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  • Andrea.Vasquez 12:14 pm on September 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Robert Williams on the recent passing of his mother, Elaine.

    Iris Elaine Dowd Williams was born in Madera, CA, on December 31, 1940, to Arthur and Zella Mae Dowd.  She passed into Heaven on September 5, 2018, at the age of 77.

    She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Billy Lynn Williams; sister, Edith Fisher; parents, and granddaughter, Sarah Elise Williams.

    She is survived by five children; Billy Lynn Williams II and wife Mary; Lisa Gayle Barnes and husband Joe; Robert Loren Williams and wife Bobbie; James Lee Williams and wife Donna; Patrick ”Mickey” Lawrence Williams and wife Maria; 17 grandchildren, a great grandson and other numerous family members and friends.

    Visitation is being held today, September 11, 2018, from 5 – 8 p.m. at Carnes Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Carnes Funeral Home, followed by interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.

    Carnes Funeral Home
    3100 Gulf Freeway
    Texas City, TX 77591

    Forest Park – East Cemetery
    21620 Gulf Freeway
    Webster, TX  77598

    Please click here for the complete obituary. Robert Williams is a Carpenter  for Facilities Services.


  • Andrea.Vasquez 1:54 pm on September 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Nicholas Malavis on the recent passing of his mother, Jennie.

    Jennie Malavis was born on February 15, 1920 in Muskogee, OK.  On Saturday, September 1, 2018, she passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. She was 98 years of age.

    Jennie was an accomplished pianist;  she taught piano lessons and played the organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Holdenville, OK.  After hearing her play, the dean of music at Oklahoma City University awarded her a piano scholarship, where she was named “Nicest Girl” in the university yearbook, along with many other honors.  Her freshman year she performed with the Kansas City Conservatory of Music Orchestra – one of her defining moments.  She will be remembered for her compassion, positive attitude, devotion to God and family, passion for life and her love and support of animals.  She upheld and exuded the highest moral character and ethical conduct. She saw the good in everyone and she inspired and appreciated everyone she knew. Her bright smile and twinkling eyes abided in a humble and unassuming countenance – she had a presence without saying a word.

    Jennie was predeceased by her husband, George Malavis, her parents, Ellie and George Fotenopulos, and her brother, Frank Fotenopulos. She is survived by her son, Nicholas George Malavis, of Houston, TX, her daughter, Ellie Joyce Malavis (fiancé, Randol Rodgers), Houston; her beloved sister, Lillie Drossos of Dallas, TX; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many other friends and family.

    Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons.

    The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, September 10, 2018, at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

    Geo. H. Lewis & Sons
    1010 Bering Drive
    Houston, TX  77057

    St. Basil the Great Green Orthodox Church
    1100 Eldridge Parkway
    Houston, TX  77077

    Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
    12800 Westheimer Rd
    Houston, TX 77077

    In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Jennie Malavis’ name may be directed to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, TX, 77006.

    Nick Malavis is a professor of history at South Campus.


  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:01 pm on July 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Dr. Timothy Elliott, who passed away on June 10, 2018.

    Dr. Elliott was born on May 21, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Harry & Ruby Elliott; he passed away at the age of 72.  He graduated from Wayne State University with his undergraduate and master’s degree in music. Later in life he returned to school and received his doctorate in education at the University of Houston.

    Dr. Elliott served in many roles at the College, most recently as the Dean of the Evening Division at Central campus from 2007 until 2011.  He retired after 17 years with San Jacinto College.

    Dr. Elliott is survived by his mother, Ruby Elliott of Buffalo, New York; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Natalie Elliott of Friendswood, Texas; son Peter Elliott of Friendswood, Texas; and five grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his Father, Harry Elliott and sister, Elizabeth Elliott.

    A Celebration of Life is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Forest Park East Funeral Home in Webster, Texas.

    Forest Park East Funeral Home
    21620 Gulf Freeway
    Webster, Texas 77598

  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:34 pm on July 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences to Popular Embroidery Owner Victor Villarreal 

    Popular Embroidery owner Victor Villareal’s wife, Amy, passed away last week. We send our condolences to Victor and his family. Popular Embroidery is one of the College’s vendors for promotional items. Amy Villarreal was the Popular Embroidery representative for the South Campus.


    Services for Amy Villarreal will be held as follows:

    Wed. July 11, 2018

    Viewing:  11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Rosary: 7 p.m.

    Del Angel Funeral Home

    901 Main St.

    Pasadena, Tx 77506


    Thurs. July 12, 2018

    Service: 10 a.m.

    Del Angel Funeral Home

    Procession following to GrandView Cemetery on Spencer Hwy.


    In  keeping with Amy’s strong desire to give to her community and family, her husband Victor Villarreal, is asking that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to a memorial fund. Proceeds from this fund will be donated by Victor to the Lupus Foundation and to their granddaughter’s MS fund. A link to the Go Fund Me page can be found online at: https://www.gofundme.com/amy-villarreal-memorial

  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:57 am on July 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Gary Smith.  Gary was born on December 24, 1950, and passed away on June 25, 2018.

    A memorial service will be held at a later time in July.

    Gary was an Electrical Journeyman at South Campus;  he had been with the College since October 2009.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:22 am on June 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Thaddeus King, who passed away on June 4, 2018.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home.  A viewing is scheduled before the funeral from 9 – 11 a.m.

    Walker Funeral Home
    734 FM 1942 Rd
    Crosby, Texas 77532

    Thaddeus was a Groundskeeper in the Maintenance Department;  he would have celebrated his 10-year anniversary on June 16, 2018.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:22 am on June 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Crystal Tewes on the passing of her father, Norris Steven Benoit.

    Norris was born on October 13, 1948 in Welsh, LA. He passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.  He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, and then worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years.  Norris loved his country, his city, his family and his friends.  He had a heart of gold;  he was loved and will be missed dearly.

    Norris is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Molly Huesers Benoit; daughters, Cindy Benoit Jones and husband Joel and Crystal Benoit Tewes and husband Eric; grandchildren, Keaton Jones, Tucker Jones and Evie Sue Tewes; and several siblings.

    The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  A graveside service will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Houston V.A. Cemetery.

    Click here to view the complete obituary.

    Crystal Tewes is a Professor of Education at the South Campus.

  • admin 3:58 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Angelia Woodfolk-Sprowl on the passing of her father, Elmer “Woody” Woodfolk.

    Elmer died peacefully on May 3, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the age of 84.

    Elmer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maureen, his children: Rodney, Tyrone, Angelia and his siblings: Rose K. Jones, Joseph and John Woodfolk.

    He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Sr. and Theresa, three sisters, two brothers and his son Alfred.

    A funeral is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., May 12, 2018 at Forest Park East Funeral Home, with a reception to follow. Reverend Dr. Shirley Souder – Sr. Pastor of Ebenezer UMC Methodist Church will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Elmer’s life. Flowers may be sent to Forest Park East Funeral Home.

    Click here for the full obituary.

    Forest Park East Funeral Home

    21620 Gulf Freeway

    Webster, TX  77598

    Angelia Woodfolk-Sprowl is a Psychology Professor at South campus.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:13 am on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Barbara Jennings on the recent passing of her daughter, Tami Dunston Sills. Tami brought joy and the love of life everywhere she went.

    Tami is preceded in death by her grandparents D. H. and Fern Dunston; Clyde and R. E. Springer; uncle, Kenny Springer; father-in-law, Kenneth Sills; sister-in-law, Tanya Dunston; Howard and second mom, Peggy Dunston.

    Survivors include husband Steve Sills, son Wiley, parents Bob and Barbara Jennings, father Zane Dunston, sister Traci and husband Michael, nephews Mason and Connor Williams, brothers Kyle and Randall Jennings, mother-in-law Bonnie Sills, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Pastor Todd Dunn will officiate a celebration of Tami’s life on Saturday, April 14, at Deer Park First Baptist Church located at 438 E. 8th in Deer Park, Texas.  The family will receive friends at the visitation from 11 a.m.  to 1 p.m. and with the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. Tami will be laid to rest at Grandview Cemetery in Pasadena, Texas. The color for cystic fibrosis is purple, so please feel free to wear purple in honor of Tami.

    In lieu of flowers, a donation in Tami’s name can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation located at 50 Briar Hollow Lane, #310 W, Houston, TX 77027 or visit donatelifetexas.org and sign up to give the gift of life and be an organ donor.

    Barbara is a San Jacinto College retiree.

    Click here for full obituary.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:37 pm on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Shari Goldstein on the loss of her mother, Gloria Harriet Gavenman Goldstein.

    Gloria left this world on December 10, 2017, exactly 91 years from the day she entered it.  She lived an active, creative, productive, and very full life.  Gloria was a happy soul and always an inspiration to others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Howard Goldstein.  Gloria is survived by her four children: Jay and his wife, Shari, Susan and her husband Kelly, Amy and her husband Michael; two grandchildren, Seth and his wife Gabrielle, and Michelle and her husband Michael; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Madeleine.

    A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at The Crossings, 255 Egret Bay, League City, Texas 77573, with Rabbi Stuart Federow officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the charities that were meaningful to Gloria: Houston KUHT PBS @ http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org or The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) http://www.thenccs.org

    Condolences may be sent to the Goldstein family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at http://www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

    Shari is a professor of Accounting/General Business at Central Campus.

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