Lella B Eason

November 2, 1922December 27, 2018

Lella Belle Eason born November 2, 1922 in Mount Vernon, Texas and passed away December 27, 2018 in Hamilton, TX at the age of 96. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-laws, La Nita and David Park, Shirley and Buddy Wilson; sons and daughters in laws Terry Lee and wife Lillie Eason, and Dwayne and husband Douglas Donaldson. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 great great great grandchild. Graveside services were held on January 4, 2019 at Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Mesquite with Pastor Ronnie Calcoat officiating. Arrangements were with Riley Funeral Home.


  • John Pittman, Father
  • Lonnie Mae Pittman, Mother
  • LaNita Ruth Park, Daughter
  • David Park, Son-in-law
  • Terry Eason, Son
  • Lillie Eason, Daughter-in-law
  • Dwayne Eason Donaldson, Son
  • Douglas Donaldson, Significant Other
  • Olen Cortez Ray, Son
  • Shirley Ruth Wilson, Daughter
  • Walter Dale Wilson, Son-in-law
  • Lella also leaves 16 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 1 great-great-great grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Graveside Service Friday, January 4, 2019

Lella B Eason

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Jamie Collett

January 3, 2019

I met grandma Lella through Wayne and she was one of the sweetest ladies I had ever met in the short time I was blessed to know her. I will never forget the time I saw her and the first thing she did was just grab my hands and say I love you. I guess she just felt she needed to say that to me and I needed to hear it. I didn't get to see her very much but when I did it was like I had known her my whole life. She will always hold a special place in my heart .

Dwayne Donaldson

January 2, 2019

Mama was the most loving person most of us ever knew, there's no way to explain her goodness with words. In addition to the family members listed, she was also preceded in death by the love of her life, Elvin Otis Eason, two daughters in law, Patsy Ray, and Sybil Ray, as well as four grandsons, Wesley, Kevin, Ronald, and Michael Ray.
During World War II mama took a job as a rivetor for Todd Ship Yard in Galveston, TX. Being a driven, ambitious hard worker she was quickly promoted to First Class Welder. Her picture and story are part of the Rosie The Rivitor Museum in California.
Anyone who ever met her received an instant blessing. She was the most loving, sweet, and strong person I'll ever know.