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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.
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
Dorothy Nell Brush
Dorothy Nell Brush was born May 6, 1941 to Prince and Marie McNeal. She was the first of three children born to her parents. She grew up in Houston's 5th Ward Community and attended Phillis Wheatley High School. Dorothy was very smart in school and was skipped up two grades early in her school years. She was headed to an early graduation until she and her husband began a family in 1955. Dorothy still graduated High School in 1959 as a married mother of two children. By 1963, Dorothy and her husband Mr. Harold Teen Brush, Sr. were the parents of five children. In 1965, Dorothy found herself raising her three youngest sons all alone in the heart of 5th Ward. Dorothy's mental toughness, and desire to provide for her boys resulted in her constant drive to better herself; while instilling the same drive in her children. She had to be the disciplinarian and loving figure as well the one who always found a way to provide nice things for her boys. Christmas was never disappointing and she was always the greatest cook. Amazingly Dorothy worked every day and still kept her sons fed and in order. Dorothy worked full time in the laundry department at St. Elizabeth Hospital while going to night school. She was promoted to the Admissions Department at St. Elizabeth Hospital and then on to her final career in payroll at Foley’s Department Store. To her sons, Dorothy was “Super Mom” who was very strict about her sons going to school every day. It's those little things that brought about raising boys to become men and she certainly did that! In 1981 Dorothy purchased her first home and that became the gathering place for family get togethers, great food, family, and fellowship. Dorothy instilled the importance of love, values and good ole’ family fun. Dorothy became a member of Outreach Missionary Baptist Church and quickly became involved in many ministries. Her favorite ministry was the Usher board. She was a forever faithful member at Outreach until her health began to fail. Dorothy enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, party busses to the Bayou Classic, Mardi Gras and the Crawfish Festival to name a few. In 2003 Dorothy retired, but still went on trips and enjoyed life with her family. She was a strong and courageous woman through various medical issues. Dorothy was blessed with the opportunity to be in sound mind when she met and held her great-great granddaughter and great-great grandson. Dorothy Nell was truly a blessing to all who knew her and she touched so many lives; all for the better. From all the people Dorothy has met and or been around; we say to you Servant of the Lord: Thank you for "STOPPING BY FOR 80 YEARS AND ONE MONTH; ON YOUR WAY HOME" Mom you are Home Now. Left to cherish Dorothy’s love of family and life are her sons Jeffrey Allen Brush (Carla), Eric Carlton Brush (Celinda), Gregory Leon Brush, Sr. (Sharon) all of Houston, Texas; daughters Phyllis Ann Brush Harvey (George) of Houston and Joanne Brush of Minneapolis, Minnesota; sister Cathy Walker (Suvella) of Grapeland, Texas; half- siblings, Lee Jelks (Stephanie), of Grapeland, Texas, Debra Johnson, of Garland, Texas and Wanda Dean of Houston, Texas; aunts Ila McNeal Gilstrap of Greenville, Texas; Dolores Curry of Navasota, Texas; sister-in-law Cynthia Visitation: Saturday, Friday, June 12, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Greater St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church Service: Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 2:00 PM Greater St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church 6531 Beekman Street, Houston, TX 77021
James Lee Coleman, Sr.
On March 11, 1938, a warm baby boy was born to Henry and Costell Coleman whom they named James Lee. James, also affectionately known as “Nick” spent most of his youth life in Grapeland where he attended public schools including W.R Banks High School. Also as a young man he spent a great deal of time residing with his uncle Louis Coleman where he established a long lasting relationship with his cousins and extended family in Houston. In 1964, he met and married the love of his life, Daisy Mae Mosley. In 1968, he accepted Christ as his personal savior and was called to be a preacher under the mentorship of the late Reverend Napoleon Curvey. In 1978, he and his wife, Daisy organized the House of Prayer Revival Center in Grapeland where he served as the overseer. Also for many years and he and his wife could be heard singing and preaching over the airwaves every Sunday morning on KIVY Radio Station in Crockett. In the early 1980s his church forged a strong relationship with the S.D. James Evangelistic Pentecostal Association where he made and cultivated many lifetime friends. He was a Bible scholar who served in the gospel ministry for over 53 years. Finally, he worked as pulpwood contractor and an employee for Vulcraft Nucor Corporation in Grapeland for a number of years. In the latter part of his life he loved praying for the sick in nursing centers, visiting his grandchildren, watching the NBA Lakers, the NFL Dallas Cowboys, Western Movies and reading his Bible. He supported his daughter's Pastor Brenda Faulk as an Associate Minister at Bread of Life Evangelistic Pentecostal Church in Palestine, Texas. Left to continue his legacy, sons, James (Zina) Polk, Dr. Joe A. (Patrice) Coleman and Rev. Gregory (Tyesha) Coleman of Houston, Texas; Edward Coleman of Blue Springs, Mississippi; James L. (Katherine) Coleman, Jr. of Grapeland, Texas; Jeffery Coleman of Port Arthur, Texas; Russell Coleman of Mansfield, Texas, daughters, Doris Scott (Bobby Thompson) of Lufkin, Texas; Brenda (James) Faulk of Latexo, Texas; Gwendolyn (Wilbert) Landry and Ruth (Dwonn) Ellison of Houston, Texas; Iantha Coleman and Dorthea Coleman of Corsicana, Texas, step children, Ella Whaley; Joyce (James) Johnson; and Jeraline (John) Cotton of Caldwell, Texas, brothers, Joe (Mattie) Coleman, Sr. and Rufus (Ramona) Coleman of Grapeland, Texas, sister, Pat (Doug) Coleman Johnson of Grapeland, Texas, uncles, Fred Jones, Sr. and Jack H. Jones of Grapeland, Texas, Aunt, Inez Davis of Grapeland, Texas, special cousin/sister, Minnie (Bob) Thompson of Houston, Texas, 39 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Visitation: Friday, May 28, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Walker & Walker Service: Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11:00 AM First United Methodist Church Grapeland, Texas
Patrick was the 4th child born to Edgar and Claree Bacon on September 17, 1960 in Crockett, Texas. Patrick accepted Christ at an early age and grew up in St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, Crockett, TX. He attended school in Crockett, TX and played basketball and football in high school. Patrick graduated from Crockett High School with the class of 1979. Patrick was a quiet, private and humble man, who loved being surrounded by his family and friends. He was also an avid sports fan; who was especially fond of football. It didn’t matter who was playing, Patrick just loved watching the game. Patrick will be greatly missed by his family, friends and everyone who loved him. Left to cherish Patrick’s legacy is his loving spouse of 24 years, Sharon Davis, Crockett, TX; sons Corey (Amanda) Simon, Crockett, TX and Diquan Chatman, Crockett, TX; brothers Eugene (Opal) Bacon, Crockett, TX; sisters Dianne Harris, Lufkin, TX, Marilyn Bacon, Crockett, TX, Billie (Thomas) Davis, Jonesboro, GA Annette (Curtis) Freeman, Ellenwood, GA, Janice Close, and Tonya Close, of Lufkin, TX; aunt Billie Jean Evans, uncles Richard Charles (Dorothy) Bacon and Selester (Bobbie) Bacon; three (3) grandkids Cierra Simon, Corey Simon, Jr. and DaJah Davis and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation: Friday, May 7, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Walker & Walker Service: Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 12:00 PM Jones Cemetery Crockett, TX
Berniece M. Hawkins Davison (97) was born September 5, 1923 to Bennie and Beatrice Hawkins. Berniece was a beautiful child and took her education seriously. She adored and looked up to her older sister, Juanita Busby. She joined Lee’s Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Navasota, TX at an early age. As a young adult she attended Texas Southern University, formally known as Texas College for Negros. She graduated with a degree in education. Shortly after college she met her husband Kermit Davison. They had two beautiful children, a son named Gerald and daughter name Karen, who was affectionately known as Punkin. Kermit and Berniece owned several businesses throughout their marriage. She also worked for twenty-years for the Texas Department of Corrections. She loved attending social functions such as the Navasota High School Reunion. She was also very active with Bracken’s Christian Fellowship Club. She loved her friendships - and considered her friends as her family. She would make sure to visit Sister baby - Willie Davison, Aunt Sister - Minnie B. Baker and Ansteria Davison. She had a total of 11 sisters and brothers and enjoyed visiting and caring for them throughout the years. Her love for her family was like no other. She was madly in love with her husband and her husband and kids came first. She was a fairytale grandmother - we were all so lucky to have her as the matriarch of the family. Berniece was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and her last church affiliation was St. Paul United Methodist Church. Berniece Davison had a beautiful personality and beautiful style. She looked how she felt, which was great! Berniece is preceded in death by her parents Bennie and Beatrice Hawkins, husband Kermit Davison, son, Gerald Davison, daughter Karen Davison Brooks and sisters, Juanita Busby, Calli Boone Day, Junita Catherine Busby. Left to carry on her legacy are her grandchildren, grandson, Noa Davison; granddaughters Ebony Brooks King (Ronnie), and Brooklyn Brooks; siblings Annie Mae Dennis (Richard), Andrenette Boudreaux, Linda Robinson Boggess (Oloie) Linda Bogess (Obie), Jewell Seymore (Marilyn), Carolyn Collins (Alfred), Herbert Williams, William Jade Robinson, and Tera Robinson and a host of relatives, and friends. Visitation Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 10:00 - 11:00 AM St. Paul United Methodist Church Service: Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 11:00 AM St. Paul United Methodist Church 322 Horace Smith Rd. Huntsville, TX
Dale Lynn Turner was born July 29, 1953 in Grapeland, Texas, the youngest of ten children to Ruben and Ora Sue Turner. Dale was raised and educated in the Grapeland community. During his course of life, he served in the army and earned college credits. He enjoyed riding horses, motorcycles, and debating with friends/family. After a long day, he mostly enjoyed sitting on the porch looking at the land with his wife and children. Dale married Cynthia Beazley and they spent 43 years of marriage together. This union was blessed with two children; Danielle Danette Turner Bowman and Anthony Dale Turner. As a family man, Dale provided for his family by working for Nucor Vulcraft for many years. Farming kept him busy after retirement. Dale was a self-taught musician; he enjoyed singing and playing the piano for anyone that listened. As a proud member of the Mt Zion Baptist Church, Dale served as a deacon. He also served as Sunday School Superintendent and sang in the church choir when needed. On April 11, 2021, Dale was called home to be with the Lord. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Ora Sue Turner; brothers Bedell Turner, Ruby Turner; sisters Ora Mae Turner, Gussie Brazier. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Turner; daughter Danielle (Daward) Bowman of Waxahachie, Texas, son Anthony Turner of Houston, Texas and Shajuana Black of Tyler, Texas; beloved grandchildren Devynn, Dayden, Delaney, Davis Bowman, and Ziya Black; siblings Henry Al Turner, Denton (Po’Boy) Turner, Harry Turner, Ann Dora Turner and Edna Mae Eulingbough; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, April 16 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM Walker & Walker Service: Saturday, April 17 - 11:00 AM Mz. Zion Baptist Church, Grapeland, TX
Kimberly was born in Dallas, TX on May 18, 1972 to parents Bertha Bryant and Billy Charles Grant. Kimberly attended school in Dallas, TX and finished her schooling in Grapeland, TX, graduating with the Class of 1991. Kimberly accepted Christ at an early age and was currently a member of Resurrection Church, Houston, TX. She was a dedicated employee for Waste Management in Houston, TX. Kim was a great mother with a fierce love for her family. Planning activities for family and friends was her specialty and giving for every occasion was one of her delights. Karaoke and games with family and friends made her happy. Kimberly was a gentle sweet person. She was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Left to Cherish Kim’s legacy is her only child, son Cedrick Turner, Grapeland, TX; her parents Bertha (Ronnie) Bryant, and Charles Grant; brothers Rodney Turner, and Clayton Turner; sisters Tameka Grant and Billy Grant; aunts Ella Broussard and Sandra (Gus) Walker; special friend Eddie Blackmon; and other relatives, and friends. Visitation Friday, April 9 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM Wake Friday, April 9 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM Walker & Walker Graveside Memorial Service: Saturday, April 10 - 1:00 PM Cedar Branch Cemetery, Grapeland, TX
William was born May 1, 1965 in Dallas, TX to Rita Prater Hilliard and Donald Wayne Hilliard. He graduated from Slocum High School, and was a member of Muse Missionary Baptist Church. William loved his uncle John and thought he did no wrong. Uncle John would help him say his ABC’s; but he liked to never got him to say them correctly. When William started to school, on the first day the teacher called him Bill, he told her that was not his name, his name was William. William was picking peas and dragging around so his mom picked up a few pea vines and spanked him with them. This tickled Uncle John so much that he gave him the name “Peavine”. The Hilliard family moved to Slocum in 1974, he was so happy to be in the country. That is when his love for horses started. He started driving trucks after graduation, and thought there was no greater truck than “Peterbilt.” He also did farm, pipeline, and construction work. If he ever met you he never would forget you. We would go to Waco for doctor’s appointments and I don’t think we passed a place that he didn’t know who it belonged to. He was very tender hearted, he would give you the shirt off his back. He was also quick tempered. The softer side of William was his special nephew, Corbin. He loved him dearly. For Christmas, he gave him a Shetland pony named Shotgun. You better not let Corbin hear you call Shotgun a pony because Corbin would let you know he was a horse. And then came JoJo Bowman. William always had something for his special friend to eat or drink when he was around. Today we say goodbye to William, but we will see him again in Heaven. Graveside Memorial Service: Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 2:00 PM Strong Memorial Cemetery, Slocum, TX Family & Friends Visitation 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sidney Gardner (53) was born April 24, 1967 at Aransas Pass, Texas and completed her journey on earth February 14, 2021 at Crockett, Texas. Her parents were Hurckless and Silvia Baggett. As a young child, she and her parents Lived in Jamaica, where her father was employed. Upon returning to the US, the family moved close to Trinity, where she Attended Trinity High School. As a young adult, she made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit. She is survived by her children, Heather Gardner and Shelby McComic, April and Fred Burton, Ashley and Donnie McCrary and Hope Baggett. Grandchildren, Brandie McCrary, Bethanie Burton, Lilly Gardner, Heavenlee Willoughby, Donald McCrary, Jr. and Ariana Burton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hurckless and Silvia Badgett. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings. As eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 41:31 Memorial Service: Walker & Walker, Saturday March 13, 2021 - 2:00 PM.
Modena McDaniel Johnson
September 19, 1924 - February 27, 2021 (age 96) Grapeland, TX Modena was born September 19, 1924 in Grapeland, Texas to Ballard and Mila (Toliver) McDaniel. She grew up in the Reynard community and later moved to the Mt. Zion community, where she attended school. Modena graduated from W.R. Banks High School, Grapeland, Texas and attended the Adult Education Sewing class at W.R. Banks. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member until death. She was an active member of Mission society and a member of the choir. She was married to the late Dee Johnson, no children were born. She was a housewife, and worked in private homes of the Daily’s, Shoultz’s, and Long families. She also worked at the Grapeland Hospital and Elkhart Nursing Home. She enjoyed quilting, feeding and attending to her cows, fishing and her grandchildren. Modena departed this life on February 27, 2021 at home. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dee Johnson; all 9 siblings and their spouses; step-son Clearance D. Johnson and wife Dorothy; step grandson Marvis (Scooter) Johnson, Clearance Jr. Johnson; step-great-grandson Willie Fransaw (Scooter’s son). She is survived by her sons; Eugene (Joyce) McDaniel, Albert (Janet) McDaniel both of Grapeland, TX; 7 grandchildren; Angela Renee (Jevon) Shepherd, Spring, TX; Alysia Lyschelle (Amir) Kelley, Arlington, TX; Clifton Eugene (Datha) McDaniel, Houston, TX; Jonathan Lashundra, Conroe, TX, Aurellia Walker, Albert McDaniel, Jr., Brittany Michelle McDaniel, all of Grapeland, TX, 3 step grand-children Mickel (Wanita) Johnson, Sr., Pamela (David) Elam, and Rhonda (Leonard) Pickett, all of Houston, TX; great grandchildren; Clearance D. Johnson’s grandchildren; Jevonte, Shawn, Asha, Braelon, Ashton, Adrian, Keyshawn, Bryce, Jordan, Kennedi, Camryn, Landon, Karter; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Graveside Service: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:00 AM.
Kenneth Holleman, Sr.
July 27, 1945 - January 18, 2021 (age 75) Grapeland, TX Kenneth Holleman, Sr. was an only child born on July 27, 1945 in Houston, TX to parents Jewell Edwin Holleman and Buna Marie Wren Holleman. Most people knew Kenneth as “Pops”. He was easy going and didn’t get upset about much, except politics and losing at games. He was raised in Houston, TX and Dayton, Ohio, and worked many years as a pipe fitter retiring from Local Union 211 in Houston, TX. He was very proud of his accomplishments. Pops loved the Lord first, and foremost. His children and grandchildren were his world and he loved times spent with them. Pops and his wife, Kathy, were blessed with 20 ½ years of marriage but that was not enough. Pops passed January 18, 2021 in Tyler, TX. Left to cherish Pop’s memories is his wife, Kathy Holleman, Grapeland, TX; sons Kenneth Holleman, Jr. and wife Susie Streb of Mound City, TX, William Holleman and wife Emmi Holleman of Palestine, TX, Rick Dudley and wife Kris Dudley of Longview, TX and Marty Rensberger of Alma, Arkansas; daughters Janet Migliaccio and husband Michael Migliaccio of Palestine, TX and April Smith of Mound City, TX; sixteen (16) grandchildren and three (3) great-grandchildren. Memorial Service: Walker & Walker; Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM