William Nathan Harrison, 61, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 9th at Corley - Porter Funeral Home, 208 N. Canton, Mexia, Tx 76667.
Bill was born December 5, 1958, he was a kind, caring and compassionate man. He was dearly loved by his wife, Sharon; stepchildren, Heather, John and Joseph; grandchildren, Kelsey and Emily and was very proud to be called Papa Bill. He was a hard-working man who loved the Lord and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Ernest Michael Ramirez, 37, a loving husband, father, brother, son and dear friend passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
Visitation: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, August 28th at Southcliff Baptist Church, 4100 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, 76109.
Graveside Service: 10:00 am Saturday, August 29th at Mount Olivet Cemetery of Fort Worth.
Michael was born to the late Ernest and Ramona Ramirez on January 11, 1983 in Fort Worth, Texas. Years later at Diamond Hill Jarvis High School, he would meet the love of his life, Cristina. From that day the two were inseparable. On June 18, 2005 they would marry and through that union welcome two beautiful children Ernest and Elliana. Michael was an honorable family man, he took care of his family and was always willing to help others.
As a natural born athlete, Michael was also an avid sports fan. He spent countless hours coaching and attending his son’s football games and giving back to his community. These things made him proud and fulfilled the sense of community that ran in his family. As the eldest of his siblings, Michael was known as the “Ringleader”, he looked out for his family, his community and his team. He loved video games and karaoke, he was fun and loving. His smile would light up a room.
Michael was a true believer and Christian. His faith and love for God was so important to him. Four years ago, he was baptized and enjoyed sermons from his favorite Pastor, Dr. Carroll Marr. Michael was truly a godsend and was loved by many; he will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know him and those in which he impacted. Remember him along with; Ernest and Ramona Ramirez, Bertoldo and Rachel Ramirez and Raymond Cisneros.
Michael is survived by his loving wife of fifteen years Cristina Ramirez; son, Ernest Matthew Ramirez; daughter, Elliana Ramirez; brothers, Steven Ramirez and wife, Jesica, Mark Ramirez and wife, Linda; grandmother, Joann Cisneros; aunt, Victoria Ayala and husband, Gino and many, many loving family and friends.
Ramona “Mona” Ramirez, 56, was called to return home to her Heavenly Father and her late husband, Ernest “Ernie” Ramirez, who was there to welcome her with open arms, July 20, 2020.
Graveside Service: 10:00 am Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Mount Olivet Cemetery of Fort Worth.
Mona, a kind, loving, caring, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, a generous woman of God was reunited with her husband, Ernie, the love of her life. Mona was born September 26, 1963 to Ray and Joann Cisneros, raised in Fort Worth and resided in Diamond Hill for many years. She graduated and was a proud supporter of her school, Trimble Tech High School. Mona's affection and love for her family was the core of her being. She raised her sons with grace and understanding. Throughout the years, Mona opened her home to many children and raised them as her own. She was a fountain of compassion and shared her love for others abundantly. Her sons were her pride and joy, and her grandchildren were the essence of her life. She was devoted to creating meaningful bonds with family and friends. Mona will be with us forever in our shared memories and thoughtful gestures of kindness for one another.
Mona is preceded in death by her husband, father, sister, Josie Cisneros and brother, Ernest Cisneros. She is survived by her loving sons, Michael Ramirez and wife, Cristina, Steven Ramirez and wife, Jesica, Mark Ramirez and wife, Linda; mother, Joann Cisneros; sister, Victoria Ayala and husband, Gino; grandchildren, Anthony, Jacqueline, Miguel, Matthew, Jason, Brianna, Alexis, Elliana, Alphonse and Ayden; her BFF, Esther Foreman, a longtime loving friend of 30+ years and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many, many dear friends, she will be dearly missed.
Frances Dolores Brooks, age 88, passed away from natural causes at the Fort Worth home of her daughter on Thursday, July 16, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Brooks also of Laramie.
Survivors include her daughter, Theresa and husband, Brooks Dickey of Fort Worth, TX; son, Paul Brooks of Belle Fourche, SD; brother, John and wife, Diane Martinez of White Mountain Lake, AZ; grand-daughter, Frances and husband, Scott Hutson of Fort Worth, TX; great-grandsons, Derick and Gunner Hutson of Fort Worth, TX; grandson, Barry and wife, Pam Dickey and their son, Lance Dickey of Mansfield, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.
Loria Edmonson-Smith (59), affectionately known as Baba, of Itasca, Tx, passed away early morning Tuesday July 14th.
Loria graduated from Itasca H.S. in 1978, and continued her education at Hill Junior College. She then went on to work with abused children at Odyssey Harbor. Following that she was employed as a Correctional Officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Loria was the type of women you just couldn’t help but love. Her warm smile and boisterous laugh easily lit up an entire room. She was most-loved for her kindness though. Her friends and family knew they could count on her in their lowest times. She was a strong, resilient woman with a heart of gold, who wouldn’t hesitate to give you the shirt off of her back.
She is proceeded in death by parents, Helen and Warren Allen; sister, Juanita Matthews and son, Joseph Edmonson. She is survived by her 3 sons, Scotty Edmonson, Undra Smith and Devin Smith; sister, Wanda (Annette)Basye and brother, Thomas (Bubba) Allen. Her nieces, Tisha Willis, Rachelle Willis and Crystal Willis as well as numerous extended family members and dear friends.
Visitation will be held at 9 am, followed by a 10 am funeral service, Thursday, July 30th at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Itasca, Tx.
She will will deeply missed; May she rest well in eternal peace.
James Miller, age 70, of North Richland Hills, TX passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was born on March 30, 1950 to Claude and Nellie Miller in Atoka, Oklahoma. He moved to the Fort Worth area at the age of 6 months and later graduated from Haltom High School. In August of 1971, he married his high school sweetheart, Dana Miller. He began his career with Southwestern Bell and later worked for AT&T, Graybar, and finally retired from Commscope in August of 2018. He loved golfing, Western movies, music and books, but most of all enjoyed spending time with family and serving in church over the years wherever God led his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Nellie Miller; sister, Claudia Bennett.
James leaves behind his wife, Dana Miller of North Richland Hills, along with his three children, Melissa McKellen and husband, Mark of Elgin, SC, Jamey Miller and wife, Jamie of Richmond, MI, and Jeremy Miller and wife, Shelly of Godley, TX. He was a special Papa to 6 granddaughters, Meredith, Meghan, Shaylin, Jillian, Cecily, and Natalie, and 5 grandsons, Micaiah, Lincoln, Micayden, Brady and Marshall. James will always be remembered by family and friends for his love of Texas and always helping others in need and providing for and protecting his family.
A memorial service will be held at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Crowley, TX on Monday, July 20, 2020, at 10:00 am. The service will also be streamed from Rock Creek Baptist Church’s Facebook page (link provided on that page).
Joseph Guy, age 55, of Itasca, Texas passed away on July 8th, 2020. He was born on June 13, 1965 to Richard Lee Guy and Annie Bell Jones Guy both of Itasca. He graduated from Itasca High School where he enjoyed weight lifting.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cynthia Guy of Hillsboro, Texas. Joseph leaves behind to cherish his memory three beloved sisters, Rebecca Martinez, Odessa Williams both of Itasca, Texas and Edith Guy of Alameda, California and many loving nieces and nephews.
Sammy Kaye Collins, age 65, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 1st, 2020, in Hospice Care.
He is preceded in death by parents, Joe and Bernice Collins and sister, JoAnn Prince of Leighton, Alabama. Survived by his loving wife, Johanna (Jody) Collins of Saginaw, along with sons, Matthew Collins of Saginaw and Mark Collins and wife, Chelsea of Fort Worth. Sammy was a special grandpa to two grandsons, Major and Cannon Collins of Fort Worth, he will be deeply missed. Also, survived by numerous other relatives and friends from Alabama and Texas. Sammy will forever be remembered by family and friends as an Alabama native, a loving husband, father and a journeyman electrician.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date in Texas and a private family gathering will also take place at a later date in Alabama. Family and friends will be notified after date is determined.
Alton Wesley Finney, age, 92, went home to be with the Lord June 10, 2020. He was born to Belton and Dovie Finney on January 22, 1928 in the Panhandle of Texas. He married La Donna in March of 1997 and served in the US Navy from 1945-1946. He attended Barber College in 1946 in Fort Worth Tx. Alton served as a Barber and Hairstylist in Fort Worth for 73 years. Many of his long time clients were so loyal to him that when he was recuperating from major surgery they would hold off getting haircuts for many weeks waiting for him to return to work. Alton has customers that were third generation. Alton loved to ride their horses with his children, family, friends and members of the CowTown Posse in parades, rodeo events, family horse events and trail rides.
Alton and La Donna enjoyed trips to California, The Panhandle, Colorado, Granbury and other places visiting family. His granddaughter Katie has these words to say "Grandpa was the best!" Alton's laugh was infectious, his commitment to a healthy life was inspiring and he loved to share that information and was a great story teller. He will be missed by his family, friends and clients.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, James (Jimmy); 6 brothers, O'dell William, James Albert, Clarence Weldon (Tex), Billy Jack (BJ), Clinton Eugene (Gene) and Oliver Ray (Red).
Survivors include his wife, La Donna; daughter, Donna Brinkley; brothers, Richard and wife, Nell; niece, LaQuita, Regina and nephew Belton; several grandnieces and grandnephews; step children, Kim Penney, Tracy McCormick and husband, John McCormick, Greg Lindamood and Alan Nail; 5 grand children and their spouses and 8 great grandchildren.
Bonnie Lou Nettles (Pardue), age 68, of Lake Worth, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on May 15, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Harlingen Tx on February 18, 1952, daughter of Ottis Pardue and Violet Davenport. She graduated from Bossier High school in Louisiana and attended TCJC in Texas. She faithfully worked for Dillards warehouse for 37 years. She is preceded in death by her Mother and Father, and her brother Bill Pardue. She is survived by her brother, Bobby and his wife, Elida; sister, Beatrice; daughters, Tara and Kaylea; grandchildren, Leanne, Logan, and Jace. Also survived by Steve and Marc Nettles. She was loved dearly by so many. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her friends and family and kitty cats. We will be doing a small informal gathering on Sunday, June 21st, 2020 from 12-3 pm at her home to honor her.