Kenneth Coker


Lloyd Kenneth Coker, 65, of La Porte, Texas, passed away, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Houston, TX.

Ken was born February 19, 1949, in Vernon, Texas to Lloyd and Frances (Ford) Coker. He graduated from Midway High School in 1968. On April 5, 2012, he married his wife Jean.  Ken was employed as a social worker for the State of Texas until his retirement. Ken also called bingo at the local bingo halls in Pasadena, Texas for the last 20 years. Ken was an avid bowler, he also enjoyed listening to country music, sitting on his patio drinking coffee, cooking on his barbecue grill, watching his Texans football team, and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  Ken is survived by his loving wife, Jean Coker of La Porte, Texas; his daughter, Cassie Vogel of Deer Creek, Texas; his four sons, Cory Coker of Tomball, Texas, Kenny Coker of Delray, Florida, Michael Terry of Pasadena, Texas, Brian Terry of Boyd, Texas; one sister, Cathy Talley, Henrietta, Texas; two brothers, Mike Coker of Deer Creek, Texas, David Coker of Deer Creek, Texas.  Father precedes him in death Lloyd Coker of Deer Creek, Texas; mother Frances Coker of Henrietta, Texas.  He leaves nine grandchildren, Norma Terry, Austin Thorn, Cole Thorn, Meagan Terry, Sarah Terry, Shane Terry, Matthew Coker, Faith Vogel, and Amber Coker. He will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12pm on Monday, October 20th at Niday Funeral Home 12440 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas  77089; Pastor Micah Sutton will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10am-12pm Monday before the service.

Bob Lambert


Bob Lambert was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on May 9, 1928 and left his earthly body to be with Jesus on October 11, 2014.

Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara Lambert of Friendswood, and sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Paul Oulette of New Hampshire.  Extended family includes:  Susan Brown and Henry Journagan of Oklahoma, Chris and Susan Scaff of League City, John and Karen Scaff of California, Steven and Andrea Scaff of Dallas.  He also leaves behind kids and grandkids, Allison and Pat Little, David and Tricia Eby, Kevin Dean and Jenny Horodyski, Kourtney Dean, and Erin and Lauren Eby all from Houston.

Bob was a faithful and devoted servant for Jesus and a member of Sagemont Church and active member of “Mixed Nuts!” He deeply felt his calling with his reachout emails to church members and wrote letter after letter of encouragement to those in need.  Bob’s heart and ministry was with Live Ear Ministries and the Star of Hope Mission in Houston.  HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY!!!

A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life will be held Sunday, October 19th, at 11:30am at The Cross at Sagemont Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Live Ear Ministries c/o of Sagemont Church.

Ulis “Bill” Howard, Sr.


Ulis “Bill” Howard, Sr. was born in Lucedale, Mississippi. May 2, 1934 and went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2014 while surrounded by his loved ones.

Left to lovingly cherish his memory is Mary, his wife and soulmate of 59 years, his two daughters and two sons. Elaine Kirby and husband Norman residing in Alvin, Texas; Brahana Howard residing in Pasadena, Texas; Ulis B. Howard Jr and wife Suzanne residing in League City, Texas; and Joey Howard residing in Houston, Texas; six grandchildren Norman, Chris, Amber, Sonia, Brian & Joey, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild to who he was lovingly known as “PawPaw.” As well as his brother-in-law Robert V. Farlow and wife Caroyln of Santa Fe, Texas; sister-in-law Carolyn Farlow of Preston, Mississippi and numerous other nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Bill was a faithfully devoted, loving, and hardworking husband, father and grandfather who held his faith with the Lord and loved spending time with his family and his four legged pal “Ace.”  All other spare time was spent gardening, fishing, and in his early years hunting.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 13, 2014, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, and the service celebrating Bill’s life will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.

Dwayne Leon Thomas


Dwayne Leon Thomas was born in Houston, Texas September 20, 1952 and went to be with the Lord October 4, 2014 in Pasadena, Texas. He was the son of the late Lewis A. and Evelyn Thomas. He was preceded in death by his sister, Twyler. He is survived by his aunts Frances Glass of Bastrop, Louisiana, Corine Harrell of Delhi, Louisiana and Ellawese Ross of League City, Texas; uncle I. D. Thomas of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; cousins Shirley Hunt of Austin, Texas and Dennison Hunt of El Lago, Texas and nieces and nephews in Abilene, Texas.

Dwayne graduated with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Drafting Technology in 1979 from San Jacinto College. He began his drafting career at Childers Engineering where he did field survey work, drafting civil and piping plans. He then worked with Fluor as an Assistant Piping Designer preparing vessel orientation design, piping plans and isometric spools. He ended his career with over 15 years in aerospace working for various contractors where he was responsible for modifying and creating electrical/mechanical documentation packages for all types of aerospace ground support equipment.

Dwayne had a big heart, had many friends and was always there for them. He loved spending time on his computer and sending those close to him emails that included old historical pictures of Houston in the 1940’s or links to old movies.

The visitation will be held Wednesday, October 8th, from 6:00-8:00pm, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00am, in the chapel of First Baptist Church Pasadena. Interment will follow at Southpark Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Elizabeth Kyle

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Elizabeth Kyle was born in Houston on December 5, 1962 and passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. She was raised in Pasadena, and attended Sam Rayburn High School.

Jackie was a very dedicated cable technician for Intec. She loved her family and her job. Jackie had received numerous awards while at Rollins Security including Service Associate of the Year in 1992. She was a devoted mother, daughter and sister.

Jackie is preceded in death by her mother Esther Belle Fisher, of Pasadena; grandparents, Joseph and Mary Shell of Hampton, Virginia; uncle Joseph Shell, Jr. of Hampton Virginia; aunt, Retha Scaggs of Dallas and Karen Richards of Houston.

She is survived by her sons whom she was greatly proud of, Jason Keith Richards and his daughter Kennedy Richards, and Brian William Richards; brothers, Stanley Robert Richards, Jr., Gregory Lincoln Woodward; sister, Jill Dana Temiquel and husband Tony, their daughter Maddison Karentina Elizabeth Temiquel who was the apple of her eye, Mr. Robert Scaggs of Dallas, and cousin Edwin (Ed) Selby of Marshall, Texas; uncle Mr. Joseph Shell, Jr. and wife Donna Shell, along with their two sons Joey and Jonathan. Along with numerous friends she called family, Paulette Nugent, Sherri Coleman, and her daughter Bobbi Harnar, Annette Montelongo, Ofilia Kelly, MaryAnn Bennett. And many more…

A memorial service celebrating Jackie’s life will be held Friday, October 10th, at 4:00pm at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.

Clifford Arthur Smith


Clifford Arthur Smith went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 2, 2014.   He was born in Croydon, England on November 29, 1922 to Horace and Gladys Smith.  At a young age, he moved to New Jersey where he graduated from Middletown Township High School in 1940.  He also was on the River Plaza Fire Co. for 19 years, a captain for one of those years.  He owned his own business, “Oakland Electric” in Red Bank, New Jersey where he met his wife, Isabelle, and they married in 1961.  In 1968, they moved to Houston, Texas where he became an engineering assistant for TXT Corporation and he retired from there in 1986.  He has been a full time member of Christian Temple Church (CT church) for over 30 years, where he volunteered his time as a usher, a leader in the Royal Rangers and used his electrical and building skills to help others.

He is survived by his wife, Isabelle, of 53 years, four daughters and one son.  Carol Finn residing in Mascoutah, IL; Phyllis Latourette and husband Conrad residing in Brick, NJ; Sharon Gilson and husband Chester residing in Houston, TX; Ruth Burleigh residing in League City, TX and son Mark Smith and wife Angel residing in Conroe, TX.   His grandchildren who affectionately called him “Pop Pop” include John Gilson and wife Tara of Katy, TX; David Gilson and wife Evangeline of Scurry, TX; Scott Gilson and wife Morgan of Ft Worth, TX; Lacey Smith of Rio Rancho, NM; Russell Smith and wife Jessica of Spring, TX; Tyler Hayes of Conroe, TX; Logan Hayes of Conroe, TX;  Avry Smith of Conroe, TX; Bryan Burleigh of Huntsville, TX; Lisa Wuller and husband Mark of Freeburg, IL; Cindy Oliveira and husband Tony of Eatontown, NJ and William Barrett and wife Janis of Brick, NJ.  He was also blessed by his 11 great-grandchildren: Caleb, Micah, Luke, Elise, Matthew, Levi, Brooklyn, Gabriella, Ashley, Amanda and Anthony.  His most important legacy is that he loved the Lord with all his heart and soul.  It radiated in his life with everyone he touched, especially his family.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Sunday, October 5th, and the Funeral Service honoring Clifford’s life will be at 1:00pm Monday, October 6th, both held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

Jammie Lynn Porter

Porter photoJammie Lynn Porter of Pasadena, Texas, was called to heaven on September 30, 2014.  She was born January, 15, 1972 in Pasadena, Texas to Adda Faye Lee Mills.  She was the youngest daughter of four children.

Jammie is survived by her son Trenton Porter, daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and amazing grandchildren, Jayden, Isayah, and Sebastyn Porter.  As well as her sisters and brothers: Tammy Williams and husband Rick, Carolyn Porter and husband Randy, David Mills, John Font and wife Amy, and Michelle Bellah; her uncle Roy Lee Jr.; her nephews: Ty Porter, Richard Williams Jr. and wife Heather, Aron Williams, and Colton Williams; and her dear friend Bruce LeGrand.

The funeral service will be held at Niday – Fairmont Home, Saturday, October 4th, at 2:00pm, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.

Donna Marie Weiss Wiggins Eliason


Donna Marie Weiss Wiggins Eliason of Pearland, Texas, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014.

She was a very loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother.  She loved giving, cooking, learning, puppies, and miracles.

Donna was born in Houston, Texas, on July 28, 1940, to the late Walter and Hilga Weiss.  She graduated from Milby High School in 1958, and attended Sam Houston State Teachers College, where she met and married David E. “Eddie” Wiggins, Sr.

Donna worked for Douglas J. Tollett in building management for many years.  She gave much of her time and energy to the Houston Food Bank, her Unity Church group, and other charities.  She was preceded in death by husbands Eddie Wiggins and Robert E. “Bobby” Eliason, and her sister JoAnn Youmans.  She is survived by her son David Wiggins and his wife Liz, daughter Kimberely Wiggins, step-daughters Karen Strawder, Sharon Nelson and husband Ronny, Lynda Jacobson and husband Jake, and Brenda Lyons and husband Mark, dear friends Ross and Linda Eliason, grandsons Ryan, Justin, and Tanner, other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made in Donna’s name to Houston Food Bank or to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Michael Wayne Mills

Mike MillsMichael Wayne Mills, 57, was born in Pasadena, Texas on February 12, 1957. On the morning of September 25, 2014 he left his family here and went to be with the Lord. Left to lovingly cherish his memory is his mother Nova Sue Mills, wife of 31 years Donna, son Matthew and wife Emily, sister Sara Sexton and husband Grant, nieces Susan and Katherine Sexton as well as  numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and loved ones. Michael was preceded in death by his father Melvin Mills.

Michael loved to spend the weekends out at Pearland Shooting Club, shooting and breaking clay targets on the trap and skeet fields. He cherished the days that both his wife and son would accompany him out to the range to spend the day shooting and relaxing together. Shooting was a passion that he loved dearly, and passed the love of the sport on to his son, Matthew. Michael was a devoted and loving husband and father who loved to spend time with his family.  Michael, Donna and Matthew often spent many weekends camping. All other spare time was spent on the water fishing, this pastime is one that they all loved and it allowed them to create great memories together that will forever be treasured.

The family will receive friends on Sunday September 28, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The funeral service to celebrate Michael’s life will be held at 11:00am on Monday, September 29, 2014 at Life Community Church in La Porte. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Xavier “Hobie” Cardona

Cardona 2Xavier “Hobie” Cardona, 59, was called to Heaven on Sunday, September 21, 2014, peacefully after suffering from Degenerative Cerebellum Ataxia. Xavier was born November 8, 1954 in Galveston, TX to Frances Luna and Alfonso Munoz Cardona. Xavier was a 1972 graduate of Texas City High School. Xavier enjoyed music and was known as “Mr. Disco Man” because he loved to go out dancing. His passion for photography greatly showed through each photo he captured. He was a loving father to his three children, and was a good provider to his family. Xavier retired from Union Carbide in 1998 after 23 years, shortly after he was diagnosed.

Xavier is survived by his three children, Xavier, Tony, and Veronica, their mother Catherine; five siblings Alfonso and wife Della, Ralph and wife Bea, Laura and husband Eddie, Roland and Mark; and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Alfonso Munoz Cardona, and sister, Rachel.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Pasadena, TX at Memorial Baptist Church. We invite all family and friends to celebrate the life of Xavier with us. His final resting place will beside his beloved father in Uvalde, TX.