Deloris Marie Veal was born August 13, 1939, to parents Alvis and Lovie White, in Hondo, Texas. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior at an early age. In 1958, Deloris married James Fleming Veal, and to this union two daughters were born, Pamela R. Veal and Cheryl D. Veal-Ladson. Deloris had a heart of gold and genuinely cared for others. This was her encouragement to enter the medical field. St. Philips College is where her schooling began in the nursing field. Working, going to school, and caring for her two daughters was not always easy, however, Deloris was dedicated to ensuring success in each of those areas. After receiving her degree, Deloris went on to become employed by some of the most reputable hospitals in the San Antonio area. She started at Methodist Hospital where she served in the Trauma and Psych Units. She had a special knack for caring for her patients, and her co-workers loved working with her. The attention to detail and love others lead her to her next place of employment at the Center for Healthcare Services. There she served a gambit of areas to include detox, to help those in need. She made sure that every patient received the care they needed and was always faithful to her shifts. Deloris spent countless hours working double shifts. Her work ethic was one seldom found and her love for her family was just as great. After retiring at the end of July 1996 from the Center of Healthcare Services, she went on to work at San Antonio State Hospital starting in August 1996. By this time, the proof was in the pudding. Deloris was called to this area on nursing, and she received several awards for her service. And she again retired, this time from the San Antonio Hospital, in 2009. Caring for people came very naturally as she welcomed many into her home. Her guests were treated just as her daughters, ensuring there was no lack. Her sacrifice for her children Cheryl and Pam, was both noticed and appreciated. They learned so much from their mother. She taught them how to clean, cook, dress, and love and care for others. This special trio was one to witness and as they grew older, their love grew greater. Next to loving people, Deloris had a fond love for plants. If you have ever been in her home, or ever wondered what the perfect gift would be that she would love above all else, plants were the number one answer. Her green thumb helped to grow some of the most beautiful plants and flowers ever seen. Her gardening skills will forever be remembered. Deloris is proceeded in death by James Fleming Veal (ex-husband), Pamela Renee Veal (daughter), Alvis White (father), Lovie Marie White (mother), Zelma D. Ward (sister), Mary L. Duncan, (sister), Alvis White Jr, Travis L. White (brothers), and Doris A. Hildebrand (sister). Deloris is survived by her daughter Cheryl Veal-Ladson (Abner Ladson Jr.) – Scappoose, OR; Grandchildren Brittany and Courtney; Great Grandchildren Kailin, Kaidin and Kaileeyee – all of Las Vegas, NV; sisters Olivia H. Ladson and Gwendolyn Campbell – San Antonio, TX; cousin Michael Edwards; nephew Gregory T. White; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

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  1. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Shirley, Frances, Maggie, Denise, Sharon, Gertie, Theresa, Joyce, and Larry. The Mckinney Family.

  2. Our thoughts are with your during this difficult time. We are very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. ~Toni & Gerald Pace and Cliff McDonald~

  3. You will be truly missed Aunt Lois. Love you. Until we meet again.

  4. Momma Deloris was very instrumental in my life. She was a very loving and caring mother. She gave me a home when my home was not available. I grew up with Pam and Cheryl as my little sisters that I never had. I was welcomed into the home without question or judgment. She always allowed us kids be kids and have the life that all loved and nurtured children deserve. There was never a moment when Momma D wouldn’t lend a ear to hear what was on our hearts. She gave advice and life learned lessons without having a judgmental value in her heart. I loved Momma D as if she gave birth to me. I will miss all of our deep conversations on life and how to manage in life. Momma D Rest In Peace until we meet again. Give my Lil Sissy Pam a big hug and kiss. Momma please continue to watch down on us that are left upon this earth. I love and adore you Momma! RIH Mimi!

  5. One my mother’s (Ethel) oldest and dearest friend, we called her auntie Lois! The sweetest and kindest person I’ve ever known! I know mama was waiting on you with open arms! RIH AUNTIE LOIS, we love you! Give my mom a hug and kiss from me(Toni)

  6. Lois was one of the first women of the family that I met when Michael and I started dating. She was always such a sweet soul, kind and quiet. She was protective of me and treated me as family. She was a calm island where one could rest their head. We lost a wonderful woman and LADY and my husband’s 2nd mother. There will always be a hole which can’t ever be filled.

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