Archive for August, 2017

Sally Magee Reynolds

Reynolds, Sally Magee

Sally Magee Reynolds, 86, died peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in Houston following a very brief illness.

Sally was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on October 30, 1930, to Allyne Gallagher and John Atlee Magee, both from pioneer families in the Coastal Bend area. She had two younger brothers, John Atlee (Buddy) Magee Jr. and Richard DeWitt Magee. On April 24, 1954, she married Robert McBryde Reynolds (Daddy Bob), who also descended from South Texas families. Together they raised three children, Margaret, Chris, and Janie.

Sally’s loving husband, Robert, predeceased her in 2002. Her parents and her two brothers also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her three children: Margaret Henrikson (Jim), Bellaire; Chris Reynolds (George Ann), Tomball; and Janie Mason (Todd), Houston. She is also survived by Mollie Carter (Andy), Yorktown; her adoring grandchildren John Magee Henrikson, Elizabeth Henrikson Blount (Josh) and Emily Henrikson; Hannah Reynolds and Micah Reynolds; Richard Mason, Laura Mason, and Robert Mason; and Atlee Carter (Bethany), Caton Carter and Sarah Carter, as well as countless cousins and friends.

Sally, affectionately known by her grandchildren, family members, and friends as “Mama Sally”, was a Mother first and foremost. After that, she was a devoted Catholic, fabulous cook (forget about recipes), an incredible hostess, and, despite being unable to keep a secret, a wonderful confidant. She devoted her life to helping run the family business and providing her children with all the tools to be happy, successful adults. Before the term “tiger mom” existed, Sally perfected the concept with her own children. She didn’t demand perfection in them, only that they do their best (which had a very fluid definitions depending on the circumstances).

Family and friends were always welcomed and fed when they dropped in for a visit at her home. She could whip up a meal or batch of Christmas candy while other people were still looking for recipes. She taught her daughters to cook (but not by practice). She wanted to make sure they learned properly, so she had them watch her. The truth is she knew she could do it faster and better and didn’t want them wasting her time.

After her youngest child finished college, she and Daddy Bob opened a bakery in Robstown – “Sally’s Pantry”. This took her love of cooking to a new level. Her brother Richard (“Uncle Dick”) soon joined them and they moved “Sally’s “to Calallen.

Mother loved a party and tried hard not to miss the big events in her children and grandchildren’s lives. There wasn’t much “grey” in her life–it was either right or wrong, and if you were hers, there wasn’t much that was ever wrong! She spoke her mind and never left any doubt as to how she felt about almost any person, place, or thing she encountered. Mom truly believed that her white hair gave her super powers to express whatever was on her mind, regardless of who heard her say it!

Sally’s family extends a special thanks to her doctor, Stewart Niefield, who took such good care of her throughout the years.

The family is hosting a visitation in Houston on Thursday, August 31, 2017, from five until eight o’clock in the evening (with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m.) at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services, 1734 West Alabama, in Houston. Phone: (713) 521-0066.

In Corpus Christi, the visitation will begin at 5:30p.m. and the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, September 1st at Sawyer George Funeral Home.

Mother’s funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on September 2, 2017 at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with burial afterwards at the Reynolds Family Cemetery in Orange Grove, Texas.

Jakob Neil Baker

Baker, Jacob

Jakob Neil Baker, 28, passed away on August 18, 2017 at the Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen, Texas. He worked in the oil field and was a member of the Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Orange Grove, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank Troy Arnold, Sr., Lydia Marie Arnold and Ray Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Courtney Rene Baker; children, Chelsey Rena Baker, Chloe Regina Baker and Jayton Neal Baker; parents, Steven James Baker and Catherine Theresa Baker; siblings, Steven James Baker, II, Joshua Neil Baker, (Chastine), Stefaney Lynn Baker (boyfriend, Roberto Hernandez); nieces, Juliaunna Natalia Baker, Amelia Grace Baker, Ilenia Marie Baker; nephew, Jason Cullien Childress; grandmother, Carol Martin; brother-in-law, Jacob Austin Childress; sister-in-law, KayLeigh Ann Newton and (Skyler) Newton; mother-in-law, Wendie April Childress.

Visitation will be from 9 AM to 10 AM on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home with the funeral service conducted at 10 AM.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

A reception will be held after the services at 318 CR 3032 #44; Orange Grove, Texas.

Funeral services entrusted to Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Inc., 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. (361) 242-3205 Please visit our web site at www.sawyergeorgefuneralhome.com.

Camden Alan Naismith

Naismith, Camden

Camden Alan Naismith, born June 7, 1993, 24 years old, fought a long battle with muscular dystrophy and passed from this life on Monday, August 14, 2017. He was peaceful and surrounded by family and his closest friends.

Camden’s closest friends included people with whom he only had contact online, nurses, and hospice professionals.  He made amazing friends at Senior Care of Corpus Christi, Vista del Mar Health and Rehabilitation, and New Century Hospice.

He is survived by his father, James M. Naismith; mother, Andrea D. Naismith; sister, Lora K. Naismith; brother, John S. Naismith; sister, Sarah E. Naismith; brother, James M. Naismith, Jr. (Stephanie); sister, Trista L. Ranton (Michael); paternal grandparents James P. and Beverly Naismith; maternal grandparents, Harold D. and Norma Morphis; maternal great-grandmother, Edna L. Knapp; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Camden gained the love and admiration of everyone who had the distinct honor of knowing him. Camden was one of the strongest, bravest, most determined young men we will ever know. You are forever loved and will be missed far and wide.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Camden would prefer casual dress.  A private family (and closest friends) burial will be held at Seaside Memorial Cemetery at 2:30pm on Thursday, contact the family for details.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sheila Kay DuBose

DuBose, Sheila Kay

Sheila Kay DuBose, born on November 22, 1954, passed away on August 3, 2017.

She was born in Yoakum, Texas.

Sheila was preceded in death by her father, Virgel DuBose; brother, John DuBose.

she is survived by her daughter, Caressa DuBose; son, Johnathan Meador (Sarah); grandchildren, Jaxon DuBose, Amalia Merrill (Zach), Chevelle Meador and Zain Hale; mother, Ruby DuBose; sister, Velvet Fitzgerald (Jay).

Memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Lori Ann Eubank

Eubank, Lori

Lori Ann Eubank of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at home, after a long battle with renal failure and heart disease. Born in Corpus Christi on August 29, 1960 to Charles M.  Eubank and the late Mary A. Horton  Vaughn.

Lori will always be remembered for her unconditional love of her friends, her family and her two loving caretakers.

She was known for her love of music, especially George Strait, Also, her love for the football team, the Dallas Cowboys. She also loved scary movies.  Lori loved life in general. She knew no strangers and had the sweetest smile and laugh you never forgot.

Lori is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Vaughn.

Lori is survived by her father, Charles M. Eubank; her brother, Charles Robert Eubank; sister, Sharon Kristi Stark ; her loving caretakers, Libby Perales and Rosa Zesati; her niece, Katy Jordan Miller; nephew, Brandon Allen Stark; Edward Samuel Hicks, III; and her best friend, Phyllis Worff, all from Corpus Christi.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.