Matagorda County Obituaries
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Rhonda Sue King Jack

April 12, 1960 –Nov. 18, 2012

Rhonda Sue King Jack went to be with Jesus on Sunday November 18, 2012 in Perry, Florida.

She was born on April 12, 1960 to the late Dennis King and the former Reba Cruce.

A memorial service will be held for her at Wild Peach Community Church at 2 p.m. December 9, 2012 with the Bro. Earl Breazeale officiating.

Bay City Tribune, December 5, 2012
 


Inez Woods Jackson

Funeral services for Inez Woods Jackson, 67, of Houston are scheduled for 11 a. m. Wednesday at Tyree Chapel AME Church with the Rev. M. E. Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p. m. today at Green’s Mortuary in Bay City.

Mrs. Jackson was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Bay City to George Calvin and Pearl Callis Woods and died May 13, 1994.

She was a member of the Baptist church and the Order of Eastern Star Olive Leaf Chapter 219.

Survivors include a brother, Earl Woods; a niece, Sheryl Woods; an aunt, Laura Matthews; a nephew Terrance Woods; and a special friend, Joe Garcia.

Arrangements are with Matthews Funeral Home of Wharton.

Daily Tribune, May, 1994
 



Linda Coleman Jackson
(March 10, 1952 - October 28, 2012)

Linda Jackson, 60, of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Bay City. Linda was born in Fullbright, Texas on March 10, 1952 to parents, William Paul and Ethel Ruby Randal Coleman.

She is survived by her husband, Onnie H. Jackson of Wadsworth, sons: James Lowe of Kountze, Texas, J.L. Freeman and Chris Freeman both of Wadsworth, a daughter, Christina Powell of Mt. Vernon, Texas, brothers: William Coleman of Deport, Texas, Donald Coleman of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jeffrey Coleman of Bryan, Texas, and Rickey Coleman of Bay City, Sisters: Alice Baker of Kleamath Falls, Oregon, Marie Henry of Sour Lake, Texas, Jo Helen Hutson of Cookville, Texas, Ruby Wendelken of El Dorado Estates, and Sharon Lewis of Bay City. She is also survived by 9 grand children and 3 great-grand children. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Billie Faye Harbour.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday October 31 from 9 AM until 12 noon at Bay City Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Matagorda Cemetery at 2:00 PM on Wednesday October 31 with Rev. Chad Hammons officiating.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home (979) 245-4893.

www.taylorbros.net

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


JO ANN JAGER

BLESSING - Jo Ann Jager, 75, of Blessing died Friday, October 26, 2012. She was born September 7, 1937 in Navidad, TX to the late R. J. & Josephine Peters James. She married Carl P. Jager on June 10, 1967 and they raised four children together.

Jo Ann taught school at Holy Cross Catholic School in Bay City, Edna ISD and St. Joseph in Victoria before joining her husband Carl to work at Carl's Feed and Seed for 39 years.

Survivors include her husband Carl P. Jager of Blessing; daughters Andrea Jager and Debbie Jager both of Blessing; sons Daniel Jager of Blessing and Dennis Jager of Cedar Park, TX; sister Jeanette Clark & husband Walter of Weatherford, TX; brothers Richard James & wife Billie of Edna and John Michael James & wife Barbara of Edna and Houston; 6 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday, October 29, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be John Saltzgiver, Doby Gillard, Mark James, Mark Hamilton, Ed Bell, Louis Kopnicky, Pablo Dominguez and Brian Clark. Memorials may be made to M. D. Anderson Cancer Research; 1515 Holcombe Blvd.; Houston, TX 77030. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Victoria Advocate on October 28, 2012
 


JERRY PAUL JAMES II

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Jerry Paul James, II, 37, will be Saturday, May 5, 2012, noon, at Jesus Freewill Holiness Church in Bay City, Texas, Bishop Michael Hurst, pastor, and Rev. Tony Southall, officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after the service at St. Mark Cemetery in Bell Bottom, Texas.

Viewing will be Friday, May 4, 2012, from 4:00 - 8:00 in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

He was born July 25, 1974 to Jerry Paul James, Jr. and Rebecca Casey James in Bay City, Texas. Jerry leaves to cherish his many memories, a loving mother; four children, Kelton Walker of Angleton, Dezyre James of Pasadena, Davyon James of Clute, and Christopher James of Victoria; a daughter he reared as his own LaQuachus Davis; two brothers, Adam Jackson, Sr. (Diane) of Lake Jackson, and Craig North (Shamicka) of Houston; two sisters, Jerrica Wallace (Eric) of Clute, and Carla Morman (Anthony) of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary in Bay City, Texas.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 3, 2012


Joseph Earl James

[August 14, 1899 - April 30, 1911 death certificate]

This neighborhood was shocked last Sunday evening upon hearing of the sudden and untimely death of Earl James. He was taken sick Saturday morning, but thinking his condition was not serious, the doctor was not summoned until Saturday night, when Earl seemed worse. Dr. Moore was called, finding the boy in much pain, the doctor decided an operation was necessary at once, and returned to Palacios to get Dr. Wagner and Elliott, who operated on the lad Sunday afternoon. Earl's condition was such that no physician could help and he answered the Master's calling at 6 p. m. Sunday. The doctors pronounced it acute appendicitis. Joseph Earl James was born in Bosky [Bosque] county, Texas, 1898, and died at his home near Palacios, April 26, 1911, being 13 years of age at the time of his death. Earl was a bright, lovable christian boy and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves a mother, father and brother to mourn his departure, besides other relatives and friends. A sister preceded him to the glory world some time ago and today they are walking hand in hand on the golden streets. The remains were taken to Hawley cemetery for burial. Rev. Israel, of Palacios, spoke a few words at the grave. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family and point them to Him who heals all our wounds.

Dear Earl thou hast left us
   Any thy loss we deeply feel,
It is God who has bereft us.
   He can all our sorrows heal.

Palacios Beacon, April 28, 1911

Earl, the twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. James, of this city, died Sunday evening at 6 o'clock. His illness was of short duration having been taken sick on the preceding Friday. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, and the remains laid to rest at the Hawley burying ground. The sympathy of all the people of this city goes out to the sorrowing family in their loss and affliction.

Palacios Beacon, April 28, 1911
 


Pinkie M. James



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Robert Sterling James



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Robert Sterling James



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Rosie Lee James

BAY CITY - Rosie Lee James, 72, of Bay City, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. She was born July 11, 1940.

Visitation will be from 2 - 8 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. John Baptist Church, Van Vleck, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on January 25, 2013
 


TINY FAYE JAMES

BAY CITY - Tiny Faye James, 57, formerly of Bay City passed away of Sunday, February 5, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Saturday Feb. 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ruben Newell, pastor officiating.

Burial will be at Union Baptist Cemetery in Pledger, Texas. Visitation will be held on Friday, 4-8 at the funeral home. Green's Mortuary, 2702 Ave. C, Bay City, Texas. 979 245 3489

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 9, 2012


W. A. “Chick” James, Former Resident Here, Buried in Hawley

Funeral services for William Allen “Chick” James, 68, of Markham, a former resident of Palacios, were held at 10 a. m. Friday, February 1, at Taylor Brothers Funeral chapel in Bay City. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

Born May 29, 1894 in Hawley, James was pronounced dead on arrival at Matagorda General Hospital Wednesday morning, January 30. He had been ill for some time with a heart condition.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth James, two daughters, Mrs. Henry Guynes and Mrs. Albert Watzlavik, all of Markham and five sons, Jodie of Houston; W. L., Cecil, Danny and Roy of Markham.

Palacios Beacon, February 7, 1963
 

PALACIOS -- Rose Marie "Granny" Janes, 90, of Palacios, died Monday, May 21, 2001.

She was born Sept. 22, 1910, in Gilman, Iowa, to the late James and Emilie Zindulkova Novak. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Survivors: daughters, Gerry Batchelder and Rosemarie Jewell, both of Palacios; son, George Janes of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Elsie Coriell of Los Gatos, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Palacios Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Don Delaplain officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 361-972-2012.

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday May 23, 2001
 

Funeral services for Mrs. Veola January, 87, of Palacios, will be held Thursday, August 10, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Rose Baptist Church, Palacios,Texas, with the Rev. Leroy Monroe, pastor. Burial will follow at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios.

Visitation will be Wednesday until 9 p.m. in the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born in Matagorda County, Texas, Saturday, September 28, 1912, to Luke Jackson and Alice Young Jackson, and passed away Sunday, August 6, 2000, at Palacios Healthcare Center in Palacios.

Survivors include a step-son Herman Woolsey (& Warnell) of Palacios; three step-grandsons Robert Woolsey of Victoria, Michael Woolsey of Chicago and Patrick Woolsey of Palacios; a devoted cousin Roderick Young of Palacios; two nephews the Rev. Wesley Brown (and Clara) and Bernard Brown (and Lee Etta), all of Bay City; and other relatives and friends.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Kenneth Young, Eric Young, Roderick Young, Carlton Edwards, Timothy Hayes, Robert Woolsey, Michael Woolsey and Patrick Woolsey.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00011A2000AG09

Daily Tribune, Wednesday, August 9, 2000
 


Eddie G. Jecmenek
(March 12, 1928 - December 14, 2012)

Edward “Eddie” G. Jecmenek, 84, of Bay City passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012. He was born on March 12, 1928 in Ellinger, TX to the late Edward Charles & Eleonora Hruska Jecmenek. Eddie graduated from LaGrange High School where he was the class Valedictorian. He continued his education at Blinn Junior College. While at Blinn, he was a four-sport letterman, and received the “Little American” award for sports. Eddie then earned his Bachelors degree at Sam Houston State University. He completed his education by earning his Masters degree at Stephen F. Austin State University. Eddie began his teaching and coaching career at Van Vleck High School. He then came to Bay City High School and taught science and continued coaching. Eddie became an Asst. Principal & Principal serving Bay City High School, Hilliard Junior High, and McAllister Junior High Campuses. In 1969, Eddie became the Assistant Superintendent of Business Affairs for BCISD, a position he held for 22 years. He retired in 1990 with 39 years of dedicated service to education. Eddie was a teacher for the Men’s Wesley Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church of Bay City. He also served as a coach for Bay City Girls Softball Association, was a Master Mason, and a member of the Gulf Coast Shrine Club.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Jessica Jecmenek of Bay City; 2 daughters: Jessica Elizabeth Stone & husband Philip of Bay City, and Eddie Kaye Jecmenek of Sugar Land; son: Joseph McWilliams of Seattle, WA; 3 grandchildren: Amanda Elizabeth Slater & husband Charles of Brazoria, Klaudie Kaye Stone of Huntsville, and Cassidy Leigh McWilliams of Dallas; Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and brother Leon Jecmenek.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, December 17, 2012 at First United Methodist Church of Bay City with Rev. Jeff Gantz and Rev. Pauline Storey officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be: Taylor Steves, Jimmy Sansing, George Durett, Wayne Bender, Billy Mann, Craig Estlinbaum, and Dr. Bart Griffith. Honorary pallbearers will be: Charles Coney, Hootie Estlinbaum, Tom Burchfield, and Dean Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Houston, 6977 Main St., Houston, TX 77030-3701.

Bay City Tribune, December 19, 2012

 

Funeral services for Vinora Williams Jeffery, 87, of Houston will be Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with the Rev. E.L. Carroll, officiating. Burial will be Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

She was a member of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.

She is survived by: two sons, Alfred Jeffery (Ida), Phoenix, Arizona, the Rev. Arthur Jeffery II (Jessie), Lake Jackson; three daughters, Bessie Goodwin (John), Brazoria, Dorothy Jones, Freeport, Betty Carroll (Rev. E.L.), Houston, two brothers, Lonnie Williams, Brazoria, J.C. Williams (Marsha), Houston; fifteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Richard Alexander, Edward Carroll, J.C. Alexander, Samuel Goodwin, Garry Carroll, Arthur Jeffery III. Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Evans, Robert Bonner, David Williams, Daniel Williams, William Harriest, John Goodwin.

Visitation will be Friday, February 14, 2003 from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Dixon Funeral Home Chapel and at the church Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. only. There will be no viewing afterwards. A wake will also be held Friday at the chapel from 6 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria. A00014B2003FB16

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, February 16, 2003
 


Julian Ray Jenkins

Graveside services for Julian Ray Jenkins, 51, of Houston, are scheduled for 3 p. m. Thursday, March 2, 1995, at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing with the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Mr. Jenkins was born May 31, 1943, in Augusta, Ga., to Julian A. and Ruby Jean Munkers Jenkins and died Feb. 25, 1995, at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston.

A member of the Baptist church, he was a resident of Houston for the past 20 years and a musician by trade. He graduated from Palacios High School as valedictorian in 1961. He received his degree from Texas Tech University and went through R. O. T. C. as wing commander.

He was gifted with many musical talents. At the age of 6, he began playing the piano for Sunday School in the beginners’ department at First Baptist Church in Palacios. At the age of 12, he became the church organist until he left for college. He was pianist for College Heights Baptist at Lubbock and served as choir director at Reece Air Force Base.

After graduation, he moved to Austin and did some college work at The University of Texas. He spent 30 years playing the piano or organ full time for various churches.

He cherished the memory of playing the organ and having Mr. John Richards play his fiddle for services at First Baptist Church in Palacios.

He worked as a buyer for Scarborough’s and Dillard’s in Austin and San Antonio, all the while serving as organist, pianist or choir director.

He spent years working and playing the piano in Houston and five years playing at all Furrs Cafeterias in Lubbock.

Mr. Jenkins had been ill about three years. The last two years he was unable to work, but was still playing music up to three weeks before his death. He was a loving son and held his parents in high regards.

He brought joy to all he met, and never met one he could not love and have compassion for.

Survivors include his parents Earl and Ruby Jean Jenkins Adams of Blessing; two brothers, Mark Adams of San Antonio and Tommy Winzer of Houston; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Julian A. Jenkins on Jan. 24, 1973.

Honorary pallbearers are Fred Law, Joe Rowland, Fred Huitt, Fred Wesselski, Robbie Woodard and Kirby Dismukes.

In lieu of usual contributions, donations may be made to the music department of First Baptist Church of Palacios or First Baptist Church of Bay City.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, February 28, 1995
 


R
obert Allen Jenkins

PORT LAVACA - Robert Allen Jenkins, 68 of Port Lavaca passed away, March 11, 2012. He was born October 8, 1943 in Bay City to the late Patton Ezell and Lillian Opal Maddox Jenkins. Robert grew up in Collegeport, Texas and graduated from Palacios High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a S4 M.P. and was stationed in Saigon, Vietnam from 1965-1967 and was a member of the Port Lavaca VFW. He retired from ALCOA after 33 years of service.

Robert is survived by his ex wife Betty Jenkins Cook; two daughters, Cherri Harrington of Dallas and Renee Rohan of Victoria; son, Kevin Jenkins of Kemah; seven grandchildren, Haylie, Kirstan, Gage, Jacob J., Jacob H., Blake and Payton; brothers, Pat of Brazoria, Harold of Houston, Roland of Huntsville and Mike of Markham; sister, Lynette (Bill) Randall of Del Valle.

A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Richardson Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Richardson Colonial Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors under the auspices of the Calhoun County Veterans Joint Honor Guard will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 14, 2012
 


Elaine Edna Jeremiah
Dec. 2, 1938 – April 20, 2012

Elaine Edna Jeremiah, 73, of Van Vleck, Texas, died April 20, 2012 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mrs. Jeremiah was born December 2, 1938 in Marysville, California to Harold and Edna (Morgan) Palmer. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include: her sons and daughter-in-law, Mark Jeremiah of Van Vleck and Robert and Laurie Jeremiah of Belton; daughters and son-in-law, Teresa Mendoza of Van Vleck, Ronda Pourner of Richland Hills and Donna and Al Gomez of Brenham; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, one granddaughter and one sister.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham.

To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Bay City Tribune, April 25, 2012
 


BRADY--Bernice Osway Harrison Jewell, 97, of Brady and formerly of Palacios, died Monday, July 21, 2003.

She was born Dec. 8, 1905, in Brady to the late Esau and Theodoshia Josephine Tubbs Harrison. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors: daughters, Grace Wilvian Dabbs of Brady and Dorothy Ellen of the Birch Community; sons, Bernard James Jewell of Port Lavaca and Patrick Henry Jewell; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husband, Emil C. Jewell; sisters, Laura Naomi Meyers and Dela Amanda Fitch; brothers, William R. S. Harrison, William Morris Harrison, Hugh Armstrong Harrison, and June Copender Harrison; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Palacios Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Gaylen Morris officiating.

Burial will be at the Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios [Matagorda County, Texas], 361-972-2012.

Victoria Advocate, Thursday, July 24, 2003
 


Celestine Peaks John

Funeral services for Celestine John, 91, of Brazoria, Texas will be held Saturday, May 27, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Green's Mortuary in Bay City with the Rev. Isaiah Gartica officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon until 9 p.m. Family will receive family and friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Celestine was born October 19, 1909 in Ville Platte, Louisiana to the union of Joseph Peaks and Odelia Peaks. She passed away May 22, 2000 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She is survived by: two daughters and son-in-law, Alice Wilson of Brazoria, Texas and Leona Thomas and Paul of Unice, Louisiana; two sons, Wilfred Jones of Brazoria and Boyvick Soileau and Darlene of Houston; 16 grandchildren, also a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are her grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers are Wilfred Jones, Paul Thomas, Abel Rutherford, Sr., Boyvick Soileau, Sr., Boyvick Soileau, Jr.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, May 26, 2000
 


Chester Johnson

Chester Johnson, 97, of Bay City passed away at the Seabreeze Nursing Home Jan. 28, 1996.

He was born July 29, 1898 in Columbus, Texas in Colorado County to Lewis and Gennie Scott Johnson.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 1 at 11 a. m. at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p. m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p. m. Mr. Johnson will lie in state at the church Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a. m.

He is survived by a brother L. V. Johnson of Columbus, two sisters and one brother-in-law; Mamie and Oscar Sneed of Bay City and Etta Fredrick of Houston, four daughters and two sons-in-law; Margie Ree Brown of Bay City, Elnora Crawford of La Marque, Georgia and Horace Laws and Laverne and J. C. Jackson of Bay City. Also seven sons and daughters-in-law; Chester Johnson, Jr. of La Marque, Connie and Lucille Johnson of Bay City, Sam K. and Lucille Johnson of San Antonio, Alvin and Alisa Johnson of La Marque, Simon and Hazel Johnson of Bay City, Eugene and Blanche Johnson of Bay City and Thomas and Shirley Johnson La Marque, 18 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, six brothers and one sister.

Active pallbearers are Simon Johnson, Jr., Sherman Johnson, Harold Johnson, Michael Johnson, Tracy Johnson, Bernard Ford, Kenneth Gibson, Felix Johnson and Sam K. Johnson, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Chester Johnson, Jr., Sam K. Johnson, Sr., Simon Johnson, Thomas Johnson, J. C. Jackson, Connie Johnson, Alvin Johnson, Eugene Johnson and Horace Laws.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary.

Daily Tribune, January, 1996                                       Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
 


Ernest Lee Johnson

Funeral services for Ernest Lee Johnson, 68, of Houston, formerly of Bay City, will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel in Bay City with the Rev. A. H. Pointer officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation hours will be held until 9 p. m. today at the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 28, 1923, to Sam Sr. and Estella Rugeley Johnson in Bay City and died Nov. 26, 1991, at the Windsor Place Nursing Home in Houston.

Survivors include three daughters, Earnestine Franklin of Bay City, Kay Francis Johnson of California and Donna Simpson of Galveston; a stepson, Freddie Axel of Bay City; a sister, Naomi Williams of Houston; two brothers, Sam Johnson Jr. of Bay City and Willie Johnson Sr. of Houston; five grandsons, Hector and Andre’ Franklin, Ernest Edwards III, Laun D. White and Larian Simpson; three granddaughters, Evette and Ieysha Franklin and Nita Kay Lewis; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Hector Franklin, Andre Franklin, Vernon Johnson, Sam Johnson Jr., Willie Johnson Sr. and James Williams.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, November, 1991
 


Gloria Hubbard-Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Gloria Hubbard-Johnson, age 66, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, June 17th, at 2:00 P. M., at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. Kevin O. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and from 1 til 2 P. M. Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Johnson was born March 26, 1929, in LaGrange, Texas, to Rev. Austin Hubbard and Willie Mae Hubbard, and died June 14, 1995, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Survivors include  her husband, Samuel Johnson, Jr. of Bay City, two daughters and son-in-law, Ms. Michelle Johnson and Mrs. Kimberly Johnson Eaton (& Richard) all of Bay City. Also two sons and daughter-in-law, Kevin Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Sgt. Brian Johnson (& Shirleane) of Ft. Drum, New York. She also leaves a loving mother, Mrs. Willie Mae Hubbard of Bay City, and two sisters, Mrs. Rosemary Poole and Mrs. Geneivia Williams, both of Houston; two brothers, Austin Jones of LaGrange, and Bracy Williams of Dallas. Also four grandchildren, Billie Stephney, Valencia, Cruse and Tyler, and a god-son, Kenneth Love. There is a host of other relatives and many, many friends which includes the Enterprise Baptist Church Family, with special recognition to Mission #11 and The Pointerettes Gospel Chorus.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas

Daily Tribune, June, 1995
 


Funeral Services For John D. Johnson Are Held Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday for John David Johnson, 80, father of Commissioner Guy Johnson of Palacios.

Mr. Johnson was born in Giles County in Tennesse January 31, 1862. Following his marriage to Miss Mary Moss they lived in Arkansas for a time then moved to Texas where they settled in Carrizo Springs. There Mr. Johnson entered the stock business and during the more than 30 years he lived there became an influential and widely known stockman.

He died at the home of his son Thursday, June, 7, after an extended illness.

Surviving Mr. Johnson are his wife, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Fort Douglas, Utah; three daughters, Miss Carrie Lee Johnson, Mrs. Iva D. Allisos of Fort Douglas, and Mrs. B. B. Small of Berkeley, California, and one son, Guy Johnson.

Services were held at the Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. L. W. Crouch of the Baptist Church of Palacios officiating. Burial was in the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Winfred, Ballard, Charles and Mack Johnson, grandsons of the deceased, and Gilbert Herman and Byron King, grandsons-in-law.

Palacios Beacon, June 18, 1942
 


Johnnie Johnson

Funeral services for Johnnie Johnson, 68, of Bay City, will be held 2 p. m. Sunday at Sixth Street Church of Christ, with Bro. Shan Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p. m. Saturday.

Mrs. Johnson was born Oct. 29, 1924 in Wadsworth to Matthew and Nettie Parker Johnson and he died Dec. 22, 1992 at Methodist Hospital.

He was employed for many years by Ottis Brothers and was retired from the Tidehaven Independent School District after 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Johnson; children, Johnnie and Nancy Johnson, Sharon and Lester Newman and Robert M. Johnson, all of Lubbock, Leroy and Breu Johnson of Tulsa, Okla., Delores Sardinea, Earl Johnson and Dorothy and Jim Smith of Bay City;  a sister, and brother-in-law, Dorthrine and Lee Andrew Roberson of Bay City; five sisters-in-law, Maudester (Mrs. Willie) Edison, Margaret (Mrs. Robert) Green, Maggie Gartica and Donna Woods of Bay City and Shirley Woods of San Antonio; three brothers-in-law, Otto Woods (Gloria) of Galveston, Jimmie Woods (Clarice) of Matagorda and Clarence Woods of Bay City; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Joe Williams, Jimmie Scott, Oscar Sneed, Henderson Polk, La Bradford Smith, Roderick Smith, Eddie Allen Jr. and Willie Edison. Honorary pallbearers are Johnnie Johnson Jr., Leroy Johnson, Robert M. Johnson, Earl Johnson, Herbert Smith, Jim Smith, Robert Smith, Robert L. Green Sr., Eddie Allen, Clarence Woods, Otto Woods and Jimmie Woods.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary.

Daily Tribune, December, 1992
 


Lucille Richardson Johnson

Funeral services for Lucille Johnson, 77, of Bay City will be Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. L.C. Cunningham, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery.

On October 4, 1923, Lucille Johnson was born in Jones Creek, Wharton County. She was one of 11 children born to Sam and Ida Richardson Johnson. Her earthly journey came to a close Saturday, October 14, 2000 at Cypress-Fairbanks Hospital in Houston.

She leaves to mourn, her husband Connie Lee Johnson of Bay City; daughter Dr. Rubye Nell Hebert of Hockley, Texas; sisters, Mrs. Estelle Scott of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Clarice Harrison of Bay City; brothers, Mr. Woodrow Johnson of Bay City, Mr. Clarence Johnson and Bernice of San Antonio; sisters-in-law, Margie Ree Brown, Georgie Law and Horace, Laverne Jackson and Jesse of Bay City; brothers-in-law, Sam K. Johnson and Lucille of San Antonio, Eugene Johnson and Blanche, Simon Johnson, Sr. and Hazel of Bay City; many nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Sam and Ida Richardson Johnson; sisters Gladys Johnson, Laney Bryant; brothers L. E. Johnson, Oliver Johnson, Otto B Johnson, Charlie Johnson.

Active pallbearers are to be Holland Sherman Jones, Simon Johnson, Jr., Wayne Laws, Jessie Southall, Randall Knapp, Taurus Davis, Jimmy Johnson, and Harold Jones.
Honorary pallbearers include Connie Johnson, Woodrow Johnson, Clarence Johnson, Simon Johnson, Sr., Sam K. Johnson, Eugene Johnson, Horace Laws, and Jessie Jackson.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of all the arrangements. A00011A2000OT20

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, October 20, 2000
 


Mary Johnson


BAY CITY- Mary Johnson, of Bay City passed away on June 27, 2012. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2 p.m., Golden Avenue Church (Bible Days Revival) 1901 Golden Ave; with Pastor Byron Gaskin officiating.


There will be viewing at the church before services on Saturday, July 7, 2012 , 1-2 p.m.
Burial will follow immediately after services at Markham Cemetery.


Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary 979-245-3489.


Published in Victoria Advocate on July 5, 2012

 


Rev. N. J. Johnson

Funeral services for the Rev. N. J. Johnson, 92, were scheduled for 1 p. m. today at St. Mark Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with the Rev. L. C. Cunningham, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

Rev. Johnson was born July 11, 1900 in Markham to the late Napoleon and Siless Johnson and he died Sept. 16, 1992 at Sweeny House in Sweeny.

He was a longtime resident of Bay City who was a member of the Baptist church and Gulf Coast Masonic Lodge #272. Rev. Johnson pastored Mount Zion Baptist Church in Van Vleck for 17 years. He was a pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church in Cedar Lane for approximately 37 years and retired earlier this year.

Survivors include a daughter, Hattie M. King of Bay City; a son, Nathaniel Johnson of Evanston, Ill; 10 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews and friends, including the St. Mark Baptist Church family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Dugard Johnson; five sisters, Mamie, Gertrude, Carrie, Ruby and Sadie and three brothers, Milton, Rivers and Lewis.

Pallbearers will be the deacons of St. Mark Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers are the ministers of the Matagorda County Ministerial Alliance.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, September, 1992                                      Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
 


NORRIS RAYMOND JOHNSON

BAY CITY - Norris Raymond Johnson, 73, of Bay City, Texas was born June 29, 1938 in Houston, Texas and passed away March 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas surrounded by his loving family.

Norris received his education from Texas A & M University in Kingsville and was in the Air Force Reserves. He spent the majority of his career working for Celanese Chemical and also served on the Board of Directors for the Bay Cel Federal Credit Union and served on the airport commission at the Bay City Municipal Airport.

Besides being a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, Norris spent his free time sailing and fishing and was a member of the Harborwalk Yacht Club in Galveston, Texas.

Norris is preceded in death by his parents, Lois Hamilton (Rock) Johnson and Willie Blanche Johnson; and his mother and father-in-law, Howell Eugene Bryan and Gladys Aster Bryan.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Carolyn (Corky) Johnson; and his two daughters, Amy Johnson and her husband Jason Gunderson and Jenny Johnson and her husband William (Kurt) Hoffman; his sisters, Billie Loyce McDaniel and Sandy Nix and her husband Dwayne Nix. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jack Gunderson, Derek Hoffman, and Katherine Hoffman; along with his nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ana Aparicio and her nurses and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as the team at Houston Hospice.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please make a donation in memory of Norris Johnson to MD Anderson Cancer Center P.O. Box 4486 Houston, Texas 77210 or to Houston Hospice 1905 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, Texas 77030.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 2300 Avenue H Bay City, Texas 77414 on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Published in Victoria Advocate on April 3, 2012
 


Vera Mae Johnson

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Vera Mae Johnson, 87, of Bay City will be Saturday, September 15, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. L. C. Cunningham, Jr. pastor.

Viewing will be Friday, September 14, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Final arrangements entrusted to Green's Mortuary at 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 13, 2012
 


Viola Lane Johnson

Funeral services for Viola Lane Johnson, 90, of Bay City will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Mother Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel and noon to 1 p. m. Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Johnson was born March 3, 1902 in Dewitt to the late Tom and Leatha Smith Lane and died Dec. 16, 1992 at Bay Villa Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Baptist church. She was a resident of Bay City since 1929 when the Lane family moved from Dewitt.

Survivors include three sisters, Blanche Lane and Elva James of Bay City and Ola Mae Lane of Palacios and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Johnson; four sisters, Clara Bradford, Leatha Lane, Mae Dell Roberts and Ida Robbins and a brother, Tom Lane Jr.

Pallbearers will be James Bradford, Ronnie Charles Law, T. H. Edison, Don Wilkerson Sr. and Don Wilkerson Jr. Honorary pallbearers are the Usher Board and Bible Band of Mother Zion Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, December, 1992                                          Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
 


Wesley Johnson

Funeral services for Wesley Johnson, 83, of Bay City were held Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L. C. Cunningham, Jr., pastor.

Burial followed immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation was in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

He is survived by: his wife of 67 years, Lillie Mae Johnson of Bay City; four sisters, Alama Fields, Gloria B. Moore, Eddie L. Griggs and Mammie L. Johnson; three brothers, James L. Johnson, Gifford Johnson Jr., and Curtis L. Johnson; one great-aunt; nieces; nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green’s Mortuary 979-245-3489, online condolences may be sent to greensmortuary@sbcglobal.net.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, May 20, 2012
 

Wilma E. Johnson, 91, of Palacios died April 20, 2003 at her residence. She was born August 27, 1911 in Maydelle, Cherokee Co., Texas to the late Robert Thayers and Allie Ray Williams Ezell.

Mrs. Johnson was a resident of Palacios since 1934 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She retired as a postal clerk from the U. S. Postal Service around 1970 after 30 years of service. Mrs. Johnson was a former longtime member of the Easter Star and worked as a volunteer for the Palacios Library for many years.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Raymond “Mitch” Mitchell of Palacios; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Donna Johnson of Houston; four grandchildren, Brett Mitchell and wife Lonza of Seabrook, Julie Mitchell Weiss and husband Brett of Spicewood, Jeff Johnson and wife Jackie of Limerick, Ireland, and Matt Johnson of Dallas; two great-grandchildren, Michael Gregory Worsham, U. S. Air Force stationed in Germany; and Holley Johnson of Limerick, Ireland; sisters-in-law, Mary King of Palacios, Margaret Herman of Corpus Christi, Texas and Margaret Johnson of Olivia, Texas; brothers-in-law, Ballard Johnson and wife Louise of Aransas Pass, Texas and Mack Johnson and wife Adene of Victoria; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband Guy W. Johnson; sisters, Cassie Koenig and Ray McDonald; and brothers, M. E., Robert, Gilbert and Emory Ezell.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charlie Parker officiating.

Interment followed at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Carroll Harvey, Joe Ray Beard, Boyd Foltyn, Jerry Washington, James Kruse and Galen Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers were George Sparks, John Connor, Marvin Curtis, Ted Bates, Jr. and Lowell Johnson.

Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 947, Palacios, Texas.

Arrangements were with the Palacios Funeral Home. A00014D2003AR23

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, April 23, 2003
 


Erich Johs, Jr.

(December 3, 1941 - November 5, 2012)

Erich Erhardt Johs, Jr. passed away peacefully Monday, November 05, at his home in La Ward, Texas at the age of 70. He was born December 03, 1941 in El Campo, Texas to the late Erich Erhardt Johs, Sr. and Lenadene Ramsey Johs. Erich is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandy, of La Ward, his son, David A. Johs of Bay City and one sister, Wanda Foster, also of Bay City. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Alexandra Claire Blande (James) of Mississippi, Victoria Jane Johs of Lubbock, and Brandon Shane Cornett (Alicia) of Bay City. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm until 8pm Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. The Funeral Service will held Thursday at 10:00am at First Baptist Church in Lolita, Texas with Rev. Dennis Phariss officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Dickey Ellis, Gary Beyer, Sam Ramsey, Coy Ramsey, Rickey Ramsey, and Bruce Ramsey. The family would like to extend its sincerest appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. Terry Whitehouse and the entire team of caregivers at Hospice of South Texas for the gentle, loving kindness bestowed upon our loved one, as well as ourselves, during a most difficult time. We will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have cared for Erich at home during his last days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Ave., Victoria, TX 77901.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Amanda Jones



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

Funeral services for Audrey Mae Jones, 78, of Palacios, Texas will be held Saturday October 20, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rose Baptist Church in Palacios, Texas with elder Eric Young officiating. Burial will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Mrs. Jones will lie in state at Pilgrim Rose Baptist Church Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Visitation will be Friday afternoon until 9 p.m. at Greens Mortuary.

Audrey Mae Jones was born to the union of J. B. Jones and Annie Bell Beck on January 13, 1923 in Broaduss, Texas. She passed away Wednesday October 17, 2001 at the Sea Breeze Nursing Home in Bay City.

She is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Maryorie Collins and Rance Johnson of Palacios; son and daughter-in-law Randy Jones and Julia of Palacios; mother Annie Bell West of Palacios; sister, Annie Laura Anderson of Refugio, Texas; three grandchildren, Sharonda Yvette Foster, Quinton Allen Foster, Henry Collins, III; niece Anniee Marie Anderson of Refugio; three nephews Herman Lee Anderson, Jr., Alex Elmo Anderson and Michael Ray Anderson all of Refugio; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are Robert Johnson, Rance Johnson, Jr., Fred Jones, Larry Goodall, Elvin Adams, Alex Elmo Anderson, Honorary pallbearers are Randy Jones, Herman Lee Anderson, Jr., Quinton Allen Foster, Henry Collins III, Michael Ray Anderson.

Greens Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. A00011A2001OT19

Daily Tribune, Friday, October 19, 2001
 


Cassie Lemons Jones

Funeral services for Cassie Lemons Jones, 59, of Bay City will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. A. L. Jones officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 1300 Duncan St., and 10 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Jones was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Richmond to the late Hallard and Esther Lemons and she died Aug. 18, 1992 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She was a teacher at Tenie Holmes Elementary School for 12 years and a member of the Texas State Teachers’ Association and Classroom Teachers. She was also the musical director at Enterprise Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jones received her education from the A. G. Hilliard School, Prairie View A&M University, Texas Southern University (then Houston College for Negroes) and the University of Southern California.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Horace Jones; three daughters, Devette Lorraine Jones of Houston, Esther Mary Jones of Anchorage, Alaska and Horeis Jones of San Diego, Calif.; one son, Chawyer Kent Jones of Houston; a daughter-in-law, Tina Jones; stepgrandson, Chad; two brothers, Charles Lemons of Richmond and the Rev. A. L. Jones of Beaumont; four aunts, Sally Lemons, Valry Mae Jones, Christine Heights and Clarinda Lemons; three uncles, J. C. Lemons, Richard Lemons and Travis McHenry and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Billy Clifton, Ira Edison Jr., Ernie Geffert, Henry Green III, Kenneth Love, Archie McDaniel, Stacy Schwartz and Frank Scott. Honorary pallbearers are Chawyer Kent Jones, Force Ensemble, the Enterprise Baptist Church Music Department and faculty of Tenie Holmes Elementary School.

 Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, August, 1992                                 Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
 


Catherine Whitley Jones

Funeral service for Mrs. Catherine Whitley Jones, age 69, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, July 1st, at 11 a. m., at the Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. L. C. Cunningham, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be Friday until 9 P. M. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Saturday from 10 til 11 A. M. at the church.

Mrs. Jones was born March 20, 1926, in Bay City, to Marshall Whitley and Amy Mills Whitley and died June 23, 1995, at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Gloria (& Albert) Tucker of San Antonio, and Mrs. Marilyn (& James) Ellis of Houston. Also two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jimmie (& Patricia) Jones, and Harold Jones, all of Houston. One step-daughter, Mrs. Irvy Stroud of Edna, and one step-son and daughter-in-law, Billy Joe (& Brenda) Jones of Detroit, Michigan. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Almeda Irons of Phoenix, Arizona and Mrs. Dorothy Taylor of Bay City, and two brothers, Marshall Whitley, Jr. of Bay City, and Melvin Whitley of Phoenix, Arizona. Also one paternal aunt, Mrs. Ida Whitley Hayes of Bay City, 4 grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, L. E. Jones, and two sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Baugh and Mrs. Loreace Oliver.

Active pallbearers will include Carlton Edwards, Calvin Murphy, Raymond Randle, James E. Taylor, Odean Taylor, Jr., Timothy Taylor, Preston Wyche and Kenneth Young.

Honorary pallbearers will include James Ellis, Billy Joe Jones, Harold Jones, Jimmie Jones, George Smith, Albert Tucker, Marshall Whitley, Jr., and Odean Taylor, Sr.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune June, 1995
 


Dana Eaton Jones

Funeral services for Miss Dana Eaton Jones, age 28, of Bay City will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996, at 3 p. m. at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with the Rev. T. L. Richardson officiating, and the Rev. Kevin O. Johnson presiding. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Saturday from 2 to 3 p. m. at the church. She was born in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1967, to Richard Eaton and Alta Mae Jones Eaton, and died Monday, February 6, 1996, in Bay City.

Survivors include her father, Richard Eaton and a daughter, Ry’Keisha NiRee, both of Bay City. Also seven sisters, Eddie Marie, Alta Faye, Shirley Jean, Sheila Redette, Betty Loraine and Vicky Renee, all of Bay City, and Sarah Woodbury of Markham; and six brothers, Bobby Ray of Hawaii, Richard Keith of Richmond, Carl Lee of Wharton, A. C., Lawrence Troy and Nathaniel. Also a god-child, Kenarick Brinkley, and seven aunts, Mrs. Janie Moses of California, Mrs. Mary Bowie of Houston, Mrs. Blanche Mitchell, Mrs. Everleana Kuykendall, Mrs. Otha Portee, Mrs. Laura Lemons and Mrs. Bobbie Eaton, all of Bay City. She also leave three uncles, Eugene Eaton of Wharton, Leo Jones of Detroit, Michigan, and Albert Jones of Houston. Also 17 nieces, 16 nephews, seven great-nieces, seven great-nephews, an extended family of other relatives and many, many friends which include Alphonso Williams. Dana was preceded in death by her mother, Alta Mae Jones Eaton, May 12, 1971, and one brother, Charles Jones Eaton, Feb. 24, 1971. Active pallbearers will include Ernest Austin, Troy Davidson, Stevie Franklin, Timothy Hayes, Derrik Johnson, Leon Johnson and Jerome Sanford. Honorary pallbearers will include her brothers, uncles, nephews, cousins, and the Bay City High School Class of 1986.

Daily Tribune, February 1996
 

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Jones, 64, of Freeport will be Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at True Honor Baptist Church in Clute, Texas with the Rev. E. L. Carroll officiating. Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lake, [Matagorda County] Texas.

She died Saturday, June 14, 2003 at John Sealy in Galveston, TX.

She is survived by three sons, Larry Alexander of CA., Clifford Farrow of Ft. Worth, Marlon Farrow (Charmaine) of Freeport; two daughters, Debra Marshall of Freeport, Janice Hudson of Brazoria; two brothers, Alfred Jeffery (Ida) of Phoenix, Arizona, the Rev. Arthur Jeffery II (Jessie) of Lake Jackson; two sisters, Bessie Goodwin (John) of Brazoria, Betty Carroll (the Rev. E.L.) of Houston; three grandchildren, Alyssa Farrow, Jordan Farrow, Jwana Hudson-Massey and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria.

abstracted from The Facts, June 19, 2003
 

Graveside funeral services for Dortha Mae Rose Mosier Jones, 77, of Houston, were held May 4, 2001 at the Palacios Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 28, 1923 in Pledger, Tx. She passed away May 1, 2001 in Katy, Tx. She had been a resident of Palacios for 45 years and had resided in Houston for the past 15 years. She is survived by her husband, Allen W. Jones of Katy; two sons, Edwin Leon Mosier, Jr. of Elkhart, Tx. and Charles Mosier of Dallas; a daughter, Dortha Ann Hamm of Bellmead, Tx; two stepsons, Dwayne Jones of Willis, Tx. and Dennis Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Emaline Reed of Van Vleck; eight grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Palacios Beacon, May, 2001
 

Funeral services for Gussie M. Hayes Jones, 88, of Palacios will be Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 202 Main in Palacios, with the Rev. Hollis Hoffman Pastor and Elder Eric Young officiating. Burial will follow at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios. Mrs. Jones will lie in state at First Baptist Church Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. Visitation will be Friday afternoon until 9 p.m. at Green's Mortuary. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Mrs. Jones died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000 (Sweetheart Day) at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

She is survived by: her daughter, Gloria Dean Watson of Palacios; a sister, Frankie M. Hayes Hasley of Houston; seven grandchildren, Gregory, Jim, Eric, Roderick, Janice, Mary and Erica all of Palacios; 15 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are: Larry Deadrick, Dedtric Jones, Michael Craft, Ronnie Craft, Earl Heard, and James Michael Heard.

Honorary pallbearers are: Glendale Mickey Hayes, Jimmy Hayes, Gregory Leroy Mulkey, Jim Wygal, Jr., Eric D'Wayne Young, Roderick Wendall Young, Derrick D'Wayne Wygal, Charles Reginald Byrd, and Odis Deshaun Young.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Daily Tribune, Friday, 18 Feb 2000
 


Jeanette (Skinner) Jones
Sept. 12, 1931 – Jan. 5, 2013

Jeanette (Skinner) Jones, 81, a long time resident of Friendswood, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

She was born on September 12, 1931 in Navasota, Texas to Fred Skinner and Muriel (Sampson) Skinner. Jeanette graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in Orange, Texas in 1949. She married Edward M. Jones, Jr. in Orange, Texas on May 14, 1954.

Jeanette is survived by: her husband of 58 years, Edward M. Jones, Jr; sons, Edward “Skipper” Jones III and wife, Jane, William Clay Jones and wife Chris and David Andrew Jones and wife Micki; and her daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Jones Wallace and husband David; and five grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 W. Winding Way Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 with the Rev. Geoffrey Gwynne officiating.

Interment will follow at the Friendswood Friends Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at www.alzfdn.org, or by telephone at 866-232-8484 or by mail to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001; American Heart Association at www.heart.org.

Condolences may be sent to the Jones Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com

Bay City Tribune, January 9, 2013
 


Melinda Jones



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

Funeral services for Sarah Jones, 92, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2004, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Steven Staten, pastor, and the Rev. Charles Roberson, Sr. eulogist.

Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 3 until 9 p.m. at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

She was born in Brazoria, Texas, April 6, 1912, to Zebedee Brown and Amanda Lemon Brown, and passed away November 13, 2004, at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyn Stone and Melvin of Bay City; one step-daughter, Ida Bivens of Magnolia; also a god-son, Violin Wayne Plummer; son-in-law, the Rev. Charles Roberson, Sr.; sister-in-law, Lorena Brown; 34 grandchildren; 72 great-grands; 17 great-great grands; and an enormous host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Wayne Plummer, Perry Knight, Karl Stone, Karlton Stone, Dorell Woodard, Kelvin Woodard, Kenneth Jones and Herbert Fields, Grayson Griggsby.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 17, 2004                                                                   
Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott & Jerrilyn Capers
 



Walter Jones, Jr.

Walter Jones, Jr., 74, of Houston, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. He was a veteran of World War II and a former resident of Bay City. He is survived by one son, Walter Jones, III of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Hyde of Bay City; one grandson and three nieces. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City with Rev. L. R. James officiating. Interment will be at Eastview Cemetery with Eddie Griggs, Buster Henry, Robert Griggs, John Hilliard, A. C. Henry, and O. D. Keys serving as pallbearers. Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, paper unknown                                     Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
 

Funeral services for Willie Lee Jones, 78, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, May 26, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with the Rev. J. Weldon Gilbert, pastor, and the Rev. T.L. Richardson, eulogist. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be Friday until 9 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

She was born in Gainesmore, Texas, Monday, January 1, 1923, to Willie Jones and Rosalie Griggs Jones, and passed away Friday, May 18, 2001, at Memorial Southeast Hospital, Houston, Texas.

She was a kind person who will be missed by those she touched through nursing, friendliness and love.

Survivors include: four sons, Charles Jones of Garland, Texas, Abner Adkins, Andrei Jones and Welton Jones, all of Bay City; and six grandchildren Shanina Sowells, Andrei Jones, Rosalind Jones, Andrei Jones, Jr., Sandrei Martin and Sterling Jones; one great-grandchild, Areon Jones; three sisters, Edna Simon and Elouise Jones of Houston, and Mary Lee Jones of California; one brother, Willie Jones, Jr. of Houston; also nieces and those who were like daughters, Eddie Marie Ellis, Glenda Lane, Belinda Simmons, Frankie Cole and Joy Lynn Patterson; god-daughter, Talma O'Neal and god-son, Jhoilian Cole; special cousins and friends, Earl Griggs, Ada Lou Hill, Robert Jones and Priscilla Girtman; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Johnnie Cole, Adrian Ceasar, Erskine Davis, Clem Johnson, Recie Wiley, Melvin Brown, Jr., George Allen, Kenny Smith and Earl Fulwood.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00011A2001MY25

The Daily Tribune, Friday, May 25, 2001
 


Anna Mae Hejtmanek Jurek

Anna Mae Hejtmanek Jurek, of Pasadena, went to be with her Lord January 31, 1998. Her husband of 62 years, Henry E. Jurek, Sr., preceded her in death on July 1, 1995. She was born on January 4, 1914, in Rosenberg, Texas, the eldest of six children born to Frank and Albina Hejtmanek. She grew up in El Maton, Texas, and married Henry on October 30, 1932. In 1942 they moved to Pasadena where Henry worked for Champion Paper for 35 years. A Charter member of the Pasadena Brethren Church, she served faithfully, and particularly enjoyed teaching Confirmation classes, serving as Christian Sisters president, and organizing the church’s Strawberry Festival booths. In 1990 the Church Women United presented her with the Valiant Woman Award. Anna Mae loved reading, gardening and canning, sewing, and doing for others. She was unfailingly patient and loving, giving of her time, energy, and optimism. In her years of illness, Anna Mae was able to remain at home with the devoted care giving of her son Henry Jr. She is also survived by her son Glenn and wife Robbie of Austin; daughter Patricia Ann and husband James (Mickey) Jones of Deer Park; daughter Alice Marie and husband Ronald Braley of Fayetteville, GA; seven grandchildren; sisters Alice Jurek of South Houston and Martha Jane Schimek of Bay City, Texas; brother George Hejtmanek of Ashby, Texas; and sister-in-law Alice Marie Hejtmanek of Pasadena. She was preceded in death by her husband and a granddaughter. Special thanks to Mary Starling for her home health care. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p. m. Monday, Feb. 2. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a. m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, Pasadena Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Jim Hickman and the Rev. Henry Beseda officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3 p. m. at Hawley Cemetery, Matagorda County, Texas. “Those we love are with the Lord, and the Lord has promised to be with us. If they are with Him and He is with us, they cannot be far away.” Peter Marshall.

Unknown paper, February 1 or 2, 1998
 


Henry E. Jurek Sr.

Henry E. Jurek Sr., 84, of Pasadena, went to be with his Lord Saturday, July 1, 1995. He was born December 29, 1910, in Milam County, Texas, to Steve and Liddie Jurek. He was a loving family man and hard worker, completing 35 years as a pipefitter for Champion Paper Company. He was a charter member of the Pasadena Brethren Church and served on the Board of Elders. Henry is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Anna M. Jurek; sons Henry E. Jurek Jr., Pasadena, Glenn and wife Robbie of Austin, Texas; daughter Patricia Ann and husband James E. “Mickey” Jones of Deer Park, and Alice Marie and husband Ronald L. Braley of Fayetteville, Georgia. Seven grandchildren survive him, Jonathan and Sarah Jurek, Deborah, James and Jason Jones, Pamela and Brian Braley. A granddaughter, Laura Braley Williams and her infant, preceded him in death. He is also survived by brothers Hubert Jurek of South Houston, and Eddie Jurek of Orange, Texas, sisters, Lillie Bohuslav of Markham, Della Schneider of Bay City, Texas, Lena Hill of Boling, Texas and Johnnie Mae Myers of Boling, Texas as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p. m. Monday and Tuesday. Funeral service will be held at 1 p. m., Wednesday, July 5, 1995, Pasadena Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Henry Beseda and Dr. Larry Koslousky, officiating. Interment will be at 4:30 p. m. Wednesday, July 5, 1995, at Hawley Cemetery, Matagorda County, Texas.

Daily Tribune, July 4, 1995
 

 

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