|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1937|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2011|
Obituary written by Kay's loving husband of 55 years,Johnnie Rountree.
Kay Rountree, born March 1, 1937 in Pollard, Alabama to the union of William Earnest and Sarah Pearl Womble, has passed away with her loving family at her side.
I love Kay very much and I wouldn't have wanted to spend my life with anyone else. Kay made us a family, and she kept us a family. Our family unit is our most prized possession. Kay was raised by a single parent most of her life. Pearl and Kay's life was tough during World War II. Housing was almost impossible to find. Pearl placed Kay in boarding school, which was not near her home, and she would come home on weekends. Can you imagine an 8 year old riding the bus from West U to Broadway and Harrisburg?
Kay is survived by her husband Johnnie Rountree and children, Lee Rountree, Greg and wife Anne Rountree, Troy and wife Kim Rountree and daughter in law Patty Rountree. Left to mourn are also grandchildren, Elyse Rountree, Alison and Jacob McKinney, Amanda and Tanner Rountree and Step Brother E.W. McLain and his wife DeLois.
Kay is also survived by legions of friends, including extended family members Dorothy Havard, Marie Mains, Kay Howard, Charlie and Margie Jones, Sylvia Bartay, Ann Bynum, Carol McClelland, Ruth Braun, Betty Mundy Rickman, Mary and John Blackburn, John and Charlotte Tanner, Johnnie Beth and Bobby Sargent, Lurlene Harris, Henri Jean and Larry Loessein, Louise McClelland and Mr. Mac, Barbara Titus, Judy and Allen Findlay, Pat Lambert, Nancy Thomas, Lucy Beneski, James and Pat McGlothlin, Bobie and Gerald Cobb, Carol and Nelson Davis, Roberta and Howard Williamson, Charlotte and Johnny Tanner , Kay Serafin and Jeff Miller, Herman and Judy Williams, Judy Ten Naple and Lisa and Wayne O'Quinn.
Our Kay was the love of our lives. Kay was first and foremost a Mother. She did a great job raising the boys. It was a real blessing for her to be home when the little guys came home. Her love for the family is boundless. My Kay is the one person that had the most effect on me. Whatever success we have had is due totally to her love and support.
Her "Big Hair" Milby buddies have kept their friendship alive. These five girls have been friends since elementary. All have been married to the same men for 50+ years (A real Ripley's Believe It or Not these days!). These ladies will serve as honorary pall bearers at Kay's request.
I called her "Card Lady" for the remembrances she was known for sending. Kay enjoyed her Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Galena Park for more than 40 years.
We want to thank the owners and staff of Seniors in Home Care; Elizabeth, Karen and Shirley. In the last few months, Buckner Hospice has done a remarkable job; counseling, caring and guiding us on this journey. The employees of Galena Park ISD have been so helpful and caring to us. It is said "I've got more eyes on me than the Super Bowl!"
Kay is home now. Her legs are straight, her hands are useful. She is in no pain and is with Jesus. A glorious end to this temporary life.
Love, Johnnie, The Boys and the Grandchildren
If you desire, remembrances may be flowers or a memorial gift to the
Kay and Johnnie Rountree Scholarship Fund in care of the Galena Park ISD Education Foundation. Donations may be mailed to 14705 Woodforest Blvd. Houston, Texas 77015.
The family will welcome visitors Sunday Afternoon, February 27, 2011 from 2 - 6 PM at Rosewood Funeral Home 3939 Pasadena Blvd.
Services will be at First Baptist Church in Pasadena 7500 Fairmont Parkway in Pasadena, TX on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 10 AM. Dr. Charles Redmond, Dr. James McGlothlin, and Dr. Jon Redmond will officiate. Eulogies will be delivered by son, Lee Rountree and dear friend, Bill Bailey. Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Herman Williams, Jeff Miller, Bill McMillin, Charlie Jones, Allen Findlay, Bobbie Wilcox, Ronald Christessen, and Ken Jones. Honorary Pallbearers are " the Milby Girls"; Katie Labouve, Donna Hilsmeier, Ann Voss, Susie Wilcox, Wanda Brown, Margaret Tyner and Loretta Dittman and special friends Dr. Gerald Cobb and Dr. Lloyd Ferguson.
Final Interment will be at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Home.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.Rosewood.cc
Johnnie Rountree (1933 - 2011)*
Forest Park Cemetery
Created by: Caren Kellogg
Record added: Jul 07, 2011
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