Pauline Stovall Bussell

September 4, 1929November 4, 2018

Pauline Branstetter Stovall Bussell joined the other Angels in Heaven on November 4, 2018. She was born to Walter Everett and Celia Jane Steele Branstetter on September 4, 1929, in the small Texas town of Wadsworth. After attending high school in Bay City, she, and her lifelong friend, Eva Nell Joyce Montgomery, moved to Houston. In 1947 Pauline married Charles Lloyd Stovall. Together they had a beautiful baby girl, Pamela Susan Stovall Bland. Pauline’s precise accounting skills carried her from various positions at Flowerland Nursery, Houston, to the CPA office of Richard S. Ohendalski, Huntsville, and as church treasurer at Union Grove Baptist Church, Richards. Pauline’s dedication and love to God joined her in fellowship with Union Grove Baptist Church, Richards. Her generosity gave time to serving on social committees tending to numerous church and community supportive activities, chairman of Union Grove Baptist Church Pulpit committees and served as Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Those who love Pauline will be ever grateful for her walk through this world. She made a difference in every life she touched. Pauline’s commitment to her community and love of the Stovall family was focal in organizing family anniversaries, being Vice President of Pool Cemetery Association, and tenaciously securing the Texas Historical Commission Marker for Pool Cemetery, Montgomery County, Texas. Pauline’s work on this earth will forever be remembered and insure a lasting beauty of this world. Pauline’s heart was always open to her friends and neighbors. Spending time at her weekly hairdresser or shopping with longtime friend Shirley Taliaferro, Pauline’s smiles, sense of humor and friendship were immeasurable. Pauline was faithfully “hands on” for all family members and friends as they needed refuge from the storms of life, or just someone who would listen. Pauline’s surpassing devotion and dedication as a wife carried her through the life and loss of Charles Lloyd Stovall. Ten years later Pauline attended the 50th reunion of Bay City High School where she renewed a friendship with former classmate, Roland Bussell, whom she married in 1997. This day of celebration for Pauline’s life is not without appreciation for Roland. He was there as she faced enormous loss of loved ones. Pauline is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Celia, sisters, Mary and Joyce, brothers, Everett and Forest, daughter, Pamela Stovall Bland, and grandson, Mark Zachariah Bland. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Roland Bussell and son-in-law, Elliot Bland. Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends, who will always hold her lovingly in their hearts, also survive. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home, Conroe, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 at 2:00pm at Union Grove Baptist Church, Richards, Texas with Pastor Nick Withers and Brother Bob Lynch officiating. Interment will follow in Pool Cemetery. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


  • Roland Bussell, Loving husband of 21 years
  • Elliot Bland, Son-in-law
  • Celia Jane Steele Branstetter, Mother
  • Walter Everett Branstetter, Father
  • Pamela Stovall Bland, Daughter
  • Mark Zachariah Bland, Grandchild
  • Mary and Joyce, Sisters
  • Everett and Forest, Brothers
  • Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

  • Billy Williams
  • Steve Landes
  • Gary Montgomery
  • Tim Taliaferro
  • Terry Taliaferro
  • Ken Smith
  • Randall Pool
  • J. C. Idom
  • Deacons and Men of Union Grove Baptist Church, Honorary Pallbearers


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018

Pauline Stovall Bussell

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Vernon Emmert

November 7, 2018

When we moved up to the area of Richard's, Mrs. Pauline was one of the first members from Union Grove Baptist Church to make me and my first wife Kathy Emmert feel so welcome and loved. After a couple of years attending the church we ended up buying Her Husbands Property and becoming neighbors right next door to the Bussells. She was such a good neighbor, if you needed anything even just some one to talk to she was always there for you. We had a lot of great memories playing 42 with the 42 group along with Mr. Roland and Mrs. Pauline up at the Longstreet Comunity Center in Northwest Montgomery County. It was such a special occasion and honor for my first wife Kathy and myself ( Vernon Emmert ) when Mr. Roland and Pauline Bussell and I,a long with Mr. Harold and Eva Nell Montgomery ( Mrs. Paulines life long friend since they were 4 years old ) , and Mr. Obie and Mrs Lou Nell Harman when we were ordained as Deacons at Union Grove Baptist Church. When I lost my first wife ( Kathy Emmert ) very suddenly back in 2010 Mrs. Pauline was there for me in any way I needed her. When I left and moved to Florida to remarry Mary Embry that I graduated high school with back in 1979 , Mrs Pauline was so supportive and said it was just like her and Mr. Roland. When we moved back here in 2013 Mrs. Pauline was one of the very first ones to make my new wife Mary Emmert feel so very welcome. When my wife Mary lost her Brother and Father Mrs. Pauline was right there for my wife and I. Mary remembers going over to Mrs. Paulines house and just visiting and Mrs.Pauline showing her old pictures and things and just making her feel so loved and so welcome. I do know that Mine and Mary's life is better for meeting and having Mrs. Pauline in our lifes. Mrs. Pauline never had a unkind word to say about anybody. Our prayers are with Mr. Roland during this very difficult time and afterwards.
With Love Vernon and Mary Emmert

Sarah and Mike Mabry

November 5, 2018

In memory of Pauline written by Sarah Anne Mabry

She endured much hardship and suffering, internalizing much of it. I think of her own childhood as a little girl who made her way to the city, scrambled a job, met and married Charles Lloyd Stovall. She was the making of a young man just out of World War II needing a rock. The two of them built a life together, helping Grandma and Grandpa while Ada and Will helped care for Pamela Susan as a baby and small child. Pauline quickly became part of the large and loving Stovall family, the majority of whom had settled in Houston where for opportunities and security. Surrounded by Clifford and Maxine, Bailey and Berneice, Esther and George, Frankie and Hugo and Jimmie and Max, Pauline and Charles Lloyd were part of the fabric of the Stovall family in Houston while Valerie and T. J. resided in Montgomery. This family will will remain forever related by time, blood and memories.
It was Pauline who organized the fiftieth anniversary to celebrate Ada Williams and Will Stovall’s special day at the old Hargett house in Richards. It was Pauline who worked tenaciously to secure the Texas Historical Commission Marker for Pool’s Cemetery. It was Pauline who secured a memorial pew for Ada and Will in the Union Grove Baptist Church. It was Pauline and Charlie who opened their home and hearts for family to celebrate the things families want to see more of - love, charity, kindness and generosity. It was Pauline who accompanied Charles Lloyd to the Stovall Association Reunion in 1984 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first Stovall English immigrant, Bartholomew Stovall, to the American Colonies. She returned to spread the family history and pride among all Stovall relatives.
In 1987 Pauline lost her soul mate and stood strong for ten years alone. Pauline pushed through. The turn of events brought Roland Bussell back into her life after fifty years. God bless you, Roland, in your loss.