Adelaide Louise Pettit Myers

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Funeral services for Adelaide Louise Pettit Myers will be held Friday, September 23, 2011 at 10:00am at the First Baptist Church of Willis with Bro. Charles Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, Texas. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Cashner Funeral Home from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Adelaide Louise Pettit Myers, age 85, of Willis, who spent her life in absolute commitment to her family, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011 peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones. Born August 24, 1926 in Houston, Texas, she was the second of six children of Harry and Doris Pettit. Ada was a truly wonderful person and the lives of all those who knew her were made richer by having been graced by her presence. She inspired many people in the special way that a person of great faith does for no other reason than that is what her beliefs compelled her to do. She left behind her love and sweetness which will stay forever with all those who were fortunate enough to have their lives touched by her. She had a pure heart and her unconditional love and acceptance of people followed in the true spirit of Jesus Christ. She met her husband Billy Myers when they were both teenagers and attended Jefferson Davis High School. He joined the Navy in World War II and Adelaide went into training to be an Army nurse and planned to follow him into service of the country. She graduated from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. By then the war had ended, Billy came home from overseas, and they married in 1947. Adelaide and Billy were members of Park Temple Baptist Church and later Long Point Baptist Church, where she was active as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher and advisor to Girls Auxiliary. She also served for many years as the school nurse for the Long Point Baptist School. After moving to Willis in 1991 she became a beloved fixture at the First Baptist Church of Willis, where the children would unfailingly run up to hug her and all the older kids would come to greet her. She was also a regular volunteer at the Conroe Regional Hospital for ten years. Adelaide loved to travel with Billy and other family members, and visited Russia, Europe, the Middle East, India, Israel, and other far-flung places around the world. But her favorite trips were to visit her grandchildren who are spread throughout the country and the family reunions where all her children and grandchildren gathered in places such as Duck, N.C.; Akumal, Mexico; Wimberly, Texas; Quebec, Canada; Lake Taho; Florida; and Hawaii. And her grandchildren loved to come visit their Nannie as she was always up for a game of cards or monopoly or a trip to Astroworld. Although few people may know this, she was a skilled player of the Pacman video game. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Billy Myers of Willis; son Stephan Myers and his wife, Susan, of Auburn, Maine; daughter Janice Femal and her husband Daniel of Mandeville, Louisiana; daughter Rita Webb and her husband Clarke, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; eight grandchildren, Lucas Myers of Portland, Maine, Rachel Myers of New York City, and John Myers of Lewiston, Maine; Matthew Femal of Tampa, Florida and Marcus Femal of Falls Church,Virginia; and Benjamin Webb, Nathaniel Webb and Joshua Webb of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; two great grandchildren, Iris Myers and Turner Femal; three brothers, Harry Pettit, Jr. and Ralph Pettit of Houston, and Arthur Pettit of Deer Park; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Doris Moloney and her brother Bobby Pettit. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in honor of Adelaide to First Baptist Church of Willis, PO Box 437, Willis, Texas 77318, or The , PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or online at www.alz.org. You are invited to view our webpage and leave condolences to the family at www.cashnerconroe.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Sept. 21 to Oct. 4, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
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