Roy Lee Elza, 75 was born on November 5, 1942 in Alpena West Virginia. He passed away on April 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Annette Kelley Elza. Son; Roy Evertt Elza. Daughter; Angela Roann Elza Newton. Brother's; James Elza and Neven Elza. Eight grand children and twelve great grand children. He is preceded in death by brother; Evertt Lee Elza . Sister's Jessie Sharp and Carolyn Fitzgerald. Memorial Services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in New Caney, Texas on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, one can make donations to Bethel Baptist Church.
Ronald’s Legacy March 19, 1954 – April 10, 2018
On April 10, 2018, Ronald L. Brooks was called home suddenly to be with God at age 64. We honor, respect and remember an extraordinary man who touched and enriched all our lives in so many different ways. Ron was born in Yazoo City, MS to Eunice Brooks and Otha Mitchell on March 19, 1954. He graduated from Yazoo City School System in 1971. He participated in numerous school and community activities which he excelled in everything he touched. He was an active member in the civil rights movement and sang in the Chapel Hill choir. Ron graduated in 1974 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. It was there he met his wife of 42 years and they were married in Springfield, MA.
Ron and Sally lived in Bloomington, IL for 38 years and he was employed at St. Paul Company, Kaleidoscope, and Mitsubishi Motors. His employment did not define him as a man. His greatest talents were his love for the English language. He had an eloquent gift of gab. With an ever more remarkable talent of writing. He was named a “Golden Poet” by World of Poetry. Ron dreamt his “voice will be heard along with the voices of his heroes”. He believed where words fail music speaks. Ron was a music fanatic and connoisseur. He sang in the choir in his home church Mt. Pisgah Baptist.
Ron had a passionate love for his family. He honored his timeless bride. Ron was a devoted father. He fostered 10 children prior to having two daughters of his own. His most cherished title was Dad. The word “liebchen” whose meaning was very dear; he spoke daily to the most important women in his life. Ron and Sally moved to Humble, TX and he adored his blessed role as a grandparent, “Gpa” to twin grandsons, which filled him with joy, love, youthfulness, optimism, and purpose. Christ remained his constant foundation. His zealous dedication was renewed in Grace Church of Humble.
Ronald L. Brooks was preceded in death by his father Otha Mitchell, his mother Eunice Brooks, his mother and father in laws Margaret and Stanley Swenson, and brother J. Frank. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Sally, two daughters Simone Brooks, Ambria (James) Petty, grandsons Ayden and Atlas, four brothers, Otha Earl Mitchell, C.D. Brooks, Major (Ruby) Brooks, Larry T. (LaTreva) Brooks and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and other loving relatives, friends, and 494 support group. Ron truly loved the gift of life. He opened his sentiment and heart to people, and had an endless entertaining sense of humor. He was loved and will be deeply missed.
Daniel Zapata Hernandez, born on August 12, 1958, passed away on April 7, 2018, in Kingwood, Texas. Daniel is preceded in death by his mother Maria Inez Hernandez. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rosa Mary Hernandez; sons, Daniel Hernandez Jr. and wife Marycela, Rudy Hernandez and wife Gabrielle; daughter, Elva Hernandez; granddaughter, Llayana S. Hernandez; father, Jose Juan Hernandez and wife Pola; brothers, Ruben, Raul, Pepio Hernandez; sisters, Sandra Hernandez, Chabela Rodriguez, Elva Valero; numerous nieces, nephews, and host of friends. Visitation services will be held at Rios Funeral Directors on Monday, April 9, 2018, from 3:30 to 7pm.
Bobby Joe Jones was born on December 6, 1954 to Carl and Bessie in Houston Texas. He passed away on April 5, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 12 years Zona Fenley Jones. Son; Joshua Fenley and wife Jessica. Daughter's; Doranda Jordan and husband Lee; Crystal Rodgers; Nicke Behm and husband Rusty; Donia Behm and Husband Travis. Brother's; Carl Clinton Jones; Claude Jones; Robert Jones and wife Melissa. Sister's; Margaret Evans; Frances Lirette, Deborah Cohn and husband Larry. Grandchildren; Brooklyn; Kylia; Mary; Amelia; Grant; and Matt.
He is preceded in death by parents; Carl Cavanaugh Jones and Bessie Lee; Brother Jimmy Jones; Sister's; Jodean Fain; Billie Jean; and Patricia Cupp. He was loved by many family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Rios Funeral Directors on Saturday April 7, 2018 starting at 3:00 pm to 6:00 p.m
Leo Wood, 84, passed away on February 2, 2018. Leo was born in Jasper, Texas to David and Cleo. He is survived by his wife of 42 years; Emma Wood, sons; David L. Wood and Randy A. Wood, daughters; Debbie L. Galvan and Denise L. Coreas; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, siblings; Charles, JD, Pauline, Dorthy,Marie, and Diane. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018, from 5:30-8:00pm at Rios Funeral Directors. Church services will be held Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 11:00am at New Caney Church of Christ, 19351 FM1485 New Caney, TX 77357.
Sandra Kay Breazeale 1952 – 2017
Sandra Kay Breazeale passed away on November 16, 2017. She was born on March 6, 1952. She is survived by husband of 38 years Charles Breazeale. Son; Daniel Breazeale. Daughter’s; Khristina Breazeale; Elese Breazeale and husband Mitch; and Rebecca Breazeale. She is also survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She has 6 grandchildren. Services will be held at Rios Funeral Directors in New Caney on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 6 to 8.
Bernard Robert Le Moine 1946 – 2017
Bernard Robert Le Moine passed away November 15, 2017. He was born on September 9, 1946. Inurnment at Houston National Cemetery will take place on a later date.
Sergio Serrano Solis 1997 – 2017
Sergio Serrano Solis passed away on November 15, 2017. He was born on October 5, 1997. He is survived by; mother Estela Serrano, Father; Mariano Serrano. Brother’s; Mariano Serrano Jr. and Ruben Serrano. Sister; Leticia Serrano. Services will take place on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 11:00 a.m.
Joyce Brown 1946 - 2017
Joyce Brown, 71, passed away on October 10, 2017. She was born on May 14, 1946. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Randall Tyrone Brown. She is also survived by her daughter; Danielle Hancock and her husband Scott, her son Daylon Brown and three grandchildren; Brandon, Bryce and Ryland. She is also survived by her brother; Wayne Anderson and his wife Karen. Her sister; Ramona Fleck and her husband Bud, and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The family will have a memorial gathering at Rios Funeral Directors in New Caney on Wednesday October 18, 2017, from 5 - 8 p.m.
Michael Wayne Jolivet 1951 – 2017
Michael Wayne Jolivet, 66, passed away on September 13, 2017. Michael was born in Houston, Texas to Albert and Dorothy. He is survived by his father; Albert Jolivet, his three loving sisters; Veronica Chevalier, Karen Gordon and Barbara Lewis and his only brother Mark Jolivet. He is also survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church here in New Caney with services at 2:00 p.m. The burial will take place at Kidd Cemetery here in New Caney.
Sheila Dawn Ghafoor 1955-2017
Sheila Dawn Ghafoor, 62, passed away on September 10, 2017. Sheila was born on March 8, 1955 to Elbert and Beth in Houston Texas. She is survived by her four loving sons; Rashid, Abid, Frank and Adam. She was also survived by her brother Byron Jackson, her sister Patricia Padron and five grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday September 15, 2017 at Rios Funeral Directors @ Greenlawn here in New Caney, Texas from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Patricia Rae Wilson 1934-2017
Patricia Rae Wilson, 83, passed away on September 9, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Patricia was born on July 26, 1934 in Welsh, Louisiana to James and Florence Roberts. A private memorial service will be held by the family.
William Christopher Mosley 1952 – 2017
William Christopher Mosley, 64, passed away on August 6, 2017. William was born on August 12, 1952 in Biloxi, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Wilhelmina Maria Mosley. He is also survived by his brother Curtis Mosley. A private memorial service will be held by the family.
Ronald Wayne Hancock 1940 - 2017
Ronald Wayne Hancock, 76, was called home on June 11, 2017. He was born on August 14, 1940 and is survived by his wife of 54 years Beryl Hancock, his sons Lonnie Hancock, Scott B. Hancock and his wife Danielle, Shane Hancock and his wife Ann, his daughter Traci McCann and her husband Tim. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Rios Funeral Directors in New Caney on June 14, 2017.
Reynold Dean Jenkins 1962 - 2017
Reynold Dean Jenkins, 55, was called home on July 1, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1962. A private memorial service was held by the family.