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                   Nicandro Fajardo

Nicandro Fajardo

Nicandro Fajardo was born and raised in Anteojos SLP Mexico on March 15, 1939 to Salome Fajardo and Justina Paz. Nicandro was a hard worker. In his younger years he worked many hours on farms. Later in life he earned a living by moving houses which gave him great enjoyment. He was a fun person who enjoyed having fun and hanging out with friends. He loved the ladies! Nicardo will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Survivors of Nicandro are sons Heriberto Fajardo, wife Hipolita Fajardo; Efrain Fajardo wife Silvia Salaices; Rolando Fajardo wife Elizabeth; daughters Victoria Fajardo, husband Francisco NiNo (deceased); Adela Fajardo, husband Jamie Mateos; Guadalupe Fajardo, husband Fernando Chavelaz; Quila Elem; brother Vicente Fajardo; sisters Santana Fajardo, Magdalena Fajardo, Getrudiz Fajardo; nineteen (19) grandchildren; and twenty-one (21) great-grandchildren. Visitation: Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Walker & Walker Service: Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 11:00 AM Walker & Walker

                        Clarence Luce

Clarence Luce

Clarence was born April 28, 1958 to Alton J.B. Luce and Reba Lucile Hensley Luce. He was raised in Grapeland and went to Grapeland Independent School District and worked as a truck driver for many years. For those that knew Clarence, you know that he was a righteous man. For those that really knew Clarence, we know that wasn’t always the case. Clarence lived a very fruitful life. It had its ups and downs, much like most lives. He’s lived and loved in many places, but still managed to make his way back home. Thankfully he found the Lord these past few years and begun his life on the right path. With that came family, friends, and forgiveness. Rather than be sad, we are proud. Proud of the strength it took to overcome his mistakes and most of all, proud of his faith in the Lord. We know he’s smiling down on us from above. Clarence leaves behind his sons, Zach Luce and wife April, Ben Wheeler, TX, Jeff Sexton and wife Ashley, Walnut Mississippi, and Ian Luce, Florida; daughter Jennifer Thomas and husband Jamie, Grapeland, TX; brother Mike Luce and wife Ronnie Luce, Grapeland, TX; and thirteen (13) grandchildren and three (3) step-grandchildren. We would like to give a special thanks to Fresenius Dialysis Unit, Crockett, TX, Christus Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas, Lori Neubauer, Nurse Practitioner and staff of Grapeland, TX, a Piney Woods’ Provider Service, Lufkin, TX and Oak Grove Baptist Church. Visitation: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Walker & Walker Service: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:00 AM Oak Grove Baptist Church, Grapeland, TX

                       Therlesia Harris

Therlesia Harris

Therlesia “Lesia” Harris was full of love and energy. Lesia was born on September 14, 1973 to Mr. Tom Edward Ervin and Esrielene Harris. Lesia was raised in Crockett, Texas and graduated in 1992 from Crockett High School. Lesia accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Union Prairie Baptist Church, Porter Springs, TX. She worked at Wal-Mart for several years as a stocker and in the deli. Lesia was always a joy to be around and kept those around her laughing. She had a tremendous amount of love for her family and friends. She has always taken those in need into her home and provided them with a safe place to stay. Lesia was very giving and was there to help others when needed. She loved her “grand babies” so much and would do anything for them. Some of her favorite things to do was watch wrestling on Monday nights and Karate movies. Lesia will be truly missed but her memories will be carried on by friends and family. She’s preceded in death by grandmothers Lula Mae Kelly Harris and Cluteen Ervin; great-grandmother Theresa William, Aunt Violet McMearn and Uncle Henry Harris. Left to cherish Lesia’s memories is son Jagerrion McKnight, Crockett, TX; daughters Raleshia Harris, Crockett, TX, Shaquille (Christopher) Barrett, Arlington, TX; three grandchildren, Aubrey Barrett, Riley Barrett, and Zuri McKnight; parents Tom Ervine and Esrielene Ervine, Crockett, TX, brother Paul (Delores) Harris, Italy, TX; sisters Diane Moten, Crockett, TX, Tonya Harris, Waco, TX, Bonita (Thomas) McDowell, Waco, TX, Angela Love, Crockett, TX; aunts Rose Washington, Angela Ewing, Vannesser Mitchell, Yvonne Holmes, and favorite aunt Brenda Ervin; uncles Jim Ervin, Johnny Ray Ervin, Clifford Ervin, LeNorris Ervin, Joe Ed Ervin, Sedrick Harris, Donald Harris and Hayward Harris; great Aunts Mary Lee Daniels and Theresa Colter; special friends Courtney Bacon, LaKeitha Legette and Natasha Newman, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Visitation: Friday, November 12, 2021 - 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Walker & Walker Service: Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 12:00 PM Forest Lawn Cemetery, Crockett, TX

                      Gloria J. Alvarado

Gloria J. Alvarado

Gloria J. Alvarado was called home to be with our savior on October 14, 2021 after losing her battle with Delta Covid Pneumonia. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Perkins who raised her in Jacinto City, TX, her youngest sibling, Ricki Lee Perkins, ex-husband, Larry I Flash and let's not forget, Patrick N Rowan. She leaves behind two beautiful daughters, Carolyn J. Stapleton, husband Guy Stapleton of Crockett, and Lisa Annan, husband John Annan of California; four grandchildren; two from Carolyn - Michael Angelo and Elizabeth Ann Cira; and two from Lisa - Alexandria Annan and Hunter Annan; one great granddaughter, Isobel Grace Annan, one great grandson, Isaac David Cira; long time partner - Raymond Alvarado; two sisters Linda Otmishi, husband Homayoun Otmishi and Joan Perkins, one brother Larry Perkins, wife Shirley Perkins; and many nieces and nephews that she spoiled who loved her deeply. Gloria graduated the class of '62 at Galena Park High in Galena Park, Texas. She worked for Dresser Rand/Emerson for over 40 years. She had numerous friends there that she considered family. A memorial for Gloria will be planned and posted on her FB page in the future.

                    Earnest Davis Jr.

Earnest Davis Jr.

Earnest Davis Jr. (69) was born October 10, 1951 to Jesse & Arlene Davis. He was raised in Grapeland and attended school at W.R. Banks. He was an avid gardener who loved planting flowers and watching them flourish. He was a master at fixing vehicles and worked as a mechanic for many many years. Anything that needed to be worked on to get running, Earnest, better known as “Oodey” was the man to call. Oodey loved to dance. Just put some music on and you had a dance partner and there was no shame in him dancing by himself. His last employer was Pennington & Sons. He will be greatly missed by the Grapeland Community and all who knew and loved him. Earnest leaves behind daughters Linda Lewis, Shondra Lewis, Stephanie Davis, sons, Tyrone Davis and Eric Davis, and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial Service to be announced by the family at a later date.

                         Vicki Abbott

Vicki Abbott

Vicki Ann Abbott (55) was the baby of 3, born in St. Louis, MO. and raised in Little Rock, AR. She married Robbie Abbott, October 28, 1984 and together they had two (2) children. Vicki called herself a “Home Economics Major”. She was a loving house wife for thirty-seven (37) years. Robbie was the love of her life. She was a believer who loved the Lord. She had a special relationship with her grandkids who were precious and near to her heart. One of her happiest moments in life was the birth of her granddaughter, Victoria (Tori) Abbott. They shared a special bond that will never be broken. Her joy continued as three (3) grandsons were added to her heart, Caleb, Matthew and Jacob. She loved music, especially gospel and her dog, Sophia, was her baby. Vicki transitioned September 24, 2021 in Grapeland, TX. She will be greatly missed by her family. Vicki is preceded in death by her mother Mildred Pauline Davis, sister Barbara Ottwell, brother Glenn Davis and cousin/best friend Barbara Schrock. Left to cherish her memories is her husband Robbie Abbott, Grapeland, TX; son James Ellington Abbott III, Grapeland, TX; daughter Connie Rene Gardner (Donald), Grapeland, TX; and four (4) grandchildren. Visitation: Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Walker & Walker Service: Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:00 AM Walker & Walker

                         James Watson

James Watson

James Carrol Watson was the oldest of three children born to James “Pete” and Mary Watson on March 14, 1978 in Palestine, Texas. Most people knew James as “Wonks”. He had a heart as big as Texas, and never met a stranger. If you only knew him for the troubles he had, you didn’t know him well. James loved the Lord and knew the Good Book front to back. James graduated from Grapeland High School in 1996. He was a member of the baseball and golf team, and enjoyed spending time with his classmates. James was a Jack of all trades, and could teach you anything…. from hitting a golf ball to building a house - he knew it all. In recent years, he spent most of his time loving on his grand-babies. When he wasn’t doing that, you could likely find him across someone’s fence at a fishing hole. Though he struggled greatly with his health in his final years, his family takes comfort knowing he is now at peace. James went to be with the Lord at the age of 43, on September 19, 2021. Left to continue his legacy is his parents Pete and Mary Watson, son Blake Watson (Kelsie) of Grapeland, TX; daughters Atlana Watson (Connor), and Mary Jane both of Grapeland, TX Sydney Watson (Tink) of Lahaina, Maui, sister Heather Chipman (Jesse) and brother Cade Watson both of Grapeland, TX. Grandchildren Jesse James Watson, James Carrol St. John, Keiundra Lynn McQuirter, Oakley Creek Watson, Sloane Ivey St. John, Baby McQuirter, coming soon, and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation: Tuesday September 21, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Walker & Walker Graveside Service: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM Refuge Cemetery

                         James Smith

James Smith

Mr. James O’Neal Smith was born December 8, 1946 to Ms. Harvey Mae Johnson in Grapeland, Texas. James was raised by Mr. R.H. (Bigboy) Smith in the Grapeland Community and attended W.R. Banks High School. As a young boy James was a great boxer who came close to having a professional career in boxing. James was a hard worker and a great provider for his growing family. He worked for Vulcraft and later Bartee Construction until his health began to fail. James was a quite soft-spoken man, who loved to talk and share family history with his children. He could talk for hours about his relatives and growing up in Grapeland back in his days. James loved his wife’s cooking and looked forward to monthly family dinners, playing dominoes and Wednesday and Saturday Lotto scratch offs. He dreamed of one day hitting the Jack Pot! James instilled so much in his children, teaching his daughters how to pump gas, check their oil, tires and how to be independent women. He was the patriarch of the family and loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grands. He was a true hero who will be greatly missed. James transitioned peacefully on September 1, 2021 at Elkhart Oaks Nursing Home. James is preceded in death by both parents, R.H. Smith and Harvey Mae Johnson; brothers Carl Ray Eddington, Albert Smith, Tommy Smith; sisters Margie Eddington Mims, Diana Eddington Reynolds. Left to continue his legacy is his wife of 53 years, Addie Walker Smith; sons James O’Neal Smith, Jr., and O’Neal (Alexandria) Smith, both of Grapeland, TX; daughters Etta Smith, Houston, TX, Victoria (David) Davis, and Maggie Smith, both of Grapeland, TX; brothers Henry W. Smith, Midland, TX, Robert H. Smith, and Otis Eddington Jr. both of Albuquerque NM, Juelin (JayDee) Eddington; sisters Reta B. Gossett, Mesquite, TX, Delois Moore, Lubbock, TX, Rita K. Adams, Mexia, TX, Yakena Eddington Bursey, Grand Prairie, TX; fifteen (15) grandchildren, (10) great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation: Friday, September 10, 2021, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Walker & Walker Service: Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM Rising Star Baptist Church

                        Trence Johnson

Trence Johnson

Trence Vandra Johnson (50) was a happy baby boy born to Alma Johnson and Harry Scott on August 20, 1971, in Grapeland, TX. He accepted Christ at an early age, and united with his family’s home church, Rising Star Baptist Church. Trence attended schooling at Grapeland Independent School District; where he lettered in 3 sports: football, basketball and track. He graduated from Grapeland High School in 1989. After high school Trence moved to Lufkin where he managed a Foot Locker for several years. Relocating to the Houston area he changed careers, becoming a service technician for Terminix Pest Control. Trence was so much fun to be around. He had a loving, kind and gentle spirit. He was passionate about his family and loved bringing everyone together for the holidays. Trence loved to dress - a trait passed down to him by his loving mother, who he adored. He was a great example of a man for his children, who he was so very proud of. Trence was a husband, father, paw-paw, brother, cousin and friend; whose infectious laugh and personality will be greatly missed! Trence is preceded in death by his grandparents Hattie and Cleo Johnson; aunts Betty Martinez, and Minnie Bell Turner; uncles Charlie Johnson, Roy Johnson, Joe Johnson, and Harry Johnson. Left to carry his legacy is his wife Tamara Johnson; sons Terence (Erika) Smith, Crockett, TX, Keithe Johnson, Cypress, TX, Eric (Tiara) Smith, Crockett, TX, Cross Johnson, Cypress, TX; daughters Nekera Smith, Houston, TX, Emily Johnson, Lufkin, TX, Adrianne Johnson, Tyler, TX, Tamara (William) Babajide, Katy, TX; parents Alma Dean Johnson, Grapeland, TX and Harry Scott, Crockett, TX, mother-in-law Joyce Theriot, Cypress, TX; brothers Dexter (Beverly) Scott, Houston, TX, Milton Gary Shepherd, Grapeland, TX, Antwan L. (Crystal) Johnson, Lufkin, TX, Patrick (Tera) Theriot, Houston, TX and Matthew (Lisa) Theriot, Houston, TX; sister Schunta (Paul) Negrini, Lufkin, TX; uncles Archie Lee Johnson, Las Vegas, NV, Tommy “Cat” Johnson, and Donald R. Johnson, both of Trinity, TX, Arthur “Pie” Johnson, Grapeland, TX four (4) grandchildren Naomi Smith, Kaizer Babajide, Eriana Smith, Ayden Smith; and a host of other relatives, and friends. Visitation: Monday, September 6, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Rising Star Baptist Church Service: Monday, September 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM Rising Star Baptist Church

                         George Brown

George Brown

Mrs. George (Page) Brown was born on September 18, 1955 in Grapeland, Texas. She was the daughter of George and Wilma Page, and was one of 7 children: Larry Harrington, Linnie Jean Parker, Leontine Scott, Deborah Berry, John Lee Page, and Dean Edward Page. She was a tough girl growing up, and was always working hard and helping others. She met Danny Brown while in high school, and they fell in love and got married March 22 of 1975 - they remained married until the day she passed. They later had two children, Deidra Montgomery and Phnytra Brown. She had a total of five grandchildren; George, Ghnytra, Garideth, Grayce, and Gretchyn, whom she loved dearly. George accepted Christ at a young age, and was an active member at numerous churches and prayer groups throughout her life. She was a well-rounded person who excelled at many things throughout her life. She attended Angelina College and received her nursing degree, and later became a registered nurse. She also graduated from Trinity Valley Community College, obtained her cosmetology license, and later in life she became the Pastor of her own church, Behold Outreach Ministries. George was a kind and loving woman who always put others before herself. Family was her top priority in life and she loved and cherished them all dearly. She loved to organize and plan family activities and also enjoyed being outside tending to her plants, spending time with her grandchildren, and reading her bible. She was always eager to give to others and help them when they were in need. Her heart was truly as pure as gold. She had a true and sincere relationship with God, and she spread His word throughout her life. George Brown, 65, passed away from COVID-19 on July 23, 2021, in Tyler, TX. Her youngest daughter, Phnytra, and oldest granddaughter, Ghnytra, were with her at her time of death. George Brown - Pastor Brown - Honey - Mama - Memaw - Aunt Honey - Aunt Georgie - was a loving and generous woman. She was a true giver, and loved and trusted in the Lord until the very end. Family meant everything to her, and she wanted everyone she met to know that they were loved. She was truly a sweet woman, just like honey. George is preceded in death by her father, Mr. George Weldon Page and brothers John Lee Page and Dean Edward Page. Left to continue her legacy is her husband Danny Brown, Tyler, TX; daughter Deidra (James) Montgomery, and their two daughters Grayce and Gretchyn, Montgomery, Tyler, TX; and daughter Phnytra Brown, and her three children, George (Ashley) Clark, Ghnytra Ford, and Garideth Brown, Tyler, TX. Visitation: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Walker & Walker Graveside Service: Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 12:00 PM Cemetery: Golden Gate Cemetery, Grapeland, TX

                      Gloria Faye Lewis

Gloria Faye Lewis

Ms. Gloria Faye Lewis was born December 21, 1955 to the late Mr. Julian Lewis, Sr. and Mrs. Lucille Campbell Lewis. Gloria Faye attended school at W.R. Banks, and gave her life to Christ at an early age. Gloria Faye and Willie Frank Walker fell in love over 20 years ago and remained a happy couple until her time of passing, on July 23, 2021. She was at peace and surrounded by her love ones as she transitioned. Gloria Faye was a fun person who loved life and her family. She could give you one look and you knew that meant to get right. Her laughter and giving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Gloria Fays is preceded in death by her son Michael Beazley, both parents, Lucille Campbell Lewis, and Julian Lewis; two brothers Curtis James Lewis and Kenneth Wayne Lewis, and one sister, Judy R. Scott. Left to cherish her memories are her sons: Jewel V. Lewis, and Donald Lewis both of Grapeland, TX; daughter Carla (Darren Hart) of Grapeland, TX and step-daughter Tilisa Faulk, Houston, TX; brothers Bishop Julian L. (Gwendolyn) Lewis, Jr., Lancaster, TX, John H. Lewis, Tyler, TX, Stephen Perry (Gwen) Lewis, and Chubby Ray Lewis, of Grapeland, TX, Fredrick Bernard (Mandy) Lewis, Lufkin, TX; sisters Carolyn Jean Davis, Crockett, TX, Regina Jones, Palestine, TX, Ledonia (Arthur) Johnson, and Wilma Turner, of Grapeland, TX; aunts Wilma Lee Paige, Pauline Dancer; uncles Thurman Davis, 2 granddaughters, Zy’Myria Ny’Cole Hart and Zy’Yonna Katrice Hart; best friends Berthina Simon and Barbara Murray; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Viewing: Friday, July 30, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Walker & Walker Graveside Service: Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM Cemetery: Golden Gate Cemetery, Grapeland, TX

                        Harold Daniels, Jr.

Harold Daniels, Jr.

On March 4, 1940 in Crockett Texas Harold Daniels, Jr. was born to Harold and Jennie B Daniels. He was the fifth of seven children. Harold accepted Christ at an early age and attended Pine Gove Missionary Baptist Church. He sang in the choir and was a Deacon of the church. Harold graduated from Ralph Bunche High School. When he moved to Fort Worth in his early years, he drove trucks for Coors. When he came back to Crockett, he worked at Dolly Madison Inc., and later begin his career with the State School Texas Youth Commission. He was a supervisor with the State School and was dearly loved by all including the youth that were housed there. He retired from the State School after 20 years and had never missed a day. He was affectionately known as “Poppa Daniels” and “Pops”. On June 26, 2021 in Crockett Texas he departed this life to be with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold Daniels & Jennie B Burleson; his loving wife Sharon Daniels; his son Earlester Simon and daughter Lisa Walker. His siblings Purcell Daniels, Lizzie Mae Spearman, TJ Randolph Jr., Lorraine Walker, Mabelene Daniels, and Ella Mae Thomas. His stepson Broderick Hatter, one grandson and 2 great granddaughters. He leaves to cherish his many memories: His daughters – Pamela (Roger) Provost of Houston, Andrea (Terrance) Coleman of Houston, and son Harold (Reca) Wright of Denton. Also raised as a daughter Terri Ann Rambo of Houston. Goddaughter Cynthia McCullough of Alto. Grandchildren – Tramaine, DeOndre’, Keeondrea, Roger Jr., Kaelyn, Earl Jr., DeUndre, Dino Jr., Andre, Tiffany, Trey, Da’mon, Si’Anna, Harold De’Won, Trent, Broderick. A host of great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Harold loved his family dearly and had a special bond with them all. He loved fishing, trail riding, doing his annual Juneteenth party for all to come and enjoy at no cost to the public, Dallas Cowboys, playing spades and just being together with family and friends having a good time. He loved singing/humming a tune until the near end. He kept you laughing with the quickness of his smart mouth. In his 81 years of life, he touched many hearts and made many friends. Viewing: Saturday, July 3, 12:00 - 1:00 PM Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church Service: Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 1:00 PM Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church 1865 FM 2110 Crockett, Texas 75835