Ronald Warren Parker, 76, of Porter, Texas, won his battle on May 14, 2020, and is now living his Eternal Life in Paradise in the loving presence of God, his Father, through Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior.
Ronald was born on April 3, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan to Leon G. and Margaret L. Daffron Parker.
He enlisted into the US Air Force in 1962. It was the Air Force that allowed his dream of being around and working with airplanes to come to fruition. After his discharge from the AF, Ronald continued his studies at Northrop Institute of Technology where he completed his training of Airframe and Power Plant. He was a mechanic for United Airlines for close to 30 years before retiring.
Ronald loved his music, art and cooking; liked spending time outdoors and shopping. He spent countless hours on Facebook conversing with many people from around the world.
Ronald is survived by his love of 42 years, Lynda Parker. He will be greatly missed by many. His memories will remain in our hearts forever
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 starting at 5pm. to 8pm. Service is on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12 noon at Rios Funeral Directors Chapel. Internment is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:30 at Houston National Cemetery.
Marian Louise Day, 86 was born August 1, 1933 to Willie Wieting and Alma Flessner in Shiner, Texas. She passed away April 14, 2020 in Kingwood, Texas. She is preceded in death by her father, Willie Wieting and mother, Alma Flessner.
Marian is survived by her daughter, Barbara Janda and husband Johnny. Sister, Wilma Ducho and husband Edgar. Brother Wilfred Wieting. Two grandchildren; Christi Pruett and Johnny Janda Jr and wife Pat. 8 great grandchildren. 8 great great grandchildren.
Private service will be held by family.
Jane Ruffin Allen, Mama to some & Mamau to many, was 99 & 3/4 years old when she suffered a stroke & passed peacefully away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at her Total Loving Care home in New Caney, Tx.
Jane was born on July 30, 1920 in Wilson, N.C. to Harvey Barron Ruffin Jr. & Lula Roane (Hackney) Ruffin. She grew up in Wilson, attending Charles L. Coon High School & Atlantic Christian College. She left her shy, stationary years when she married her first husband Lloyd E. (Mac) McCormick, career U.S. Air Force sergeant, in Wilson towards the end of W.W. II. As a military wife, Jane lived 9 years overseas in England, Uruguay, & Spain, where she was known for her fine cooking & gracious southern hospitality. She also lived as a military wife for 16 years in Virginia, Texas, Washington D.C., & Missouri. Jane married a second time to Robert L. (Bob) Nixon, purchasing agent in Baytown, Tx., when she was a highly respected Administrative Officer with the Johnson Space Center (N.A.S.A.) in Houston. After Bob died, Jane became part-owner of a travel agency & took tour groups to many Canadian, European & Pacific Ocean travel destinations. Jane's last marriage was to retired career U.S. Air Force major Ray C. Allen. Ever-adaptable, she then lived in both Texas & Florida where she became avid fisherwoman & even paraglided in her late sixties!
Jane was beloved matriarch of two beautifully blended families that don't use the word "step" in front of family relationships. She was treasured by her children from both marriages, & by those who knew her, for her "sweet southern sass", her warmth, laughter, willingness to try, & great gratitude. She was a clear example of God at work, transforming a timid girl into a woman whose life made a true difference!
Jane is predeceased by her 3 husbands, her sisters Hack Thigpen & Mary Harvey Witherington, & her son Lloyd E. (Chipper) McCormick. She is survived by her daughters Janie Webster, Sara Jones, & Pam VanderLinde, her sons Rob & Dave Nixon, her brother Harvey Barron III (Bud) Ruffin, her sons-in-law Bob Webster & Rick Jones, her daughters-in-law Llana & Diane Nixon, 8 grandchildren, & 8 great-grandchildren.
Jane's family hopes to share a virtual Celebration of Jane's Life on Zoom, in the near future, with plans to have an in-person celebration service at Lake Houston United Methodist Church in Huffman, Tx., whenever covid-19 allows... In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association (Donate in Memory) or to the LHUMC sanctuary building fund by giving online to www.lakehoustonumc.com/give or by mailing a check to LHUMC, PO Box 886, Huffman, TX 77336.
Richard was born on April 5, 1970 in Findlay,Ohio. He passed away on April 2, 2020 in Kingwood, Texas at the age of 49. Richard is survived by his wife Maria Landrum of 26 years. Son; Richard Landrum Jr., daughters; Miriam Zubieta Fernandez and Catherine Landrum.
Surviving him also are his parents; Richard and Bobbie Landrum, sister; Jennifer. Grandchild; Camila Elaina Zentero
Private service was held by family.
JC was born December 28, 1930 in Center, Tx and passed away March 29, 2020 in New Caney, Tx. JC attended Timpson High School then joined U.S. Army In 1947. He was trained as a medical first aid and lab technician. He served in a M.A.S.H unit during the Korean conflict. He was discharged in 1951. He married Ivy Joyce Fenley in 1951 and they returned to Shelby County, Tx and began their 69 year marriage and family. After the military he continued to work in the medical field as a lab and x-ray technician in Houston, Tx. He eventually went to work for Maxwell House Coffee in Houston as a quality control technician. He retired after 20 years of service. He continued to work after retirement in the H.V.A.C. trade as he also gained a Texas air conditioning license. He continued this well into his 80’s. One of his passions was baseball he coached and helped coach his three sons throughout their younger years and into their teenage years with several of those teams winning state championships in the Texas Teenage Baseball organization. He loved the outdoors, farming and working with livestock on his second home Shelby county farm. He gave his life to Christ in the 80’s and served as a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Porter and remained faithful till his death.
Mr. Lucas is preceded in death by his parents; Noah Duke Lucas and Sallie Ann Stewart Lucas. Brothers; Huey Lucas, P.D. Lucas, Calvin Lucas, A.B. Lucas and John Lucas. Sisters; Fleta Lucas Nobles, Mae Lucas Stewart, Bernice Lucas and Ruth Lucas Fenley. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ivy Joyce Fenley Lucas. Sons; Jeffery Lucas and wife Terry Ross Lucas, Norman Lucas and wife Maritza Lucas, and Corkey Lucas. Grandchildren; Christopher Lucas, Scott Lucas, Jennifer Lucas, Nathan Lucas, and Jessica Lucas. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren.
Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at White Rock Cemetery in Center Texas.
White Rock Cemetery
12545 State Highway 7 West
Center, Texas 75935
Holly Lou Irene Slaton, 51 was born January 29, 1969 to Mellie D. Whipple and Patricia J. Lane in Terre Haute, Indiana. She passed away March 28, 2020 in New Caney, Texas. Private service was held by family.
Benny Lewis Polk, 63 was born August 9, 1956 to Clyde Bart and Ellen Casey in Cleveland, Texas. He passed away March 16, 2020 in New Caney, Texas. Private service was held by family.