Beloved Mom, Ida Fuller Potter
June 27, 1912 - July 1, 2007
June 27, 1912 - July 1, 2007
mourn the loss of our precious, beloved mother,
Fuller Potter, born June 27, 1912, Knott County, Kentucky, passed from this
life July 1, 2007, in the hospital surrounded by her children, Clark, Annette
and Carlene Potter who held her hand and whispered I love you until her last
moment on earth on July 1, 2007 in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas at the age
of 95 years 4 days. It was an honor and a privilege to be with our Mother in her
last moments on this earth. Many of Mom's family were there to say goodbye to
Fuller Potter was the daughter of
Leona Smith Hale Fuller Potter and Elijah Green Fuller who preceded her in
death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Creed Flannery Potter,
Martin Potter, step-sons,
Waldo Potter and
grandson, Trent Martin Potter, a half - brothers; William "Billy" Fuller
and Thomas "Tommy" Hale brothers, Elijah "Lige"
Fuller, Elijah Green "G" Fuller, Delzie "B" Fuller, Robert Lee "Bobby" Fuller,
half sisters; Ada Fuller Bowen, Iva Fuller Ritchie and Arzella Hale Caudill,
sisters, Minnie Fuller McIntyre and Bessie Fuller Shotton.
is survived by three daughters;
Joyce Jaynes of South Houston, Texas,
Carlene Potter Burkland and
Potter of Pasadena, Texas; two step-sons;
Vincent Potter of Kentucky, sons,
Douglas Potter and
Thomas Potter of Houston, Texas, 28 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren,
26 great great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her
Service for our mother, Ida Fuller Potter, took place on July 3, 2007 at the
Crespo Funeral Home, Broadway, Houston, Texas
77003. Services were conducted by Dr Stan Byars. Hymns
were Blessed Assurance, Serenaded by Angels sung by Lucy Van Wieren and a song
written and composed by Ida Fuller Potter called
The Holy Ghost was sung by granddaughter,
Jacinda Dawn Potter Jackson, daughter in law, Dianne Stewart Potter and son
in law, Charles Jaynes who also sang the closing hymn, Amazing Grace.
Ida's son, Clark Potter gave a wonderful invocation in which he reminded all of
us of the many things that our mother stood for and the wonderful things she
taught us and the many things she did for all of her family. Mother was a great
mom and she taught all of her children about the Lord and taught each and
everyone of us how to be good, honest people and how to serve and love the Lord.
eulogy was written by son, David Thomas Potter who also spoke, presenting a
memorial to our beautiful Mother. Jody Jones, her granddaughter, also read her
own very special, touching written eulogy for her grandmother, Ida Fuller
benediction was very graciously performed by Ida's grandson,
Creed Matthew Potter, after which we viewed our mother in her casket the
last time. After the final viewing took place, the pallbearers, grandsons Creed
Matthew Potter, Kirk Potter, Mark Burkland, Stephen Burkland, David Burkland and
great grandson, Eric Harrelson removed our mother from the funeral home to the
funeral car. The honorary pallbearers were sons, Clark Douglas Potter, and David
Thomas Potter, and sons in law, Charles Jaynes and Jake Burkland.
procession then moved to the burial grounds at the Southpark Cemetery, Pearland,
Brazoria Co, Texas where a final service was conducted by Pastor Stan Byars
followed by our mothers burial.
chose the song "Serenaded By Angels" that you may
wish to play while
you are visiting this memorial page for our mother because I know that Mom is
now being Serenaded By Angels in Heaven. Mommy, I hope you like it.
Written by your broken hearted daughter, Annette Potter with the greatest love.
You Gently looked upon me
and listened as I cried
you never judged me harshly
you loved me without pride
your face was soft with love
when you looked into my eyes
you made me feel so special
when you were here alive
you're no longer with me
you've gone to your reward
I miss you so much mother
now life without you is hard
I can no longer see you
or kiss your brow so sweet
it can not be too soon
when in heaven we will meet
my precious darling mother
I miss you so today
you're in my heart and soul
I'll be home with you some day
She always leaned to watch for us,
anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window,
In summer by the gate.
And though we mocked her tenderly,
Who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem more safe,
Because she waited there.
Her thoughts were all so full of us,
She never could forget!
And so I think that where she is,
She must be watching yet.
Waiting till we come home to her,
Anxious if we are late,
Watching from Heaven's window,
Leaning on Heaven's gate.
by Margaret Widdemer~Mary Frye~
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