WHITEWRIGHT - After a long stay away from her home in Whitewright, Lorene slipped peacefully into the arms of her savior on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Denison Nursing and Rehab Center in Denison, Texas at the age of 94.|
Lorene Farrow Bond was born September 13, 1919 in Ely Community, Texas to Tass and Nora Eden Farrow. She was raised around the Ely Community. She married Ralph Bond on August 31, 1937 in Whitewright, Texas. They were married for 58 years.
Lorene was a faithful member of the Whitewright Church of Christ, where at one time she held the attendance record of 3 years, 8 months and 1 week without missing a Sunday morning service.
Lorene was a manager of the Whitewright Sewing Factory for 38 years until she retired at the age of 65. She was a very talented lady, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, ceramics, painting and cooking.
Lorene is survived by her only child, daughter, June Gail Purdom and husband Bobby of Whitewright; two grandsons, Bobby Dale Purdom and Bruce Purdom, both of Whitewright; four great-grandsons, Chad and Brad Purdom of Whitewright, Tyler and Marshal Purdom of Sherman; great-great grandson, Waylon Riley Purdom of West Monroe, Louisiana; nephew, Russell Bland Farrow and wife Bernice of Stowell; and niece, Carol Ellis of Vidor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bond; parents, Tass and Nora Eden Farrow; and brother, Bland Farrow.
Words can not express our appreciation and love for the caregivers who have become an extension of our family at the Denison Manor.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 9 at Church of Christ, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Mr. Frazier Conley and Rev. Philip Smith. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday, May 9 from 1 p.m. until service time at the Whitewright Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Whitewright Church of Christ.
M - O - T - H - E - R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together,
they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
Howard Johnson (c. 1915)
Arrangements are with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Whitewright, Texas. An online registry may be signed at www.tjmfuneral.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from May 8 to May 9, 2014