Her parents, brother, and daughter, Linda Jo Alford preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Ethyel Jo (George) Eilers of Kenedy, Texas, Lealand (Jeanette) Nolen of Rosenberg, Texas, Lawrence Freddy (Judy) Nolen of Pettus, Texas and Annette Riley of Dickinson, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren and was proud of them.
She loved little children and old people and loved to hear their stories of long ago. She believed you could learn from old folks and young people. She loved all kinds of crafts and made many pretty things. She gave a lot of things to the nursing home where she volunteered 14 ½ years, now Hacienda Oaks. She loved to sing with her church group and read poems in church or get-togethers. She was a member of the Normanna Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years when the South Texas Children’s Home came to the Mineral Baptist Church in its early years which she cherished. She had great memories of Brother Lunsford as her pastor. She was a member of the Normanna Auxiliary Fire Department for 28 years, and the Ladies Tuleta and Normanna Hobby Club. She loved flowers but loved silk flowers too.
Those who wish may make donations to Church Building Fund –Normanna, Texas, South Texas Children’s Home, Normanna Volunteer Fire Department, South Texas Men’s Disaster Fund or fund of their choice.
Visitation was held from 12 - 2 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Simmons officiating. Interment followed at Mineral Cemetery.
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