Submitted by: Geo. M. Haney Jr.
|Eleanor Faye Harris
Lemons was born January 10, 1935, in Galveston, Texas, to Rev. Napoleon P. Harris and
Florida Scott Harris. Mrs. Harris passed away when Eleanor was two years old and she was
then lovingly cared for by her second mother, Mrs. Marguerite Lockley Harris.
Sister Lemons attended Galveston public schools and was a graduate of the Central High School, Class of 1952. She later attended Licensed Vocational Nursing School at UTMB and was an LVN for 31 years. She was a member of LVNAT-Galveston, Heroines of Jericho, Texas Peace Officer's Association-Ladies Auxilary, Galveston Municipal Police Officer's Association-Wives Auxiliary. She also was a devoted member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church where she was active in the Voices of Mt. Olive, Deborah Circle and the Pastor's Aide, until her health failed.
Sister Lemons, passed away from this life on Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at a UTMB hospital, Galveston, Texas, following an acute illness. Preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, she leaves to cherish memories of life well lived, her loving and devoted husband, Charles Lemons Jr.; son, Charles Lemons III (Brenda); daughters, Dianthia Renee' Lemons-Harkless and Marguerite Louise Lemons, a daughter by marriage, Emma Ruth Lemons Fontenot; brothers, Raymond Harris (Delores), Roberson Harris, Jonathan Harris (Sharon); sister, Saralyn J. Harris; grandchildren, Eleanor Faye Lemons Weaver (Alton), Alicia Monique Lemons, Charles Lemons IV, Corey Lemons, Jourdan Lemons, Joseph Harkless, Sharica Jonte' Jones and John Tristian Jones; one great-grandchild, Alton Daniel Weaver Jr., "Bubbly Baby"; cousin, Odessa Mae James; devoted friends, Evelyn Archie, Delores Johnson, Carolyn Brown, Geneva and A.D. Mosley; five brothers-in-law; and five sisters-in-law; seventeen nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M., followed by a wake service from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 24th, 1999, at the chapel of E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 25, 1999, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3602 Sealy, with the Rev. Norris D. Burkley Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, Texas.
We the family of Sister Eleanor Faye Harris Lemons, wish to express our appreciation and gratitude to our many relatives, neighbors, church family and friends who have so graciously and generously given us condolences, encouragement, cards, flowers, calls, visits and especially your prayers, and every act of kindness shown during the passing of our loved one.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude, to all of those who cared for our loved one during her illness. Special Thanks to Dr. Mary Jo Godinich and the staff of SandCastle Dialysis Center, The Nephrology/Renal, Cardiac, Transplant, Dialysis, Vascular, Orthopedic and Physical Therapy Departments of U.T.M.B. Nursing staff on 5A, 6B, 7A, and 7B, Mr. Gary Williams and Galveston Brace and Limb-Robert Draeger and staff.
Memorials may be sent to E. R. Johnson family Mortuary, 3828 Avenue O, (39th & Ave O) Galveston, Texas 77550. (409) 762-8470
Pallbearers will be Harold Lemons, George Malveaux, John Lemons, LeLand Lemons, Ray Lemons, Jr. and Harold Collins.
Honorary Pallbearers are the Texas Peace Officers Association-Galveston Chapter and the Texas Peace Officers Association-Wives Auxiliary.
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