(Orange, Texas)

April 1, 2013

Verma E. Magness

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Verma E. Magness, 90, of Houston and formerly a longtime resident of Orange, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at her home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at North Orange Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend Lynn Ashcraft. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Oakgrove Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the church.

Born in Converse, Louisiana, on November 4, 1922, Verma was the daughter of Mitchell Lee Wright and Oma Rutherford Wright. She was a member of North Orange Baptist Church for over 50 years. A wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, faith and family were the cornerstones of Verma’s life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lewis Benton Magness; son, Thomas Mitchell Magness; six sisters; two brothers; and son-in-law, Tom Winslow.

Verma is survived by her daughters, Pamela Nunez and husband, Frank of Groves, Mary Magness and Jeff Girard of Beaumont, Laurie Winslow of Houston; grandchildren, Tim Nunez, Janna Nunez-Gussman, Allison Nimitz and husband, Barron, Lauren Stracener, Megan Gallien and husband, Leon and Logan Winslow; great-grandchildren, Katelynn Butler, Corey Butler, Enrique Gussman, Addison Nimitz, Raegan Gallien; and brother, Harold Wright.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Nunez, Leon Gallien, Logan Winslow, Barron Nimitz, Al Looper, and Charles McClintock.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Verma’s amazing caregivers, Samantha Camp and Amanda Umebuani.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orange Christian Services- 2518 West Park Ave., Orange, Texas, 77630; or North Orange Baptist Church- 4775 16th Street, Orange, Texas, 77632.

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