Drucilla Lynn DeLay

November 13, 1949March 14, 2023
Obituary of Drucilla Lynn DeLay
Drucilla “Drue” Lynn DeLay left this world March 14, 2023, succumbing to injuries from an auto/pedestrian accident. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate her life on Tuesday, March 21st at 1pm at Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, TX. Drue was born November 13th, 1949 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Leonard Carter and Letha Skaggs Carter. She graduated from Calallen High School in 1968, where she was a cheerleader and FFA sweetheart. Drue met Randolph “Randy” Lee DeLay while attending Calallen Junior High. They began dating in 7th grade. They remained together through high school and Randy’s college and law school years. Drue and Randy married on August 13, 1971 in Corpus Christi, Texas. After Randy completed law school in Houston, TX in 1975 they returned to Corpus Christi to build their lives and family together. While in Corpus, Drue was an elder at Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church, sang in the church choir, and was actively involved in the youth ministry. She was also constantly seen volunteering at her children’s schools and at the Harbor Playhouse, Corpus Christi’s community theatre. Drue and Randy eventually returned to Houston, TX. She continued to be a busy volunteer and chauffeur to her children and their friends. She remained an elder in the Presbyterian church and was always involved in church ministries wherever she landed. After her children graduated from high school she was invited to a Bible Study Fellowship class and began a new journey in her walk with the Lord. She truly loved the women she met and learned from at BSF. In her over 25 year journey with BSF she served as a Group Leader, a Children’s Leader, and ultimately as the Children’s Supervising Leader for several years. Drue was a devoted and dedicated wife and mother. She traveled the world by her husband’s side in furthering the mission of Kiwanis International. including leading a worldwide effort with UNICEF to eliminate deaths of millions of women and their newborns due to maternal neonatal tetanus in 50+ countries, always with that beautiful smile on her face, and although she saw the world, her favorite place to be was at their lake house in Canyon Lake, TX. She was always happiest sharing that special place with her family and friends. If you asked Drue for her perfect day, it would include the lake, a boat, a cooler loaded with Dr Pepper, snacks and sandwich stuff (that way you could stay out all day). Drue was an excellent slalom skier and even learned to wakeboard in her sixties! She loved hosting a week of grand camp at the lake with her 5 grandchildren during the summers. Drue was the most selfless, loving and giving person to all who crossed her path in life. She loved unconditionally. She was funny and wise. As her granddaughter perfectly pointed out, “I’m going to miss that when I’m upset, she could make a statement in one short sentence that would make me feel better completely”. Drue was a beautiful child of God and an example to all around her of how to live a life in fellowship with Christians and build a strong relationship with God. She is preceded in death by her parents, Letha and Leonard Carter, who passed in 1990 and 1992; her dear Aunt Lennie and Uncle Martin, who passed in 1990 and 1986. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Randolph Lee DeLay of Houston, TX, her daughter, Nicole Rogers and husband Wayne of Inlet Beach, FL, her son Randy DeLay and wife Emily, of Houston, TX; her sister, Ceretha Kennemer of Azle, TX; her sister in law, Tena Neislar and husband Greg of Clarkston, MI; many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Her extended family included her “sister” and friend of over 60 years, Marci Zickefoose and her family. Above all her most cherished title was that of Grammy to her grandchildren, Cora Grace DeLay, Reagan DeLay Rogers, Randolph “Rand” Lee DeLay III, Peyton Elizabeth DeLay, Charley Carter (C.C.) Rogers. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Houston Hospice for their ceaseless, attentive and loving care of Drue during her transition to Paradise. They truly are servants of Christ. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Mo Ranch Presbyterian Assembly, 2229 FM 1340, Hunt, TX 78024.

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Past Services

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Celebration of Drue's Life