller of Gladstone, MO; Tonya Miller of North Hollywood, CA; Geena Miller of Pacoima, CA; along with two brothers William Miller, Jr. of Holywood, CA; and Eddie Miller of North Hollywood, CA as well as closely knit family of aunts and nephews whom he loved tremendously.

Service Information-Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Church Without Walls-11:00 A.M., Pastor Ralph Douglas West, Officiating
Interment: Private


September 15, 2010

Vera Reece

The Family of Vera Reece graciously thanks everyone for their heartfelt words of comfort, telephone calls, cards, flowers and contributions.

Interment:
Paradise North Cemetery - 10401 W. Montgomery Rd. - Houston, Texas

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted To:
Pruitt's Mortuary - 7518 N. Main Street - Houston, Texas 77022

Repass Dinner:
Mt. Calm Missionary Baptist Church
2711 DeSoto - Houston, Texas 77091 - (713) 681-8092


Service: September 18th - 9am to 11am Viewing
Funeral Service at 11am
Light of The World Church
16161 Old Humble Road - Houston, TX

Ezekiel Poole

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that also love his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8
On December 12, 1923 a baby child was born to David Poole and Hattie Edwards.
Ezekiel Poole accepted Christ at an early age. On May 16, 1945 he was united in Holy Matrimony to Queen Esther Houston. Mr. Poole attended Jack Yates Senior High School. He was a member of several Masonic Lodges.
He retired from Bosworth Paper Company where he was a truck driver for many years. He is preceded in death by his wife-Queen Ester Poole; 2 brothers-Dave and David Poole and 1 grandchild-Ester Pearl Wright. He leaves to cherish his memory a son-Allen Jones (Alma); 3 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; 1 adopted daughter-Irene Farr; 1 adopted son-Jessie and a host of other relatives and friends.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:00 P.M.
Pruitt's Mortuary Chapel - 7518 North Main Street - Houston, Texas 77022
Rev. Marshall Harris, Officiating


Lue Willie Green

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
On March 23, 1940, Lue Willie Smith was born to Ben Smith and Ollie Mae Smith in Blackberry, Texas. She attended Richard H.S. in Richards, Texas. She moved to Houston and joined Community Fellowship (formerly Greater Northside Antioch) where she remained a faithful member until her death. She is preceded in death by her parents- Ben and Ollie Mae Smith; (3) brothers- Roosevelt Bradley, Herman Stafford and Bennie Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memory: husband- Frank Green, (3) sons-Thomas Bryan (Faye), Michael Bryan (Ethel), and Nickino Harris (Rumana); (4) daughters-Belinda Jenkins (Robert), JoAnn Wooten (Little Joe), Angela Goods, and Mollie Bryan (Larry); (5) sisters-Easter Kennerson, Jaran Jeffery, Jeweleen Benjamin, Lee Ella York, and Ollie Baldwin; (1) aunt-Mary Brooks; a devoted caraegiver and niece-Annie Mae Shorter; (22) Grandchildren; (16) Great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 Funeral Services Start at 11:00 A.M.
Community Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
2500 Campbell St. - Houston, Texas 77026
Pastor Reginald C. Rose, Officiating Minister


September 14, 2010

Robin Edwards

Mrs. Robin Edwards passed away on September 13, 2010.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m.
Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m.
Both services will be held in the chapel of Pruitt's Mortuary.
Interment will follow at Paradise North Cemetery.



September 13, 2010

Helen Harris

Ms. Helen Harris passed away on September 13, 2010.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 9-10:55 a.m.
Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m.
Both services will be held at Power House Church of God in Christ, 9118 Hirsh Rd, Houston, TX.
Interment will follow at Paradise North Cemetery.

September 13, 2010

Demondtrion "Boobie" Boyd

Mr. Demondtrion "Boobie" Boyd passed away on September 13, 2010.

Visitation:
Saturday, 9-10:55 AM
at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 4706 E. Mt. Houston.
Funeral Services:
Saturday, 11:00 AM at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 4706 E. Mt. Houston.
Interment-Paradise North Cemetery.

September 13, 2010

Everrett Washington

A Man of Dignity - Everrett Darnell Washington - 10/22/1958 - 09/11/2010.
He leaves to cherish his memories his son-Torrie Curry; grandson-Torrie Curry, Jr.; mother-Carolyn Washington; brother-Damon Washington; aunt-Albertyne Lindley (Ennis); uncle-Hulen Oliver (Barbara) and a host of cousins, other relatives, church family and friends.

MY ATTITUDE
I Promise Myself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work for only for the best and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature I meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the pressure of trouble.
My Attitude…is my life.

Service Information: Saturday, September 25, 2010, Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church-11:00 A.M.
Rev. G. T. Curry, Pastor/Rev. Edwin Deese, Officiating Pastor
Interment: Paradise North Cemetery


September 11, 2010

Willie Mae Wilson

Mrs. Willie Mae Wilson passed away on September 9, 2010.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 17, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. at Pruitt's Mortuary.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at FIRST Metropolitan Church, 8870 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Houston, TX.
Interment will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery.

September 9, 2010

Joe Leonard Sweat, Jr.

Mr. Joe Leonard Sweat, Jr. was born January 20, 1963 to Joe and Joyce Sweat at G. L. Prince Hospital in Crockett, Texas. Joe was baptized at an early age at Greater Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. W. Leo Daniels. He later rededicated and accepted the plan of salvation on November 1, 2009 at St. Stephens Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Paul D. Landrew until the Lord called him to his heavenly home on September 8, 2010. Joe enlisted in the U. S. Army for 8 years. Joe was united in Holy Matrimony to Tracy Rene' Sweat for 11 years and to this union one child was born.
Joe was educated in the North Forrest Independent School District, and he graduated from M.B. Smiley High School in 1981. Joe was a loving son, caring and stern brother, loving and caring father, and loyal friend to whomever he met. Joe never met a stranger. His unconditional love for his family and friends will remain forever in our hearts.
Preceded in death by: Father: Joe L. Sweat, Sr.; Grandparents: Sherman and Estella Sweat, Mae Bell Smith, and Dixie L. Pervis. He leaves to cherish precious memories his baby and son-Christopher John Sweat ("Big Papa"); mother-Joyce Simmons (Fred); sisters-Gizell (Gee) Sweat, Shauna (Nikki) Sweat and Shevaughna (Pou-Ms. Black) Sweat-Lockley; nieces-Shaunique (Theta) Sweat, Joyclyn (Jorney) Sweat, Jamesia (Mesia) Lockley and Shameca (Meca) Lockley; God-Mother-Agnes Jones; God-Son-Steven (Lil-Stevie "get tha ball Joe") Duncan; play sisters-Renee Thomas and Paula Denman and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, friends and the M. B. Smiley class of 1981 including the Sweat Hogs.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:00 A.M.
ST. STEPHEN'S BAPTIST CHURCH - 170 Rittenhouse - Houston, Texas 77076
Pastor Paul D. Landrew, Pastor and Eulogist

Interment
Monday, September 20, 2010-12:30 P.M.
Final Arrangements Entrusted To: Pruitt's Mortuary


September 8, 2010

Harriette Mary Beason

Harriette Mary Beason was born on October 19, 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska to Robbie Mae Edmonson and John Beason. She is the eldest child of Robbie and John, followed by her brother Robert Beason.
Spiritually, Harriette accepted Christ as her personal savior at fairly early age. As a result, much of her formative years were spent in church. Following her move to Houston, Harriette attended Abundant Life Cathedral, Union Bethal, and Windsor Village, before settling on Brookhollow-Church Without Walls.
Harriette was called to God on Tuesday, September 6th, 2010 at West Houston Hospital in Houston, TX. She is survived by her son, Terrance Beason, her brother, Robert Beason, sister-in-law, Laurie Beason, nephews Bobby, Tony, and Tyler, and nieces, Wendy, Tori, Tiffany, and Whitney who all reside in Missouri.

Visitation Monday, 6-9:00PM in the Chapel of Pruitt's Mortuary.
Funeral Services Tuesday, 11:00 AM at The Church Without Walls, 7500 Eldridge Parkway.
Dr. Ralph Douglas West, Pastor.
Interment-Evergreen Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

September 6, 2010

Jesus Rene Martinez

Jesus Rene Martinez returned to the Lord on Sunday, September 5, 2010 after a year of battling cancer. He was born in Taft, TX. July 10, 1970 to Juan Rene Martinez and Jo Ann Bosquez. He is survived by his wife Cesily Martinez, his son's Courtney, Nicholas, Malik and daughter's Autumn, Karina, Madison. His mother Jo Ann & Stephen Blair. His brothers Joseph Martinez and Scott Blair, his sisters Vanessa Martinez- Dempsey and Ashley Blair Sharp. Nieces and nephews, Uncles and Aunts. He is preceded in death by his father and grandmother Ofelia Martinez.

Funeral Service
Friday, September 10, 2010 12:00 PM
Pruitt's Mortuary - 7518 North Main - Houston, Texas 77022
Final Resting Place: Houston Memorial Gardens

September 5, 2010

Helen J. Matthews

Helen J. Matthews entered this world on August 2, 1929, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Simmons. She departed on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 6:30 A.M. Helen known to many as "Sis. Matthews" attended Augustana Lutheran School and graduated from Peabody High School in Alexandria, LA. She pursued her career in nursing, became an LVN and retired from St. Joseph Hospital. Helen met the love her of life and united in holy matrimony to Henry Matthews on February 16, 1963, and they were together until God called him home.
She leaves to celebrate her life; her children Bettye McPhatter, Reginald (Reggie) Stearns, Ren'a Lewis, Barbara(Baby)Stearns, Gwendolyn(Big G) Bolton (Horace), Sandra(Rose)Stearns, God children; Mr. Rick Popper, Joyce Smith, two of her favorite cousins; Ethel Mae Muriel of Ft. Worth Texas, and Willie Mae Washington of Houston, Texas; one of her near and dearest friend whom she called "Sis" Mother Tillman; 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation Friday, 6-9:00 PM at Faith Tabernacle Christian Center, 8424 Ley Road, Houston, Texas 77028.
Funeral Services Saturday, 11:00 AM at the church.
Interment will take place Monday, 12:00 PM at Houston National Cemetery.

September 4, 2010

Iveria Marie Lee

Iveria Marie Lee passed away on September 3, 2010. Visitation Saturday, 9-11:55AM & Funeral Services will begin at 12:00PM in the Chapel of Pruitt's Mortuary. Interment will take place at the Houston National Cemetery, Monday 11:00 AM

September 3, 2010

Jessie Box, Jr.

Box, Jessie Jr. of Crockett age 87, was born in Crockett, to the late Jessie Sr. and Beatrice (Terry) Box. Jessie was the proud graduate of Crockett Colored High School in 1947. Jessie leaves to celebrate his life three daughters, Claudean Mathis, of Houston, Jesselyn Reese & spouse Billy, of Huntsville, and Jessica Woodson & spouse, Jeffrey, of Houston. Jessie also leaves to celebrate his life, 7 grandchildren: Rodney Bennett, Rochelle Bennett, Andre Jackson, Deraunda Hyman, Miiko Rowley, James Fisher, Jr., and Jeremy Woodson. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Johnson and Florence Chatman, two brothers, Henry Earl Box, and James Box, one grandson, Obi Richardson, and one great-grandson, Joseph Trent Jackson, and 14 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jessie enlisted in the United Stated Army July 3, 1942 where he acquired the nickname, "Hound-dog," because of in innate ability to identify and troubleshoot potential hazards. Corporal Box received honorable discharge in October 1945 from 3501st Quartermaster Truck Company. Jessie was a Master Mechanic and Wrecker Service Driver for many years at King Motor Company in Crockett. He began a law enforcement career as a Correctional Officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the late 1960's. Jessie later received the Law Enforcement Officer Standards Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and served as a Police Officer with the Crockett Police Department until his retirement in the late 1970's. Among his favorite hobbies during retirement were custom accessorizing his Chevrolet pickup truck, collecting art, monitoring information on his Citizens Band radio, and watching westerns on television.

HOMEGOING SERVICES
Friday, September 10, 2010 10:00 AM
Pruitt's Chapel - 7518 North Main Street, Houston, Texas 77022
Pastor Billy Reese Officiating
Interment-Houston National Cemetery

Evans Norris Jr.

Evans Norris Jr., passed away on August 29, 2010. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 2nd from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Both services will be held in the Chapel of Pruitt's Mortuary. Interment-Houston National Cemetery. Anthony C. Kay-Directing.





August 29, 2010

DOUGLAS WAYNE EVANS

DOUGLAS WAYNE EVANS WAS BORN JULY 19, 1959 IN HOUSTON, TX. HIS PARENTS WERE JESSIE MAE BENJAMIN EVANS AND JAMES JOSEPH SR. HE ATTENDED BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. HE DEPARTED HIS LIFE ON AUGUST 29, 2010. WAYNE WAS PRECEDED IN HIS PASSING BY HIS PARENTS, (SISTER) RUTH MARTIN AND (BROTHER) MICHEAL EVANS. LEFT TO CHERISH HIM IN MEMORY ARE: HIS WIFE-PEARLYNN EVANS; 2 STEP CHILDREN-JASMYNE AND CAMERON; 3 SISTERS-BIRDIE GIBBONS (HANK), GWENDOLYN EVANS (DONALD) AND BARBAR ISAAC (CLINTON), 3 BROTHERS-JULIUIS BAGWELL, JAMES EVANS, AND EDDIE C. EVANS; 21 NEICES AND NEPHEWS, NUMEROUOS GREAT NEICES & NEPHEWS, AND GREAT GREAT NIECES & NEPHEWS, BEST FRIENDS-PEE WEE AND ARRUNN DELANEY, ONE SPECIAL FRIEND; OTHER HOSTS OF FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.


FUNERAL SERVICES
SATURDAY 11:00 A.M. SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
HOLY TEMPLE DELIVERANCE - 1199 CROSSTIMBERS - HOUSTON, TX 77022
REV. EARL WILBERT OFFICIATING
Interment-Houston National Cemetery

AUGUST 29, 2010

Earl William McAdams, Jr.

Earl William McAdams, Jr. was born June 27, 1938 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His parents were Earl William McAdams, Sr. and Eva McAdams, "nee Taylor." Bill was very spiritual and enjoyed listening to gospel music and going to concerts. Bill can best be described as a kindhearted and generous man. He was very protective of his family and a good provider. He was quick-witted and liked to make people laugh. He was loved by his family and friends, and will truly be missed. Memories of "Billy Boy", "Dad", "PaPa", "Bill", "Earl", "Mac", "McAdams" and "1001" will be cherished by all who knew him and especially by his beloved wife-Maria Snow-McAdams ("Baby"); (1) son-Errick J. McAdams (fiancée-Camsie Matis); (3) daughters-Jocelyn Williams ("Johnson"), Joy Williams ("Jo"), and Genevia McAdams ("Possum Head"); (2) sisters-Marjorie Anderson and Alice Morgan (Justus); (3) first cousins-David Holliman (Mildred), JoKatherine Holliman Page (Jerome) and Bettie Ewell of Los Angeles, CA; (2) nephews-Dean and Duane Anderson; (2) nieces-Marjorie Russell and Anna Marie Anderson; Mother-in Law-Catherine Deanes (Virgil); (5) Brothers-in-law-Roy Richason, Barton Snow, Robert Snow, Martin Snow, and Gary Wells; (2) Sisters-in-law-Rita Snow Wells and Veronica Snow Richason; nieces and nephews, longtime friends and Texas "extended family" at Phoenix EMS and Katy Cinco Ranch Dialysis Unit.

Service Friday, September 3, 2010 11:00 A.M.
Morgan Memorial Chapel C.O.G.I.C. - 701 N. Spruce St. - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905
Elder Justus B. Morgan, Officiating

August 10, 2010

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