Exa Ellis Veach

April 5, 1918May 29, 2018

Exa Ellis Veach passed away May 29, 2018 at the Waterford in College Station. A celebration of her life will be 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

Mrs. Veach was born April 5, 1918 in Jewett, Texas. She graduated from Bryan High School and attended McKenzie Baldwin Business School and later courses in Dallas, Texas. She worked as a secretary for the Civil Air Patrol in Bryan and for a U.S. Senator in Dallas before moving to Houston where she resided the next 42 years. Mrs. Veach retired in 1983 after 20 years as a legal secretary for a trial lawyer with Andrews Kurth LLP Law Firm.

Mrs. Veach was a 60 year past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, past member of the Junior League of Houston, and a past volunteer with the Christian Community Service Food Pantry.

Mrs. Veach was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Byrns Ellis and Bertha Hull Ellis; two brothers, Gus A. Ellis, and L.B. "Pete" Ellis; one sister, Janelle Ellis Gilstrap; her husband, John L. Veach, Jr.; and a niece, Kay Gilstrap Hall and her husband Randy of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Survivors include a nephew, Jack M. Gilstrap, Jr. and his wife Lana of Allen; four nieces, Shirley Ellis McCullough of San Antonio, Exa Ellis York of College Station, Janice Gilstrap Wallace and her husband Jerry of Marshall, and Iva Ellis of Houston; as well as numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

If friends desire, memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church in Houston where Mrs. Veach was a member.


  • Second Baptist Church


  • CELEBRATION OF LIFE Saturday, June 2, 2018

Exa Ellis Veach

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