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Venugopala Kalapatapu

May 05, 1943 - Dec 05, 2023

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Houston, TX

After a prolonged illness with dementia and brief hospice care, Kalapatapu Venugopala Rao ("K. V. Rao") passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 5, 2023. In many respects, Mr. Rao was a case study in contrasts: a converted left-hander who wrote right handed but played sports lefty, an electrical engineer by trade with a deep passion for the arts, especially poetry and story writing. Mr. Rao was a man of faith who happily served as the family astrologer and palm reader, but hated for anyon...Read More

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Norwood Dennis Kent

Mar 25, 1933 - Feb 27, 2024

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Houston, TX

Norwood Dennis Kent, age 90, of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A public visitation for Norwood will be held Friday, March 8, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM at External Service Location, 16833 T C Jester Blvd, Spring, TX 77379. A funeral service will occur Friday, March 8, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, 16833 T C Jester Blvd, Spring, TX 77379. A graveside service will occur Friday, March 8, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 6900 Lawndale St, Houston, TX 77023.

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Rose Lim

Aug 05, 1952 - Feb 26, 2024

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Houston, TX

Rose Lim, age 71, of Houston, Texas passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. A public visitation for Rose will be held Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023. A funeral service will occur Friday, March 8, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home.

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Michael L. Turk

Jan 23, 1951 - Mar 01, 2024

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Houston, TX

Michael L. Turk ,73, went to be with the lord on March 1, 2024 in Houston, TX. He was born on January 23, 1951 in Topeka, KS to Helen Wince and Francis Turk, Michael Turk leaves behind to honor his memory: his wife, Nan Turk; daughters, Kelli Turk Ashcraft; sons, Todd Turk, sisters, Sharon Brennan; brothers, Randall Turk; grandchildren, Annie Ashcraft, Bailey Ashcraft and Carter Ashcraft; and numerous family members and friends. Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Helen, Father, Bud and brother Gil and Duane. When his nation called, he answered by joining the Army. He started his own A/C and Heating Business in the 80’s and ran the business for over 30 years. Mike loved his family and had a passion for all of his plants. He also loved to go on cruises as well as have pool parties/BBQs at his house. In his honor, there will be a visitation on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 10:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, TX 111 W Medical Center Blvd. Webster, TX 77598. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Michael Turk’s memory may do so to stjude.org/donate.

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Michelle Kay Higman

Oct 27, 1944 - Mar 01, 2024

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Houston, TX

"Michelle Kay Higman, 79, of Hardin, Texas passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Memorial Herman Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She was born on October 27, 1944, in Seligman, Arizona to the late Elmo Edward Carr and Rose Joan Carr. Kay enjoyed the country way of life, and everything that it had to offer. She grew up as a cowgirl and enjoyed barrel racing, rodeos, and dancing. She lived the life of a rancher and made her career as a steel worker. Kay’s family would like to thank Magnolia Place in Liberty, Texas for the wonderful love and care they provided Kay in her time of need. Kay is preceded in death by parents; husband, W.A. Buck Higman; and son-in-law, Jeffery Lane Boze Kennedy; daughter-in-law, Tuyet White; and sister, Gloria Miller. Kay is survived by husband, William Edmondson of Hardin, Texas; daughters, Holly Nelson of Hardin, Texas and Jackie Kennedy of Lewisville, Arkansas; step-daughters, Lynn Higman Smith and husband Mike of Louisiana and Christie Edmondson Casillas and husband Mark of Hardin; step-son, Bobby Edmondson and wife Miranda of Kilgore, Texas; son-in-law, Jerry White of Kyle, Texas; and 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving the family as pallbearers are Bob McOmber, Charles Jacobs, Johnny Nugent, Kaleb McNeely, Cody Cain, and Adrian Russell. Honorary pallbearers are Horris “Whit” Whittington, Cody Mason Cain, John “Coon Foot” Clyde Cain, Kalem Wade Thornton, Dustin Anderegg, Dalsyen Taylor, Line Camp Cowboy Church elders, and Lay Pastors. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Line Camp Cowboy Church, Devers, Texas. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2024, officiated by Pastor Charles Lackey. Interment to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery, Hardin, Texas."

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Stacey Ann Mercado

Jan 17, 1978 - Feb 26, 2024

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Houston, TX

"Stacey Ann Mercado, age 46 of Houston entered into eternal rest on February 26, 2024. She was born on January 17, 1978 to David and Linda Gonzales in Houston, TX. Stacey excelled in her education from the very beginning, graduating with honors from Barbara Jordan High School for Careers. She loved being with family and friends listening to Tejano music. Her son, Xavier Mercado was her world. Proud is an understatement. She had a smile that would light up the room. Our hearts are broken, but her memory will always live on. Stacey is preceded in death by Maternal Grandmother, Geneva Loya, Paternal Grandfather, Joe H. Gonzales, Maternal Aunt, Sylvia Loya, Mother, Linda Loya, Uncle, Benny Loya, Jr., Aunt, Mary Elizabeth Salinas, Uncle, Samuel Salinas, Cousin, Manuel Salinas. She is survived by her beloved family which includes her Son, Xavier Mercado (Abb); Father, David G. Gonzales, Sr.; Five Brothers, David G. Gonzales, Jr., Richard B. Reyna, Rodney Reyna, Roland Reyna, Rick Reyna; Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. The Interment will follow at Santa Teresa Cemetery. All services are under the care of Morales Funeral Home. For any questions or concerns regarding the services for Stacey Mercado, please contact Morales Funeral Home at (713) 223-1167."

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Maria Andrade

Sep 08, 1930 - Feb 28, 2024

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Houston, TX

"Maria Andrade, age 93 of Houston entered into eternal rest on February 28, 2024. She was born on September 8, 1930 in Mexico. Maria is survived by her beloved family. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2024, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. All services are under the care of Morales Funeral Home. For any questions or concerns regarding the services for Maria Andrade, please contact Morales Funeral Home at (713) 223-1167. Maria Andrade, de 93 años de Houston, entró al descanso eterno el 28 de febrero de 2024. Nació el 8 de septiembre de 1930 en México. A María la sobrevive su amada familia. El velorio se llevará a cabo el viernes 1 de marzo de 2024, de 3:00 pm a 8:00 pm en la funeraria Felix H. Morales, Houston, Texas. Todos los servicios están bajo el cuidado de la funeraria Morales. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre los servicios de Maria Andrade, comuníquese con la funeraria Morales al (713) 223-1167."

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Armandina Barrera

Apr 22, 1949 - Feb 19, 2024

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Houston, TX

"A devoted wife, cherished mother, and adoring grandmother, Armandina Barrera passed away surrounded by loved ones on February 19, 2024. Her life was a testament to unwavering love, boundless kindness, and selfless devotion. As a wife she was the steady anchor to Jesus Barrera Jr., the beacon of strength of the family and the sole source of infinite warmth and support. Her love knew no bounds, and her tremendous commitment was heartfelt to all who knew her. As a mother, she poured her heart and soul into nurturing her children, imparting wisdom, and fostered a home filled with love, laughter and the best Tamales! Her gentle guidance and endless patience shaped the lives of her three sons, instilling in them values that will endure for generations to come. As a grandmother, she radiated joy and showered her grandchildren with never-ending affection. Her presence brought a sense of comfort and security, creating treasured memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Throughout her life, she exemplified the true meaning of sisterhood and brotherhood. She was a source of loving support and encouragement to her siblings, always ready with a listening ear and comfort embrace. Her selflessness knew no bounds, as she consistently placed the needs of others before her own, embodying the essence of compassion in every action and word she shared. Armandina leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and warmth that will continue to to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her. Though she may no longer be with us in person, her beautiful spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched. Armandina is preceded in death by her Father, Manuel Cantu, Mother, Guadalupe Cantu Arjona, Brother, Guadalupe Cantu, Brother, Francisco Cantu, Brother, Samuel Cantu, Sister, Margarita Torres. She is survived by her beloved family which includes her Husband, Jesus Barrera, Jr.; Three Sons, Gabriel Barrera, Homar Barrera, Heron Barrera; Seven Sisters, Anita Villagomez, Antonia Garcia, Amparo Trevino, Amelia Herrera, Diana Cantu, Mirna Maltos, Elvia Cantu; Two Brothers, Susano Cantu, Manuel Cantu, Jr.; Four Grandsons, Aaron Barrera, Eric Barrera, Homar A. Barrera, Liam Barrera; Two Granddaughters, Gabriela Barrera, Sofia Barrera; Two Daughters-in-law, Erica Barrera, Norma Barrera. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 9:00 am - 11:30 am at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 11:30 am at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home. Rite of Committal will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. All services are under the care of Morales Funeral Home. For any questions or concerns regarding the services for Armandina Barrera, please contact Morales Funeral Home at (713) 223-1167. Una esposa devota, madre querida y abuela cariñosa, Armandina Barrera falleció rodeada de sus seres queridos el 19 de Febrero de 2024. Su vida fue un testimonio de su amor inquebrantable, su bondad infinita y su dedicación desinteresada. Como esposa, fue el ancla constante para Jesús Barrera Jr., el faro de fortaleza de la familia y la única fuente de carino y apoyo infinito. Su amor no conocía límites, y su tremendo compromiso era sentido por todos los que la conocían. Como madre, entregó todo su corazón y alma en la crianza de sus hijos, impartiendo sabiduría y fomentando un hogar lleno de amor, risas y ¡los mejores tamales! Su guía suave y paciencia interminable moldearon las vidas de sus tres hijos, inculcándoles valores que perdurarán por generaciones. Como abuela, irradiaba alegría y bañaba a sus nietos con un afecto interminable. Su presencia traía una sensación de confort y seguridad, creando recuerdos preciosos que serán apreciados toda la vida. A lo largo de su vida, ejemplificó el verdadero significado de la hermandad. Fue un pilar de apoyo amoroso y aliento para sus hermanos, siempre lista con un oído atento y un abrazo reconfortante. Su altruismo no conocía límites, ya que consistentemente ponía las necesidades de los demás antes que las suyas, encarnando la esencia de la compasión en cada acción y palabra que compartía. Armandina deja un legado de amor, compasión y calidez que continuará inspirando a todos los que tuvieron la fortuna de conocerla. Aunque ya no esté con nosotros físicamente, su hermoso espíritu vivirá en los corazones de aquellos a quienes tocó. A Armandina la precedieron en la muerte su Padre, Manuel Cantu, su Madre, Guadalupe Cantu Arjona, su Hermano, Guadalupe Cantu, su Hermano, Francisco Cantu, su Hermano, Samuel Cantu, su hermana, Margarita Torres. Le sobrevive su amada familia, que incluye a su Esposo, Jesus Barrera, Jr.; Tres Hijos, Gabriel Barrera, Homar Barrera, Heron Barrera; Siete Hermanas, Anita Villagomez, Antonia García, Amparo Trevino, Amelia Herrera, Diana Cantu, Mirna Maltos, Elvia Cantu; Dos Hermanos, Susano Cantu, Manuel Cantu, Jr.; Cuatro Nietos, Aaron Barrera, Eric Barrera, Homar A. Barrera, Liam Barrera; Dos Nietas, Gabriela Barrera, Sofia Barrera; Dos Nueras, Erica Barrera, Norma Barrera. El velorio se llevará a cabo el miércoles 28 de febrero de 2024, de 9:00 am a 11:30 am en la funeraria Felix H. Morales, Houston, Texas. Se llevará a cabo un servicio fúnebre el miércoles 28 de febrero de 2024 a las 11:30 am en la funeraria Felix H. Morales. El sepelio se llevará a cabo en el cementerio Forest Park Lawndale. Todos los servicios están bajo el cuidado de la funeraria Morales Funeral Home. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre los servicios de Armandina Barrera, comuníquese con Morales Funeral Home al (713) 223-1167."

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Rafael Antonio Hurtado Jr.

Oct 04, 1984 - Feb 25, 2024

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Houston, TX

"Rafael Antonio Hurtado Jr. 39 of Houston, Texas went to be with the Lord, February 25, 2024. He was born October 4, 1984. Ralph was a pit master whom had a passion to cook from his heart. He was a hands on type of guy. He was a great artist and loved making people happy through his food and art. He was a fur dad to Bear and Fly. Known for his beautiful smile, and had a great big heart and loved being there for others no matter how long he knew them. He will be forever loved and missed. Rafael is preceded in death by Grandfather, John Segovia, Sr., Grandmother, Frances P. Segovia, Grandfather, Pedro Hurtado, Grandmother, Francisca Hurtado. He is survived by his beloved family which includes; Mother, Alice Darlene Hurtado; Father, Rafael Antonio Hurtado Sr.;Two Sisters, Elizabeth Francisca Hurtado, Anna Marissa Hurtado; Nephew, Gabriel Peter Hurtado; Five Uncles, John Segovia, Steve Segovia, Gary Cook, Robert Segovia, Rick Cobb; Five Aunts, Sherrill Segovia, Tracie Segovia, Vickie Cook, Rosemary Segovia, Jennifer Cobb. Visitation will be held Friday, March 8, 2024, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. A Evening Service will begin at 6:00 pm. Cremation will take place at a later date. All services are under the care of Morales Funeral Home. For any questions or concerns regarding the services for Rafael Hurtado, please contact Morales Funeral Home at (713) 223-1167."

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Raymundo Delgado Martínez

May 21, 1964 - Feb 19, 2024

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Houston, TX

"Raymundo Delgado Martínez, de 59 años de Houston, entró en el descanso eterno el 19 de febrero de 2024. Nació el 21 de mayo de 1964, hijo de Andres Delgado Castillo y Bernarda Martínez Negrete en Guanajuato, México. A Raymundo lo precedieron en la muerte su Madre, Bernarda Martínez Negrete y su Padre, Andres Delgado Castillo. Le sobrevive su amada familia, que incluye a su Esposa, Antonia Delgado; Hija, Berenice Delgado; Dos Hijos, Aaron Delgado, Daniel Delgado; Yerno, Julio Cesar Martínez; Nuera, Yajaira S.; Dos Nietas, Daleyza A. Martínez, Aleia Delgado; Nieto, Yuriel Martínez. El velorio se llevará a cabo el viernes 23 de febrero de 2024, de 3:00 pm a 8:00 pm en la funeraria Felix H. Morales, Houston, Texas. Se llevará a cabo un funeral el sábado 24 de febrero de 2024 a las 10:00 am en la funeraria Felix H. Morales. El entierro seguirá en el cementerio San Jacinto Memorial Park. Todos los servicios están bajo el cuidado de la funeraria Morales. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre los servicios de Raymundo Delgado Martínez, comuníquese con funeraria Morales al (713) 223-1167. Raymundo Delgado Martinez, age 59 of Houston entered into eternal rest on February 19, 2024. He was born on May 21, 1964 to Andres Delgado Castillo and Bernarda Martinez Negrete in Guanajuato, Mexico. Raymundo is preceded in death by his Mother, Bernarda Martinez Negrete and Father, Andres Delgado Castillo. He is survived by his beloved family which includes Wife, Antonia Delgado; Daughter, Berenice Delgado; Two Sons, Aaron Delgado, Daniel Delgado; Son-in-law, Julio Cesar Martinez; Daughter-in-law, Yajaira S.; Two Granddaughters, Daleyza A. Martinez, Aleia Delgado; Grandson, Yuriel Martinez. Visitation will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10:00 am at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home. The Interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery. All services are under the care of Morales Funeral Home. For any questions or concerns regarding the services for Raymundo Delgado Martinez, please contact Morales Funeral Home at (713) 223-1167."

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Kauri Nikolaj-Nikau Allala

Jun 20, 1997 - Feb 21, 2024

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Houston, TX

"Kauri Nikolaj-Nikau Allala (born Robert Zachary Allala), 26, of Houston, TX, tragically passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Kauri was born on June 20th, 1997 to Alejandro Allala Sr. and Nora Elia Tamayo Allala in Houston, TX. Kauri graduated with an Associate of Arts and Science in Sign Language Interpretation and Translation from Houston Community College. He was an avid learner of languages such as Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Italian, and many others. He had a fond love for Hayao Miyazaki films in hopes that he would one day be able to travel to Japan. In his spare time, he wrote music. Kauri was a person living with high-functioning autism and suffered from anxiety and depression. To help him cope with his mental health he grew an attachment to his loyal, companion, and loving dog, Lady. Kauri (cow-ry) is a Maori name derived from a type of tree native to New Zealand\u0027s North Island that grows in the warm, northern part of the country - Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, and Northland. It is one of the largest and longest-living trees in the world. Kauri can live for 1,000 years or more; its trunk can be over 2 meters in diameter. Kauri was predeceased by George Domingo Allala (Grandfather), Raquel Allala (Grandmother), Roberto Tamayo Sr.(Grandfather), Saul Eduardo Mclaingarcia (brother-in-law), Albert Raymond Allala (Uncle), and Domingo Allala (Uncle). He is survived by Alejandro Allala Sr. and Nora Elia Tamayo Allala (parents); siblings, Alejandro Valdez (Raul Gomez), Nora Patricia Allala Calero (Aldofo Antonio Calero), Alejandro Allala Jr. (Melinda Elizabeth Davila), Melissa Carolina Allala (Nichole Jessica Duran); Brandon Saul Mclain (Nephew); Brianna Alexa Mclain (Niece); and several other surviving family members. He was a kind soul who left the world too soon. #JusticeforKauri In lieu of customary remembrances, and should you so desire, memorial contributions in Kauri\u0027s honor may be directed to one of the following charities: Friends for Life Animal Shelter: Autism Society Texas: A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. All services are under the care of Morales Funeral Home. For any questions or concerns regarding the services for Kauri Nikolaj-Nikau Allala, please contact Morales Funeral Home at (713) 223-1167."

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