(WOODLAND) Jeanette Houston, 82, fondly known as "Granny" to many in the Woodland community, transitioned to her Heavenly home on Friday, July 17, 2020.
Visitation will be Friday, July 24, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. CT at Walker Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ga. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the celebration of life service will be streamed live Saturday, July 25, at 11 a.m. CT via YouTube on Dr. Joseph Brown's page and the following Facebook pages: Rhema Christian Center - Heflin and Remembering Jeanette Houston.
Ms. Houston was an usher at Mr. Carmel United Methodist Church, a retired seamstress from Bremen-Bowdon Investment, an enthusiastic Woodland Bobcat fan, a committed poll worker, a dedicated member of Woodland Area Civic Club, a champion in dominoes, checkers and basketball shooting competitions, and especially known for her delicious sweet potato pies.
Memories of Ms. Houston will be forever cherished by her children, Beverly Banister of Stone Mountain, Ga., Alisea Crowder of Carrollton, Pamela Houston and Baryon Houston (Cathy), both of Birmingham, and Connie Houston of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Stephanie H. Mays (Bernard) and Byron Houston, both of Birmingham, Daryl Houston (Krystle) of Loganville, Ga., Quinton Boykin of Hogansville, Ga., and B.J. Houston and Brandon Houston, both of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Sterling Mays and Mila and Myles Houston; sisters Peggy Ackles (Newman) of Heflin and Thelma Boykin of Atlanta; brother, Thedis Boykin (Cora Lee) of Carrollton; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Geneva Boykin; youngest son, Johnny Ray Houston; and siblings, Debra Boykin, Lem Boykin, Thomas Boykin, Larry Boykin, Correllus Boykin, Hollis Boykin and Mary Brown.
Flowers will be received at Walker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship fund in Ms. Houston's honor online at www.yourcommunityfirst.org. Click "Help our community grow DONATE NOW" and then "Jeanette Houston Fund" or via check made payable to the "Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama" "In Memory of Jeanette Houston."