Archive for August, 2018

Gerald Lee Sherman, Sr.

Gerald Lee Sherman, Sr., age 85, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away August 15, 2018.

Gerald served is the United States Marine Corp in Korea. Gerald was Past President of the F.O.E. # 2249.  They moved to Corpus Christi April 1, 1968 and to the Annaville area in August, 1968.  He coached and was an umpire in the Oil Belt Little League.  He owned the Annaville and Cotton Pickers plumbing supply from 1991 to 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty and a brother, Dale Gene Sherman.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Barbara Sherman; seven children; twenty grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren.

A Rosary will be recited on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

Interment will follow at 1:00 P.M. in the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donation be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Calvin Wylie Prickett

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Calvin Wylie Prickett, age 83 of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away August 11, 2018. He was born June 10, 1935 in Waco, Texas to Calvin and Opal Prickett.

Calvin is preceded in death by a son, Calvin Wayne Prickett and is survived by his wife, Doris Prickett; his children, Vickie Lynn Prickett, Melissa (Bill) Clifton, Linda Sullivan, Doree (Lonnie) Roschetzky, Jovin Caldwell Prickett, Timothy (Terri) Prickett; sister, Joyce Nowotny; fifteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Watson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Robstown Memorial Park.

Nell Marie Anthony

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Heaven is a little brighter today since Nell Marie Anthony went home to be with her heavenly father.

Nell Marie Anthony was born on June 30, 1934.

She went to be with her Lord and her beloved husband on August 7, 2018 at the age of 84.

Marie was Valedictorian of her graduating class of 1952 at Enola High School in Enola, Arkansas. Marie was a Certified Professional Florist and taught classes in floral arranging for many years. She also used her floral skills to beautify her church on a weekly basis for decades. Even with all this, she still considered her greatest ministry and accomplishment to be her role as wife and mother.

Marie gave her life to Christ as a young girl and she faithfully attended church her entire life, even searching out churches for her family to attend while on vacations. She was a member of Ebony Acres Baptist Church and later, West Heights Baptist Church. In both churches, she taught the first through third grade boys and girls Sunday School classes for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R Anthony; parents, Russell and Ellen Chance Berry; four brothers, John Paul Herman and wife Nina, Ed Chance, Emmett Chance, and Jerry Chance and wife Faye; sister in law, JoAnn Chance; two sisters, Cuma and husband Howard and Louise Goodnight and husband Leon.

She is survived by her brother, James Chance; sisters in law, Cleo Chance and Evelyn Chance; sons, Russell Blake Anthony and wife Janet, Donald Wayne Anthony and wife Trinetta; daughter, Beverly Jean Duncan and husband, Walter; grandchildren, Sheri Stephens, Blake Anthony Jr., James Stephens, Rebecca Witherstine, Rachelle Coulter, Karina Morris, Ryan Anthony, Joshua Anthony, Dillon Anthony, Heather Morrow, Sharon Stephens, Michele Summa, Frankie Cervera; 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Marie leaves behind a legacy of faith with many of the children she taught, now serving as church leaders, pastors and missionaries. She raised her kids to always know unconditional love and unwavering integrity. Her life was centered around following and serving Jesus and she always enjoyed the friendship of many in the body of Christ because she gave selflessly in her friendship to them. She was admired greatly by her children, grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Her three great loves in life were her Savior Jesus, her husband and her children.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Chapel.

A reception with the family will follow at River Hills at Oak Park Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas starting at 12:30 P.M.

Funeral services in Arkansas will be on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, Arkansas.

Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery in Barney, Arkansas.

 

Donald Raymond Blake Anthony

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Donald Raymond Blake Anthony was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on September 3, 1930 to parents Edward Anthony and Georgeann Robinson.

He went to be with his beloved Savior on August 3, 2018 at the age of 87.

He served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea as an aviation mechanic. He was later stationed at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas where he met Nell Marie Chance. They were married on October 10, 1953 enjoying 64 blessed years together as husband and wife.

He spent his career of 40 years at American Smelting and Refining Company starting out as a mechanic and working his way up to Journeyman Machinist. He was forever a student completing the vocational training schools at Del Mar College in HVAC, Electronics, Plumbing, and Welding.

Don gave his heart to Jesus Christ as a young husband and dad under the ministry of Reverend Richard Porche at Ebony Acres Baptist Church. He later led his family to West Heights Baptist Church which would later be known as River Hills Baptist Church at Oak Park where he taught Sunday School for over 40 years until he lost his vision to macular degeneration.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Anthony and Georgeann Robinson as well as his three sisters Jean Majors, Vera Barnett, and Judy Stitch.

He is survived by his wife Marie Anthony, Children Blake Anthony and Wife Janet, Donnie Anthony and wife Trinetta, Beverly Duncan and husband Walter, Grandchildren, Sheri Stephens, Blake Anthony Jr., James Stephens, Rebecca Witherstine, Rachelle Coulter, Karina Morris, Ryan Anthony, Joshua Anthony, Dillon Anthony, Heather Morrow, Sharon Stephens, Michele Summa, Frankie Cervera, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Don Anthony was a loving father and husband who was devoted to his family. He discipled his own children as well as hundreds who sat under his teaching through the years. He was a leader in the church but a servant to anyone with a need. He had a brilliant mind but taught so simply a child could understand. He was multitalented with many interests but above all he was a passionate follower of Jesus.

He left his mark on this world for Christ and his absence will leave a huge hole in the lives of those who loved him.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday August 7, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Chapel.

A reception with the family will follow at River Hills at Oak Park Baptist Church 12:30 P.M. in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Funeral services in Arkansas will be on Friday at 1:00 P.M. at the Roller- McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, Arkansas.

Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery in Barney, Arkansas.

Marie Drott Robichaux

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Mary Agnes “Marie” Drott Robichaux, 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2018. She was born on November 12, 1923, in Houma, Louisiana, to William and Louise (Babin) Drott.  During WWII she worked in a local hardware store and following the war married the love of her life, Joseph Robichaux.  They lived in New Orleans then moved to Houston in 1950 where they spent 18 happy years raising their four children and being active members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.  In 1968 they moved to Corpus Christi calling the Calallen area home for the remainder of their lives.  They were members of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church and Marie was a volunteer at her children’s schools and her churches.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Joseph Robichaux; parents; brothers, William, Edward, Allen, Walter, and Reynold Drott; sisters, Agnes Bourg, Louise LeCompte, and Ula Berthelotte; son, Donald Robichaux; granddaughter, Erin Scott; and infant great granddaughter, Faith Poe.

Marie is survived by her daughters, Gayle Poe of Corpus Christi and Sally (Neal) Scott of Houston; son, Larry (Jane) Robichaux of Austin; grandchildren, Joseph Robichaux, April (Willis) McCluskey, Carrolyne Robichaux, Christine (Goran) Jovanovic, Pamela (Frank) Amador, Patrick Scott, Michelle and Sarah Robichaux; great grandchildren, Serenity Villafana, Elizabeth Porch, Nathan and Mackenzie Gutierrez, Levi Coe and Jovan Jovanovic, Willie Joe and Benjamin McCluskey and Alyssa and Joseph Cooke. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Bobby Robichaux and sister-in-law, June (Chico) Parr along with many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Villa Northwest, Windsor Calallen, and Harbor Hospice.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church on Violet Road with Rev. Jaison Mathew as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Violet, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Lung Association or a charity of your choice.