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Betty (Walker) Eanes

November 14, 1941 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 76)

Mrs. Betty Eanes, 76 years of age, of Houston, Texas passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018.   Born to Ora Dell and Lacy Walker on November 14, 1941 in Seguin, Texas.  Betty married the love of her life Everett Leonard Eanes on April 20, 1966.  They raised four daughters.  Betty precedes in death her husband Everett who passed away on November 8, 1996.  Betty's best friend of 8 years also passed away three weeks prior to the passing of Betty, his name was "Cricket".

Betty is survived by her four daughters and spouses Tanya Monique Eanes, Tabitha Copeland (Early), Rebecca Eanes McClinton (Gregory), Alycia Dawn Eanes-Jackson (Alvin).   She also leaves to cherish her memory are her 11 grandchildren:  Casey Ighalo (Samuel), Early Everett Copeland, Jordan Christopher Eanes, Ashley McClinton, Adrian Copeland, Phallon McClinton, Sadarion McClinton, Eric Trenard Jackson, Candace Jackson, Kerrie Jackson, Dariane Jackson.    She also leaves a Sister, Shirlene Oliver (Thedro).

One of the most important things in Mom’s life was gardening, and she took great pride in her flowers. Gardeners are special people. It takes patience and perseverance and a love for living things to grow a garden or a beautiful flower. Gardening is tedious and hard work, but there is something that gardeners know and experience that others sometimes do not. There is a beauty and a satisfaction in seeing the result of our labor grow.  There is a peacefulness that can come over us as we care for and nurture the flowers and plants in a garden. In nurturing living things and helping to bring beauty and peace to the world, gardeners make a difference in the world and make their lives and the lives of those who see their gardens richer and fuller.

FOOTPRINTS

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.

 

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at New Light Baptist Chcurch, 8005 Fountain St., Houston, Texas  77051.   Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM at church.    Procession to follow service to Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2426 Cullen Blvd., Pearland, TX  77581.

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