Randy Alexander

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William Randolph “Randy” Alexander, Sr., age 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, October 16, 2017.  A resident of Pearland, Randy was a devoted disciple of Jesus and a deacon at Sagemont Church in Houston. Prior to that he was a dedicated member of Second Baptist Church of Pasadena and was also a founding member of Clearpoint Church in Pasadena. Randy was active in several ministries including Minister’s Restoration, the Mission Re-entry Team, and the Community Pregnancy Center. He also served as Assistant Superintendent for Sagemont’s new building project.

Randy was born in Huntsville, Texas and graduated from Huntsville High School in 1954. He was an All-State Honorable Mention offensive guard for the Hornets on their 1954 State Championship Football Team. In 1957 he graduated from Sam Houston State with a BS in Chemistry. Randy was employed by Dixie Chemical and DPC Industries for 32 years beginning as a chemist in 1966 and retiring in 1998 as Vice-President of Operations.

His loss will be felt most by his faithful wife of 58 years, Nancy (Woodland) Alexander; his children, Randy, Jr. (Friendswood), Steve (Deer Park) and Troy (Austin) Alexander; their respective spouses Raye Ann, Mary and Kara Alexander; grandchildren, Jairus, Cameron, Brady, Reid, and Julia Alexander; brother, Phil Alexander and wife Jane of Pasadena; Sister Terrie Stanley and husband Stan (Virginia Beach), Brother-in-law, Joe Woodland and wife Debbie (Henderson, TX); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may meet his family on Friday, October 20, from 5-7 pm at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home, 6777 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 21, at 12 noon in the Sagemont Church Worship Center, 11300 South Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, TX. Interment will be at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to the Sagemont Church “Living Proof Project”

Jack Wasson

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Jack Alvin Wasson, 95 years young, went to be with our Lord on October 14, 2017.

Jack was born in Purcell, Oklahoma but always called Texas “home” as he was raised on a farm by his grandmother and grandfather and went to school in Seminole, Texas  He spent most of his childhood picking cotton.

He was stationed in India while in the Army during WW II, returning home in 1943.

After he left the service he began working on the pipe line when he met and married Earnie Bell James. They traveled the country together raising three children before settling down in 1960 in Houston and their fourth child was born. He then became a big rig owner/operator traveling across the US and Canada for over 30 years.

Jack loved all the old western movies and music. He also loved to play dominoes to pass the time.

He is preceded in death by his wife Earney Bell James Wasson and older sister, Olis Marie Wasson. Jack is survived by his four children, Jack Lynn Wasson and his wife Constance Grace Wasson, Richard Anthony Wasson, Linda Darleen Wasson and Patti Jeanne Wasson Cardenas and her Husband Gilbert Cardenas, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Monday, October 16, and the funeral service will be at 10:00am Tuesday, October 17, all held at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.

Christopher Wayne Hayes

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By the Grace of God, Chris’ “chains” were broken, his soul was set free, and he entered into the presence of our Lord on Friday, October 13, 2017, joining his sister, Kelley Hayes, and his father, Marvin Hayes in his new home.

He was born in Morgan City, Louisiana on April 6, 1967, but his true home was Pearland, Texas.  After serving in the US Marine Corps, Chris returned home to be close to his family where his heart was.

Chris’ entire existence was spending time with his family and entertaining all of us.  He had two wonderful sons, Cameron and Tyler, whom he was so proud of and loved so deeply. He also genuinely loved his nieces, nephew, and all of their many friends, and the feeling was mutual.  They all called him “Uncle Chris” and loved to see what crazy antics he was up to next.  Knowing what a daredevil he was when he was young, he was a mother hen, being more cautious than the parents, about a child getting hurt.

He loved to watch Jeopardy with all of us to prove he was the smartest, and belt out his old country songs to the top of his lungs.   He and his mom, Nola, loved watching T.V. series, recording as many as possible, for their nighttime marathons.

He was very fond of Grizzly tobacco, Habaneros tacos, and Cherry 7-Up.   Nascar was his favorite sport because they still say a prayer and they still stand up for the National Anthem, which was important to him.  He was very passionate about his beliefs and we have no doubt that he will continue voicing his opinion to all of those in his heavenly home!

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. and the memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., at Niday Funeral Home.  The address is 12440 Beamer Rd., Houston, 77089.

If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, you may contribute to a cause close to Chris’ heart at the following:  The Harbor Rehabilitation Center, 2715 Perez Street, Pasadena, TX 77502.

Chester “Chet” Lewis III

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Chester “Chet” Evert Lewis III passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 11 at the age of 53.  He is survived by his two sons, Justin and Trevor, his mother, Sharron Bowling, his sisters, Shannon Winski and Shanda Horsley, his brother, Richard Lewis, and his beloved cat, Indigo. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Ryan, and his father, Chester Evert Lewis II.

Chet was born on October 17th, 1963 in Provo, Utah but the family quickly relocated to many other states during his father’s service in the US Air Force. He spent a memorable 4 years in Japan as a child before the family settled in Holbrook, AZ for the remainder of his childhood.

Chet began his college career at Brigham Young University, but after deciding on his choice of career, accounting and finance, he relocated to Arizona State University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.  His sons were all born in the Phoenix area and they were his most proud accomplishments in his life.

His career in accounting and finance took him from Arizona to Texas, and following a brief stint in Colorado, he settled back in Texas to be near his boys.  He officially began his duties as vice chancellor, fiscal affairs at San Jacinto College in January of 2016.  As a member of the Strategic Leadership Team, Chet provided leadership and administrative oversight to the business services of the College and worked closely with the College’s elected Board of Trustees. While Chet’s position was largely focused on the fiscal side of the College, he was passionate about all aspects of the College with his ultimate interest being focused on how students were impacted and supported.  He led and participated in many community and college committees. He encouraged all voices to be heard. He was a friend and supporter to all – students, faculty, staff, administrators, the Board, and the community.

Chet was recently appointed to the Community and Technical Colleges Formula Advisory Committee by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Chet was an active member of the Texas Community College Business Officers Association and served with pride on the Deer Park Rotary Club.  He also served as a liaison to the San Jacinto College Foundation Board of Directors, and was an active donor and supporter of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Most recently, he was instrumental in the fundraising efforts for the Emergency Relief Fund established for employees and students after Hurricane Harvey.

Chet was himself a force of nature. His sense of humor and sharp wit made him memorable to all who met him. Always having a love of music, he followed that passion more recently by learning to play the acoustic guitar. He became an accomplished classical guitarist within a few short years, a testament to his passion and drive. He will be missed by all.

A service celebrating Chets’ life will be held at 2:00pm., Wednesday, October 18, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Jacinto College Hurricane Relief Fund http://www.sanjac.edu/harvey-relief

 

Tammy Reagan

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Tammy Lee Reagan passed away peacefully at her parents’ home on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her parents, Patsy and Jesse Doucette, her daughter and son-in-law, Erin and William Barnes, Danny Ramirez, her brother, Randy Reagan, her nephew and his wife Randall and Lauren Reagan and their 3 children, her niece Celese Reagan, her step sister Michelle Doucette Klein and her two daughters, Amanda Sturdivant and Montana Klein, as well as her amazing dog, Jack and the newest addition to the family, Joey the cat! Tammy was predeceased by her father, John M. Reagan and all four grandparents.

Tammy was born on May 17, 1963 in Houston, TX. She was baptized at St. Andrews Methodist Church. She attended Milby High School and graduated in 1981. On July 13, 1990 she welcomed her daughter, Erin, into the world.  Becoming one of Tammy’s proudest moments, Erin went on to graduate from the University of Alabama. She always made sure to add “my daughter went to the University of Alabama” into every conversation!

When talking about Tammy, the one reoccurring theme is her contagious laugh. She had the ability to make anyone feel as though they were the funniest person in the room, even though they rarely were.  But it wasn’t a fake laugh, it was an honest and contagious laugh that would eventually have the entire room in an uproar.  It was in this laugh that you could see how much joy Tammy found in life and how much love she had for others.  Even in her last days, Tammy hid some of the pain with laughter and love.  Tammy has been, and always will be, a reminder for us in life to view the glass as half full.

Tammy spent many of her childhood days at the beach and taking the family boat out. When she worked for Continental Airlines, she had the opportunity to travel quite a bit. She visited many places but if she could be anywhere at anytime, she’d be at the beach. Galveston was especially near and dear to her heart because of all the memories she made there as a child up until her adult life. It was a convenient escape from Houston and she visited often. Up until her last few days, she mentioned renting a beach house and getting away for a weekend in Galveston.

Tammy was never afraid to be herself, a free spirit.  As a free spirit, she had many passions.  She loved movies and tv shows (most recently This Is Us), raspberry & vanilla ice cream, animals, rock & roll music (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jim Morrison, etc.), watermelon, soda with extra extra ice, shoes (high heels in particular), making jewelry, going on cruises and of course trips to Galveston Island.

Tammy worked locally for many years and would have told you all about her job with Continental Airlines as a Pilot Scheduler or the positions she held in Commercial/Property Management.  But it wasn’t until just before she was diagnosed with cancer that she started working with Goodwill, which soon became one of her most rewarding jobs.  At Goodwill, Tammy was more than a Manager, she was a mentor and friend to people that had previously gone through hardships or had a rough upbringing. She enjoyed the opportunity to help and mentor those people. That was the type of person she was and she continued to work there throughout her battle with cancer until she could no longer, which is no surprise. Anyone that knew her would tell you, she is one of the hardest workers you’d ever meet.

With that said, Tammy has now been given an offer she cannot refuse.  An offer that includes no cancer and no pain but an eternity of peace and serenity along with the reunion of family and friends who have been waiting to see her again.  We must continue to laugh and love and strive to be best versions of ourselves, just as Tammy would want.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 2-3 pm at Niday Funeral Home, 12440 Beamer Rd., Houston, TX 77089.

Lastly, in honor of Tammy, we have partnered with the Colon Cancer Coalition and will be running on Team Tammy in the “Get Your Rear In Gear” 5K race. Details on the race are below:

  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Where: Baylor College of Medicine, McNair Campus
  • Time: 8:00 AM

You can view information on joining Team Tammy and running with us (or walking) on our website:

http://gyrig.convio.net/goto/TeamTammy

If you can’t make it but would still like to donate, you can do that on our web page also. The money raised will go towards funding local programs to increase screening and awareness for colon cancer, as well as support those living with the disease currently. #TeamTammy

Mavis Dial

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Mavis Marie Dial was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 2, 2017. Mavis was born on March 19, 1929 to parents Willard and Miley Chasteen. She was born in Upshur County, Texas. She was the fourth of five children. Her siblings were Mozelle, Talmadge, Maxine and Glenda, who all preceded her in death.

There is much rejoicing in Heaven as she is reunited with her parents and siblings, her sweetheart and husband, Ray and, her beloved children Timothy and Debra.

Mavis grew up in the Great Depression and had many fascinating stories to tell. As a teen, she and her sisters would often go to the Palm Isle nightclub, during World War II, to dance with the soldiers. However, because of rationing, she couldn’t go every weekend. A few years after the war ended, she met and married her sweetheart, Ray. She met Ray on the beach of Galveston when he kicked a ball over to the most beautiful girl on the beach. The rest is history and they were married for 64 wonderful years until Ray passed away in 2015.

Mavis graduated from New Diana High School in 1947. She enjoyed playing on the volleyball team there. She also held many jobs over the years. She worked as a ward clerk at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston and then later became a nurse. She also worked at a medical lab and then as a data entry clerk for both the Bank of the Southwest and Grocers Supply, where she made many life-long friends.

Mavis was loved by everyone who met her. She never met a stranger and her warmth and hospitality endeared her to everyone. She was so gracious and always welcomed everyone into her home with love and food. She loved flowers, gardening, sewing, quilting and reading mysteries. She also loved to cook and bake and enjoyed traveling as often as possible. She and Ray went on many trips over the years.

She is survived by her sons, Micah and Paul Dial and Paul’s wife, Carol. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tim, Chris, Stephen, Richard, Shannon, Clifford, Audrey and Evan and her great grandchildren. She will also be missed by a host of other relatives and many beloved friends, neighbors and caregivers.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7, with visitation prior to the service starting at 1:00 p.m.
Both will be held at Niday Funeral Home in the Chapel at 12440 Beamer Road in Houston,TX

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love a Child at loveachild.com or Love A Child – PO BOX 60063, Fort Myers, FL 33906 (In memory of Mavis Dial can be marked in the memo section.)

Randy Owens

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Charles Randall “Randy” Owens, 67, our beloved husband, dad, papa, great-grandpa and friend went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 2, 2017.

Randy was born in Winchester, Indiana on February 13, 1950. He lived the first 13 years of his life near the family farm in Muncie, Indiana. He moved to the Houston area in 1963 where he lived the remainder of his life. Growing up, Randy was an accomplished athlete and excelled in both baseball and basketball.

While playing sports in High School, Randy met the love of his life, Debbie. They immediately fell in love and were married on July 27, 1968. From 1969 – 1972 he served his country in the United States Air Force. In 1976, he began to work at his father-in-law’s trucking company. This experience led him and Debbie to start their own transportation company. This company has been a family business and at one time employed all of their children (Rick, Wade, and Deah). Randy led the company until his recent retirement, when Debbie, his son Rick, and son-in-law Stephen assumed leadership.

Randy’s greatest passion was Jesus, and it was evident in his life by the way he loved and led his family. He treasured spending time with them. You would regularly find him spending hours with his grandkids watching their favorite animated bible videos, attending their activities, and making memories at the ranch. He was deeply loved by his family, never met a stranger, and for the last 15 years (together with his grandkids) welcomed people as they entered Sagemont Church.

He is survived in death by his wife Debbie Owens, children Rick and Tarrah Owens, Wade and Kim Owens, Deah and Stephen Nix, grandchildren Taylor Owens, Sydney Owens, Morgan Owens, Caleb Owens, Madilynn Owens, Kennedy Owens, Emily and Ricky Teepe, Natalie Nix, Lance Nix, Haleigh Nix, Preslie Nix, and great-grandson Everett Teepe, brothers Greg and his wife Connie, David and his wife Tracey, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. The service celebrating Randy’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Sagemont Church. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park in Humble.

Oscar Flores

Oscar Rene’ Flores, 58, entered into rest September 29, 2017, he was born March 1, 1959. The visitation for Oscar will be Monday, October 2, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm., at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The funeral service will be held at Sunset United Methodist Church, Tuesday, October 3, at 10:00am., interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.

Frances “Fran” Edwards

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Frances Wyndolene Durham Edwards was born September 25, 1929 to Chester and Ada Durham. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ralph J. Edwards, daughter, Charlotte Day, husband, Carrol G. Day; daughter, Cathy Edwards; Grandchildren, Collin and wife Kristin Day, Carissa and husband, Nick Vann, and Connor Day; great- grandchildren, Eden, McKenna, and Jillian Vann; Cayden, Kyla, and Maddie Kate Day; a brother, Dale and wife Marge Durham, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by parents; Chester and Ada Durham, brother, Don Durham, and a daughter, Cynthia Celeste Edwards.

Early in life Fran asked Jesus to be her Savior and Lord and was baptized by W. A. Criswell at First Baptist Church, Chickasha, Oklahoma. She felt that God called her to be a missionary and loved going on mission trips to tell people the good news about Jesus. She traveled to Argentina, Africa, Brazil, France, Guyana, Germany, Peru, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Siberia, and Venezuela. Fran felt that the local church was also a mission field. She felt it was her mission to let everyone she came in contact with know how much Jesus loves them. She wanted each person to know Jesus as their personal Savior. She worked on a book to help new Christians grow in their faith.

Church was always a very important part of her life. Ralph, her husband was a minister their entire married life. Throughout their marriage, she played a supportive role to his ministry in several churches, in Texas, Kansas, and Arkansas. She taught teenagers and adults in Sunday School. Through the years, in several churches, she was the director of “G.A.’s” Girl’s Auxiliary, a group that taught girls the importance of scripture memorization and sharing the gospel locally and abroad by actions, deeds, and financial support. She also helped sponsor multiple youth mission trips to many areas of the United States.

Fran loved her family dearly, loved to cook, and was a gracious hostess to those who visited her home. She loved to set a beautiful table and entertain guests and family for meals and special occasions. She was a substitute teacher in public schools and worked as a secretary in several churches through the years.

Fran will be deeply missed by her loved ones and friends. We know confidently that her thoughts are clear and her hearing crystal. Her beautiful blue eyes sparkling as she confidently lifts her voice with the angels in heaven. She is secure in the arms of Jesus.

Fran studied her Bible faithfully and Psalm 37:4 helped direct her life:  Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

The service celebrating Fran’s life will be held at 6:00pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Sagemont Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be privately held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Kenneth Lynn Ray

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Kenneth Lynn Ray, 69 entered into rest, September 21, 2017.  He was born September 2, 1948. He is preceded in death by Father,  Odie Odester Ray, Mother, Lillie Thorp Ray and  sister, Pamela Ann Norman.

He is survived in death by his wife, Karen Ray, brother: Curtis Ray and wife Debbie, brother-in-law: Charles Norman, son: Kenneth Lynn Ray II and wife Tammy, daughter: Karie Leann Ray and husband Christiano Costa, son: Korey Ray. Grandchildren: Kylie and Kaycie Ray, Harley and Lillie Ray Costa and Korey`s unknowns. He is also survived in death by numerous nephews and nieces and a multitude of family and friends.

A memorial service will be held  at 2:00pm., Thursday, September 28, at Niday Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena.