Verma E. Magness
Verma E. Magness, 90, of Houston and formerly a longtime resident of Orange, passed away Friday, March 29, at her home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, at North Orange Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Oakgrove Cemetery in Converse, La. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the church.
Born in Converse, on Nov. 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; sisters, Jewel Ryals, Alma Champion, Lola Bea McClintock, Bertha Ferguson, Elois McGee, and Loraine Looper; brothers, Johnnie Lee Wright and James Doyle Wright; 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, Tx, 77630; or North Orange Baptist Church- 4775 16th Street, Orange, Tx, 77632.