Thelda Weeks

thelda weeks
Funeral services for Thelda Ovida Barber-Weeks, 81, of Marietta, TX will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Marietta with Rev. James Boyce officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Marietta under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Weeks will lie in state on Friday, January 2 until 5 PM at the funeral home. Thelda Ovida Barber-Weeks departed this life and entered into eternal life on December 27, 2008 at a Linden, TX hospital. Thelda Ovida Barber was born March 29, 1927 to the late Mr. Robert and Mrs. Mary Barber. Sis. Thelda accepted Christ at an early age and became an active member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. On February 3, 1947 she married Christopher Columbus Weeks. From this union, 5 children were born. Sis. Thelda worked for Bethlehem and Marietta Elementary Schools for several years as a cook. She was full of life and lived everyday with laughter and music. She was the heart of the family and made the days bright and beautiful. She left us with a love of life and a joy in living. Thelda is preceded in death by her husband Christopher Columbus Weeks and her only son Chris. She leaves behind her siblings Mareda Nickleberry (Clayborn) of Marietta, Texas, Faynolia Winbush and Elois Dixon of Oxnard, CA, Verba Jean Webster (Elgene) of Texarkana, TX and Robert Barber (Ella) of Dallas, TX. She leaves to Cherish her memory her daughters Welda O. Weeks of Lancaster, TX, Janice Sheppard of Marietta, TX, Joyicelyn Weeks of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Irish Nell Warren of Longview, TX; grand daughters Tomesa, Christy, Ketra, Jakia, and Breanna; great-grand daughters De`ja, Tavoskia, Desirre and Domnique; great grand sons RJ, Charles Christopher, and Asa Corde; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Together Again God had a Plan for both of our lives He called you home first and I didnt ask why Though I shed many tears and reflected on happy times. I just knew God had a plan for us to be together one more time. God had a plan to call you first, so you could settle in He knew my time was near and I would see you again I didnt ask why, I patiently waited for him to call my name So I could prepare for my eternal days. He called me home and away I went. I knew Gods plan would bring us together again

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  1. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Mama, I felt I knew her well through memories shared with Joyce.You girls were very blessed for having her as a Mother. Cherish her memory and never forget her teachings. She will never truly be gone, as she lives on through each of you.Joyce, Welda, Nell, and Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this very difficult time. Your Ohio "sister" loves you all.Marti

  2. Joyce and familyMay God continue to cover you with His blessings. My family and i will continue to pray for you and your family.sincerely,Jimmie WattleyColumbus, ohio

  3. Jesus says it best, "Come all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest!" I know that God will sustain you because He said, "I will never leave you or forsake you!" ""God saw her getting tiredand a cure was not to be. So He wrapped His arms around her and said, "Come with Me." With tearful eyes you watched her and saw her pass away. Although you loved her dearly, you could not make her stay. A broken heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke your hearts to prove to you He only takes the best."Stay Blessed and Remain Encouraged!Melissa Stevens

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