Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Aunt Viola Lauderdale


Viola E. Lauderdale, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2011. She was born on June 4, 1914 in Eva, Louisiana, to David and Olive Young. Viola was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg, Texas. Her life was centered completely around her family and God. 2011.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Bounds; husband, William Lauderdale; brother, Robert Young; sister, Mary Hebron; daughter, Shirley Sager; and son-in-law, Robert Sager.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Cook; grandchildren, Kathy and Lydia; great grandchildren, Jason and wife Julie Deyo, and Angela Sanford; great-great grandchildren, Wesley, Hailey, Chloe, and Caleb.

Officiating for the funeral service will be Pastor Byron Williamson, Rev. Byron Norris and Rev. Mickey Bounds, on May 17, 2011 at 2PM in the chapel of Forest Park Westheimer. Serving as Pall Bearers: Jason Deyo, Bobby Hebron, Robert Spence, Douglas Norris, Randy Deyo and Wesley Winter. Honorary: Hubert Young and Joseph Spence.

Arrangements, including this obituary, were under the direction of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. (

With my camera I took these photos of some that were being
displayed at the back of the chappel on the day of her funeral.

Mrs. Lauderdale was the last aunt that my Mrs. Jim had. We all loved her very dearly. She was proud of all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all of so many nieces and nephews.

These verses of Scripture (2 Timothy 4:7-8) were printed in her funeral worship guide:

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:

Henceforth there is laid up for me
a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day:
and not to me only,
but unto all them also that love
his appearing.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

One Single Impression: Exhibition



A fine young lady she was
until that fateful long day
she attracted attention
but it was in the wrong way

Her hat people said dreadful
they didn't like it no way
fastenator was up front
I'm afraid it's here to stay

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Prompt word, Exhibition, suggested by Wright Girl at Write in Motion
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One Single Impression using "Exhibition" as prompt
Photo taken of ABC/BBC feed of "The Royal Wedding" from Ch. 13 ABC Houston

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