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Myrtle Smart Tolley

June 13, 1924November 17, 2020

Myrtle Smart Tolley was born on June 13, 1924 and passed away on November 17, 2020 and is under the care of Katy Funeral Home.

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November 30, 2020

Miss you. I have your handwriting. It looks like yours. We look alike! More than my other sisters. I was hoping you would make it to 100 but you gave it your best shot.

Only you can be a card shark ...there is ONLY one of you!

Trips! I remember all the fun trips we went on together! England, France, Germany, Amsterdam, Branson, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, New Jersey, California, Lake Tahoe, Bakersville, Las Vegas, New York, the Islands, so many great trips!

How did you raise seven girls and one boy with one bathroom? Without losing your sanity??

Everyone holds you in such high esteem. So many people loved you. How did you manage that?

Remember me as you climb those steps to the Gates of Heaven> I know the Pearly Gates will open quickly and the angels will surround you and take you directly to the Master! You are truly worthy. Remember I told you to put in a good word for me . I am counting on it! LOVE YOU FOREVER!

Mary Anne Boudiette

November 29, 2020

Hi everyone this is Mary Anne and if you know me Myrtle was like a grandma to me. I met her a long time ago on a church field trip ,We have become very close and I have learned a lot about her like she has a beautiful granddaughter and 7 daughters I've had the pleasure of meeting all of them. The hardest thing to remember was all of there names but after the 10 plus years I can name all 7. I really enjoyed spending time with the family, we had lots of fun playing cards, going to church, eating meals together over the many years, Christmas was a special time for Myrtle no matter what was going on she always made it to Christmas eve service Let me tell you a story about one afternoon I came over to Marie's and John's house where Myrtle lived we started to play cards and Myrtle expressed that she would like a cup of coffee ,so I made her a coffee with vanilla cream and she took a sip and then she said hand me the cream and she put about a cup of cream more into her coffee, and I said Myrtle you should of told me to make you a cream with some coffee she chuckled, Myrtle always new what she wanted and boy did she get it.. I am going to miss her so much, but what I have to say is that Myrtle loved the Lord and if you have not ever accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior I encourage you today ,Myrtle loved a lot and her smile lite up the room, just remember heaven just received another angel. Hugs and kisses until we meet again my sweet friend love Mary Anne Boudiette.

Cheryl Chadwick

November 27, 2020

My condolences are extended to all of Myrtle's family - I have seen the love your family shares and I pray for you to feel the peace and comfort that our Lord provides in times such as this. I had the privilege of meeting Ms.Myrtle when my husband and I moved to Houston to serve at Mission Centers of Houston (MCH). It was such a joy to meet her, then to form a friendship with her over the past 4 years. I loved her gentle, kind ways and also how she radiated the love of Jesus everywhere she went. Two summers ago, instead of a birthday party, she asked her family to come and provide a picnic lunch to all of our summer missionaries ("critters")! All of us had a great time celebrating her birthday with her family, while not only enjoying delicious food, but also having the honor to hear of so many of her beautiful memories at the Fletcher, Gano, & Joy Mission Centers (previously called the Baptist Mission Centers). Just this past Spring, she came to the Gano mission with clothing and also brought notes of "critters" who served under her! With this information, we have connected with several of them! I know she is with Jesus now, but her earthly life is continuing to inspire so many of us here, me being one of them.

Gwenda Creel

November 26, 2020

I only knew Myrtle a short time, but I am glad I got to meet her in small group. She always had a sweet smile on her face and was so loving and gentle when she spoke.

Paul Riffle

November 23, 2020

I Knew She was a Baptist.”
My daughter and Mom Tolley were involved in a serious car accident in far East Texas several years back.
We rushed over to Nacogdoches, Texas and were greeted by a local pastor who was checking on his flock. Besides a few broken bones and bruises the size of grapefruits, the pastor said both would recover.
The pastor said he helped inventory Mom Tolley’s purse and contents, since the wreck scattered it everywhere.
I commented Mom Tolley worked at Gano and Fletcher Street Missions in Houston. The Pastor exclaimed “I knew she was a Baptist.” He went on to explain that only a true Baptist would have a Bible, cough drops, Imodium, and a handful of donation envelopes in her purse. We all chuckled a bit and went to check on the patients.
Love you Mom Tolley.

Kent Kelly

November 20, 2020

" Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone"

Love Kent, Ryan, and Cameron.

Lisa Johnson

November 19, 2020

I am sending lots of prayers your way. Aunt Myrtle was such an amazing person! I am Cleve and Lela's granddaughter (Janice's daughter). I am so glad she came to visit us when she did. I will cherish those memories forever! I love you ALL!!!

Lisa Johnson

November 19, 2020

Aunt Myrtle was such an amazing role model for us all! I will love you forever and always, until we meet again!


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