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Celebrating the life of
Edith Allen George
August 25, 1917 - January 04, 2015
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, January 10, 2015
  • South Main Baptist Church
  • 4100 Main Street (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77002

I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

Didn't have any way to get your home address so had to send our deepest symphany this way. We know how very close you were to your mother and know how hard it is to lose her. Please know that the O'Keefe Family et al are thinking of you and can only tell you that we raise our prayers for your whole family. Sincerely, Tom, Joby, and all of the O'Keefes are keeping all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom & Joby O'Keefe, Houston, TX

Edith Allen George, age 97, peacefully passed away on Sunday, the 4th of January 2015. Born in Covington, Kentucky, on the 25th of August 1917, she was the eldest of three daughters born to Henry P. Allen and Bess Gary Allen.
Edith was always an honor student in spite of attending numerous schools as her father moved the family around seeking better opportunities during hard times in this country. In those years she learned how to make friends easily and to be independent and self-reliant, skills that served her well the rest of her life and which she instilled in her children.
Her freshman year at Baylor University was halted when she contracted typhoid fever. Instead, she attended Tyler Junior College, graduating Phi Theta Kappa. Shortly thereafter she met Wiley R. George of Houston, Texas. They married on the 28th of June 1939.
Edith and Wiley lived briefly in Beaumont where he assisted in war efforts in oil production. A short time later, they returned to Houston where Wiley continued his lifetime career in law, maritime shipping, labor relations, the Port of Houston and the West Gulf Maritime Association. They became active members of South Main Baptist Church, raised their three daughters, were widely involved in the greater Houston community and formed countless lifetime friendships. They were married 44 years before his death in 1983.
Edith devoted her life to her family, her friends and her church. She was always willing to accept a new opportunity, or “to make something happen” when times got too quiet. Her example and influence lives on in her family who lovingly called her “Dommie”.
She was a faithful, active member of South Main Baptist Church over 70 years. Edith served as a nursery director for 52 years, thereby knowing generation after generation of church families. For over twenty years she volunteered weekly preparing sandwiches for the homeless. She was named an Honored Deacon in 2002.
A significant joy of Edith’s life was the Sewing Club, a group of ten exceptional friends who met weekly in their homes for over sixty years and shared lunch, a little sewing, their stories and their lives. Their bonds of friendship continue today through their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Edith is survived by her family: daughters, Emily George Tinsley and husband, Richard D. Tinsley of Houston, Betsy George Pyle and husband, Doug Pyle of Comanche, and Nancy George Doss and husband, Skeet Doss of Midland; grandchildren, Robyn Tinsley, Allison Tinsley, Holly Boudreaux Brookins, Zach Doss and wife, Vicki Doss, and Dixie Doss; seven great-grandchildren, Karl S. Maier, Tinsley Maier, Tag Brookins, Gannon Brookins, Nash Brookins, Wyatt Doss and Emily June Doss; and brothers-in-law, Charles Thomas of Sulphur Springs and Ralph Jud Adams of Tyler; sister-in-law, Irene George of Fairfax, Virginia; many nieces, nephews and extended family members who have remained close to her throughout her life; and by a host of friends of all ages.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sisters, Dixie Allen Thomas and Betsy Allen Scott, her sister-in-law Laura George Adams, and brothers-in-law Robert L. George and Robert E. Scott.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Edith Allen George will be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 10th of January, at South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main Street in Houston, where Dr. Steve Wells, Pastor, will preside. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

Prior to the memorial service, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston, where Rev. Greg Funderburk officiated.

The family suggests that remembrances in her honor could appropriately be directed to the South Main Baptist Church Foundation, 4100 Main St., Houston, TX, 77002; or to the charity of the one's choice.

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I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

Didn't have any way to get your home address so had to send our deepest symphany this way. We know how very close you were to your mother and know how hard it is to lose her. Please know that the O'Keefe Family et al are thinking of you and can only tell you that we raise our prayers for your whole family. Sincerely, Tom, Joby, and all of the O'Keefes are keeping all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom & Joby O'Keefe, Houston, TX


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