September 30, 1938 – November 6, 2018
Melva Elda “Mellie” Killian, age 80, of Jersey Village, Texas, entered Heaven’s gates on November 6, 2018. She was born on September 30, 1938 to Melville Arlon Eklund and Vivian Elda Eklund in Seguin, Texas. She became involved with farming and raising her family in the Roosevelt community and worked as a LVN for a local orthopedic surgeon in Lubbock, Texas until moving into the city in 1976. She then moved to Houston in 1979 where she worked as a Family Service Counselor for Forest Park Westheimer. She had various other sales positions upon her retirement. Her passion was spending time with her family, cooking, bass fishing, traveling and sales. She was preceded in death by her parents, the father of her children, W.D. Killian and brother Arlon Eklund.
Left to cherish her memories are her four children, Wesley Killian and fiancé Teresa Paup of Edmond, Oklahoma, Rhonda Schulz and husband Charley, of Lubbock, Texas, Melanie Killian of Jersey Village, Texas, Mark Killian and wife Susan of Jersey Village, Texas; nine grandchildren, Weston Killian and wife Michelle, Wade Killian, Zachary Schulz, Angela Watson and husband Brad, Molly Killian, Mellie Klair Yetter, Blake Killian, Christopher Killian and Kyle Killian; nine great grandchildren, Wyatt Killian, Brad Killian, Riley Killian, Evie Yetter, Lucy Yetter, Luke Watson, Madison Killian, Henry Watkins and Owen Watson. One sister, Betty Hodges and numerous nieces and nephews.The family would like to thank her devoted caregiver, Jennifer Alexander, for all of the love and support she provided.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 at Brookside Funeral Home – Cypress Creek in Houston, Texas at 2:30. Prior to the celebration, a visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:30. Burial will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 in City of Luling cemetery at 11:00am under the direction of Brookside Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association, 1525 Lakeville Dr., Ste. 101, Kingwood, Texas 77339 (www.pfassociation.org) or Vantage Hospice, Houston, Texas
- Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Celebration of Life Friday, November 9, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
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November 14, 2018
Momma, I want you to know that I love you and that I will miss you each and every day! I know you are in a much better place and you are finally whole and pain free again! I know you lived these last few months in such terrible pain that you graciously tried to hide the best you could. I will cherish the time I had with you and I am proud to have been able to care for you in the way that I could! I hope I fulfilled your expectations and I will miss having coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner and all of the other moments I was able to share with you! I now hold these moments even closer in my heart! I know my life will be forever changed without you in it but I also know that one day, I will get to see you again! I love you, Momma! Till we meet again... see ya later alligator!
Your baby daughter, Melanie
November 8, 2018
My dear sweet neices and nephews,I'm so very sorry for your loss... Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. I Love you all so very much....
November 8, 2018
My dear cousins, I’m so very sorry for your loss! Please know I am here for you, whatever you need just call me! I love you all!