Evelyn Garrett - Obituary


Evelyn Garrett, age 88 of Hockley, passed away on February 13, 2018. She is preceded in death by husband, Sam H. Garrett; special friend, Vernon Sanford; parents, Fritz and Lillie Schmidt; 5 brothers; 1 sister; and is survived by sons, Harold Garrett and wife Mary, Kenneth Garrett and wife Debbie, Bobby Garrett and wife Kay, Roy Garrett and special friend Rhondee Damon; daughter Peggy King and husband Charlie; grandchildren, Holly Cox, Sharon Garrett, David Franz, Tim Garrett, Scott Franz, Steven Garrett, Kaylee Williams, Brandi Dozier, Kennan Williamson, Meghan Frey, Stacy Stockton, Hailee Garrett; 26 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Visitation will be Monday, February 19, 2018 from 5-8 pm at Canon Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11 am at Canon Funeral Home with Pastor Maurice McLeroy officiating. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

Meals on Wheels Opportunities


Meals on Wheels delivers hot lunches five days a week to senior citizens of Hempstead.  This Meals on Wheels program is supported by Fort Bend Seniors.  Fort Bend Seniors handles all paperwork and casework background for the clients.  Volunteers simply meet at St. Bartholomew’s Church, located at 14th and Austin Streets, where the Fort Bend drivers bring the daily meals and delivery list of the clients.  Volunteers then travel around the city of Hempstead, delivering warm food and pleasant smiles to our seniors.  When there are not enough volunteers, Fort Bend Seniors uses paid drivers to deliver the food.  Volunteers allow the Fort Bend Seniors funds to be used for more clients rather than salaries.

Volunteers usually deliver on alternating weeks, working in pairs.  Once familiar with the route, the time expense is about 2 hours.  Currently we have volunteers from First Baptist Church, St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, and Prosperity Bank.  But we also have several days which have no volunteers working.

There will be an informational and training meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:00 am.  The meeting will be at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.  Rick Branek, the volunteer coordinator from Fort Bend Seniors, will answer questions, offer training, and provide the paperwork which each volunteer completes.  I hope you can encourage your congregations to join our ministry.  For more information, you can contact Nancy Wilson at 832-298-7061.


Fort Bend Seniors
Meals on Wheels & Much, Much More!
1330 Band Road
Rosenberg, Texas 77471
281-633-7719 / 281-633-7050 Fax


Barbara Gene Gibbs

February 13, 1935 - September 24, 2017

Please pray for the family of Barbara Gibbs. It is with a sad heart that we share the news of her passing. Barbara fell asleep at home and woke up in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Full Obituary

Thursday, September 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Funeral Service
Friday, September 29th, 2:00pm

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held at Pine Island Baptist Church. For directions or further information on how to help the family please contact Pine Island Baptist Church.

The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pine Island Baptist Church in memory of Barbara.

Charles Spurgeon - 12 Quotes for when Parenting Feels Hard

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  1. “Train your child in the way in which you know you should have gone yourself.”
  2. “Teach the children the three R’s—Ruin, Redemption, and Regeneration.”
  3. “Let his first little prayers be noticed by you.”
  4. “Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School is intended to ease them of their personal duties.”
  5. “Let us from the beginning mingle the name of Jesus with their A B C. Let them read their first lessons from the Bible.”
  6. “What a blessing to have our children enlisted in Christ’s army!”
  7. “Tell the child that he is dead in trespasses and sins, let there be no doubt about his natural condition.”
  8. “If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.”
  9. “Teach the little ones the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
  10. “Tell him he must be born again. . . . Be tender, but be true.”
  11. “Gather the little ones around your knee and listen to their words, suggesting to them their needs, and reminding them of God’s gracious promise.”
  12. “Set before your child life and death, hell and heaven, judgment and mercy, his own sin, and Christ’s most precious blood.”

Mary Hill - Obituary

Mary Juanita Franklin Hill, age 70 of Waller passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Sybil Franklin; sister, Betty Sue Franklin; brother, Jeffery Leon Franklin; grandson, Daniel Glen Jackson and survived by her husband, John Pierce Hill; son, Jason Hunter Johnson and wife Maria of Hockley, TX.; daughters, Lisa Denise Jackson and husband Glen of Hempstead, TX, Angela Kay Martin Sharp and husband Michael of Waller, TX; brothers, Carroll Dean Franklin of Porter, TX, David Lee Franklin and wife Debra of Magnolia, TX; sister, Doris Marie Nelson and husband Chris of Florien, La; grandchildren, Dylan Pierce Jackson of Waller, TX, John Lamar Martin of Waller, TX, Miles Joseph Sharp of Waller, TX, Madison Paige Jackson of Hempstead, TX, Parker Chase Johnson of Hockley, TX and Carter Colt Johnson of Hockley, TX along with numerous other relatives and friends.

She was employed by Exxon for 29 years.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 2030 N Loop W #250, Houston, Texas 77018.

Visitation will be at Pine Island Baptist Church on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 4-8 pm. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10 am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tom Dobbs officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park at 12:30 pm.


Thursday, February 09, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pine Island Baptist Church
36573 Brumlow Rd
Hempstead, Texas 77445

Funeral Service
Friday, February 10, 2017
10:00 AM

Canon Funeral Home
1420 Farr St.
Waller, Texas 77484

Jerry Godfrey - Obituary

Jerry Godfrey

August 3, 1948 - September 6, 2016

Jerry Don Godfrey, age 68 of Hempstead passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Betty Dean Cockrell; stepfather, Clarence W. Cockrell; wife, Mary Godfrey; sons, Kenneth Lee Godfrey and wife Christina, Justin Godfrey and wife Hannah; Matt Varner, David Quint; daughters, Jennifer McEntire and husband Michael, Susan Knight and husband Michael; brothers, James Carlton Godfrey (Toddle) and wife Karen Sue, Jeff Cockrell; sisters, Janice Kay Challenger and husband Robert M., Linda Darlene Roberts and husband Winford, Kathy Jean Joliffe, Jo Anne Groat and husband Carl, Patty Smith; grandchildren, Jacob McEntire, Reece Varner, Cole Godfrey, Logan Varner, Caleb Godfrey, Lane Godfrey, Aaron McEntire, Tristan Knight, Sarah McEntire, and Savannah Godfrey. Jerry also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In Lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Little Eden Children's Home c/o Mike Eden Ministries,36215 FM 1488 Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445.

Viewing will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:00am at Pine Island Baptist Church, 36577 Brumlow Rd. Hempstead, Texas 77445. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00am, also at the church, with Pastor Tom Dobbs officiating. Interment will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:30pm at VA Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77038.


First Responders Basket Donations

Help us support our Waller County First Responders, our goal is to give a basket to each of the 300 First Responders in Waller County. Each basket costs $25 and we are asking for donations to help support this ministry in $25 increments. Click below to give online or indicate "FRAP" on your donation check.

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Doug in print!!

Doug Chumley's book, Fence Posts, has been published and is currently in pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Here is the introduction from Amazon:

In Deuteronomy 19:14 God commanded "You shall not move your neighbor's boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you shall inherit in the land that the Lord your God gives you to possess it." Very similar commands concerning landmarks are found in five other places in the Bible. Figuratively the landmark is God's Word. In a culture dominated by deconstructionist philosophy, we are being taught that right and wrong are nothing more than archaic superstitions that a dwindling few cling to and seek to impose upon a society that has outgrown them. From that chaos and moral void, Fence Posts shouts out the commission that God has given to men to be that boundary between right and wrong. 

Throughout the book you will learn: - That scripture defines how God establishes his boundaries - How God uses His men as the fence posts of those boundaries- About the importance of the family to the prosperity of a culture 

So, come and learn to be the landmark that God has called you to be as a man in your family, job, and community.


Online Giving is Here!!

Forget your checkbook on Sunday? Out of town and forgot to send in your Tithe check? No problem... You can now give to PIBC via our website or mobile device!!

A note about giving... Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for God. The Bible states that the starting point of generosity is the tithe, meaning 10% of what God has blessed us with. When we step out in faith and give Him our first, not last, the Bible teaches us that God will meet our needs more than we could ever imagine.

In 30 seconds or less you can give to PIBC directly from your bank (eCheck/ACH) or Credit Card. You can setup recurring donations and select the fund to which you wish to give. See more at the PIBC website; click below to go directly to the giving page or use the "GIVING" link on the home page.


Notes for Wednesday Night Bible Study

Just as a reminder, as Doug mentioned, all of the notes to the bible studies provided by him and Robert are on his blog, "Fence Posts".

From the "About"... 

Fence Posts will be a good read for anyone, but is a call especially directed to men to be the heroes of the faith. We must be the fence posts or landmarks that are not to be moved and, by the strength of the Lord, will not be moved. In a culture that constantly seeks to undermine the roles of fathers, husbands, working men and boys who do what is right, God’s call remains for us to stand, to hold and even push back the forces of deceit and lawlessness that destroy so many families and lives.

Here is a link... Fence Posts

What can we pray for?

  1. Marriage
  2. Courage at work or whenever the need arises (help with difficult conversations/sharing the Gospel)
  3. Children - don’t make the same mistakes I made
  4. Finding/having a prayer partner
  5. Children - breaking the ‘world view’ of what they should look like, act like, etc. they are being bombarded
  6. Temptation/accountability
  7. Children - Salvation
  8. Discipleship
  9. Spiritual and emotional healing for family
  10. Ailing/aging family members (the switching of roles)