|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1913|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2007|
Fruitfulness Harvested: Nancy Estella Michael , 93, of Houston, Texas, passed peacefully through the cool dim light of this world into the glorious warmth of heaven while embraced by her tearful but devoted family on February 24, 2007. Born on March 30th, 1913 in Hugo, Oklahoma to Benjamin Creed and Anna Belle Greer, she was preceded into heaven by her husband of 18 years, Joseph Dial Michael, and sister, Vera Arndt. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Antoinette Schuman, her grandchildren, Erin Elizabeth and Thomas Anthony Schuman, her niece Colleen McNamara, and all those she touched. Exposed at 12 to the ravaging effects of tuberculosis during her mother's illness, she was a lifelong caregiver, and once dreamt of becoming a nurse. On her own at 16 during The Great Depression, she developed the unconquerable spirit and financial independence that framed her life. Family, faith, hope, and unconditional love were paramount to her. She was a fabulous southern chef, a seamstress, practiced arts and crafts, loved waltzing and square dancing, and was enamored with raising chickens. She was an active member of the Sky Skraper Shadows Civic Club and Citizens On Patrol. Health permitting, she regularly attended Covenant United Methodist Church. A lifelong Democrat, she voted regularly, but respected and listened to the opinions of others. She cared for TB sufferers in Oklahoma, and once delivered twins. She cared for her sister-in-law till her death from TB, and cared for her husband till his death from cancer. Never remarried, she raised her daughter as a widow with a 9th grade education, little money, and no occupation. In addition to her own child, she raised four abandoned children. A member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, she gave back to her community. She paid for and built the house she proudly occupied from 1973 till her passing. Upon her daughter's divorce in 1983, she provided love, a home, and financial assistance for her daughter and grandchildren. She insisted on private schooling for her grandchildren, and insured her family attended college. Her finest qualities were her positive outlook, her concern for others, her strength, her morals, and her lack of consideration for the trivial things upon which society places so much value. Unflappable, laughable, loving, endearing, easy going, chatty, witty, and sharp till the very end, the storms of life could never tear away her anchor, and neither the world nor illness could ever steal her joy. The Lord needed an angel though, so he whisked her heart away to be with Him. Though she be buried in eternity, the embers of her soul, now deep in our hearts, continually renew the fires of our spirit. We love you Granny. See you soon. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Good trees bear good fruit, and thus, by their fruit , will you recognize my children". Visitation: 5:00-8:00 PM February 27th. Funeral: 11:00 AM February 28th. South Park Funeral Home, Pearland. To sign guest book go to www.southparkfunerals.com.
Her mother is buried here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmid=46883031&GRid=24591024&
Her husband is buried with her.
South Park Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Gena Forsyth
Record added: Jan 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24100245